Lisa Wallace in Auckland will now be organising and curating a 5000 Poppies New Zealand satellite project.

If you are a New Zealander and would like to get involved in the New Zealand project, you can contact Lisa on email : and/or you can join the facebook group 5000 Poppies NZ

Completed poppies can be sent to : Lisa Wallace, 22/i Mead Street, Avondale 1026, Auckland

Patterns for poppies can be found here

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  2. My name is Bruno and I’m an Organic farmer on the Somme battlefield ….I like your crazy idea !
    Mine is to set up a crowd funded community No man’s land on my 12 ha field in order for everyone to have “a square meter for a Tener” of this poppy-land where the Anzac forces gave a big tribute during WW1 . My daughter Noleen was born in Dunedin in june 9th 2005 and we saw how stronger the rememberance feelings are overseas … therefore ,we would love to set up ,after fund-raising a Backpacker alongside the No Man’s land campsite and our “little Wanaka lake” to accomadate all her country fellow and your relatives Woofers and rememberer to join on our land passed and future generations …so if anyone is insterested ….all welcome …

  3. Cathryn Cocker says:

    are they doing a similar display in nz

  4. Yvonne says:

    I have just posted Lisa 100 poppies to add to the count. I was lucky enough to have an accident and have had a little time on my hands so was pleased to make myself a goal of 100 and managed that over a month.
    Happy to help.


    • lisawallace5000 says:

      Hi Georgina,
      We look forward to receiving your poppies. Thank you for getting involved.


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  6. Sheila says:

    Hi my name is Sheila I live in England. My paternal grandfather was among the men who left New Zealand in October 1914 bound for Europe. I am posing my poppies in the next few days. I think this project is great and wish I could get to NZ to see the results.


  7. Christine Wèldon says:

    Hi there I am envolved with the Nelson Embroidery Guild and read this in your Auckland Newsletter, I am sure some of our members will be interested, so will pass it on. I am interested for sure.
    Best regards
    Christine Weldon
    NEG Treasurer

  8. Susan says:

    Hi there for the crochet pattern how many chain should i do in the slip ring for red and centre?

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Susan,
      Make the slip ring and then 3 chain to make the first post and then continue with your 10 trebles and slip stitch to join. Three chain and then follow the pattern for the remaining. The 3 chain always forming the first post of the round.
      Hope that helps.

      • Susan says:

        I knew about that I meant to make the ring but have found out how to make the slip ring now so all good. i had only made the ring with chain before now.

  9. Georgina Campbell says:

    Really glad to see that NZ is being involved in this project and looking forward to starting my knitting

  10. Yep! I’m in! Hope to do a hundred! (Always been ambitious!)

    • lisawallace5000 says:

      Hi Nathalie,
      A hundred! That would be fantastic! We are over 5000 now but are going to continue receiving poppies and see where it leads us. Thank you for wanting to get involved and I look forward to receiving your poppies.

  11. Judy Burge says:

    A wonderful idea and I have knitted my first poppy… and managed to find old buttons for the centres. A great way to relax in the evening and they are quick and easy to make.

  12. Heather Perry says:

    have just sent 20 poppies off to Australia and have now started on the ones for NZ

  13. Good on you Heather. I hoped to knit 5000 poppies all on my own, but then, I;ve always been over-ambitious. I’m up to number 20 though. .

  14. Lyn Sanderson says:

    Have only just found you. My great grandmother lost three sons in WW1, one nephew, WW1, all in France & Belgium, one grandson in WW2, lost El Alamein, 4th son my grandfather, also served Tunneling Coy, WW1, died prematurely 1937, she died 12 May 1945. Poppies on the way.
    Lyn Sanderson

    • 5000poppies says:

      Thanks Lyn.
      Such a common story about WWI … many towns lost whole generations of men.
      The impact was truly catastrophic … impacting on families for generations.
      Thank you so much for your contribution to our project.

  15. good on you Lynn. I’m just starting to look at my family war history, but finding it quite overwhelming. so I’m knitting instead. (Or as well).

  16. Wendy Soper says:

    I have just found your site, are you still collecting poppies?

    • 5000poppies says:

      Yes we are Wendy, both in New Zealand and Australia. Long way to go yet.
      Lisa is hoping to achieve over 18,000 in New Zealand, we are hoping for over 100,000 in Australia.
      We hope you join the cause.

  17. Matthew says:

    Great. It still still going?

  18. Matthew says:

    Great. Is this still going? I would like to help out.

    • 5000poppies says:

      Yes it certainly is Matthew. We would love your help … we are looking for poppy sponsors and have mounted a crowdfunding campaign on Pozible. We are looking for poppy sponsors to help fund our display on Anzac Day next year. You can access the 5000 Poppies sponsorship page via
      Thank you so much for your interest.
      Lynn Berry

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