News

Tuesday 18th October
Saturday 8th August

The centennial of the battle for Chunuk Bair fell on 8 August, 2015 and 100 hundred years ago, Annie Douglas, the mother of George and Thomas both killed at Chunuk Bair, spoke of her loss.

Monday 15th September

A national commemoration making the 100th annivesary of the New Zealand occupation of German Samoa at the beginning of World War I has been held at the Cenotaph, Auckland War Memorial Museum. The centenary was marked on August 29.

Thursday 11th September

 

Six New Zealand World War I soldiers previously omitted from the Roll of Honour have been added as official casualties. They include Private Lester Quintall, the only one buried overseas, on Norfolk Island.
 

Monday 25th August

 

New Zealand's first World War I casualty has been acknowledged.

Friday 30th May

Call to visit cemeteries

The New Zealand Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae has expressed the hope that young New Zealanders will visit war cemeteries.
He said, "as more young New Zealanders show interest in the deeds and sacrifices of their forefathers, they will visit not just Gallipoli, but also the battlefields and cemeteries of Europe."

Monday 12th August

A memorial plaque to the New Zealand soldiers and Afghan forces who died in Bamyan Province in Afghanistan now stands in the "new town" area of Bamyan.

Wednesday 8th August

A First World War Centenary panel has been set up as an advisory group to help steer what will be an extensive programme to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.