News & Project Updates
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Andrew Thomas and Sir Don McKinnon: The liberation of Le Quesnoy
Weta Workshop has signed on to bring a piece of New Zealand’s World War One history alive. The project is a memorial museum and visitor centre, in the small French town Le Quesnoy.
Wētā to open blockbuster Le Quesnoy exhibition in France’s WWI battlefields & More News Here
Wētā Workshop is to open an ambitious new exhibition next year in the battlegrounds of the First World War. The Wellington-based special effects firm is heading to the fields of France outside the town of Le Quesnoy, in the footsteps of New Zealand’s WWI contingent.