Activities & Projects
A novel for children and young adults by Philippa Werry (author of "Anzac Day" and "Armistice Day")
My Y6 students studied World War One & Walking With An ANZAC. We decided to create a memorial mural based on our learning, chose the wall behind our flagpole and the garden it sat in.
A service at Gisborne's Holy Trinity Church on 11 November 2018 recognise the centenary of Armistice Day, and reflect on our commitment to peace.
The 2018 World of WearableArt Supreme WOW Award winner WAR sTOrY will be on public display at the National War Memorial in Wellington from 10-16 November 2018.
An afternoon of music will fill Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War 100 years ago, 11 November 2018.
A fantastic day is planned in Bluff on Sunday 11 November 2018 to mark 100 years since Armistice Day at the end of the First World War.
To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, there will be a history display at the Hataitai Bowling Club on 11 November 2018.
The Arts Centre in Christchurch will join with the rest of Aotearoa New Zealand to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on Sunday 11 November.
The Mt Hutt Memorial Hall Board and WW100 Project Team invite you to the Hall on Sunday 11 November at 11am for a minute's silence.
A short service at Mataura's Cenotaph to commemorate the Armistice on 11 November 1918 for the lives lost and the 100th anniversary of end of the First World War.
The motor launch Nautilus, carried by Merchant Navy hospital ship NZHTS Marama during WWI, will be making three special sailings on Armistice Day, 11 November 2018.
To mark the centenary of the cessation of hostilities two new granite plaques will be unveiled at All Saints Church, Hokitika, on 11 November 2018.
Armistice Day will be commemorated with 2 minutes silence at 11am, to be followed by a 'Roaring Chorus'. At the Glenorchy War Memorial at 10.50am, 11 November 2018.
A dance performance by Le Moana exploring the impact of the deadly influenza pandemic on Sāmoa's population. A free event at Te Papa on 11 November 2018.
Join Te Papa on 10 November 2018 for a documentary screening and discussion marking the centenary of the 1918 flu outbreak – an epidemic that devastated New Zealand and Sāmoa.
The MSA Men's Choir is keen to celebrate the centenary of the end of the First World War with a concert at Ashburton Trust Event Centre on 10-11 November 2018.
Join Auckland Museum on 11 November 2018 for a day of programming, events and activities for Armistice 100.
Nga Rau Aroha on 11 November 2018 is Te Ahu Centre's Armistice Day remembrance exhibition of the stories of love, honour and sacrifice of Far North people during and after the war.
The commemorative parade and service will be followed by a luncheon and opening of the new Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall on 11 November 2018.
A service to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day at the Soldiers Memorial in Te Kauwhata, 11 November 2018.
Join Orewa Library as they play the live stream of the Armistice Centenary National Celebration, and observe the 2 minute silence followed by the roaring chorus on 11 November 2018.
Taupō Museum, in association with The Live Poets, invite you to attend our 100 year Armistice Day commemoration with live war and peace poetry readings in the Ora Garden on 11 November 2018.
A special tree planting ceremony taking place at the First World War Memorial Tree Walk at Churchill Glade in Pollard Park on 11 November 2018.
NZ Warbirds are very proud to be undertaking a commemorative flypast of the Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph on 11th November in conjunction with the Auckland RSA.
The service at Napier's Trinity Methodist Church on 11 November 2018 will recognise the centenary of Armistice Day, and reflect on our commitment to peace: through liturgy, song and prayer.
320 large-scale poppies, painted by students from local intermediate schools, will be placed around Tauranga's cenotaph for the Armistice Day commemoration at 11am on 11 November 2018.
An installation at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. 6 November - 2 December 2018.
Join archivist, Gareth Winter as he talks about the new book 100 Years, 100 Lives. At Masterton District Library on 9 November 2018.
The Waipa District is participating in the world-wide "Battle's O'er" tributes for the end of hostilities in the First World War on the morning of 11 November 2018.
What are you reading this November 11? You're invited to come to Timaru Library and take a selfie with our WW1 Soldier with your selection of Armistice reading to post on our Facebook page.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, after four years of brutal conflict, war finally gave way to peace. Join us as we commemorate Armistice Day in Waimate, 9-11 Nov 2018
Hokitika commemorative services for Armistice Day at Regent Theatre and Cass Square on 11 November 2018.
