Rugby Museum, National Army Museum call for felt or knitted poppies to represent 160 rugby players who died for their country in World War I.
Wellington's new war memorial park is rising out of the dirt in Buckle St.
Wellingtonians gathered as a hundred gun shots rang out across the city to mark a century since WWI started.
New Zealand's Great War started in a deceptively soft fashion with a tame adventure in the South Seas.
Waihi's tunnellers played an unheralded role during WWI, which NZ joined 100 years ago.