NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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Taumarunui Primary School are performing a play written by their principal, honouring the men and women of WWI. Over 100 children aged from 5 years to 13 years are performing.

Topics: play, Theatrical performances, Schools Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Taumarunui

Celebrate the relationship between Cambridge and the French town of Le Quesnoy on the 99th anniversary of the liberation of Le Quesnoy. Cambridge Bowling Club, 4 Nov 2017, 12pm.

Topics: Le Quesnoy, Family & Lifestyle Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
Organised by: Cambridge Bowling Club

Let your kids explore, learn and create with The Great War Exhibition's inspiring guides these school holidays. ​The Great War Exhibition, Wellington, 8-22 Jan 2018.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, Public Talks & Tours Audience: Families, children Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

The 99th anniversary of Armistice will be marked in Cambridge with this family friendly event at Mighty River Domain, Cambridge, 11-12 Nov 2017.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Armistice, Family & Lifestyle Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge

An Awfully Big Adventure transports audiences to the First World War to interrogate the impact it had on New Zealanders. Theatre Royal, Nelson, 17 October 2017, 6pm.

Topics: Theatre Audience: General, general audiences, Families, children Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by:

A new interactive gallery exploring New Zealand's unique First World War story opening October 2017 at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland.

Topics: Gallery, Exhibitions, Museums Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A free guided tour exploring the story of ​Count Felix Graf von Luckner's escape from Motuihe Island during the First World War. 8 October 2017.

Topics: Guided walks, heritage talks Audience: Families, Individuals, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Motuihe Trust

Retired Belgian judge Dominique Cooreman unearthed an almost forgotten battle in Belgium, where more than 1000 NZ soldiers were killed between mid-June to the end of August 1917.

Topics: Belgium, military history, social history, Family History, Publications Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Families, historians
Organised by: Dominique Cooreman

Round up the troops for a day full of family entertainment at Founders Anzac Fair. Held at Nelson's Founders Heritage Park, on 23 April 2017.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Events, Families, Anzac Day 2017 Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Founders Heritage Park

Take part in an Anzac Day community art installation, in remembrance of the First World War. Rotorua District Library, 20-25 April 2016.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Poppy making Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua District Library

Make a poppy and take time to honour those from the Ashburton District who lost their lives during the First World War. 25 April 2016, 1-4 p.m.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Families Located in: Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

This new book commemorates the day when fighting stopped in 1918 and looks at what happened next. Partnered with best-selling Anzac Day, it makes an excellent reference for the whole family.

Topics: Publications, Education, Books, peace, Peace celebrations Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General
Organised by:

Anzac themed stories followed by a creative paper or clay poppy craft at Palmerston North Central Library, on 21 April 2016.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, Events, Anzac Day 2016, poppies, craft Audience: children, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Join Auckland War Memorial Museum on 8 August 2015 to commemorate the Battle of Chunuk Bair with a commemoration service, a presentation of ANZAC images, poetry, waiata and theatre.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Chunuk Bair, Performing Arts, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, Local residents, Families, Arts appreciators, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Window Into WW1 is about showcasing and preserving the First World War heritage of the Manawatu through digitisation and online exhibitions.

Topics: Digitisation, preservation, History, Photographs, Heritage resources Audience: Teachers, historians, Community Groups, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Still explores the duality of war: the destruction of lives and the construction of a collective future. Presented simultaneously in Auckland, Christchurch and Poitiers, France, in September 2015.

Topics: Art, Memorials, Events, remembrance, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Families Located in: New Zealand, France, Auckland, New Zealand, France, Christchurch
Organised by:

Graeme Wilson will review where New Zealand forces served in both World Wars and will show you how to access and interpret military records. At Waitakere Central Library, 9 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, family histories, Genealogy, Education, Events Audience: Families, Descendants, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

In the grounds of the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club there will be a Military Display Day on 27 April 2015.

Topics: Vehicles, Vintage Cars, reenactmnents, Events, Military displays Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Waiuku
Organised by:

Create poppies to be part of the Field of Poppies, an Anzac Day community art installation. At Rotorua District Library, 22-24 April 2015.

Topics: Family & Lifestyle, Workshops, craft, Events Audience: General, Families, children Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua District Library

Find out more about the First World War with an activity-filled day at Puke Ariki on 17 April 2015. There will be plenty of hands-on crafts to keep kids and adults happy.

Topics: Families, Events Audience: Families Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth
Category: Other
Organised by: Puke Ariki

Michelle O'Connell is launching her children's picture book, Leaving for The Front, at Masterton District Library on 18 April 2015.