Members of the public and service organisations are invited to attend the Armistice Memorial Service which will be held at the Te Kuiti Cenotaph on 11 November 2018.
Arrowtown RSA Armistice Day Service on 11 November 2018 at Arrowtown Cenotaph to commemorate 100 years since the end of the war, followed by a community concert and picnic at the Library Green.
On 11th November Holy Trinity Church in Devonport will help create a nationwide Roaring Chorus to mark the Armistice centenary.
Lauder tree planting to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, 11 November 2018.
Armistice Day Service and the dedication of the new Papamoa War Memorial. At the Papamoa Domain, 11 November 2018.
The Hokitika Westland RSA will be parading at the First World War memorial at the Brittan Street end of Cass Square on Armistice Day, 11 November 2018.
Make a noise with your bells, whistles, sirens, pots & pans, horns and instruments! Held at Cass Square at 11.02 on 11 November 2018.
This service at the Cenotaph on 11 November 2018 will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Liberation of Le Quesnoy, and the signing of the Armistice that ended the war.
Readings, prayers and music and celebratory quarter peal by the bell ringers at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on 11 November 2018 from 10am. Bring an instrument for the Roaring Chorus.
A number of events from 7 - 30 November, including the dedication of the Featherston Camp Sculpture and the Armistice Day Centenary Service.
Armistice Day with The Auckland Polish Association, Gazeta Polonia and the Polish Tramping Club.
Join Gavin Sheehan on a walk to eight unique First World War Memorial Plaques throughout Takapuna, Milford and Forrest Hill on 11 November 2018.
A commemoration on the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice at the Featherston Cenotaph on 11 November 2018.
Leys Orchestra presents a programme highlighting the dramatic contrasts in national outlook during and after the war at the Leys Institute Gym, Auckland, 11 November 2018.
Artist Nicole Abbott reflects on the momentous events of 100 years ago through a series of intricate handcrafted creations. At Black Asterisk, Ponsonby, 8-17 November 2018.
To commemorate Armistice Day, Music Canterbury affiliates including Woolston Brass and the Christchurch City Choir present a concert on 11 November at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.
A service at St Peters Hall, Paekakariki, on 11 November 2018 followed by a screening of the film ‘For King and Country’ from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision.
Commemorative church service and wreath laying at Raetihi's Ruapehu Anglican Church, 11 November 2018.
Remembering the Tuhoe soldiers who fought in the First World War in an Armistice ceremony at Pipipari Marae, Waimana, on 11 November 2018.
The concert theme is “Memoirs and Song” which will see a framework of choral pieces interspersed with hymns, short poetry & readings. In Cambridge, 11 November 2018.
Matthew Wright talks about the human side of New Zealand's First World War experience at Gallipoli, on the Western Front, and the Armistice. Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, 3 November 2018.
To mark the centenary of Armistice Day on 11 November 2018, Rotorua Lakes Council are holding a commemoration service and a special day of family activities in Government Gardens.
The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of the First World War, from 7-18 November 2018.
Please join us in commemorating the signing of the Armistice, declaring an end to First World War hostilities and the start of the peace process, on 11 November 2018, in Seymour Square.
A service to commemorate the fallen from the First World War. Invercargill Cenotaph, 11 November 2018.
Dedication and Gifting of the Featherston Camp Sculpture on 10 November 2018. Followed by refreshments afterwards in Kiwi Hall, 62 Bell Street, Featherston.
We would like to invite people to attend our celebration and remembrance of our fallen colleagues from the First World War. Witch Hill Memorial, Banks Peninsula, 11 November 2018.
We are helping create a nation-wide Roaring Chorus to mark the Armistice centenary. Join us at an Armistice centenary service at Levin's Cenotaph on 11 November 2018.
The centenary gives us the opportunity to acknowledge the loss and trauma of the First World War, and reflect on peace and hope at the centenary of its closure. Foxton Cenotaph, 11 November 2018.
