NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

News

15 June 2017

Historic England has marked the centenary of the Battle of Messines by protecting the Bulford Kiwi and a terrain model of the Belgian village.

06 June 2017

A national commemoration to mark the heavy price paid by New Zealand troops at Messines a hundred years ago will be streamed online tomorrow so all Kiwis can pay their respects to the 700 who died in the battle on 7 June 1917.

06 June 2017

The Governor-General departed at the weekend for an official visit to Belgium, where she will represent New Zealand at a number of commemorative ceremonies to mark the centenary of the Battle of Messines.

02 June 2017

New Zealand Defence Force personnel are travelling to Belgium to mark 100 years since New Zealand’s involvement in the Battle of Messines at Mesen/Messines in Belgium on 7 June 2017.

31 May 2017

Nineteen year-old Emma Catto has been announced as the overall winner of this year’s Battle of Passchendaele social media competition.

22 May 2017

The chalice of First World War chaplain, Father James Joseph McMenamin, was handed over to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) chaplains during a Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Petone on Sunday 21 May at 9.30am.

09 May 2017

Ten senior students will get the opportunity to join the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium later this year, as part of a competition for schools and kura.

05 May 2017

Historian Monty Soutar has issued a final plea for images of Māori soldiers from the First World War for inclusion in his book about the conflict.

18 April 2017

With Anzac Day fast approaching researchers are hoping to locate two missing flags presented to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in England in 1919 and are looking for help from the public.

18 April 2017

With less than two weeks till the opening of the Myriad Faces of War symposium, its relevance to the wider community continues to grow.

18 April 2017

A highly complex University of Otago project to preserve the unique Kiwi character of World War I tunnels in France has reached a milestone.

13 April 2017

Veterans’ Affairs Minister David Bennett has launched Battle of Passchendaele competitions for Year 12 and 13 students.

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