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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Readings, prayers and music and celebratory quarter peal by the bell ringers at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on 11 November 2018 from 10am. Bring an instrument for the Roaring Chorus.

Topics: Music, prayers, worship, Armistice, peace Audience: Families, Individuals Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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

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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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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An interactive digital installation that will fill Pukeahu with messages of peace, hope and remembrance on the Armistice centenary, 11 November 2018. Messages go live on 1 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Digital, peace, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Commemorations
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

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

Topics: Events, Armistice, peace, Music Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
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A New Zealand Garden for Peace in Le Quesnoy, France, to be unveiled on 10 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Le Quesnoy, Garden, peace, Overseas activities

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

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
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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

On the centenary of the conclusion of the First World War, the Manawatu Catholic Worker celebrated the heroes of peace with a calendar featuring stories of men and women who stood up for peace.

Topics: Publications, Calendars, peace
Organised by: Manawatu Catholic Worker

The 2017 upgrade reflects the memorial’s importance as a centre of the city’s war and peace commemorations and will better cater for the growing Anzac Day crowds.

Topics: Memorials, peace Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by: Porirua City Council

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

As part of the service at St Matthew's Anglican Church on 13 November 2016, Wairarapa Singers will be performing excerpts from "The Armed Man" by Karl Jenkins.

Topics: choral, peace, Armistice Day Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
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This new book commemorates the day when fighting stopped in 1918 and looks at what happened next. Partnered with best-selling Anzac Day, it makes an excellent reference for the whole family.

Topics: Publications, Education, Books, peace, Peace celebrations Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General
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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

An 80-strong choir with full orchestra performs Karl Jenkins' anti-war piece, The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace at Nelson College on 26 October 2015.

Topics: Classical Music, Events, Concert, choir, choral Audience: Music lovers, classical music lovers, Peace Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson Civic Choir

To coincide with the First World War centenary commemorations, The Foundation for Peace Studies Aotearoa/NZ hosts a peace conference at AUT Auckland on 19-20 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Conferences, Events, peace Audience: General, academics, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Young students of the German language in Wellington are decorating white balloons on the themes of peace & understanding at Frank Kitts Park on 24 April 2015.

Topics: peace, Creative Projects, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Goethe Institut

Thistle Hall in Wellington is working alongside a dedicated group of artists, performers, historians and activists to bring you the Remember the Peacemakers programme between 20 April - 3 May 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, resistance, Anzac Day 2015, peace Audience: General, Activists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Thistle Hall

Speakers from a variety of left groups will create a discourse on the theme of war and peace at the 17 Tory Street Art Space, Wellington, on 25 February 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, peace, politics Audience: Activists, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: The Freedom Shop

A conference at Auckland's St Columba Centre on Saturday 8 November to look at how and why we remember the First World War.

Topics: Education, Conferences, Commemoration, rememberence, peace Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: St Columba Centre

A 2-day event at Karapiro to commemorate the end of the First World War. 10-11 November, 2018, see famous battle re-enactments, restored military vehicles, militaria for sale.

Topics: Events, peace, Commemorations, Armistice, Roaring Chorus Audience: General, Students, Families, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge