NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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. 

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies, peace, Roaring Chorus Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Exhibitions, Craft & Object Art Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Music, Variety Concerts, carillon Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Bluff
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, History, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Roaring Chorus Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Christchurch Arts Centre

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Methven
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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.

 

 

Topics: Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Gore
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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.

Topics: History, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The 1918 Influenza Project is holding two days to commemorate and remember Wellington's victims of the Influenza Pandemic. At Karori Cemetery, 18 and 25 November 2018. 

Topics: Influenza, Events, History, Wellington, Cemeteries Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
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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.

Topics: Church, Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Memorials Located in: New Zealand, Hokitika
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Roaring Chorus Located in: New Zealand, Queenstown
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, dance, Samoa, Performing Arts Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Influenza, Samoa Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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.

Topics: Events, choir, choral, Choir, Vocal Music, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: MSA Men's Choir

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.

 

Topics: Events, Armistice, Exhibitions, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Kaitaia
Organised by: Te Ahu Centre

The commemorative parade and service will be followed by a luncheon and opening of the new Lakeside Soldiers Memorial Hall on 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parades, Memorials Located in: New Zealand, Leeston
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A service to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day at the Soldiers Memorial in Te Kauwhata, 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Rangiriri
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, live stream, Roaring Chorus Located in: New Zealand, Orewa
Organised by: Orewa Library

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, poetry Located in: New Zealand, Taupo
Organised by: Taupo Museum, The Live Poets

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Trees Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim
Organised by: Marlborough RSA

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Vintage Planes, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Church Service Located in: New Zealand, Napier
Organised by: Trinity Methodist Church

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.

Topics: Events, poppies, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
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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.

Topics: Events, Museums, Armistice, poppies Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Join archivist, Gareth Winter as he talks about the new book 100 Years, 100 Lives. At Masterton District Library on 9 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Books, Publications, Public Talks & Tours Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

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. 

Topics: Armistice, Events, Music
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Libraries, Soldiers, community participation Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
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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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Te Kuiti

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Families, Concerts Located in: New Zealand, Arrowtown
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On 11th November Holy Trinity Church in Devonport will help create a nationwide Roaring Chorus to mark the Armistice centenary.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Roaring Chorus, Church Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
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Lauder tree planting to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Trees Located in: Omakau
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Armistice Day Service and the dedication of the new Papamoa War Memorial. At the Papamoa Domain, 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Memorials Located in: New Zealand, Papamoa
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Hokitika
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Make a noise with your bells, whistles, sirens, pots & pans, horns and instruments! Held at Cass Square at 11.02 on 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Roaring Chorus, Events Located in: Hokitika
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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.

 

Topics: Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Le Quesnoy Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

Armistice Day with The Auckland Polish Association, Gazeta Polonia and the Polish Tramping Club.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Exhibitions, Poland Audience: Families, Polonia, youth. community groups Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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Join Gavin Sheehan on a walk to eight unique First World War Memorial Plaques throughout Takapuna, Milford and Forrest Hill on 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Heritage, Guided walks, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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 A commemoration on the 100th anniversary of the First World War Armistice at the Featherston Cenotaph on 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
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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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Music Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Exhibitions, peace, Art Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Black Asterisk

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.

Topics: Music, Armistice, Events, peace, Concerts Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Music Canterbury

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. 

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Film Located in: New Zealand, Paekakariki
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Commemorative church service and wreath laying at Raetihi's Ruapehu Anglican Church, 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: Raetihi
Organised by: Ruapehu Anglican Church

Remembering the Tuhoe soldiers who fought in the First World War in an Armistice ceremony at Pipipari Marae, Waimana, on 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Maori, Fields of Remembrance Located in: New Zealand, Whakatane
Organised by: Ruatoki RSA

Join Jeffrey Russell as we follow 4 soldiers in the NZ Mounted Rifles during the Battle of Ayun Kara using letters, diaries and official histories. Lower Hutt Libraries in November 2018.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, History, Middle East, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Public Talks & Tours Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Concerts, Families Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua District Council

To commemorate the liberation of the town of Le Quesnoy in France by NZ troops we will be having a display and live stream of the national ceremony on 4 November in the East Coast Bays Library.

Topics: Events, Le Quesnoy, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Exhibitions, live stream Located in: New Zealand, Browns Bay
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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. 

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim
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A service to commemorate the fallen from the First World War. Invercargill Cenotaph, 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill
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Dedication and Gifting of the Featherston Camp Sculpture on 10 November 2018. Followed by refreshments afterwards in Kiwi Hall, 62 Bell Street, Featherston.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Sculpture, Military camps Located in: New Zealand, Featherston

Watch a screening of rare footage from New Zealand's involvement in the First World War at the Whangarei Central Library on 9 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Film Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Banks Peninsula
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Roaring Chorus, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Levin
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Foxton
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Fields of Remembrance, Events, Last Post Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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. 

Topics: Returned Service Assn, Armistice, Events Located in: New Zealand, Pukekohe
Organised by: RSA Franklin

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Hunterville
Organised by: Hunterville RSA

A film and panel talk at Te Papa on 10 November 2018 exploring the effects of the 1918 influenza outbreak in New Zealand and Sāmoa.

Topics: Events, History, Influenza, Samoa, Public Talks & Tours Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge

Armistice 100th commemoration parade and wreathlaying ceremony at Gisborne's Cenotaph, 11 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Armistice Day, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Gisborne RSA

In this Family History Talk Gillian Headifen explores the Turnbull collections to identify materials relating this significant battle. At the National Library, Wellington, 20 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Le Quesnoy, Family History Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Families Located in: New Zealand, Feilding
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Commemorative tree planting and plaque unveiling by Mayor Lianne Dalziel at Park of Remembrance, 4 Novmeber 2018.

Topics: Le Quesnoy, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Exhibitions Located in: Katikati
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Amberley
Organised by: Hurunui District Council

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.

Topics: Events, Concerts, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Armistice 100th Commemoration Concert at St James' Anglican Church, 4 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Music Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Brass

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other

An exhibition at National Army Museum, Waiōuru, inspired by the book Le Quesnoy: The story of the town New Zealand saved written by Glyn Harper and illustrated by Jenny Cooper.

Topics: Le Quesnoy, Events, Exhibitions Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Concerts, choral Located in: New Zealand, Hibiscus Coast
Organised by: Hibiscus Coast Singers

Armistice Day Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, Queens Gardens, Dunedin. 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Dunedin RSA

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Dalmatians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

West Otago is celebrating Armistice Day with a street parade in Tapanui, followed by a concert on the village green, on 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Concerts
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Otaki
Organised by: Otaki and District RSA

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Families Audience: Families Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton City Council

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton City Council

A service at the Levin Uniting Church providing for reflection, resolution and reassurance on Armistice Day 2018.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Church Located in: New Zealand, Levin
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Local history, Sound and light show Located in: New Zealand, Hokitika

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.