Topics: Literary, Books, children's books, Events Audience: children, Families Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
Organised by:

Taranaki Pioneer Village in Stratford presents a great day to bring history alive for your family on 12 April 2015, with vintage vehicles and a commemorative service.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Commemorative events, Events, Vintage Cars Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Stratford
Organised by: Taranaki Pioneer Village

A workshop in central Palmerston North where contributors make a poppy from tissue paper for Anzac day, between 10-18 April 2015.

Topics: poppies, Events, Craft & Object Art, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

The National Library of New Zealand have brought together an articulate group of speakers who are passionate about the subject of Māori participation in war. Wellington, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Maori, Anzac Day 2015, symposiums Audience: General, historians, Scholars, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

On the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum in Devonport invites you to come and share in our Anzac Day 2015 commemorations.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.

Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Heritage sites, publication Audience: General, Local residents, Tourists, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A street parade of vintage and veteran military vehicles heading from Thames' main street to the Thames Racecourse, where a battle reenactment will take place, on 11 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Vintage Cars, Vintage Planes Audience: General, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: Thames Lions Club

ANZAC Reflections, Memoirs and Memories, presenting a special programme of beautiful music and readings commemorating those who have given their lives, and reflecting on the effects of war.

Topics: Music, poetry, bands, Entertainment, Events Audience: Music lovers, family historians, historians, third generation, Families Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

"Roly the Anzac Donkey" tells the story of the courageous partnership between a NZ soldier and his hardworking donkey. Come along to the Ashhurst Village Valley Centre on 27 March 2015.

Topics: Publications, Books, children's books, Events Audience: Families, children Located in: New Zealand, Ashhurst
Organised by:

Grab a blanket and come down to Dowse Square, Lower Hutt, at 6.30pm on 26 April 2015 for an Anzac Films by Starlight special presented by Hutt City Council.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Film, Gallipoli, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Council

Ilona Rodgers and Cathie Harrop and musicians, bring to towns around the country the stories and music of New Zealand women at home and abroad during the First World War.

Topics: Performances, Archival research, social history, Events Audience: communities, Teachers, Students, historians, Families Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

Join us at Auckland's Torpedo Bay Navy Museum between 7-19 April 2015 to make a candle holder which will house a candle for you to light at home in remembrance on the morning of Anzac Day.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, craft, Events Audience: children, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

Join us in Toronto, Canada, for dinner, drinks and live music to commemorate the centenary of Anzac Day.

Topics: Dinner, Commemoration, Events, Canada, Overseas Audience: Families, veterans, couples, Individuals, dignatories
Organised by: Kia Ora Canada - Toronto

Inspired by a trooper's diary, this multi media production was put together by students and staff of Kapiti College. Performance at Paraparaumu's Southward Theatre, 22 April 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Performing Arts, Events Audience: Students, Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Paraparaumu
Organised by: Kapiti College

Heritage New Zealand is excited to offer a tour visiting a number of First World War country memorials in Canterbury's Waimakariri District on 11 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Tours, Graves, Memorials Audience: General, historians, Families
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Heritage New Zealand

Hastings District commemorates Anzac Day 2015 at the Cenotaph in Civic Square with a dawn service, a civic ceremony and a programme of music and community art projects.

Topics: Art, Anzac Day 2015, Events, Commemorations, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

An exhibition at Mount Maunganui's Classic Flyers Museum to honour local soldiers, their families and the community. Opens Anzac Day 2015 and runs till 23 May.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, aviation, Local history, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, local visitors, Families, Students Located in: New Zealand, Mt Maunganui
Organised by: Classic Flyers Museum

The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum's WW100 Commemoraitve Pavilion and A.D. Boyle Room, opening on 7 March 2015, will be the first national memorial dedicated to naval service.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, naval history, Events, Commemorative events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

Mark the centennial of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 by attending this special commemoration dawn service at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson City Council

This project is part of the Peace Poppy Project aimed to engage as many people from our community as possible, to share stories of remembrance and how we can retain peace for now and into the future

Topics: poppies, public event, Art, craft, Events Audience: Students, Families, young people, older people Located in: New Zealand, Orewa
Organised by: Estuary Arts Centre

Nelson's wartime community spirit is rediscovered at Founders Heritage Park's 1915 Harvest Festival on Monday 27 April 2015.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Markets and Fairs, Home front Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Founders Heritage Park

Palmerston North's Community Arts invites you to take part in its Anzac reflections of life at home during 1914 to 1918. At Square Edge from Friday 24 April to Monday 11 May.

