What's Happening


We've created a series animated videos to explore some of the more curious aspects of New Zealand's First World War experience. Released periodically over 2016-17.

Upcoming Events

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
26 February – 13 November 2016

Legacy projects

The redeveloped Cenotaph database, Online Cenotaph, includes a page about every New Zealand soldier who served in the First World War.


Overseas Ceremonies

Marking the 100th anniversary New Zealand's participation in the Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October 2017.

Latest News

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss has announced 18-year-old Mina Bixley as the winner of the 2016 Battle of Passchendaele Multi-Media Competition.

WW100 is looking for a motivated, energetic and innovative communications graduate who is keen to share their creative skills with our team on a 12 months fixed term contract.



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

Auckland Weekly News

26 October 1916

New Zealand scout boys parading the flag which they are forwarding to the boy scouts in... via @AkWeeklyNews

CS Clarke's Diary

26 October 1916

Henry went over to Mr Banks’ to see if there were any sheep of his. via @csclarke_diary


26 October 1916

MARRIED MEN AND CONSCRIPTION - Otago Daily Times, 26 October 1916 via @PapersPastNZ


26 October 1916

LITTLE FOLKS' SPRING WEAR - Oamaru Mail, 26 October 1916 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

26 October 1916

I had a early dinner and went to the Show to look at things. I left before 2pm because of the rain via @cox_diary


26 October 1916

BOOT AND SHOE DISPLAY - North Otago Times, 26 October 1916 via @PapersPastNZ