News & Project Updates
New Zealand Liberation Museum a memorial to Kiwi soldiers in Europe
New Zealand’s first memorial museum in Europe for Kiwi soldiers who died on the continent during World War One will open in France this October with an innovative visitor experience created by Wētā Workshop. The New Zealand Liberation Museum – Te Arawhata will commemorate the triumph of Kiwi soldiers who liberated the people of Le […]
Sir Don McKinnon talks to Jamie Mackay on Radio
On Thursday’s show (Bastille Day – with Ro hosting from home with the ‘Rona and Jamie off playing golf), Jamie left a pre-recorded chat with Sir Don McKinnon to play and the feedback was incredible!
Sir Don, a legend of NZ politics (Deputy PM 1990-96), was making his way to France to help raise awareness and money for a museum in Le Quesnoy to commemorate the liberation of town on November 4, 1918, by NZ troops, just a week before the Great War ended. It’s honestly such a great yarn.
Wētā Workshop set to bring to life New Zealand’s untold war story
Wētā Workshop is embarking on its latest venture, bringing to life a pivotal moment in New Zealand’s WWI history thousands of kilometres away from Wellington in a small French town, Le Quesnoy. Opening to the public in a phased manner from ANZAC Day 2023, the living memorial museum and visitor centre will honour New Zealand’s […]
New interactive museum to commemorate WWI NZ soldiers
There was some exciting news out over the weekend to mark ANZAC day.
Weta Workshop has teamed up with the New Zealand Memorial Museum Trust – Le Quesnoy to re-create a pivotal moment in our WW1 history – in Le Quesnoy itself.
The project will be a living memorial museum and visitor centre to honour New Zealand’s history in the small French town.
Le Quesnoy soon to become place of Kiwi pilgrimage with war memorial museum
Cambridge’s French partner town Le Quesnoy is set to receive a new visitor experience next year with a museum dedicated to the liberation of the town by New Zealand soldiers in 1918.
Wētā Workshop recreating one of New Zealand’s most famous victories of WWI
Wētā Workshop is turning its hand from Hollywood blockbusters to recreating one of New Zealand’s most famous victories of WWI.
It’s designing a living memorial in Le Quesnoy where Kiwi troops liberated the northern French town from the Germans in late 1918.