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New Zealand to mark final major action of First World War

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 12:21 pm | WW100

On Sunday 4 November the National Commemoration to mark the centenary of the Battle of Le Quesnoy will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington. The historic fortified French town of Le Quesnoy, under German occupation from 1914, ... More >>

New Zealand to Make a Roaring Chorus for the Armistice

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 2:00 pm | WW100

New Zealanders are responding on land and at sea to WW100’s call to create a Roaring Chorus to mark the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War in 1918. At 11.02am on Sunday 11 November 2018, a cacophony of joyful noise will break the ... More >>

New Zealand to mark Armistice centenary – 11 November 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:15 pm | WW100

New Zealanders everywhere are invited on Sunday 11 November to commemorate 100 years since the signing of the Armistice that ended the First World War in 1918. More >>

Fake News is Nothing New: Censorship in the First World War

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:59 am | WW100

A new campaign from WW100 (First World War Centenary Programme) puts wartime censorship itself under the spotlight. The online campaign features a series of animated videos, essays and cartoons which investigate the impacts of censorship historically, as ... More >>

Monumental: New Zealand’s First World War Memorials

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 3:52 pm | WW100

On Anzac Day, New Zealand’s First World War memorials will be at the centre of commemorative events around the country. They are also the focus of the latest campaign from WW100, Monumental. More >>

Valuable insights into WW1 showcased at Pukeahu

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 11:11 am | WW100

Insights into the Arras Tunnel, New Zealand’s contribution on the Western Front and the development of No Man’s Land , a ground-breaking cinematic performance, feature in a special programme marking the centenary of the First World War in France. More >>

2016 First World War Commemorations Focus on Western Front

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 2:11 pm | WW100

New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations will focus on the Western Front with Anzac Day-related ceremonies in France and Belgium and the Battle of the Somme centenary on 15 September this year. More >>

A Second Christmas

Friday, 18 December 2015, 12:20 pm | WW100

100 years ago our First World War regiments returned to the desert outside Cairo, in Egypt. More >>

New Zealand Divisional "All Blacks" on display in France

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 11:57 am | WW100

A different kind of New Zealand rugby talent will be on display in France in October. Though these historical forwards and spectators are only 17 centimetres tall. More >>

Ngā Tapuwae Trails — brings Hill 60 to life

Friday, 21 August 2015, 1:16 pm | WW100

Today, 100 years ago, roughly 400 men from the Canterbury and Otago Mounted Rifles regiments, together with Australian, British and Gurkha troops launched an attack against Hill 60, a small piece of Ottoman-held high ground near Anzac Cove at Gallipoli. More >>

Centenary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 1:26 pm | WW100

The National Ceremony to mark the Centenary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington anchors WW100 events around New Zealand. 8 August marks 100 years from the final dawn attack on the summit by the Wellington ... More >>

Centenary of the return of the Willochra

Friday, 10 July 2015, 3:39 pm | WW100

The ship Willochra arrived at Glasgow Wharf in Wellington with the first large group of wounded men from Gallipoli, during the afternoon of 15 July 1915. More >>

Commemoration of the centenary of Chunuk Bair

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 10:06 am | WW100

“I and the Wellington Battalion go to Happy Valley tomorrow night at11.30pm. No fires, no movement… (we’ll) go out on the night of the 6th to take Chunuk Bair.” - Diary entry by William Malone on August 4 1915 at Gallipoli. More >>

WW100 marks the centenary of the Gallipoli landings

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 3:55 pm | WW100

“The list of killed and wounded in the recent landing at Sari Bair which appears in this morning's cables brings home to us feelingly how hard a service and how high a duty are imposed upon the young men of the present generation throughout the Empire. ... More >>

Life, Love, and War 100 Years Ago Today

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 11:59 am | WW100

Excerpts from New Zealand diaries written a century ago are now appearing on the most modern of communication media, Twitter. More >>

 

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