 

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Variety Concerts, Music Located in: New Zealand, Warkworth
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A lunchtime talk at National Library of New Zealand on 9 November 2018 on what life was like after the signing of the armistice.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Public Talks & Tours Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Whangaroa (Kaeo) Memorial Hall on 11 November 2018. Kei wareware tātou. Lest we forget.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Kaeo
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Alexandra
Organised by: Alexandra/Clyde RSA

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Sound and light show Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Curator Seán Brosnahan traces the experiences of the Otago battalions through 1918 to commemorate Armistice Day at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 10 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, History, Armistice, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A programme of events and a sound & light show at Cambridge's Town Hall to commemorate the centenary of Le Quesnoy Liberation Day, 4 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Le Quesnoy Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
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Come along to Southmall Manurewa and view the history of the Armistice told through incredible photography. 1-15 November 2018.

 

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Photography, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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War poetry readings and a peace celebration at Wellington's Halfway House, Glenside, 24-28 October 2018. Part of Wellington Heritage Week.

Topics: Events, poetry, peace, Armistice Day Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
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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.

Topics: Armistice, Events Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Category: Other

'Talune' is a new play written and directed by Sani Muliaumaseali'i in commemoration of the influenza pandemic of 1918. Premiere performance at NZ House, London, 12 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Samoa, Influenza, Overseas activities, Overseas events
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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".

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Roaring Chorus Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Grey Lynn RSA

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.

Topics: Events, Craft & Object Art, craft, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

A series of short talks at Christchurch's Air Force Museum on how New Zealanders have needed the courage to endure loss in wartime. Held on 13 October 2018.

Topics: nurses, Public Talks & Tours, Events, Armistice Day Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

Featuring displays of roses, seasonal blooms, plants, crafts and Armistice commemoration. At Lower Hutt Event Centre, 10-11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Category: Other

Join Auckland War Memorial Museum on 11 November 2018 as we commemorate this anniversary with a day of performances and remembrance services.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Performances Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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.

Topics: Armistice, Local history, Events, Commemorations Located in: New Zealand, 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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson City Council

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, peace Located in: New Zealand, Matakana
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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.

Topics: Events, Commemorations, Armistice, Fields of Remembrance Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga City Council

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.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Local history, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga City Council

A special service, organised by the Anglican Parish of Burnside-Harewood, will be held at Harewood School on 11 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Fields of Remembrance, Roaring Chorus Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Middle East, Armistice, nurses Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
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Open day and flying display to commemorate 100 years since Armistice Day 1918. Ardmore Airport, Auckland, 18 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Armistice, air war, reenactmnents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: New Zealand Warbirds

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.

Topics: Events, History, Armistice, Women in wartime, women Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
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Armistice Day will be remembered and showcased at Christchurch City Council-owned heritage building Avebury House (1884) on 18 October 2018.

Topics: Local history, Events, Armistice Day Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Category: Other

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.

Topics: Concert, rememberance, Armistice, choral, Events Audience: General Public, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
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A concert commemorating Armistice Day. Southwards Theatre, 11 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Kapiti

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Music, Concerts Located in: New Zealand, Te Awamutu
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Hear Professor Glyn Harper talk about the liberation of the French town of Le Quesnoy and the NZ Division's occupation of Germany at Te Manawa, Palmerston North, on 8 November 2018.

Topics: Events, History, Le Quesnoy, Public Talks & Tours Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Exploding on to the streets of Palmerston North comes Firing Line, a multi-media, multi-dimensional exploration of the war, inspired by local history. 6-7 October 2018.

Topics: Events, Local history, Theatre, Performing Arts Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
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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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Literary, History, Writers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A Public History talk convened by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the National Library of New Zealand on 3 October 2018 looking at the influenza epidemic in Samoa a hundred years ago.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Influenza, Samoa Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, History, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
Organised by:

Join the Gisborne Concert Band Incorporated members and friends celebrate Armistice Day 2018.

Topics: Events, Armistice, peace, Music Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by:

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Exhibitions, Diary, History Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Statues Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth
Organised by: New Plymouth RSA

A promenade theatre performance on the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic that plagued New Zealand. At Victoria University of Wellington, 9-17 October 2018.

Topics: Events, Influenza, Theatre, Theatrical performances Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Waiheke RSA is asking the Island community to stop and pause at 11am on the 11th November.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Located in: New Zealand, Waiheke Island
Organised by: 11 November 2018

A play of two parts at University of Otago, remembering student soldiers who returned to their studies after serving in the First World War. Play runs from 6-8 September 2018.

Topics: Events, Performances, Plays, University of Otago Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by:

The Government will mark the centenary with a national commemoration at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on 11 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Roaring Chorus Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

Hear local historian Lesley Wilson talk about her recent overseas travels to France, Belgium, Egypt, and Turkey to research Albany locals at war. At Albany War Memorial Library on 3 October 2018.

Topics: Events, History, Public Talks & Tours, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Albany
Organised by:

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Last Post Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

New Zealand will mark the centenary of its last significant action in the First World War with a national ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on 4 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Le Quesnoy, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, France Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Music Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Leys Orchestra proudly presents a free family concert featuring music from Auckland a century ago, at Epsom's Centennial Theatre on 14 October 2018.

Topics: Events, Concerts, Music Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by:

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.

Topics: Events, Commemorations, Horses, Armistice, Local history Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Tapawera

This exhbition at Ōtaki Museum reflects on the 75 year history of the Scottish-New Zealand connection through the Ōtaki Shield. Runs from 20 July to 29 September 2018.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Otaki
Organised by: Otaki Museum

Join Jeffrey Russell to follow the stories of three women from Lower Hutt concentrating on their lives overseas during the First World War. At Naenae Community Library, 26 September 2018.

Topics: Events, History, Local history, women, Suffrage Audience: Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

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).

Topics: Maheno, Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: Teachers, Students, Public, historians Located in: New Zealand, Maheno

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. 

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Armistice, Cemeteries Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by:

Join The Great War Exhibition team to hear three talks on the lesser known New Zealand experiences of the First World War on 25 October 2018.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, History Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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.

Topics: nurses, Fine Art, Exhibitions, Events, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Masterton, New Zealand, Wanganui
Organised by:

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Community Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by:

A poignant and stirring story based on letters sent home from the front, memoirs of Kiwi Gallipoli veterans and quotes and minutes from the Council of War. In Timaru from 17-24 August 2018.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Soldiers Audience: theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
Organised by:

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.

