Activities & Projects
A series of animated videos released in the lead-up to Anzac Day 2017 exploring some of the personal stories from Ngā Tapuwae Western Front trails.
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.
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.
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.
A remembrance ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on 18 September 2016.
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.
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.
Auckland's PumpHouse Theratre honours the troops who served at Gallipoli with a special one-night-only screening of the epic war film – All Quiet on the Western Front on 23 April 2015.
The Auckland Film Society screens one of the boldest statements ever made against the futility of war, 'All Quiet on the Western Front', at Academy Cinemas on 28 April 2015.
The Wellington Film Society screens one of the boldest statements ever made against the futility of war, 'All Quiet on the Western Front', at the Paramount Theatre, 20 April 2015.
Come and listen to a presentation by Colonel Nick Gillard on the subject of The Somme, September-October 1916. At Palmerston North Central Library, 5 March 2015.
Travelling exhibition from the National Army Museum - 'Heartlanders of World War One' - about New Zealanders on the Western Front.
A memorial at the Wellington Quarry Museum in Arras, France, to recognise the work of 500 New Zealand tunnellers in the Arras quarries 1916-17, and the people of Arras who kept their graves.
Construction of a new memorial to New Zealand First World War Tunnellers in Waihi. Officially dedicated by the Governor-General on 22 January 2016.
An opportunity for journalism students to take part in an intercultural learning programme around First World War historical sites. August 2014, Belgium and France.
For the centenary, the Wellington Quarry Museum in Arras is looking for photographs of the 450 New Zealand tunnellers who worked in the underground quarries during the First World War.
Online and mobile historical content – including free apps, plus improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.
Part of the First World War centenary history programme, this printed overview of New Zealanders’ experiences on the Western Front was published in September 2016.