Anzac day ceremony

Anzac Day national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand - find out how we remember our servicemen and  women.


About ANZAC Day

Anzac Day is observed annually on 25 April.

It honours New Zealanders killed in war and honours returned and serving servicemen and women.

The date marks the anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand soldiers (the Anzacs) on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The aim was to capture the Dardanelles and open a sea route to the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. At the end of the campaign, Gallipoli was still held by its Ottoman Turkish defenders.

Thousands lost their lives during the Gallipoli campaign, including 2779 New Zealanders.

On 25 April, ceremonies are held at war memorials all across New Zealand, and in places overseas where New Zealanders gather.

Lower Hutt Cenotaph maps

We have two maps to help us remember those who fought for us:

Where to find an ANZAC ceremony near you

  • 5:45am - Parade assembles at the Cenotaph outside the War Memorial Library
  • 6:00am - Dawn Service begins on the Anzac Memorali Lawn, Queens Drive

Note: There will not be a Civic Service in 2022

  • 11:00am Service held at Stokes Valley RSA, Hawthorn Crescent

  • 10:45am - Parade outside Naenae Hotel
  • 11am - Service held at Naenae Bowling Club
  • 12pm - Luncheon

  • 6am - Flag raising at the Cenotaph, Queen Street
  • 6:15am - Flag raising at the Memorial Gardens
  • 11am - Wainuiomata Community Memorial Service at the Cenotaph

All are welcome to attend, but please remember to stay home if you are feeling unwell.

There is also a pop-up field on Andrews Avenue until 26 April, where you can lay poppies and pay your respects to our servicemen and women.

For more information