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations Audience: local community Located in: New Zealand, Akaroa
Organised by:

Commemorating the influenza pandemic of 1918, hear four historians speak and give their accounts of what happened. At Auckland Central Library, 3 October 2018.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Influenza, History Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

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.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Armistice, History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

A book launch and two presentations on the anniversary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair, 8 August 2018, at Palmerston North's Distinction Hotel.

Topics: Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, Events, Public Talks & Tours Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Organised by:

The Mid Canterbury Choir will pay tribute to New Zealand's war heroes in song and readings at Ashburton's Sinclair Centre on 1 July 2018.

Topics: Events, peace, choral, Armistice Day Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: Mid Canterbury Choir

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, choral, peace Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim
Organised by: Marlborough Singers

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.

Topics: Music, Concerts, Armistice, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by:

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Local history, peace Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Tapawera
Organised by:

A solo exhibition, part of an ongoing project that revisits the biography of First World War intern Dr. Hjelmar von Danneville. At Wellington's Enjoy Gallery, Feb-March 2018.

Topics: Art, Events, Exhibitions, Fine Art, Women in wartime Audience: art lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

Beyond Measure installation, comprising 220 screenprinted bandages, modelled on First World War field dressings, suspended in regimental fashion. At the Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, May-June 2018.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Art, Medical care Audience: General, art lovers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by:

Over The Top is a theatrical insight into the lives of nine young Napier locals who enlist and their families left behind. Being performed at Napier Little Theatre on 5-6 July 2018.

Topics: Plays, Events, Local history, nurses, Soldiers Audience: Local residents, General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Napier
Organised by:

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.

Topics: Events, Music, Classical Music, poetry Audience: classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Wellington

Matala-Anzac is the first ever Anzac Day civic service in New Zealand led by members of the Tongan community. Held at Walter Massey Park, Mangere, on 25 April 2018.

Topics: Events, Tonga, Pacific Cultures, Anzac Day 2018 Audience: Tongan community Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by:

A Moving Tribute is a photographic journey of Helen Pollock's ‘Victory Medal’ in each of its 8 installations. On at Devonport's Depot Artspace from 23 April to 9 May 2018.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions Audience: art lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Depot Artspace, Helen Pollock

A Time Like This is the touching, tender, yet at times horrific story of First World War veteran, Douglas Chapman. On at BATS Theatre, Wellington, from 24-28 April 2018.

Topics: Events, Plays Audience: theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

A memorial installation at Papatoetoe's Burnside Park featuring a Ngā Tapuwae banner and commemorating Anzac Day 2018.

Topics: Events, Ngā Tapuwae, Anzac Day 2018 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A new commission from Ross Harris, Face is inspired by the story of Sir Harold Gillies, the Kiwi who became the father of plastic surgery. Premiered by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in 2018.

Topics: Events, Orchestral music, Art
Organised by:

Join Auckland Peace Action for an alternative Anzac Day 2018 event. They will be hosting a peace picnic in the Auckland Domain to commemorate conscientious objectors who resisted war.

Topics: Events, peace, Anzac Day 2018 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Category: Other
Organised by: Auckland Peace Action

Presentation at Palmerston North's Te Manawa by Major General (Retd.) Rhys Jones on the battles of manoeuvre that blunted the German attacks during the Great War. 10 May 2018.

Topics: Spring Offensive, Events, History Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

A free Anzac week 2018 light and sound commemorative event, including live musical performances choreographed to light artworks projected onto Auckland's St David's Presbyterian Church.

Topics: Events, Anzac Day 2018, Heritage, Art Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by:

The Geraldine Play Reading Group and The Geraldine Community Choir present an evening of play reading, poems, song and local Anzac stories on 22 April 2018.

Topics: Community, Local history, Events, Plays, Anzac Day 2018 Audience: Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Geraldine
Organised by:

An Anzac Day commemorative dawn service will be held at 6.10 am on Wednesday 25 April 2018 at Royal Bermuda Regiment, Warwick Camp, South Shore Road, Warwick, Bermuda.

Topics: Anzac Day 2018, Events, Overseas Audience: General
Organised by: Jane Chapman

Helen Pollock’s address at Netball North Harbour on 22 April 2018 will review her recent works commemorating the trauma and long-term consequences for New Zealanders of the First World War.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Sculpture, Art Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: North Shore Labour Party

Join Te Awamutu Brass & The Rosetown Choristers for an afternoon of music entertainment with an Anzac theme and a First World War tunes community sing-a-long on 22 April 2018.

Topics: Events, Songs, choral Located in: New Zealand, Te Awamutu
Organised by:

In this talk, Professor Gary Sheffield explains why, after three years of deadlock, 1918 was decisive, and the Allies emerged victorious. At Palmerston North Central Library, 3 May 2018.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, 1918, History, Armistice Day Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

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.

Topics: Armistice, Events Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim
Organised by:

This exhibition at Rotorua's Arts Village will showcase artwork from the winners and finalists of the The Art of Remembering - Te Pū o Mahara competition. From 21 April - 26 May 2018.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Competitions, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua Museum

Each Sunday evening during the centenary, before the Last Post ceremonies at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, stories of soldiers who died 100 years ago are recited. Read past ones on NZHistory.

Topics: Last Post, Soldiers, Personal stories, Events, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Against the backdrop of war, Anthony Ritchie celebrates the experiences of ordinary people. Hear this secular cantata at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral on 14 April 2018.

Topics: Events, Music, Classical Music, choral Audience: classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Choral

Join Wellington historian Elizabeth Cox for a guided tour of Old St Paul's First World War brass memorials on 25 April 2018.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Anzac Day 2018, Memorials Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Old St Paul's

A public talk by Jane Tolerton, exploring the story of New Zealand women in Egypt, on Lemnos, in England and Malta. At Palmerston North Public Library 18 April 2018.

Topics: Events, Women in wartime, women, Gallipoli, Public Talks & Tours Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

On Good Friday 2018 the Tudor Consort explores the parallel symbolism of the crucifixion of Christ, and the lives of the fallen in this centennial year of the end of the First World War.

Topics: Events, Concert, Music, Classical Music Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Tudor Consort

This Writers & Readers event, as part of the 2018 New Zealand Festival, saw Chris Bourke and Christopher Pugsley trading stories about cultural change during the war.

