Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Anzac Day 2015. Photo by Paul Fisher Photography.
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington was created as the Government’s key project to acknowledge the Centenary of the First World War. This was completed in time to be the centrepiece of Anzac Day commemorations in 2015.
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park commemorates the more than 300,000 New Zealanders who have served their country and the 30,000 who have died.
The National War Memorial Building is currently closed
The National War Memorial Building is currently closed to the public due to concerns about its resilience in an earthquake. A new detailed seismic assessment of the National War Memorial’s Carillon Tower completed in 2020 found it to have a seismic strength of 15% of the New Building Standard (NBS). All buildings with a rating of less than 34% are considered earthquake prone.
The wider Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and the Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre remain open.
Detailed information about the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is available here.
Updated on 11th December 2020