Two thousand four hundred and twelve New Zealanders died in the Passchendaele Offensive that began 31 July and ended 30 November 1917.
New Zealand troops were involved in two major attacks the Battle of Broodseinde on 4 October and our darkest day the Battle of Passchendaele on 12 October.
This symbolic field in the Auckland Domain commemorates all those men, who died one hundred years ago.
12 October 2017
10AM Passchendaele Field of Remembrance Commemoration
11AM Passchendaele 100th Commemoration
Auckland Museum WWI Sanctuary Level 2
A century on this brutal conflict still stands as one of the country's most terrible military tragedies and the greatest loss of life in a single day. Join us for this commemorative service, a time to reflect and remember the sacrifices of those who fought in the hope of securing a lasting peace.
Passchendaele Lapel Pins available HERE
Mates on the Field event at Eden Park 4 October 2017
Programme for the planned commemorations at Eden Park.
Battle of Passchendaele competition links to winning entries.
Remembering New Zealanders in Messines, Belgium.
Battle of Messines 7th June 1917.
Castle Kids Kindergarten commemorate ANZAC Day
A poem to commemorate ANZAC Day.
"Together we're honouring a century of the ANZAC spirit"
In 1917 the New Zealanders moved into Belgium and began fighting in "Flanders Fields". On the 7th of June the Battle of Messines began with the detonation of 19 huge underground bombs - 10,000 German soldiers were killed in the blast and it rattled teacups in London. Fierce fighting continued for several days, by the time the New Zealand Division was relieved on 9 June, it had 3700 casualties, including 700 dead.
World War I New Zealand soldiers erecting a commemorative cross to those who died in the Somme Battle, 1916.
For most conspicuous bravery and determination in attack when the company to which he belonged suffered very heavy casualties in officers and men from machine-gun fire. At great personal risk this NCO advanced with a comrade and succeeded in reaching a point thirty yards of the enemy guns.
Those who fell 100 years ago were honoured and remembered in Auckland on the 15th September 2016.
A field of 163 crosses bears the names of Aucklanders who died in the battle on the 15th September 1916.
On 1 July 1916 British and French forces launched an offensive which would become known as the Battle of the Somme.