And here is the list that has been drawn up of government-approved New Zealand's anniversary celebrations for the next five years. There are 30 of them with 11 designated as ‘major’.
In summary there are:
21 associated with war
2 inspired by exploration
3 relating to Pacific Island affairs
1 Maori related
1 for the Queen
1 for gold rushing
Of the 11 ‘major’ events all but one (you guessed it, the Queen’s one) are war related.
Images top, Rongopai marae built 1888, National Art Gallery established 1913. Bottom, National Museum established 1865 and Auckland Art Gallery 1888.