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In the News | April 23, 2022

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 WWI history.

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In the News | November 4, 2021

New Zealand’s place on the Western Front on the way

The Rugby World Cup (RWC) final will be played in Paris in late October 2023. While the participants, nor the victors, can be foretold hopefully the prediction that Kiwis will again be travelling to follow the tournament can be more certain.

It’s also probable if Kiwis are travelling in France, that many of them will take the time to visit some of the World War One (WWI) Commonwealth War Graves Cemeteries.

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In the News | April 25, 2021

Anzac Day 2021: Do you know your people and what they went through?

He aha te mea nui o te ao? (What is the most important thing in the world?) He tangata, he tangata, he tangata (It is the people, it is the people, it is the people).

Who are your people? On this of all days, that Māori proverb resonates. When you muse on world wars, it can feel overwhelming when you think of the sheer number of people who died. But if you bring it down to the very core, it is about individuals.

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