Activities & Projects
A new exhibition looking at Passchendaele from the perspective of those who took part. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 8.30am - 5pm.
A powerful new exhibition about the experience of New Zealanders in the tragic Battle of Passchendaele. The Great War Exhibition, Wellington, 4 Oct – 3 Dec 2017.
An exhibition of the work of renowned architect Samuel Hurst Seager, designer of NZ’s First World War battlefield memorials at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 15 Aug - 4 Sept 2017.
Explore the story of Charles Southey, who was awarded the military medal for bravery following the Battle of Passchendaele. Tauranga City Library, 29 Sept – 30 Nov 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm
Award winning author Matt Elliott will present eyewitness accounts, poems, paintings and photographs depicting the 1917 attack on Messines ridge. Glenfield Library, Auckland, Saturday 10 June 2017.
The Great War Exhibition builds on its story by opening the next in its series of temporary exhibitions, “Wounded”. Dominion Museum Building, Wellington, 1 May - 30 June 2017.
The White Crosses project is a nationwide initiative. This field consists of a named cross for every man and woman from the Wellington region who died over 100 years ago.
An exhibition of Sikh soldiers in the First and Second World Wars, presented by Sikh Foundation NZ.Wellington Central Library, 12 -27 April 2017.
The Belgians Have Not Forgotten is an exhibition created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, touring New Zealand venues in 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This exhibition runs at Aratoi Museum in Masterton from 14 August - 4 October 2015. All are invited to an artist talk with its artist, Connah Podmore, on Sunday 16 August at 2 pm.
How do we remember the First World War? It appears as a tangled mass of opposing views: political, emotional and moral. This exhibition runs at Aratoi from 14 August - 4 October 2015.
An exhibition celebrating the life of Joseph Gordon Coates, a war hero who became New Zealand's Prime Minister. At The Kauri Museum, Matakohe, from 17 October 2014 - 31 May 2016.
This exhibition at St Michael's Church School Hall, Christchurch, on 24 October 2015 commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the Troopship Marquette, in which ten NZ nurses perished.
An exhibition at Masterton's Aratoi celebrating Norman Prior’s war record and highlighting the service of NZ medical staff during the First World War. Runs 14 August - 4 October 2015.
This year's Mainland Arms Gunshow at Christchurch's Riccarton Park Events Centre has a special WW100 theme to commemorate the First World War. Held on 18 July 2015.
This exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum captures the very personal response to the life and death of John Robert Dunn at Gallipoli. Exhibition runs from 1 May - 23 August 2015.
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.
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
Discover the causes of the First World War and examine the role New Zealand had in the conflict during 1914-1915 at Te Awamutu Museum from 17 April - 27 October 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
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.
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.
Launch of the book 'Tales of Three Campaigns', originally written after the First World War by Col. Cyprian Bridge Brereton. The launch will take place at Nelson College on 8 April 2015.
In the lead up to commemorating Anzac Day 2015, an exhibition has been installed on the mezzanine floor of the Christchurch City Council Civic building. The exhibition runs from 2-30 March 2015.
The Lost Men of Devonport commemorates those men who left and those who stayed in Devonport during the First World War. At Depot Artspace, Auckland, from 11 April - 6 May 2015.
Through new art works, the Cook Island creative community pay tribute to the 500 First World War soldiers who came from Rarotonga. At Auckland's Depot Artspace, 11 April-6 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 featuring memorabilia and images from the First World War, at Hastings War Memorial Library from 30 January to 24 April 2015.
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 the Hastings War Memorial Library featuring images of Māori soldiers during the First World War. Runs from 1 April to 24 April 2015.
Three exhibitions at the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, which present a personal picture of what it is like to be involved in conflict. Running from 30 January - 3 October 2015.
A commemoration of the lives and activities of soldiers and others who came from Stoke and who took part in the First World War. Ongoing from 12 October 2014 at Nelson's Isel House.
This display at Archives New Zealand is based on the original medals of two Wellingtonians, Edward White and Evelyn Brooke. Running from 4 - 28 November.
The Homefront exhibition at Taupo Museum aims to show what life was like in the Taupo District at the time of the First World War. Runs 25 October to 18 November 2014.