Anzac Events
Anzac Events
New Zealanders have marked the landings at Gallipoli since news of the event first reached this country, and Anzac Day has been a public holiday since 1921. On this day the people of New Zealand have acknowledged the sacrifice of all those who have died in warfare, and the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.

Over time there have been changes in the way that the day has been commemorated, reflecting the changing features and concerns of our society. During the Second World War, for example, there was increased interest and a heightened sense of the relevance of Anzac Day; in the 1960s and decades following it was from time to time used as a platform for anti-war and other social protest.

Today, at a time when it seems New Zealanders are increasingly keen to assert and celebrate a unique identity, we recognise Anzac Day as a central marker of our nationhood.

The number of New Zealanders attending Anzac Day events in New Zealand, and at Gallipoli, is increasing. For some younger people, the sombre focus of the day receives less emphasis than do the more celebratory aspects of a national holiday. For most, though, the day is an occasion on which to formally pay tribute and to remember.

Anzac Day now promotes a sense of unity, perhaps more effectively than any other day on the national calendar. People whose politics, beliefs and aspirations are widely different can nevertheless share a genuine sorrow at the loss of so many lives in war, and a real respect for those who have endured warfare on behalf of the country we live in.

- From Anzac.govt.nz

Here's our guide to the events and happenings in and around the Auckland region this Anzac Weekend.
Anzac Events
Anzac Day 2019

25 Apr 2019

Join us this Anzac Day for commemorative services, tours, music and poetry. After the Anzac Day services, visit our commemorative galleries for your own personal reflections and discover more about New Zealand’s history and involvement in WWI and WWII. Dawn Service 6am, Court of Honour Civic Service 11am, Court of Honour Entry to the Museum is free to everyone on Anzac Day. The Museum...
Anzac Day Commemorations

25 Apr 2019

Commemorate Anzac Day 2019 at the Navy Museum – Thursday 25 April. Join us as we remember those who have served and lost their lives in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. We will have a range of activities on offer through Anzac Day. Activities are suitable for all ages – free admission. - Poppy-making - Share your memories and or remember a loved one in our Remembrance Book ...
ANZAC DAY EVENTS 2019

25 Apr 2019

A revised schedule of Anzac Day commemorative events for Auckland has been announced. Police from across Auckland, the Auckland District Returned and Services Association (RSA) and Auckland Council have been working together to agree a consolidated list of events in the wake of the Christchurch attacks. In the current heightened security environment, Police have agreed to maintain a visible ...
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