Topics: Events, Books, intangible cultural heritage, Public Talks & Tours Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Festival

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

Topics: Touring exhibitions, Events, Hospitals Audience: Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Papakura, New Zealand, Upper Hutt, New Zealand, Wairoa

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.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Museums, Regional history Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Canterbury Museum

This retelling of Homer’s Iliad visually updates the setting to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. At PumpHouse Theatre in Auckland, 19-28 April 2018.

Topics: Events, Theatrical performances, Theatre Audience: theatre goers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: The PumpHouse Theatre

To explore the Le Quesnoy-New Zealand connection, the French Department at the University of Waikato are organising a conference in the French town on 2 & 3 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Overseas activities, Overseas events, Conferences, Le Quesnoy

A free presentation by National Geographic Photographer Dr. Jeff Gusky on the graffiti left under the Western Front. At the Great War Exhibition in Wellington, 28 February 2018.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Arras Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

This exhibition at papakura Museum looks at how the First World War changed everyday life in New Zealand. From 12 March to 21 December 2018.

Topics: Home front, History, Exhibitions, Events Audience: General, local community, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Papakura
Organised by: Papakura Museum

Sandra Coney will discuss some of the stories from her new book "Gone West: Great War memorials of Waitakere and their soldiers" at Titirangi Library on 24 February 2018.

Topics: Events, History, Memorials, Local history Audience: General, local community Located in: New Zealand, Waitakere
Organised by:

In this talk Jane Tolerton explores how the feminist 1890s fuelled female ambition and how this was expressed in the fight for suffrage and in the 1914-1918 war. National Library, 28 February 2018.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Women in wartime, suffragists, women Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An audio-visual show and display at Wellington's Great War Exhibition focussing on the myriad ways New Zealand women faced the realities of the First World War. 23 Feb - 19 April 2018.

Topics: Museum, Exhibitions, Events, Women in wartime, women Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Great War Exhibition

International and New Zealand experts will detail 1918 pandemic epidemiology and impact, at a one-day summer school course at the University of Otago Wellington campus on 7 February 2018.

Topics: Influenza, Conference, Events Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

WW100 will mark the Battle of Passchendaele with a national commemorative programme held in Wellington on Thursday 12 October.

Topics: Passchendaele, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

Never a week goes by is an exhibition depicting the impact of the First World War on two Pacific colonies, one English and one French. On at Maison de Deva, Bourail, from 25 April to 16 May 2017.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Pacific, Overseas Audience: General

Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir is proud to premiere a newly commissioned work by New Zealand composer Victoria Kelly, in Auckland and Napier in September and October 2017.

Topics: choral, Choir, Vocal Music, Events, Music Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Napier

Following Anzac Day, historians give their perspectives on the First World War, with an emphasis on events in 1917. At Te Papa, on 26 April 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Education Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A conference organised by the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies and the Labour History Project to be held at Rutherford House, Wellington, 31 Aug-2 Sep 2017.

Topics: Conference, Education, Events Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Rutherford House

A talk arguing that Anzac Day should be used to remember all aspects of the First World War, not just the traditional ones. Held at Te Manawa, Palmerston North on 20 Apr 2017.

Topics: Events, Public talks and tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

The story of the Couch brothers, who all returned safely from the First World War, is told in this exhibition at Takapuna Library, Auckland, 21 Apr - 13 May .

Topics: Events, Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Takapuna Library

Scotland's famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is known as the "greatest show on earth".

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Concert, Events Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Festival

An exhibition of Sikh soldiers in the First and Second World Wars, presented by Sikh Foundation NZ.Wellington Central Library, 12 -27 April 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Sikh Foundation NZ

A workshop for those interested in researching First World War soldiers at Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, on 11 April 2017.

Topics: Events, Workshops, Soldiers, Education Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

A remembrance ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington at 11 am on 7 June 2017 to mark the centenary of the Battle of Messines.

Topics: Messines, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Western Front, Belgium Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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

Panmure Action Group, Warrnambool RSL, and Mt Wellington Panmure RSA joining together in Panmure Victoria on Anzac Day 2017 to reinforce the Anzac Spirit and shared conflict history.

Topics: Overseas, Events, Commemorations, Australia

Choral anthems that reflect upon, and commemorate, the contribution made by New Zealand's service men and women, at St Paul's Collegiate School on 25 April 2017. 

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Events, Music Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Cantando Choir

An exhibition and associated publication featuring women with links to Gisborne who served or volunteered in the First World War. At Tairawhiti Museum from 24 March to 16 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, Women in wartime, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

Sarah Davies, Director of WW100, presents a talk on Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails at the NZ Society of Genealogists' talk at Loaves & Fishes, Wellington, on 26 April 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Genealogy Audience: Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A concert featuring choral and musical performances commemorating the First World War at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Auckland on 22 April 2017.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Concert, Music, Events Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by:

World War One at Sea features the drama and tragedy of seafarers during the war, with a special emphasis on the sinking of the SS Otaki. At Ōtaki Museum from 10 March to 8 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, War at sea, Merchant Marine Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Otaki
Organised by: Otaki Museum

Anna Mackenzie shares, in images and words, her journey into and beyond the war, focussing particularly on the war stories often ignored. At Hastings Library on 5 April 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Stories, Family History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

The Belgians Have Not Forgotten is an exhibition created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, touring New Zealand venues in 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, exhibition, Belgium, Passchendaele Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Wellington

NZSO concerts in Auckland and Wellington in May 2017, featuring Gareth Farr's requiem concerto Chemin des Dames, which pays tribute to the soldiers who fell in the First World War.

Topics: Events, Music, Classical Music, Creative Projects, Creative NZ Co-commissioning Fund Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, France, Auckland, New Zealand, France, Wellington

A poignant, stirring theatrical production, based on actual letters sent home from the front. Performed at Hannah Playhouse, Wellington from 4-8 April 2017.

Topics: Theatre, Performances, Events, Gallipoli Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

A monument to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the New Zealand Shipping Company vessel SS Otaki on 10 March 1917, unveiled by the Governor General at Ōtaki College.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, Merchant Marine, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Local residents, local community, School students Located in: Otaki
Organised by: Ōtaki College

A response to cataclysmic events of war, and to the legacy that has been passed on to the generations who have not known war. Touring the central North Island between 2015-2018.

Topics: Art, Exhibitions, Events Located in: New Zealand, Eltham, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Morrinsville, New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: Elwyn Stone

The Exhibition features forgotten Kiwi songs from the war and tells the stories of the writers and composers. At Blenheim's Millennium Public Art Gallery, 3 February to 19 March 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Music, History Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

Through the eyes of 7 generations of Wellingtonians, The Undertow explores major historical moments in our country’s history, including the First World War. At Te Papa, 17-29 January 2017.