A bugler will perform the daily ritual of playing Reveille & Last Post at the Armistice Field of Remembrance during the period 19 October to 15 November 2018 at Auckland Domain.
The bells of the church of St.Matthew-in-the-City, Auckland, will join in NZ's Roaring Chorus at 11.02am; and in sync with the world at 12.30pm and at 7.05pm.
10 November 2018: RSA Franklin will be hosting a commemorative dinner & dance at Pukekohe War Memorial Town Hall. All welcome to attend. Tickets on sale now.
Hunterville RSA will be holding an Armistice Service of Remembrance to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, to be held at the Hunterville Cenotaph and everyone is invited to join us.
On 11 November 2018, Cambridge will commemorate Armistice Day with a parade in Victoria Street, followed by a commemorative service and wreathlaying in the plaza outside the Town Hall.
Feilding's Armistice Day is a Community Event aimed at recapturing the energy of the original Armistice Day of 1918. Manchester Square, 11 November 2018.
Western Bay Museum in Katikati brings together a collection of 25 illustrations of original pastel charcoal sketches by New Zealand artist, Geoffrey Fuller. 3 November 2018 to 1 February 2019.
On Sunday 11 November a district-wide event will be held by the Hurunui District Council at the Amberley Domain to commemorate the signing of the treaty that ended the First World War.
The Royal New Zealand Navy Band presents a concert at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, paying tribute to New Zealand’s past and present while looking forward to a peaceful and positive future.
Armistice 100th Commemoration Concert at St James' Anglican Church, 4 November 2018.
Make flags and decorations, and join a children’s parade – come to a celebration of peace at Te Papa, 100 years after the end of the First World War. 10 November 2018.
A concert at Red Beach Methodist Church to commemorate the 100 year anniversary to the end of the First World War. 18-19 November 2018.
Armistice Day Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Queens Gardens, Dunedin. 11 November 2018.
Approximately 150 Dalmatian born or New Zealand born Dalmatians served in the NZEF. A ceremony to remember them will be held at the Dalmatian Cultural Society, Auckland, on 11 November 2018.
West Otago is celebrating Armistice Day with a street parade in Tapanui, followed by a concert on the village green, on 11 November 2018.
Otaki and District RSA public commemoration of the signing of The Armistice signifying the end of hostilities of the First World War on 11 November 2018.
Let’s celebrate together! Hamilton City Council has an afternoon of family activities to commemorate the end of the First world War on 11 November 2018 at Memorial Park.
Hamilton City Council is hosting a public commemorative service for those soldiers who fought in the First World War. The formal service begins at 10am around the Cenotaph in Memorial Park.
A service at the Levin Uniting Church providing for reflection, resolution and reassurance on Armistice Day 2018.
Hokitika Museum, in collaboration with Westland RSA and Heritage Hokitika are proud to present Armistice Light & Picture Show, to commemorate the signing of the Armistice, on 10 November 2018.
The Service is timed to commence with two-minutes silence at 11am on Sunday the 11th of November 2018 at the Lower Hutt Cenotaph adjacent to the Lower Hutt Memorial Library.
The 100th centenary of the First World War armistice has set the stage for Warkworth Theatre Group to create a wonderfully diverse Variety Show. Warkworth Town Hall, 7-10 November 2018.
A lunchtime talk at National Library of New Zealand on 9 November 2018 on what life was like after the signing of the armistice.
Whangaroa (Kaeo) Memorial Hall on 11 November 2018. Kei wareware tātou. Lest we forget.
A service and event to commemorate 100 years since the signing of the armistice to end the First World War, held on 11 November 2018, Featuring the Dunedin Light Horse Mounted Rifles.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War's Armistice Day, Auckland War Memorial Museum presents a looped film projected onto the building from 9-11 November 2018.
Curator Seán Brosnahan traces the experiences of the Otago battalions through 1918 to commemorate Armistice Day at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 10 November 2018.
Come along to Southmall Manurewa and view the history of the Armistice told through incredible photography. 1-15 November 2018.
Auckland Harbour Bridge will be illuminated with falling poppies of remembrance to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day. The illuminations will run from 8pm-midnight between 4-11 November 2018.
