Anzac Day 2016

A programme of public events mark this year’s Anzac Day commemorations in 2016 – 100 years since the first New Zealand Anzac Day Service.

This picture is the original vision for the National War Memorial Park titled

National War Memorial

Anzac commemorations 2016

Events and public artworks

April–June 2016  Event  Location
22 March–1 May Women of Empire 1914–1918 is an exhibition which examines the untold experiences of Anzac women during the First World War Katherine Mansfield House and Garden

18 April–9 May

           
Fields of Remembrance – an additional 964 white crosses will commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives, bringing the total loss of life over the first two years of World War I to 1831 Salamanca Lawn, Wellington Botanic Garden
21 April #wellynextdoor recording caravan visit the caravan to record and share your war-time stories Civic Square from 9.30am-4pm
April–June Sonic Wells will connect New Zealand, Australia and Turkey through communal sound ‘wells’ in Wellington, Sydney and Çanakkale Cuba Street, outside The Body Shop
2015–2018 The Great War exhibition  Dominion Museum
2015–2018 Gallipoli – The scale of our war Te Papa Tongarewa
21–24 April, 7pm–10pm                                    25 April, 6pm–10pm WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show 2016 Facade of the National War Memorial, Carillon                       Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
Sunday 24 April  Event  Location
7pm  Anzac Eve Vigil Service Wellington Cathedral
7pm–10pm WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show 2016 Facade of the National War Memorial, Carillon
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
Monday 25 April  Event  Location
5.30am Dawn Service Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
9am Wellington Citizens Wreath-Laying Service Cenotaph Precinct, corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street
11am Anzac Day 2016 National Commemoration Service Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
2.30pm Ataturk Memorial Service Ataturk Memorial, Tarakena Bay, Strathmore
5.10pm The Last Post Ceremony Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
6pm–10pm WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show 2016 Facade of National War Memorial, Carillon
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Mobility parking and access

There is no mobility parking in front of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park for any of the events on Anzac Day. Mobility parking will be available in the Top of Tory car park on Tory Street. From here, free shuttles will transport attendees to Pukeahu.

Image reference:
Gummer W.H. & C.R. Ford, [National War Memorial, Dominion Museum and Art Gallery], Gummer & Ford Collection, GF12, Architecture Archive, University of Auckland Library