Topics: Home front, community participation, Community contribution, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, School children, School students, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Category: Other
Organised by: Community Arts

Travel with Steam Incorporated on this special Anzac excursion one way from Wellington to Paekakariki on Anzac Day 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by:

This concert at Auckland's Hollywood Cinema on 26 April 2015 features music from some of the darkest days in our history, including the First World War.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Music, Events Audience: Music lovers, Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A play that transports audiences aged 8-14 back to the First World War. Playing in Wellington on 20 and 21 March 2015 as part of the Capital E National Arts Festival.

Topics: Theatre, Education, Events, Performing Arts Audience: School students, Students, Teachers, Families, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Capital E

A commemoration of the lives and activities of soldiers and others who came from Stoke and who took part in the First World War. Ongoing from 12 October 2014 at Nelson's Isel House.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events Audience: General, Families, local visitors, historians Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Isel House

Rannerdale World War One Commemorative Centre will be hosting a fundraising Regimental dinner to honour our First World War military personnel at the Air Force Museum on 28 February 2015.

Topics: Formal, Dinner, Fundraising, Rannerdale, Events Audience: Businesses, community, military, Individuals, Families Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Nelson Musical Theatre presents a new production of Oh What a Lovely War! at Nelson's Theatre Royal from 11 -  22 November.

Topics: Musicals, Events, Performing Arts, Theatrical performances, Comedy Audience: Artists, Families, General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Theatre Royal Nelson

The Homefront exhibition at Taupo Museum aims to show what life was like in the Taupo District at the time of the First World War. Runs 25 October to 18 November 2014.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, History, Homefront Audience: Families, General, historians, Researchers, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Taupo
Organised by: Taupo Museum

Women of Empire 1914-1918 takes us into the lives of around 30 Anzac women whose lives were transformed by their experiences in the First World War. Exhibiting in Australia & New Zealand.

Women of Empire
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Women in wartime, Overseas Audience: Families, General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, Australia, Nelson, New Zealand, Australia, Porirua, New Zealand, Australia, Thames, New Zealand, Australia, Wellington

A family programme focused on experiencing the war at the home front. Papatoetoe Library, Auckland. 7 October 2014.

Topics: Events, Homefront Audience: local visitors, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Category: Other
Organised by: Papatoetoe Library

A festival of music performances to commemorate the beginning of the First World War and the annexation German Samoa on 29th of August in 1914. Auckland Museum, 30-31 August 2014.

Topics: Music, August 14, Pacific, Events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A display of wartime memorabilia from residents of Mt Albert, who served in the First World War. On display at Alberton house during the Auckland Heritage Festival, 27 September 2014-12 October 2014

Lancelot Kerr Taylor astride his horse. The Kerr Taylor family owned and gifted Alberton.
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, October 14 Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Discover the service and sacrifice of Bertie Huon, Victor Harkess, Sister Nona Mildred Hildyard and Walter David Lester at Lyttelton Museum. 14-31 August 2014.

Lance Corporal Bertie Huon Victor Harkess (11698)
Topics: August 14, Exhibitions, Events Audience: local visitors, Tourists, Families, General, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Lyttelton

A walk and talk around Toitu Otago Settlers Museum's 'Great War' exhibition. 10 August 2014, 2 pm. 7 September 2014, 2 pm.

Topics: Public talks and tours, August 14, Events Audience: General, local visitors, Families Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

To create a white cross with name/rank/serial number of every man and women from South Canterbury who died in the First World War.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Anzac Day 2015, Community contribution, Memorials Audience: Descendants, Families, Businesses, General Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate

Our guest speaker Lisa Perry will be sharing stories of her grandfather's experiences at Gallipoli during the First World War. Panmure Community Library, Auckland, 26 July 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, Gallipoli Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

A concert of jazz songs from the First World War and beyond. Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton. 10-11 October 2014.

Topics: Events, October 14, Music Audience: local visitors, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

Production of the play 'Oh What a Lovely War', and creation of crosses for Timaru Boys' High School old boys who served during the First World War. 27-29 May 2014.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Performing Arts, Theatre, Education Audience: Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
Organised by: Timaru Boys High School

Construction of a First World War remembrance plaza alongside the new Returned and Services Association (RSA) clubrooms in Christchurch.

Topics: RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Facilities Audience: Organisational staff, veterans, Families Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A free, site-specific multi-media project designed to remember Wellington city and her people during the First World War. From 11-18 October 2014.

