This page includes links to three sets of seven videos produced and directed by Anna Cottrell of AC Productions that were screened on TV3 News (now Newshub) in early August 2014, 18–24 April 2015 and 18-24 April 2016  as part of the Great War Stories series. During the week starting 19 April 2017 a further seven videos were added, one each evening after they screened on Newshub. For each video we've added more information about the story and links to related research sources and media items. Find out more about the Great War stories project on the WW100 website.

Latest story (screened 25 April 2017): Dr Jessie Scott

View and find out more about the Jessie Scott Great War Story here

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Previous Great War Stories

Series four (April 2017)


Series three (April 2016)


Series two (April 2015)


Series one (August 2014)



Videos: Produced and directed by Anna Cottrell, AC Productions for MediaWorks Newshub. Made with the support of NZ On Air. See full video credits for series one (August 2014); for series two (April 2015); series three (April 2016) and series four (April 2017)

Research and scripts for the August 2014 and April 2015 series: Ministry for Culture and Heritage; for the April 2016 and April 2017 series: AC Productions

Images, historic video and further sources: Archives New Zealand and National Library of New Zealand.

How to cite this page

'Great War Stories', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 27-Apr-2017