The years 2014–2018 mark the centenary of the First World War. More than 100,000 New Zealanders were directly involved in that conflict, from a population of just over a million.
Wellington City Council is working in partnership with the Government and others to commemorate New Zealand’s involvement in the war.
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is the Government’s major project to acknowledge the centenary, and to commemorate New Zealanders who participated and died in World War I. The City Council contributed $5 million towards the parks creation.
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage is also developing an interpretation, exhibition and education centre, offering visitors opportunities to learn about New Zealand’s involvement in military campaigns, and the impact of these campaigns on the country.
The Council is supporting this exhibition and will work with the Government on the concept of establishing a permanent facility.
This would add to the area's significance as a place of national commemoration and reflection.
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