New Zealand is unique for having two national anthems of equal standing - God Defend New Zealand and God Save The King. Both were inspired by patriotism, yet written in very different circumstances.
The above YouTube clip features God Defend New Zealand in the New Zealand Sign Language, Māori and English.
In this section you’ll find the words for both anthems along with sound files, musical scores, and information on the anthems’ protocols and history.
God Defend New Zealand/Aotearoa
History of God Defend New Zealand
Musical score for God Defend New Zealand
Updated on 12th September 2022