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The Documentary – Giant Poppy 2015 Origins

A documentary recounting the first stage of the Giant Poppy’s story from it’s inception to the ANZAC Day 2015 commemoration at the Auckland Domain.

The fascinating story continues in 2017 as the Giant Poppy journeys to France as a gift to the people of the town of Arras, where New Zealanders served in WW1.

This documentary can also be viewed here on the Giant Poppy YouTube channel.

I first built the Giant Poppy in the Auckland Domain in 2015. Over 25,000 New Zealanders and visitors helped me by placing their personal messages. Taking the Poppy to France will complete the circle of respect. However, to get to France and create the Poppy I need your urgent and generous help.

Tony McNeight – Artist