Using a First World War rehabilitation task, a sweetheart pincushion will be made for each person serving from the Upper Clutha region in the war in recognition of their service.
A short ceremony to commemorate 100 years since Armistice Day on 11 November 2018 at the Grey Lynn Returned Services Club, followed by a Grey Lynn "Roaring Chorus".
Join members of the Waikato Embroiders’ Guild and contribute to the 45th panel of the Mt Felix Tapestry by adding a stitch or two. At Waikato Museum, 11-28 November 2018.
Featuring displays of roses, seasonal blooms, plants, crafts and Armistice commemoration. At Lower Hutt Event Centre, 10-11 November 2018.
Join Auckland War Memorial Museum on 11 November 2018 as we commemorate this anniversary with a day of performances and remembrance services.
Te Runaka o Awarua Charitable Trust and Bluff RSA will be commemorating Armistice Day on 11 November 2018 with a powhiri and service in the grounds of Te Rau Aroha Marae, Bluff.
"Armistice 100 - An End to War?" is a public street event on 11 November 2018 organsied by Nelson City Council to commemorate and celebrate the end of the First World War.
Armistice Day Remembrance Service will be held at the Matakana War Memorial on Sunday 11th November at 11am. The theme will be "Peace" and a flock of white Doves will be released.
An interactive digital installation that will fill Pukeahu with messages of peace, hope and remembrance on the Armistice centenary, 11 November 2018. Messages go live on 1 November 2018.
Tauranga will commemorate Armistice Day on 11 November 2018 at Tauranga’s Memorial Park, with two minutes silence, large-scale poppies designed by local artists, and 109 white crosses.
The stories of Tauranga's soldiers who made it back to Aotearoa will be told in a unique exhibition on Tauranga's Waterfront from 12 October to 8 November 2018.
A special service, organised by the Anglican Parish of Burnside-Harewood, will be held at Harewood School on 11 November 2018.
Join us as we pay homage to those who fell during the four years of the First World War, and visit the Fields of Remembrance with 18,277 named crosses. Auckland War Memorial Museum, 11 November 2018.
Join Rebecca as she discusses her creative projects on the NZ Mounted Rifles and nurses in the Middle East in the First World War. Masterton District Library, 9 November 2018.
Open day and flying display to commemorate 100 years since Armistice Day 1918. Ardmore Airport, Auckland, 18 November 2018.
Mark Armistice Day and remember “her story”, women’s experiences of the First World War with Fiona Baverstock, collector and social historian, at Waikato Museum on 10 November 2018.
NZ proudly recognises the service of many men and women in both World Wars. Hamilton Civic Choir is marking this significant day with a special commemoration concert on 10 November 2018.
A concert commemorating Armistice Day. Southwards Theatre, 11 November 2018.
Here’s To Our Heroes is a revue-style show written to commemorate the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War. Runs from 11-18 November 2018.
Using the art of storytelling, eight writers and thinkers voice their thoughts and reflections on Armistice Day. At National Library of New Zealand, 11 November 2018.
To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, the Hataitai Community House and Hataitai Community Recreation Trust are posting a display of local war stories at the Hataitai Bowling Club.
In a Featherston Booktown event to mark the centenary of the Armistice, a panel of leading historians will discuss the significance of the year 1918. Kiwi Hall, 11 November 2018.
Join the Gisborne Concert Band Incorporated members and friends celebrate Armistice Day 2018.
Of the 3600 men and women of Nelson Province who served in the First World War a total of 680 died as a direct result of the war. Currently 93 of them are remembered on the Anzac Park Cenotaph.
An exhibition that tells the story of the end of the war in a new light: what was it like for those who lived after the fighting stopped? At Alexander Turnbull Library, 10 Sep - 1 Dec 2018.
An Armistice Day centenary parade and service, including the unveiling of The Taranaki Salute to The Anzacs, at the New Plymouth Cenotaph on 11 November 2018.
To commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day, the Fields of Remembrance Trust has laid out a field, called the Memorial Field, at the Auckland Domain from 20 October to 20 November 2018.
The Waiheke RSA is asking the Island community to stop and pause at 11am on the 11th November.