Topics: Performances, Plays, Events Audience: General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Te Rākau Theatre

A reworking of Bob Kerr's paintings of the conscientious objectors' experience, brought them to life in a short film. Plays several times each day at Wellington Museum until 2018.

Topics: Film, Conscientious objection, Events, Conscription Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington Museum

The City Choir Dunedin and Dunedin Symphony Orchestra come together to perform Karl Jenkins' chorla work The Armed Man at the Dunedin Town Hall on 1 April 2017.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Events, Performances, Music, peace Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Screenings of the Gallipoli animated film "25 April" at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington from 19-29 April 2017.

Topics: Film, Gallipoli, Anzac Day 2017, Events Audience: General, Students, children Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Screenings of "For King & Country: New Zealand's First World War on Film" at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington from 22 to 27 April 2017.

Topics: Film, Anzac Day 2017, Events Audience: General, Students, historians, Film lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia. In Waiōuru from 16 December 2016 - 17 January 2017.

Topics: Photography, Events, Exhibitions, Memorials Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

A ceremony to unveil a commemorative plaque near France's future memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, will be held on 18 November 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, France, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An installation artwork as a memorial to the New Zealand soldiers killed during the Gallipoli campaign, showing at Nelson's Refinery Art Gallery in November 2016.

Topics: Memorial Exhibition, Exhibitions, Events, Gallipoli Audience: General Located in: Nelson
Organised by:

To commemorate 100 years of censorship in New Zealand Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in Wellington is showing films that were banned in New Zealand on their initial release throughout November 2016.

Topics: Film, Censorship, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Aorangi Symphony Orchestra proudly presents a unique First World War commemoration concert relating to the Battle of Romani and war in general at the Auckland Town Hall, 20 November 2016.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Sinai Campaign, Concert, Beersheba Audience: classical music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

John Psathas and Mathew Knight discuss the locations, ethos and impact of their recent First World War commemorative collaboration, No Man’s Land at MBIE in Wellington on 2 November 2016

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Music Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A march and series of ceremonies at parliament to remember the contribution that Cook Island soldiers made to the First World War. In Wellington on 16 November 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Cook Islands, Commemorations Audience: Descendants, Pacific cultures Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: CISWWO Committee

Armistice in Cambridge commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the First World War. Held at Mighty River Domain, Cambridge, on 12-13 November 2016.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Events, Commemorations, reenactmnents, Armistice Day Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
Organised by:

Come and celebrate the book launch of Balls, Bullets and Boots, and hear from former CDF Sir Bruce Ferguson, this Armistice Day at Palmerston North's Convention Centre, 11 November 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, rugby, Books, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Organised by:

The RNZN Band presents their third Remembrance Day concert paying tribute to New Zealand’s past and present. At Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, on 11 November 2016.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Concert, Armistice Day Audience: Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Interested in researching someone who served in the First World War? Come to a presentation on war records at National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, on 18 October 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Research, Family History, Events Audience: General, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

On 12 October 2016, as part of Seniors Week, join a tour focusing on the people and historic events relating to Parliament during the First World War

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Parliament Audience: Seniors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Parliamentary Service

In Somme/Silk Road, photorealist painter David Woodings uses postcards to illustrate one of the war's bloodiest battles. At the National Army Museum from 5 October 2016 - 30 April 2017.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Events, Exhibitions, Somme, Art Audience: Arts appreciators, General Located in: Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

A range of events in October 2016 to celebrate the centenary of Featherston's Anzac Hall, built by the people of Wairarapa in 1916 to entertain soldiers training nearby. 

Topics: Variety Concerts, Family Entertainment, Concert, preservation, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Featherston

As part of the pets and animals blessing at Dannevirke's Anglican Church Hall on 2 October 2016, there will be a commemoration of the millions of animals drafted into the First World War.

Topics: Events, Animals Located in: Dannevirke
Organised by:

Join the Western Front Association at a meeting at Auckland's Observation Post at Kennedy Park with a lecture on the Somme by Herb Farrant on 16 October 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Western Front, Somme Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, at Timaru Botanic Gardens on 18 September 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

A public talk on the history of Waikumete Cemetery's general military section since 1918 with Lisa Truttman at Auckland Central City Library on 28 September 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Cemeteries, Soldiers, History Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

This presentation at the Marlborough Convention Centre on 25 September 2016 will be given by New Zealand Defence Force historian Matthew Buck.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Somme, History Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

To mark the War in France Commemorations in Wellington on 18 September 2016, we have an exclusive opportunity to tell the story of France in The Great War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, France Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Great War Exhibition

To mark the official commemoration of the War in France on 18 September 2016, the Great War Exhibition will be offering its very popular poppy making workshop.

Topics: Children, Kids, Holidays, Poppy making, Events Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Great War Exhibition

What happened when the Eastbourne RSA decided to publish a history of its community’s experiences of war? Find out at Petone Library on 1 September 2016.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Local history Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Council

A naval war art exhibition of brothers Esmond & Hal Atkinson's pen & ink sketches of service in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve at Petone from 3-23 November 2016.

Topics: war art, Events, Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Artists, naval historians, archivists, primary and secondary students, local community Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by:

Dr Ian McGibbon will speak at a lunchtime Public History Talk on 7 September 2016 on his forthcoming publication, New Zealand's Western Front Campaign.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Western Front, History, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Join the residents of Radius Fulton Care Centre, Dunedin, on 15 September 2016 as they remember those who fought in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme, Commemorations Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A pop up exhibition at Renwick Community Memorial Hall on 20 and 21 August 2016, with a focus on the men from Renwick who served in the First World War.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Local history, Soldiers Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

A concert by the Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery to commemorate the centenary of the Somme. At Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden, Auckland on 25 September 2016.

Topics: Classical Music, bands, Events, Music, Somme Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The New Zealand Division suffered catastrophic losses on the Somme during September 1916. This talk at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum on 27 September 2016 commemorates Otago’s worst day.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Somme, Regional history, History Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

A ceremony of remembrance will be held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on the centenary of New Zealand's entry to the battle: 15 September.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

At the close of Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Centre's Anzac project on 3 September 2016, come hear Kevin Soster's public talk on William Leefe Robinson.

Topics: Events, Soldiers, Public Talks & Tours, air war Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

Writer Anna Mackenzie shares her journey into and beyond the war, focussing particularly on the war stories often ignored, at MTG Century Theatre, Napier, on 8 October 2016.

Topics: Events, Literary Audience: General, Writers Located in: New Zealand, Napier
Organised by: Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Join Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision for the Wellington screenings of "The Battle of the Somme", a film shot in 1916. Screening on 14-17 September 2016.

