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 Day ceremony near you

Dawn Service

  • 5:45am - Parade assembles outside the Town Hall on Laings Road
  • 6:00am - Service held at the Cenotaph, Anzac Memorial Lawn (outside War Memorial Library), Queens Drive

Civic Service

  • 9.45am - Service held at the Cenotaph, Anzac Memorial Lawn (outside War Memorial Library), Queens Drive

Flag Ceremony

  • 7am  ANZAC Memorial Flagstaff, Petone Railway Station

Petone Service

  • 8.15am Parade assembles in Bracken Street
  • 8.30am Service held at Garden of Remembrance, Memorial Park

  • 9.40am Parade assembles at Ballinger Park, Oroua Street
  • 10am Service held at Memorial Gates, Muritai Road

  • 10.45am Parade assembles at Scott Court (ready to march at 10.45am)
  • 11am Service held at Stokes Valley RSA, Hawthorn Crescent

  • 11am Parade assembles at Taita Lawn Cemetery Gate, Rimu Street
  • 11.15am Service held at Taita Lawn Cemetery

  • 6am Dawn Parade at the Memorial, Queen Street
  • 6.30am Flag Raising, Memorial Gardens, Hine Road
  • 11.30am ANZAC Parade and Civic Service at the Memorial, Queen Street. Followed by refreshments in the Wainuiomata Neighbourhood Hub.