The Government will mark the centenary with a national commemoration at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on 11 November 2018.
Join the New Zealand Defence Force for the final commemorative activity of the First World War Centenary at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at 7.30pm on Armistice Day, 11 November 2018.
With 2018 marking the centenary of The Armistice of 11 November 1918, the city will host several events as part of the Armistice 2018 Commemoration Programme.
To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice and honour those who served in the First World War, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is releasing a commemorative 50 cent circulating coin.
As a lead-up to the Tapawera Armistice Weekend event, the NZ Mounted Rifles Charitable Trust and local group, the ANZAC Horses, are doing a Ride to Remember through the area on Labour Weekend.
Production of a poster about the impact of the war in NZ, featuring repatriation celebrations, and another on the Dept of Agriculture's role modernising farming practices after the war.
A New Zealand Garden for Peace in Le Quesnoy, France, to be unveiled on 10 November 2018.
The Maheno District (North Otago) will be unveiling a memorial commemorating HMHS Maheno and her valuable contribution to the First World War on Armistice Day (1030hrs, 11 Nov 2018).
A guided tour of the cemetery on 11 November 2018, with stories about our 85 servicemen and women of Porirua, buried in the old cemetery.
An exhibition of works by Wellington artist Rebecca Holden that celebrates the eight NZ women who ran Aotea Convalscent home in Egypt. Runs from September-November in Masterton and Whanganui.
A community celebration of the 100th year since peace was declared after the First World War. At Naomi & Bill Kirk Park, Mangere Bridge, on 11 November 2018.
1.00pm on Armistice Day, 11 November 2018, there will be a public talk in the Services section of Karori Cemetery (Wellington). The event will last 45-60 minutes and is free for anyone to attend.
On Sunday 11 November 2018 there will be a special service at the Akaroa War Memorial to commemorate the 100 years since peace was declared.
The End of the War? exhibition in Wellington looks at the war-time experiences of nine people and the century-long impact of their experiences. At the Great War Exhibition, 26 July - 30 Nov 2018.
From mid-July to Armistice Day 2018 the Wairarapa Times-Age printed the life story of someone connected to the First World War each issue to mark the 100 years since the end of the war.
The Marlborough Singers will perform "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace" at ASB Theatre in recognition that this year marks the 100th year of Armistice Day.
On the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, this concert will feature the sights, sounds and songs of that period. At Tauranga's Holy Trinity Church on 11 November 2018.
To mark the centenary of signing the Armistice in November 1918, the Tapawera community is hosting a special weekend event for the Nelson Tasman region.
A celebration of the centenary of Armistice Day with music and dancing and a finger-food supper. Entertainment with music from the era. At Blenheim Bowling Club, 10 November 2018.
Commemorating the forgotten Armistices signed weeks before the Armistice with Germany: with Bulgaria on the Salonica Front and with the Ottoman Turks on board HMS Agamemnon, Mudros, Lemnos
In recognition of Taranaki's First World War soldiers, the New Plymouth RSA organised to construct a memorial statue near the town's waterfront, to be unveiled on Armistice Day 2018.
A new First World War memorial was unveiled at Clifton Terrace Model School in Wellington at 10.30am on Monday 19 November 2018.
The mana attached to Rotorua’s Te Arawa Soldiers Memorial is being restored thanks to a large contribution from the Lotteries World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Fund.
The Armistice Stamp Show 2018 is a full National Stamp and Postcard Exhibition, sanctioned by the New Zealand Philatelic Federation. Held on 9-11 November 2018, at the More FM Arena, Dunedin.
In partnership with the WW100 Programme Office, Statistics NZ launched the First World War – Changing the fabric of our nation infographic on Armistice Day 2014.
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.
A project to commission a significant work to recognise the Featherston Military Training Camp. Unveiled on 10 November 2018.
Jan Bolwell's solo play about her grandfather's experiences on the Western Front during the First World War.
Mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with the Otago Museum. 12.30pm - 2.30pm, Sunday 11 November, Otago Museum Reserve
A 2-day event at Karapiro to commemorate the end of the First World War. 10-11 November, 2018, see famous battle re-enactments, restored military vehicles, militaria for sale.