Topics: Events, films, Somme, Battle of the Somme Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Other

Discover more about your ancestors during Family History Month. This workshop is to be held at Taita Community Library on 19 August 2016.

Topics: Events, Family History, Workshops, Public Talks & Tours, Genealogy Audience: family historians, geneologists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

A screening of "For King & Country: New Zealand's First World War on Film" at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington on 10-12 August 2016.

Topics: Film, Events Audience: General, Film lovers, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Special commemorative event in collaboration with Massey University, featuring Ashley Ekins, Australian War Memorial military historian, at Palmerston North Central Library on 8 August 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, History Audience: historians Located in: Palmerston North
Organised by: Massey University

An exhibition on the Somme brings to life the remarkable life and military career of Dunedin-born Lt-Col James Waddell, veteran of France's Foreign Legion.

Topics: Exhibitions, Soldiers, Events, Overseas Audience: General, New Zealanders, historians, Expats, Local residents

An opportunity to find out more about the Measuring the ANZACs project, using citizen historians to transcribe service files. At the National Library, Wellington, on 20 July 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Historical records, Events, family histories Audience: family historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Join students from a French and a New Zealand high school as they commemorate the first day of the Battle of the Somme, with songs, poems and readings, at Auckland Museum on 1 July 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Somme, Events, France Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A remembrance service at Nelson's Founders Heritage Park on the centenary of New Zealand's entry into the Battle of the Somme, 15 September 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Somme, Events, remembrance Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Founders Heritage Park

Recording and displaying Methven's First World War soldier stories in the Methven Heritage Centre during the centenary period.

Topics: Local history, Events, Exhibitions, History Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Methven

In this workshop, you'll get an overview of the Measuring the ANZACs project and an introduction to its use in teaching NZ history and social studies. At Wellington High School on 22 July 2016.

Topics: Education, History, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Websites Audience: Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Measuring the ANZACs

Come to the Auckland Central Library on 21 September 2016 and hear the ‘futility’ argument re-examined, and the Somme’s long New Zealand shadow considered.

Topics: Western Front, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Somme, History Audience: Family history researchers, Individuals / Families, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

A small exhibition and service of remembrance to mark the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme at Remuera Rackets Club, Auckland, on 1 July 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme, Exhibitions Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Remuera Rackets Club

A multi-media living history presentation telling the story of soldiers from the district that served at The Somme. Several performances at Motueka District Museum over 5-6 April 2016.

Topics: Local history, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Conscription, Somme Audience: General, Local residents, local visitors, Family history researchers, School children Located in: New Zealand, Motueka

A commemorative service to mark the centenary of the opening of New Zealand No.1 Hospital at Brockenhurst, held at All Saints Garrison Church, Burnham Military Camp, on 29 June 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Brockenhurst, Health and hygiene at war, Medical care, Events Audience: Descendants, Historians of health and medicine Located in: New Zealand, Rolleston

An exhibition illustrating the building of Kaitaia's First World War memorial and the later relocation. Held at Kiwi North Museum, Kaitaia, from 1 May - 1 July 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Memorials, Local history Audience: General, Local residents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Kaitaia

Join the Auckland War Memorial Museum as they bring back to life the voices of New Zealanders for or against conscription in the First World War, between 30 July and 21 August 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Conscription Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The New Zealand Branch of the Western Front Association's talk on 26 June 2016 looks at Armentieres one hundred years ago. Held at the Observation Post in Castor Bay, Auckland.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Western Front, Armentieres, History Audience: historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

In the spirit of Matariki, the Great War Exhibition in Wellington offers guided tours to tell the story of Māori in the First World War. Held on weekends between 18-26 June 2016.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Public Talks & Tours, Events, Maori Audience: historians, General, Maori, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

A unique programme to mark the centenary of one of the first Anzac Day observances, in Petone, Wellington.

Anzac Day commemoration at Petone, 25 April 1916. Credit: Albert Percy Godber. Reference: APG 590 ½, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. The picture is taken after the ceremony. The Australian Red Ensign is flying on the right.
Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2016, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

A service of gratitude at the Mazargues War Cemetery in Marseilles to commemorate the centenary of the NZEF's landing in France on 11 April 1916.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Overseas Audience: General, Local residents

A Pacific poppy. An outstretched hand. An abstract painting. View a collection of Max Gimblett's commemorative arts works at Ngā Toi, Te Papa, from 16 March - 22 May 2016.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Events, Exhibitions Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Join a free lecture with author Jennifer Haworth on the story of the First World War commissioned war artists, at Waikato Museum on 11 May 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, war art, Events, History Audience: General, Arts appreciators, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

Photographs, artworks, installations, talks, readings, poetry and prose, printed and audiovisual material at Linwood Community Arts Centre, Christchurch, 11-25 April 2016.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Exhibtions, Events, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by:

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.

 

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, Memorials Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Canterbury Museum

Special tours focusing on historic events relating to Parliament during the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Parliament, politics Audience: General, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Parliamentary Service

Survivor World War One is interactive fun for all ages. Play the game at Kaitaia's Te Ahu Centre and see how you survive or not. Exhibition runs from March 2016 to February 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Kaitaia
Organised by: Te Ahu Centre

Historian Steve Watters investigates the reaction to the introduction of conscription in New Zealand in this lecture at Whanganui's Davis Theatre on 19 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Conscription Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui
Organised by:

Focusing on life ‘at home’ during the First World War, the Home Front exhibition explores how events half a world away shaped lives at home. From 26 February - 13 November 2016.

Topics: Events, Home front, Exhibitions Audience: General, Tourists, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

"Gallipoli: End of the Road / Canakkale – Yolun Sonu" (2013) is screening as part of the Turkish Film Festival, at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Wellington, on 23 April 2016.

Topics: Events, Film, Turkey, Gallipoli Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

As part of Taupo Public Library's 'War Stories' lecture serres on 21 April 2016, Dr Pamel Wood speaks about the sinking of HMS Marquette in the First World War.

Topics: Events, History, Marquette Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Taupo

As part of the Auckland Writers Festival, author and publisher Jenny Harworth looks at New Zealand's First World War artists. At Auckland Art Gallery on 15 May 2016.

Topics: Events, war art, Art, History, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, Arts appreciators, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Cynthia and Chris McKenzie reflect on their experience at Gallipoli during the centenary of the landings in this exhibition at Devonport's Depot Space from 9-27 April 2016.

Topics: Events, Anzac Day 2016, Gallipoli, Art, Exhibitions Audience: Arts appreciators, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Depot Artspace

On 25 April 2016 we commemorate 100 years since the first Anzac Day service. Join us at the Auckland War Memorial Museum for a day of activities and free guided tours.  

