Pukeahu National War Memorial Park commemorates more than 30,000 New Zealanders who died in conflict and honours all who have served.  

The National Anzac Day Services at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and Atatürk Memorial will not be going ahead this year due to the mass gathering restrictions in place in response to COVID-19. The unveiling of the Pacific Islands Memorial at Pukeahu, planned for 18 April, has also been postponed.

Armistice Centenary National Ceremony in November 2018. Image by Mark Tantrum Photography.
Armistice Centenary National Ceremony in November 2018. Image by Mark Tantrum Photography.

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is the national place for New Zealanders to remember and reflect on this country’s experience of war, military conflict and peacekeeping, and how that experience shapes our ideals and sense of national identity.

Created in 2015 to enhance the setting for the National War Memorial, the park is a public gathering space for ceremonial occasions. The park is also a place for memorials from countries with which New Zealand has a shared military heritage. Located just 15 minutes walk from Te Papa and the waterfront, it’s the perfect place to bring a picnic; an oasis of quiet reflection in the middle of our vibrant capital city of Wellington.

 

The National War Memorial Building is temporarily closed.

 

The Ministry has received a detailed seismic assessment report on the National War Memorial. While we work through this report and make sure we understand any implications, we have decided to temporarily close the building. The Pukeahu National War Memorial Park remains open. To protect against the risk of Covid-19, education visits to Pukeahu are currently suspended until further notice. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]