The New Zealand String Quartet and opera singer Jared Holt join forces to premiere a new song cycle, In Memoriam. Performed in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch between April and May 2018.
This video features NZ pianist Kris Baines performing "God Defend New Zealand", in a reflective style. There is also a moving monument scene with a father and his children paying homage.
Exhibition of 44 embroidered panels telling some of the moving personal stories of Kiwi soldiers, nurses and doctors welcomed in the community at Hospital No 2 Walton on Thames between 1915 and 1920.
The experiences of Cantabrians who served on the battlefields and those they left behind tell the story of Canterbury and the First World War. At Canterbury Museum 1 Dec 2017 - 11 Nov 2018.
Christchurch Memorial RSA will host a remembrance parade and service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 12 October 2017, 10.40am.
An evening of music commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch, 15 October 2017, 3pm.
A symposium examining the production and consumption of commemorative images and objects at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 2 September 2017, 1pm.
An exhibition of the work of renowned architect Samuel Hurst Seager, designer of NZ’s First World War battlefield memorials at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 15 Aug - 4 Sept 2017.
Preserving and showcasing the photographs taken by Samuel Hurst Seager, architect of New Zealand’s First World War battlefield memorials in France, Belgium and Turkey.
A collaborative work, Flowers of War is inspired by First World War stories and artefacts gathered from local communities and museums. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 22 April - 5 June 2017.
Make your own ‘Flower of War’ and you could inspire the creation of a new work for the Flowers of War wreath. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, 3 June - 5 June 2017.
The development and promotion of resources to Ngāi Tahu whānui and the wider community, that share the stories and history of our soldiers who contributed to New Zealand’s war effort.
The Bandsmen's Memorial Rotunda, a well known landmark in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, is to be repaired and strengthened.
The Belgians Have Not Forgotten is an exhibition created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, touring New Zealand venues in 2017.
Photographs, artworks, installations, talks, readings, poetry and prose, printed and audiovisual material at Linwood Community Arts Centre, Christchurch, 11-25 April 2016.
An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, at Canterbury Museum from 7 April - 24 July 2016.
In March 2016, Peter Kennedy presents a lecture series on New Zealand’s involvement on the Western Front in Mosgiel, Gore, Christchurch and Auckland.
Obtainment of Conservation Plan/Condition Report for the repair and preservation of The Shrine World War One Memorial situated at Christchurch Boys' High School.
Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass and The Plainsmen present a remembrance concert at Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre, Christchurch, on 6 November 2015.
The Christchurch City Choir and Addington Brass join to present a free commemoration concert of First World War songs and music at the Air Force Museum on 15 November 2015.
St Margaret’s College students present a dramatised story of the nurses on the ill-fated ship, the Marquette. Held at the Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch, from 22-23 October 2015.
A self-drive guide available in Christchurch on 24 October 2015 locates memorials commemorating the nurses who drowned on the Marquette in 1915.
Jude Turner will host a talk about the history of the nurses lost when the Marquette sank in 1915 in the Nurses’ Memorial Chapel Garden at Christchurch Hospital on 25 October 2015.
A project to research the stories of First World War pacifist women and men in Canterbury, which will also organise several plays about Austrian First World War pacifist Bertha von Suttner.
Personal stories told by family about the soldiers and nurses who served in the First World War, collected alongside performances of the play Sister Anzac.
Professor Glynn Harper, a military historian, will hold a public talk at Christchurch's Central Library Peterborough on his latest book "Johnny Enzed" on 22 October 2015.
Anna Rogers will talk about the New Zealand's military nurses and their involvement in conflicts in the early half of the twentieth century at the South Christchurch Library on 25 July 2015.
This exhibition at St Michael's Church School Hall, Christchurch, on 24 October 2015 commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the Troopship Marquette, in which ten NZ nurses perished.
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.
This year's Mainland Arms Gunshow at Christchurch's Riccarton Park Events Centre has a special WW100 theme to commemorate the First World War. Held on 18 July 2015.
Performing Maurice Shadbolt's classic Gallipoli play, 'Once on Chunuk Bair', at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Christchurch. 29 July - 8 August 2015.
In the lead up to commemorating Anzac Day 2015, staff from the Christchurch City Libraries have developed 'The New Brighton Boys' display. At New Brighton Library from 22 April - 31 May 2015.
Travel back in time to uncover the experiences of Cantabrians, both at home and overseas, during the First World War. At Christchurch's Canterbury Museum on 25 April 2015.
The Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Christchurch is displaying thousands of hand-crafted poppies to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, from 2 April to 30 September 2015.
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.
The UCSA will be hosting an Anzac Day service on the University of Canterbury campus to enable the university community to join together to honour all of those who have served in warfare.
In the lead up to commemorating Anzac Day 2015, an exhibition has been installed on the mezzanine floor of the Christchurch City Council Civic building. The exhibition runs from 2-30 March 2015.
Christchurch icons Woolston Brass and the Christchurch City Choir bring 'Gallipoli 100 - ANZAC Remembered 2015' to Charles Luney Auditorium on 25 April 2015.
The St. Alban's Community choir will perform a program consisting of First World War-era songs in aid of the Knox Church restoration fund. Held in Christchurch on 22 March 2015.
Rotunda features the beautiful collision of a live brass band with the raw power of contemporary dance, timed to honour the Gallipoli landings in 1915, performed by The New Zealand Dance Company.
This year's annual Trans-Tasman clash will be more spectacular than ever as it links with the First World War Centenary. Held at Christchurch's Burnside Bowling Club, 18 - 20 March 2015.
A commemorative service to remember not only Scottish Society members and sons of members who enlisted but all New Zealanders. At Christchurch's Scottish Society Hall, 10 May 2015.
The Court Jesters, Christchurch's hilarious improvised comedy company, recreate a front line First World War Christmas show at the Court Theatre, 4–20 December 2014.
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.
This seminar will uncover the experiences of Cantabrians, both at home and overseas, during the First World War. At Christchurch'sAir Force Museum, 11 am 12 October.
A free talk at Christchurch's Air Force Museum at 2 pm on 12 October looks at the connections between horses, bicycles, the Canterbury region and the First World War.
Join Kirstie Ross at Canterbury Museum on 17 October as she talks about the importance of everyday things in maintaining identity during the First World War.
Bring along your old First World War items to Christchurch's Air Force Museum on 12 October where experts can help you find out more about their story.
A well written and beautifully researched edited collection examining the theme of endurance and the First World War in New Zealand and Australia.
An album featuring a performance and recording of Matthew Everingham's 'Tribute', a First World War memorial song cycle based on texts by Wilfred Owen. Released 19 September 2014.
Lincoln University is undertaking various WW100 projects on an on-going basis through the centenary period, starting with a photograph unveiling ceremony on Monday 4 August 2014.
Events, activities and exhibitions will be happening right across the Christchurch City Libraries network throughout 2014 to 2018.
Music from the First World War and beyond with Christchurch Singer/songwriter June Burney & guest artists. Northcity Church, Christchurch City, 4 August 2014.
A museum and research centre commemorating Rannerdale and Canterbury's First World War stories, archives, and research facilities.
While observing a variety of animals, students on this learning programme at Orana Wildlife Park will discuss symbolism and the effectiveness of animal imagery in First World War propaganda posters.
Construction of a First World War remembrance plaza alongside the new Returned and Services Association (RSA) clubrooms in Christchurch.
Creating an education pack about the First World War for students years 7-10, focusing on the Canterbury region and Christchurch City Libraries resources.
Enhancing the College Hall Memorial Window to honour the names of the fallen via a series of bronze plaques beneath this magnificent First World War memorial in the Arts Centre of Christchurch.
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.
Canterbury 100 is a collaboration co-ordinated by the region’s major cultural and heritage institutions, telling the story and experiences of Canterbury people during the First World War.
Author and historian Dr John Basarin tours New Zealand for a series of presentations about the Turkish view of the Gallipoli campaign 1915. 23-28 March 2014.
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.
Christchurch author Billy Barnz is researching and writing an historical publication on the foundation and history of the Dunedin Montecillo War Veterans Home and Hospital.
The Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives is compiling an index of names recorded on rolls of honour and memorial plaques in New Zealand Methodist churches.
Creating an "Avenue of Remembrance" with a tree for each local fallen First World War soldier, grown from the seeds of the Gallipoli Oak Tree planted in the centre of Christchurch.
A show garden entered into the 2014 Ellerslie flower show. The theme for this abstract and thought-provoking garden is the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the First World War.
A student-based conference to be held at Christ's College, Canterbury, 9 May 2014; to help students understand the significance of the sacrifice made during the Great War.
The Christchurch RSA will be opening its new clubrooms on 4 August 2014, 100 years from the outbreak of the First World War. The old clubrooms where destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.