NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

What's Happening

To place the Anzac poppy flower head on the places such as roads and facilities that are named after wartime activities or people.  

Upcoming Events

Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, Wellington
Wed 10 Aug 2016 – Fri 12 Aug 2016

Legacy projects

Listen to New Zealand's First World War story. Audio guides, soldiers' personal stories and historical insights to help you explore Gallipoli and discover the Western Front.

Overseas Ceremonies

There are three commemorative services on 15 September 2016 in Longueval, France, to mark New Zealand's involvement in the Battle of the Somme.

Latest News

WW100 is looking for French cultural and community groups and French businesses who are interested in sharing their culture through art, music, song, dance, food, and crafts following the War in France commemorative ceremony on 18 September 2016.

Staff and a student from Otago’s National School of Surveying are currently using 3D laser scanning to map the tunnels and caves beneath Arras, creating a stunning virtual world to be explored from the safety of their newly launched website.

WW1914-1919

@life100yearsago

History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'.

Leslie Adkin's diary

31 July 1916

Dug holes for sycamore trees on either side of our driveway. https://t.co/sstorhQI8A via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

31 July 1916

The boys proceeded to the lines but I remained behind & packed. Bussed to Terdeghem- the Trench Mortar School. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

31 July 1916

A NIGHT OF TERROR - TERRIFIC EXPLOSION IN AMERICA - Sun, 31 July 1916 https://t.co/sXa64nbdLg via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

30 July 1916

Henry has a case against Metcalf (a neighbour) for abusive language. https://t.co/ZuE8SkfXpf via @csclarke_diary

Bert Denton's Diary

30 July 1916

Mrs Gardener, Mr & Mrs McIntyre up to see us in afternoon https://t.co/yas8ZOPdCK via @Denton_Diary

Auckland Weekly News

30 July 1916

A brave Aucklander and his battle-plane: Flight-Lieutenant ... https://t.co/MuS00qnrZi https://t.co/vMSfsVTYbu via @AkWeeklyNews