Topics: Commemorations, Events, Anzac Day 2016, Tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Keith Garwood will talk about his research into local soldiers who served and died in the First World War, at the Petone Community Library on 23 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Local history, Soldiers Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

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

Learn how to search for and download New Zealand's First World War soldier records from Archives NZ at Papakura's Sir Edmund Hillary Library on 22 April 2016.

Topics: Education, Events, Family History, Research, Soldiers Audience: Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Papakura
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

A re-enactment of the Kaikoura Mounted Riders leaving to join the Canterbury Mounted Rifles contingent at Kaikoura's Anzac Day commemorations on 25 April 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Horses, reenactmnents, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Kaikoura
Organised by:

To commemorate the Anzacs, make a poppy in remembrance, to plant on the Museum lawn. Materials provided. Drop in at any time between 23-25 April 2016.

Topics: Events, poppies, remembrance, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

Hear author Andrew Francis speak about the fascinating research that went into 'That Dear Little Home in the Bay', at the Petone Community Library on 9 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Local history, Medical care Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Discover how to access and interpret First World War records at these hands-on workshops at various Lower Hutt libraries between 19-29 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Workshops, Events, Education Audience: Descendants, historians, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto the National War Memorial at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop will run each evening from 21 to 25 April 2016.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Commemorations, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

Join Belgian composer Jef Neve for In Flanders Fields, a concert exploring the Belgian experience of the war, and New Zealand's relationship with it, at Auckland Museum on 2 April 2016.

Topics: Music, Belgium, Events Audience: General, Music lovers, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by:

In three concerts at Featherston's Anzac Hall between 27 March and 24 April 2016, you will hear original First World War songs, as featured in the Farewell Zealandia exhibition.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Music Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
Organised by:

The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra's 2016 season finishes with a programme featuring works that reflect the times of the First World War. Held in the Dunedin Town Hall on 1 October 2016.

Topics: Classical Music, Music, Events Audience: classical music lovers, Music lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

CHB Settlers Museum's 2016 exhibition focuses on 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, and the 42 local boys lost in 1916. The exhibition runs from 13 March 2016 - 13 March 2017.

Topics: Exhibtions, Somme, Events, Local history Audience: Local residents, General, Descendants, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Waipawa

The role of Tairāwhiti women who served overseas in the First World War is the focus of this public lecture at the Tairāwhiti Museum on 25 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Women in wartime, Local history, Events, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

Çanakkale – Road to Peace Out of War is a photographic exhibition offering a unique Turkish perspective of Gallipoli, at the Waikato Museum from 2 April - 3 July 2016.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, Gallipoli Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

In a lecture titled 'You get a feed there', Mark Houlahan speaks on Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary and in commemoration of the First World War. In Hamilton on 23 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Literary Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

In this documentary, Sam Neill looks through the lens of his own family to uncover some overlooked truths about Gallipoli. Screened at Waikato Museum on 25 April 2016.

Topics: Film, Events, Gallipoli, Family History, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

This display, drawn from Tairāwhiti Museum’s collections, reflects on children’s experiences of war. On display in Gisborne between 1 April -  19 June 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Children, Kids, Holidays, Home front Audience: General, children, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

This book, written by leading NZ and international historians, looks at the impact of the First World War. The launch will be held at Palmerston North Central Library on 11 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Publications, Books Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

To mark the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme, a commemorative tree will be planted in the Matata Rest Area on 5 March 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, Trees, Somme Audience: General, Local residents
Organised by:

Cantando Choir returns to the peaceful setting of Hamilton Gardens on Anzac Day 2016 for a presentation of reflective music and words.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Anzac Day 2016, Events, Music, choir Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Cantando Choir

Anna shares some of the letters between her grandfather and great uncle that led to her discovering a story crying out to be told. Held at the Embassy Theatre, Wellington, on 10 March 2016.

Topics: Literary, NZ Festival, Events, Writers Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Festival

In March 2016, Peter Kennedy presents a lecture series on New Zealand’s involvement on the Western Front in Mosgiel, Gore, Christchurch and Auckland.

Topics: Events, History, Education Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Gore
Organised by: Innovative Travel

A commemorative programme of events around Anzac Day on sites associated with New Zealand on the former Western Front.

Topics: Commemorations, Events, Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General, Expats, Tourists

This performance installation, set in the trenches in 1916, uses original music, puppetry, projection mapping, and live and virtual words. At Te Manawa, 27-28 February 2016.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Theatrical performances, Soldiers Audience: General, children, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

This exhibition has a focus on the men from Blenheim who served in the First World War, and local Marlborough context of the day. Held at Bookworld, Blenheim, 12-14 February 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Exhibitions, Local history Audience: Local residents, General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

Telling the experiences of Turkish and ANZAC soldiers at Gallipoli, this poster exhibition will be held at National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, from 12 February - 24 March 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Gallipoli, Turkey Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

A talk given by Dr Azer Banu Kemaloglu and Dr Ian McGibbon looks at the recollections of ordinary soldiers from Turkey and the Allies at Gallipoli, held in Wellington on 12 February 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Gallipoli, History, Turkey Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

On 23 February 2016 Vietnam veteran and historian Bill Barnes will speak on the origins of the First World War and New Zealand’s involvement at Ashburton Art Gallery.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

On Tuesday 23 February 2016 heritage writer Ian Collins will give a talk at the Ashburton Gallery on ‘The Fortunes of War: The military careers of two Canterbury First World War soldiers'

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Soldiers, Events, Local history Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

Two action-packed days of old fashioned fun – including several First World War battle re-enactments – at the Rangitata Island Aerodrome, 23-24 April 2016.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Events, reenactmnents, Military Located in: New Zealand, Geraldine
Organised by:

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, Ashburton Art Gallery, 30 January - 27 March 2016.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, Memorials, Art Audience: Arts appreciators, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

New Zealand and Australian artists commemorate the Anzac legend 100 years after it was forged at Gallipoli. Exhibition held at Porirua's PATAKA Art + Museum, 27 November 2015 - 7 February 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Art, ANZAC Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by:

Women of Empire 1914-1918 draws on the personal experiences of New Zealand women during the First World War. Join an exhibition floor talk at The Nelson Provincial Museum on 1 February 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Women in wartime, women, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, historians, Women, Students Located in: New Zealand, Nelson

A programme of commemorative events surround the unveiling of the New Zealand Tunnelling Company memorial dedication in Waihi's Gilmour Reserve on 22 January 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Tunnellers, Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waihi
Organised by:

Head to Auckland's Central City Library on 20 April 2016 to learn about resources and genealogical research about Pacific Islanders who served in the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, family histories, Pacific Cultures, Genealogy Audience: Genealogists, Descendants, Pacific cultures Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

In Somme/Silk Road, photorealist painter David Woodings uses postcards to illustrate one of the war's bloodiest battles. At ArtsPost in Hamilton from 22 April - 23 May 2016.

