Memorial Park: a roading project to remember those who served at war

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Field Trip 4 of 4: 24-26 March 2015

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park - artist impression.

Welcome to Memorial Park, a series of four virtual field trips in 2013, 2014 and 2015 following the entire roading project and the creation of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. These field trips are supported by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) - there is more material on the NZTA Education Portal. The fourth and last field trip is on 24-26 March 2015: just one month before Anzac day when the park will be the focus of New Zealand's commemoration of all New Zealander's killed in war. The day itself, 25th of April marks the centennary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soliders - the Anzacs - at Gallipoli Penninsula in 1915. Enrol now.

Introduction

Memorial Park is a project of national significance in the build-up to First World War centenary commemorations in 2015. The project is the undergrounding of State Highway 1 to create Pukeahu National War Memorial Park for all New Zealanders.

Watch the introductory video below.

View the preview slideshow that gives students and teachers an overview of the field trips.

Location

You will travel to the heart of Wellington, our capital city, and Buckle Street where you will get close to the action in this gigantic, complex project.


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Field Trip 4 Plan - March 2015

Monday
23 March
Travel Day. Read the diary about Shelley and the ambassadors travelling from Dunedin to Wellington to begin the Memorial Park 4 field trip. Read the ambassador updates.

Tuesday
24 March

Take a guided tour to explore Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and watch the videos. Read the diary to discover more about how the Park has been designed to commemorate those that have served at war. Read the ambassador updates. Get the questions and listen to the recorded audioconferences.
Wednesday
25 March
Read the diary about the dawn ceremony to bless the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Watch the videos to see the Tangata Whenua Garden unveiled and the work of local school students. Read the ambassador updates. Get the questions and listen to the recorded audioconferences.
Thursday
26 March

Read the diary to discover how Pukeahu National War Memorial Park will be used to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War. Watch the videos to see the newly restored Hall of Memories and how a community influenced the development of the Park. Read the ambassador updates. Get the questions and listen to the recorded audioconferences.

What's New

Monday 2 February Construction of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is in full swing and is currently ahead of schedule. Read the latest project update - PDF (1Mb)

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