Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Artist's impression of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park was built to mark the centenary of the First World War. It opened in time for Anzac Day 2015, 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.

The project involved the creation of Arras Tunnel, putting part of State Highway 1 underground in central Wellington to make room for the park.

WW100 logoSchool students have engaged with the park project through four virtual field trips facilitated by Learnz teachers.

Virtual field trip resources remain online, including background reading, starter activities, videos, photos and audioconference recordings.

The pages on this website reveal the story of Pukeahu as told during the virtual field trips. See the navigation menu to the left.

Teachers can also access a complete list of learning resources from the field trip website:



NZ Transport Agency newsletter 24, Pukeahu: transformation of a memorial park.Pukeahu: transformation of a memorial park (PDF, 1.95 MB)

This newsletter is a summary of the field trips.

It gives teachers a taste of the details, and hints at the big ideas that trip resources can continue to support during classroom learning.

The PDF version includes clickable links in bold text which take you to related Learnz videos and other resources. 

Scroll down for summary videos from the four virtual field trips.

Below the videos, view the embedded newsletter via SlideShare.  


Field trip summary videos

  • Field trip summary for Memorial Park 1

  • Field trip summary for Memorial Park 2

  • Field trip summary for Memorial Park 3

  • Field trip summary for Memorial Park 4