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WW100 - First World War Centenary

WW100, the centenary of New Zealand's participation in the First World War, will be marked over several years through a variety of commemorative projects and activities.  Whether you are a school, business or a local community organisation, an individual or a government department, our WW100 website aims to help you get involved with the First World War Centenary (2014-2019).

WW100 website

Gathering with the community to mark Anzac Day has been a New Zealand tradition for over 100 years. Many Anzac Day ceremonies will take place at a First World War memorial, constructed by communities to remember those who had died and served in the Great War. Learn more about New Zealand's memorials in our Monumental section.

Information on how you can be involved is available here.

One of the major projects for the First World War centenary involved creating heritage trails of key battle sites at Gallipoli and the Western Front, so New Zealanders and other visitors can develop a fuller appreciation of the part New Zealand played in these conflicts. In 2015 a free smartphone and tablet app were published, offering a new way to explore both campaigns. These apps feature compelling diary entries from the First World War, with clear facts, authentic and beautiful imagery as well as audio tours narrated by leading historians. 

Gallipoli and Western Front heritage trails


Updated on 13th November 2018