Activities & Projects
From mid-July to Armistice Day 2018 the Wairarapa Times-Age will be running the life story of someone connected to the First World War each issue to mark the 100 years since the end of the war.
With Mt Maunganui RSA, we're fundraising to build Papamoa's war memorial to be completed by 11/11/18.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the story of Charles Southey, who was awarded the Military Medal for bravery following the Battle of Passchendaele.
I Died in Hell, Passchendaele tells the story of Carl Jordan using his own words and those of his friends and gives an insight into what these men endured.
'Tauranga 1918' is a reminder that as the First World War continued to rage, Tauranga residents could do nothing but grieve and carry on.
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.
A presentation and NZ military records research afternoon at Petone Community Library, Lower Hutt, on 12 March 2017.
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.
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.
Recording and displaying Methven's First World War soldier stories in the Methven Heritage Centre during the centenary period.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'
This book records, for the first time, biographies and stories about the nurses (both registered and unregistered) and chaplains with a Nelson/Tasman connection, who served in the First World War.
The Nelson Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists has indexed the names of people cited in the Nelson Anglican archives who were associated with First World War activities.
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.
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.
Four murals of the "Fields of Remembrance" banners have been externally mounted on a wall at the Ngaruawahia RSA to honour the men and women of Ngaurawahia who served in the First World War
Gallipoli, From Tauranga to the Trenches is the second exhibition from the Tauranga Heritage Collection commemorating the First World War.
A display of photographs, mementos and copies of military histories of the men from the Pukekohe East School and District who fought in the First World War. In Pukekohe from 10-11 October 2015.
Andrew Francis presents at talk about the Taumaru Military Convalescent Home in Lowry Bay, at the Eastbourne Community Library on 5 September 2015.
Keith Garwood shares his mapping work identifying the homes of Lower Hutt residents who served in the First World War. At Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, 9 September 2015.
A free talk at Te Puke Public Library about local man Arnold Watson who joined the Imperial Camel Corp in the First World War. This Family History Month event is held on 27 August 2015.
An exhibition featuring photos and brief histories of Marton's local soldiers who served in the First World War. On at Vahalla Cinema Complex from 18-29 August 2015.
A play based on the prolific First World War fundraiser Helena Barnard, performed by St Mary's Diocesan School students. At The Castle, Stratford, from 11-13 August 2015.
Join the Garden Place Library in Hamilton for a series of talks on various aspects of the Home Front in the Waikato during the First World War, between 6 August and 10 September 2015.
Explore the First World War battlefield recollections of former Otago Museum Director H D Skinner through objects and his own words. Exhibition runs from 7 August 2015 to 31 July 2016.
Repainting of Whangaroa RSA building in Kaeo in its original 1925 colours
Thames-Coromandel District Council is developing a conservation plan for the Thames Monument, an early 1920s memorial which commemorates local soldiers who were lost in the First World War.
Display of photographs of local servicemen and adding of two flagpoles to RSA premises.
WW100 Anzac Display showing 4000 poppies and Gallipoli and Western Front images at Coach House Museum from 24 April - 30 June 2015.
Posters and paintings looking at Manawatu preparing and returning from war. At Palmerston North's Vault Gallery from 30 April - 26 May 2015.
In the lead up to commemorating Anzac Day 2015, staff from the Christchurch City Libraries have developed 'The New Brighton Boys' display. At New Brighton Library from 22 April - 31 May 2015.
A 300 page publication listing all the fallen mentioned on memorials in the area.
An insight into the men and women from Plimmerton who served In the Eqypt/Dardanelles campaign. At Emerging Light Gallery, 24 April - 8 May 2015.
The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens between 23 - 28 April 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops.
Te Awamutu Museum presents the powerful personal stories of seven Waikato-Maniapoto men who fought as soldiers in the First World War in 'Ake, Ake, Ake', from 25 April - 27 October 2015.
Telling the stories of Hawke’s Bay First World War participants in NZ and overseas. MTG Hawke's Bay's First World War exhibition opens in Napier on 18 April 2015.
Papatoetoe Historical Society presents this free exhibition showcasing Papatoetoe's extensive military history and war memorabilia at Youthline Manukau Centre, 20 April - 9 May 2015
A display of photos and tribute pennants for local fallen Anzacs at Kaeo's Wesleydale Memorial Church, 20-24 April 2015. Powhiri and blessing on 19 April: http://goo.gl/eJ7joJ
Tour Taranaki's war memorials with Puke Ariki's heritage experts on 6 June 2015.
The Pukekohe East Hall Committee extends an invitation to families of men and women who have gone off to war from the Pukekohe East district. Reflect, remember and share on 26 April 2015.
On 21 April 2015, come celebrate the launch of Palmerston North City Libraries' new website dedicated to the contributions our local community and beyond made to the First World War.
Join Peter Olsen on a bus tour of a selection of the more than 50 First World War memorials that dot the Manawatu landscape. Departing from Palmerston North on 26 April 2015.
This exhibition at PATAKA honours the memories of those from the Porirua area who served on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey between April and December 1915. Exhibition runs from April-3 May 2015.
This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.
An exhibition of items from Tairāwhiti Museum's collection with relevance to the First World War and to the Gisborne-East Coast region. From 24 April - 14 June 2015.
Discover more about Marlborough's role in the First World War at the Marlborough Provincial Museum and Archives, Blenheim, between 25 April and 3 May 2015.
This Nelson Provincial Museum exhibition presents stories of those from around Nelson who were involved in or affected by the Gallipoli campaign. From 25 April 2015 - 24 April 2016.
An exhibition at Paekakariki Station Museum that looks at local Paekakariki First World War soldiers and the Native Contingent. From 15 February to Anzac weekend.
An exhibition at the Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum in Waipawa tells the stories of some of the local soldiers who went to the First World War. Runs from 30 January - 30 April 2015.
An exhibition at Mount Maunganui's Classic Flyers Museum to honour local soldiers, their families and the community. Opens Anzac Day 2015 and runs till 23 May.
A book that shares the stories of the soldiers from the Thames region who went off to the First World War. Launched in 2014.
The Heritage Story Map combines satellite photography of contemporary Wellington with images and stories from the First World War. View it on mobile or your browser.
Creating biographies of the men who are on local memorials including Motueka, Riwaka, Ngatimoti, Lower Moutere, Upper Moutere, Tasman Mapua and Dovedale, and some missing from memorials.
The Lake Taupo Genealogy group are undertaking a large research project tracing soldiers with links to the Taupo District who fought in the First World War, and telling their stories.
An invitation to members of the Taupo District community to digitally share your memorabilia relating to the First World War, or tell the story of how the First World War impacted your family.
A silent slideshow (inspired by the Berry photographic plates) of formal portraits taken of servicemen before they headed off to the unknown trials of war.
A family history EXPO on 16-17 August 2014, Public Library, Paraparaumu; with a range of guests and agencies on hand to assist, plus stories and memories of the First World War.
The Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives is compiling an index of names recorded on rolls of honour and memorial plaques in New Zealand Methodist churches.
Finding First World War rolls of honour in Point Chevalier, Avondale and New Lynn, researching the names, and those not included on honour boards within the areas, with view to publication.
Researching and documenting local involvement in the First World War to enrich the Coromandel Heritage Trust's existing website.
An online exhibition and timeline to commemorate the centenary using documents and images from the Auckland Council Archives collection, plus indexing of names from war memorials.
The North Otago First World War Roll of Honour has been professionally conserved to ensure that it is available for research use.
Transcribing war memorials in Otago & Southland. Publishing details of soldiers in our monthly newsletter. Cross-referencing Invercargill Cenotaph to all memorials for future publication.
This exhibition at Rotorua Museum tells some of the many powerful stories from the First World War through objects and memories contributed by the Rotorua community. 2 July 2014-2 November 2014.
Discover how the First World War changed life for people in the Waitaki District in an exhibition at North Otago Museum, from 13 September 2014 and 29 March 2015.
Tauranga City Libraries are collecting the stories, photographs, letters and so on of locals connected with the First World War.
A project to place images and brief information boards about Lower Hutt WW1 soldiers/heroes in locations closest to their residential address at their time of signing up.