What's Happening

Celebrate and honour all who were connected to the New Zealand hospitals and the UK communities who do so much to remember them. 29 June 2016, 11.30 am, St Nicholas' Church, Brockenhurst.

Upcoming Events

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
30 July 2016 – 21 August 2016

Legacy projects

The Government created Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington to acknowledge the centenary of the First World War. Opened 18 April 2015.

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

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.

Ten Kiwi students have been selected from ten schools from around the country to travel to France this September for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.



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

CS Clarke's Diary

25 June 1916

I received a Telegram from Henry who was at Tokonamu Bay waiting for the Tarawera. via @csclarke_diary

Auckland Weekly News

25 June 1916

Successful Queen Carnival recently held at Mercury Bay, ... via @AkWeeklyNews

Fred Welch's diary

25 June 1916

Rain all day. Cut a good deal of wood, Bert Bertelsen giving me a hand. . via @FPWelchdiaries

James Cox's diary

25 June 1916

I did not go outside today owing to the rain. I think my cold is now on the turn but being inside all day is no good via @cox_diary

H H Stephens

25 June 1916

Few shells to-day. Saw our planes destroy two enemy balloons via @HHStephens

Leslie Adkin's diary

25 June 1916

Got snug in dining-room for rest of day. via @adkin_diary