INDEPENDENT NEWS

First World War Centenary Programme a success

Published: Wed 1 May 2019 03:11 PM
Hon Grant Robertson
Associate Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage
1 May 2019 PĀNUI PĀPĀHO
MEDIA STATEMENT
Almost all New Zealanders engaged with the First World War Centenary Programme (WW100), according to a new report released today by Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Robertson.
The WW100 Final Report includes the findings from three national surveys conducted by Colmar Brunton, on behalf of the WW100 Programme Office, in 2012, 2016 and 2018.
The surveys looked at New Zealanders’ attitudes towards, and engagement with the centenary programme, as well as their knowledge of the First World War.
They found New Zealanders’ understanding of the First World War increased over the centenary period.
“The results show 93 percent of New Zealanders aged 15 and over engaged with the five-year centenary programme in some way.
“At a time when conflict remains a reality internationally, it’s all the more important that we reflect on the past.
“Our history can help give us the context to understand the events of today and navigate the future,” Grant Robertson said.
“The huge involvement by the general public is also testament to the work of organisations and communities everywhere who organised the more than 1,100 events and activities that were listed on the WW100 website as part of the centenary,” Grant Robertson said.
The WW100 Final Report and the reports from the three Colmar Brunton surveys are available on the WW100 website here.
ends

Next in New Zealand politics

Gordon Campbell on the public service reforms
By: Gordon Campbell
New report shows household emissions increasing
By: Statistics New Zealand
Excessive force used during public disorder in Huntly
By: Independent Police Conduct Authority
End of Life Choice Bill passes second reading
By: RNZ
Primary teachers vote for settlement
By: NZEI
Pike River: Weeks of work before team gets beyond 170 metres
By: RNZ
New report calls for four-year term, more MPs in Parliament
By: RNZ
Ban on smoking in cars with children passes first reading
By: RNZ
Hipkins seeks joined-up thinking across state bureaucracy
By: BusinessDesk
Public Service undergoes biggest shake-up in 30 years
By: New Zealand Government
Announcement of Public Service Reforms
By: New Zealand Government
Bigger and more centralised state sector
By: New Zealand National Party
New Act brings Public Service into 21st century
By: Public Service Association
Council welcomes Government crackdown on State Sector Act
By: Maori Council
Household emissions up from 2007-2017 shows need for action
By: New Zealand Government
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media