Frederick Smith. Image courtesy of Berry & Co Photographers, 1917. Te Papa Collection
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, October 14, Heritage trails, Conscientious objection Audience: Teachers, Students, historians, veterans, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

Challenge to recreate a poster that uses historical images, maps and new photographs taken at museums and other special sites remembering those who gave their lives in the First World War.

Camera used during WW1
Topics: Education, Design, Photography Audience: Families, Students, Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A community project knitting comforts for soldiers. Part of 'Remember to Remember' exhibition at Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History (8 August-7 September 2014).

 

Topics: Community contribution, Fine Art, Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: Teachers, Artists, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

The 2014 Auckland Heritage Festival focuses on First World War commemorations. Visit a First World War site, walk a trail or join an event. 27 September-12 October 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Heritage trails, Public talks and tours Audience: local visitors, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

Immerse yourself in this First World War photographic display, of the man who gifted Kemp House to the nation. Also help us identify photographs of unknown soldiers found in Kemp House.

Topics: Photography, Community contribution, Events, Exhibitions, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: Families, Descendants, historians, local visitors Located in: Kerikeri
Organised by: Heritage New Zealand

A photographic display collated of all servicemen and women who served in the First World War from the Maniototo County, Central Otago.

Topics: Exhibtions, Community contirbution, Photography, August 14, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Audience: Families, Teachers, Students, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Ranfurly
Organised by: Raewyn Inder

A dawn service will be held this Anzac Day 25 April 2014 at the First World War cenotaph in Cass Square Hokitika, with 183 white crosses for the members of this area lost during the war.

Topics: RSA, Anzac Day 2014, Ceremonies, Commemorations Audience: Descendants, Families, veterans, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Hokitika
Organised by: Hokitika Westland RSA

A family history EXPO on 16-17 August 2014, Public Library, Paraparaumu; with a range of guests and agencies on hand to assist, plus stories and memories of the First World War.

Topics: Research, Local history, Community contribution, Events, August 14 Audience: Families, historians, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Paraparaumu
Organised by: Kapiti Genealogy

A military vehicles display, including carrying First World War Waihi Tunnellers names and the Waihi Tunnellers emblem down into the minefield. 19 April 2014.

Topics: New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Events, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: General, Families, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Waihi

Commemorate Anzac Day 2014 with friends and family at the Otago Museum. Enjoy toe-tapping, First World War-inspired entertainment followed by a cup of tea and an Anzac biscuit or two.

Topics: Anzac Day 2014, Events, Performing Arts, Music Audience: Families, local visitors, Tourists, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Otago Museum

Capital E National Theatre for Children's An Awfully Big Adventure explores the First World War in context and its impact on New Zealanders. Accessible to students aged 8+, touring in 2014.

Topics: Education, Events, Performing Arts, Theatre, August 14 Audience: Students, School students, Teachers, Families, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Invercargill, New Zealand, Manukau, New Zealand, Napier, New Zealand, Nelson, New Zealand, New Plymouth, New Zealand, Palmerston North

The Lion Foundation Season of Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt, produced by Auckland Theatre Company. A classic play about the tragic battle at Gallipoli, on 12 June – 5 July 2014.

Topics: Events, Gallipoli, Performing Arts, Theatre, Chunuk Bair Audience: Teachers, Students, General, Families, veterans Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Theatre Company

Ferrymead Heritage Park is working closely with MAG (Military Adventure Group) to plan a large-scale military display to commemorate the First World War centenary.

Topics: Events, Community contribution, Anzac Day 2014, Trench reconstructions, Exhibitions Audience: General, Families, veterans, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Balls, Bullets and Boots explores the impact that the First World War hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople.

Dave Gallaher
Topics: Sports, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Free public aviation show of First World War planes with commentary and land-based displays.

First World War nieuport fighter
Topics: Exhibitions, Events, aviation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Genera, Families, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wanaka

In this 6-week course you will learn about the causes, course and consequences of the conflict and examine major aspects of the world that entered and fought the First World War.

Topics: Events, Education, History Audience: Families, secondary students, veterans, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition that explores the stories of Central Otago; leading up to, during, and after the First World War. Full details will be available on our website.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Events Audience: Families, local visitors, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Alexandra

The New Zealand War Graves Trust, in association with the Auckland War Memorial Museum are creating a photographic archive of the war graves of all New Zealanders from 1899 to the present day. 

