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World War One Commemoration – 100 years 

Red Poppy.

Significant milestones from World War One are being commemorated throughout New Zealand, right through to the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on November 11, 2018.

Napier City Council is supporting local events, particularly those of the Napier and Taradale Returned Services Associations.

We plan to list local events that link to WWI commemorations here until 2018, and list what sites to visit for further information.

If you know of any events linked to WWI commemorations, please contact us.

+64 6 835 7579


Date Time Event Description Where
18 April onwards 11am Exhibition - From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth, Hawke’s Bay at War 1914-19 A floor talk by curator Eloise Wallace. Commemorates Hawke’s Bay’s participation in WWI, both home & abroad. For more information visit

MTG Century Theatre

Ongoing   Display Napier Library’s ongoing WWI commemoration displays include a heritage film compiled from the Libraries’ newspaper clipping archive by Tessa Tylee, an interactive display, and a wooden model Tiger Moth, built and kindly loaned by MenzShed Napier. This will eventually move on to the Taradale Library, which has new book stock coming through about WWI, for both children and adults. For more information see

Napier and Taradale Libraries

25 April 6am Napier RSA Dawn Service Organised by Napier RSA

Napier Soundshell

25 April 6am Taradale Cemetery Service Organised by Taradale & District RSA

Taradale Cemetery Lone Pine

25 April 9am Eskdale Service Napier RSA Eskdale Service

Eskdale Church War Memorial

25 April 9am Taradale Memorial Clock Tower Service Organised by Taradale & District RSA

Taradale Memorial Clock Tower, Gloucester Street

25 April 11am Cenotaph Service Napier RSA Cenotaph Service

Clive Square East, Napier

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