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Measuring the ANZACs is a "crowd-sourced" transcription of all New Zealand soldiers' records from the First World War. Please visit the website and contribute today. 

Upcoming Events

Dominion Museum Building, Wellington
25 April 2015 - 11 November 2018

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

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines on 7 June 2017, at the Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Mesen, Belgium.

Latest News

Fabian Brunner (aged 24) from Frankfurt am Main is the lucky winner of the New Zealand Prime Minister's First World War Centenary Peace and Security Scholarship.

The centenaries of the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele will be the focus for New Zealand’s international First World War commemorations in 2017.



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


28 February 1917

A WILD OUTBURST - Parson causes trouble - Sun, 28 February 1917 via @PapersPastNZ

CS Clarke's Diary

28 February 1917

Jack Johnson was sent to the back to get the horse and potatoes that George left last night. via @csclarke_diary


28 February 1917

A SEVERE HURRICANE - Extensive damage caused - Southland Times, 28 February 1917 via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

28 February 1917

Jack & Gretta took first prize each for 6 potatoes Up-to-dates & Princess Victorias. . via @FPWelchdiaries

Auckland Weekly News

28 February 1917

Heroes of the Somme: Aucklanders who went through the Somme battle and came out unwounded.. via @AkWeeklyNews

James Cox's diary

28 February 1917

I worked all day at W Massons trimming hedges. I received a letter from Pollie today via @cox_diary