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 on Laings Road
  • 6:00am Dawn Service held at Cenotaph, Riddiford Gardens, ANZAC Lawn
  • 9:45am Civic Service held at the Cenotaph, Riddiford Gardens, ANZAC Lawn
  • 11:00 LHMRSA Service held in the Atrium, Petone Workingmen’s Club

  • 9:40am Parade assembles at Ballinger Park, Oroua Street
  • 10:00am Service held at Memorial Gates, Muritai Road

  • 7:00am Flag Ceremony, ANZAC Memorial Flagstaff, Petone Railway Station
  • 8:15am Parade assembles, Bracken Street
  • 8:30am Service held at the Garden of Remembrance, Memorial Park

  • 10:45am Parade assembles at Scott Court
  • 11:00am Service held at Stokes Valley RSA, Hawthorn Crescent

  • 11:15am Taita/Naenae Service at Taita Cemetery

  • 6:00am Dawn Service held at the Wainuiomata War Memorial, Queen Street
  • 10:50am Parade assembles
  • 11:00am Service held at the Wainuiomata War Memorial, Queen Street