Topics: War Graves, Memorials, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Publications Audience: General, Descendants, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Creating five outdoor floral carpets to commemorate the First World War in Whangarei. Unveiled February 2014.

Topics: Floral arrangements, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events Audience: General, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei
Category: Other

New work being premiered in the New Zealand Festival on 28 February 2014, composed by Ross Harris, poetry by Vincent O'Sullivan and Taonga Puoro by Horomona Horo.

Topics: Music, Events, Maori, Classical Music, Performing Arts Audience: Families, secondary students, veterans, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition of 60 watercolours, prints and sketches by NZ servicemen and official war artists with 250 contemporary watercolours by members of Watercolour New Zealand. Opens 18 April 2015.

NZEF on board Balmoral Castle May 1918. Artist Sydney Higgs.
Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Events, Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients, Fine Art Audience: Families, local visitors, Artists, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A joint digitisation project between Auckland War Memorial Museum and Dunedin Public Libraries has led to a significant collection of New Zealand First World War troopship magazines online.

Topics: Research, Digital, Publications Audience: Researchers, Families, Teachers, Family history researchers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton

Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt will be performed at Riverlea Theatre, Riverlea Road, Hamilton from April 25 to May 1 2015.

Topics: Events, Theatre, Anzac Day 2015, Performing Arts, Chunuk Bair Audience: Students, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton Playbox

An online exhibition and timeline to commemorate the centenary using documents and images from the Auckland Council Archives collection, plus indexing of names from war memorials.

Topics: Local history, Memorials, Digital Audience: Researchers, Families, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

A blog for reviews of books on war written for children: stories that we need to remember, and should never forget.  

Topics: Websites, Publications, Education, Books Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Philippa Werry

Mid-morning civic Anzac Day service at Takapau to commemorate the 1914 Divisional Camp, 25 April 2014.

Takapau Divisional Camp, 1914
Topics: Events, RSA, Anzac Day 2014, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: local visitors, veterans, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Takapau
Organised by: Takapau RSA, CHB Promotions

Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Wellington Batallion capture of Chunuk Bair on Gallipoli on 8 August 1915. Events in Napier will include a service, beating retreat and military ball.

Topics: Events, Ceremonies, Commemorations, Chunuk Bair Audience: General, Families Located in: Napier

An on-line project to commemorate Southland’s role in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, and to honour the memory of all who served. Launched 4 July 2014.

Members of the 8th Southland Company, Otago Infantry Battalion
Topics: Websites, Lottery Grant Recipients, Digital, Research, Online Cenotaph Audience: Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill

This exhibition at Rotorua Museum tells some of the many powerful stories from the First World War through objects and memories contributed by the Rotorua community. 2 July 2014-2 November 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, August 14, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Local history Audience: local visitors, iwi, whanau, Families Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua

Discover how the First World War changed life for people in the Waitaki District in an exhibition at North Otago Museum, from 13 September 2014 and 29 March 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Local history, Personal stories, Homefront, Events Audience: General, Descendants, Families, Schools, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru
Organised by: North Otago Museum

An annual 2-day event in Cambridge to commemorate the November Armistice. On 8-9 November, see famous battle re-enactments, restored military vehicles, an airshow and more. Event from Eventfinda.

Topics: Events, Re-enactments, Peace celebrations, Commemorations Audience: General, Students, Teachers, Families, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge

A personal quest to show 100 postcards portraying New Zealand and her people during the First World War.

Topics: Personal projects, ANZAC, History, Photography, August 14 Audience: General, Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Glenn Reddiex

History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'. Join in!

Topics: History, Publications, Digital, Personal stories, Websites Audience: Students, Teachers, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

A website which allowed visitors to follow the historic 1913 cruise of the battleship HMS New Zealand online in "real-time". Decommissioned in 2014.

HMS New Zealand on the Waitemata Harbour. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 35-R1148.
Topics: Digital, History, Publications, Websites Audience: Families, General, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The redeveloped Cenotaph database, Online Cenotaph, includes a page about every New Zealand soldier who served in the First World War.

Topics: Websites, Community contribution, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Legacy projects Audience: Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Online and mobile historical content – including free apps, plus improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.

Ngā Tapuwae logo
Topics: Heritage trails, Legacy projects, Western Front, Gallipoli, Overseas activities Audience: Tourists, General, Families

The Government created Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington to acknowledge the centenary of the First World War. Opened 18 April 2015.

Topics: Memorials, Anzac Day 2015, Legacy projects Audience: General, local visitors, Tourists, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington