Activities & Projects
The New Zealand Tattoo takes place at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Arena on 12-13 April 2019, coinciding with the centenary of the return of the Maori Pioneer Battalion in 1919.
Remembering the Tuhoe soldiers who fought in the First World War in an Armistice ceremony at Pipipari Marae, Waimana, on 11 November 2018.
New Zealand marked the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in October 2017 with a week of services and events in Belgium, including a light and sound show on the Ieper ramparts.
Find out about the 'missing' memorials of the Māori communities on the East Coast at Auckland Central City Library, 15 Nov 2017, 12pm.
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. 24–25 June 2017.
The development and promotion of resources to Ngāi Tahu whānui and the wider community, that share the stories and history of our soldiers who contributed to New Zealand’s war effort.
Te Hokowhitu a Tu - Maori Pioneers is an exhibit that commemorates the exploits of the Maori Battalion during the First World War.
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.
A digital roll sourced from the Online Cenotaph containing the names and details of Māori and Pacific Islanders who served in the First World War.
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.
This year's New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka – at Te Papa on 3-5 July 2015 – has a special focus to commemorate the centenary of the landing of the Maori Contingent at Gallipoli.
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.
The National Library of New Zealand have brought together an articulate group of speakers who are passionate about the subject of Māori participation in war. Wellington, 25 April 2015.
This exhibition of four flower photographs at Te Papa commemorates the soldiers of the New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion who died on European battlefields. 23 March - 31 May.
Chris Pugley's history of the Maori and Pacific Island role in the First World War makes a welcome return to shelves after being republished in April 2015.
The 2015 edition of Opera in the Pa will honour the brave men of the famous First World War Māori Pioneer Battalion. Held at Te Puia, in Rototua, on 21 March 2015.
An exhibition at the Hastings War Memorial Library featuring images of Māori soldiers during the First World War. Runs from 1 April to 24 April 2015.
The Last Maopo, a book to be officially launched on Anzac Day 2014, provides insight into the Māori experience of the First World War by retelling the life of Ngāi Tahu soldier Wiremu Maopo.
New work being premiered in the New Zealand Festival on 28 February 2014, composed by Ross Harris, poetry by Vincent O'Sullivan and Taonga Puoro by Horomona Horo.