News: 1 August 2017
New Zealand’s relationship with Belgium was forged not only on the battlefield,
but through efforts here at home.
In the lead up to New Zealand's centenary commemoration of the Battle of Passchendaele, we're remembering the compassion New Zealanders showed towards Belgium and its refugees during the First World War.
Socks were knitted, clothing donated, and fundraisers held. By the end of the war, New Zealanders had raised around £805,000 for the Belgian Relief Fund - that's around $100 million today!
How will you remember and celebrate compassion?
Click here to watch the compassion video
Updated on 29th August 2017