Topics: Contemporary Art, postcards, Exhibitions, Events Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

A regimental mess-themed luncheon at Featherston Anzac on 24 January 2016 to commemorate the centenary of the opening of the Featherston Military Training Camp.

Topics: Charity, Fundraisers, Events, Military camps, Sculpture Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
Category: Other
Organised by:

He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph provides portable digital access to Online Cenotaph using innovative purpose-built digitisation kiosks at a range of locations throughout New Zealand.

Topics: Events, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: General, Descendants, Researchers

This event is pay tribute to New Zealand and Australian parliamentary staff who enlisted and served in the First World War. Held at Wellington's Cenotaph on 20 January 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Parliament, Australia Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Parliamentary Service

From 11 November - 2 December 2015, over 860 light poles will cover Wellington's Appleton Park, lighting up in the wind, and representing Wellingtonians who lost their lives at Gallipoli.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, Gallipoli, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Chris Bennewith

An Armistice Day commemorative service at the Cenotaph, followed by the launch of the street-naming initiative 'Poppy Places' at the Central Library on 11 November 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Commemorative events, Local history, Armistice Day Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Organised by:

Kae Lewis explores the continuing connections of Thames and New Zealand to the First World War battlefields of France and Belgium. At The Treasury on 19 November 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Local history, Events, History Audience: Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: The Treasury

This new chamber opera brings powerfully to life how Gallipoli was a domestic story as well as a military one. At Shed 6, as part of the New Zealand Festival, 3-6 March 2016.

Topics: Events, Gallipoli, Opera, NZ Festival, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Arts appreciators, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Festival

Part of the 2016 NZ Festival, this concert gives a voice to our First World War's “relicts” – the widows and sweethearts who waved their men goodbye and never saw them again.

Topics: Events, Concert, Music, Home front, NZ Festival Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: New Zealand Festival

Come to Auckland War Memorial Museum on 11 november 2015 and take time to remember those who served, those who are currently serving and those who have given their lives in military service.

Topics: Commemorations, Museums, Events, Armistice Day Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Remember some of those who signed up to serve in the First World War, died in the Wellington area, and were buried in the Services Section of Karori Cemetery. Tour on 11 November 2015.

Topics: Cemeteries, Public Talks & Tours, Events, Armistice Day Audience: historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

This new chamber opera brings powerfully to life how Gallipoli was a domestic story as well as a military one. At Maidment Theatre, as part of the Auckland Arts Festival, 10-12 March 2016.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Gallipoli, Home front, Opera Audience: General, Arts appreciators, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Arts Festival

On 8 November 2015, Christ Church in Whangarei will host two services to remember the lives of all those lost in war.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Church, Religion, peace, Events Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei
Organised by: Christ Church

On 14 November 2015, as part of the Waiheke Literary Festival, historian Christopher Pugsley and Dr Mary Paul join publisher Jeremy Shylock to discuss issues related to writing about war.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Writers, war literature, History Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waiheke Island

Gallipoli, From Tauranga to the Trenches is the second exhibition from the Tauranga Heritage Collection commemorating the First World War.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, History, Local history, Gallipoli Audience: General, Local residents, Teachers, Students Located in: Tauranga, Te Puke

An illustrated talk about NZ Army Nurses and the sinking of the troop/transport ship Marquette during the First World War. At Hunters Corner Town Centre, 20 October 2015.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, History, nurses, Marquette Audience: General, historians, Nurses, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Manukau City

What was it like to be a first-generation German-Kiwi serving in the NZEF during the First World War? Find out at Palmerston North Public Library on 5 November 2015.

Topics: History, Events, Germany, Soldiers, Samoa Audience: historians, General, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Listen to stories of rugby in the First World War told by Clive Akers, Evan Torrance and Geoff Watson at Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North, on 11 November 2015.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, rugby, Sport, History Audience: Sports People, General, children Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

A discussion on the history of the Passchendaele memorial locomotive, AB608, its relevance to the war and the contribution NZ Railways made to the war effort. At Toitū on 26 October 2015.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, History, railway, Passchendaele Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Mothers, Daughters, Wives is a concert that focuses on those who are often left behind at times of war. Performed on 14 November 2015 at the National War Memorial, Wellington.

Topics: Events, Concert, Families, Women in wartime Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Nota Bene

A Marquette Angel is the latest From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition, a mobile series commemorating the centenary of the First World War. 

Topics: Marquette, Tauranga, Exhibitions, Events, nurses Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

An illustrated presentation looking at the experiences of the hundreds of thousands of Germany's First World War prisoners of war, at Auckland's Central City Library, 4 November 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Germany, History, Events Audience: Genealogists, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

Leopard Coachlines Canterbury Brass and The Plainsmen present a remembrance concert at Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre, Christchurch, on 6 November 2015.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Events, Concert, Music Audience: Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by:

Taki Rua Productions presents the world premiere of All Our Sons, a ground-breaking First World War play by Witi Ihimaera, at Circa Theatre, Wellington, between 6-14 November 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Plays, Theatrical performances, Maori, Events Audience: General, theatre goers, Descendants, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Taki Rua Productions

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.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, Music, Events, Commemorations Audience: classical music lovers, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

'Remember' is a concert the Navy Band perform on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2015, at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Concert, Music, Events, Armistice Day Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A self-drive guide available in Christchurch on 24 October 2015 locates memorials commemorating the nurses who drowned on the Marquette in 1915. 

Topics: Education, Events, Tours, nurses Audience: General, Nurses, Descendants, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by:

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.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, nurses, Women in wartime Audience: General, Nurses, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by:

Professor Glyn Harper talks about the make-up of the NZ soldier in the First World War; who they were and where they came from. At Te Manawa in Palmerston North, 15 October 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Soldiers Audience: General, historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Porirua's PATAKA Art + Museum hosts Laurence Aberhart's extensive series of photographs of First World War memorials between 11 September and 15 November 2015.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, Fine Art, Memorials Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Porirua

This exhibition at Dunedin's Otago Museum telling the story of three local nurses as they care for wounded soldiers during the Great War. Runs from 1 October 2015 - 31 January 2016.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, nurses, Women in wartime Audience: General, historians, Students,