List of 2020 ceremonies at Pukeahu

Upcoming ceremonies at the National War Memorial

A detailed seismic assessment report has recently been completed on the National War Memorial Building. While Manatu Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage works through this report and make sure it understands any implications, the decision was made to temporarily close the building. Pukeahu National War Memorial Park remains open.

National commemorations at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park for the remainder of 2020

All national commemorations scheduled for the remainder of 2020 have been changed to a new format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These will now take the form of Acts of Remembrance (wreathlaying ceremonies), which will be held at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

Acts of Remembrance ceremonies (under alert levels 1 and 2) will continue to include the appropriate veteran and government representatives. Regrettably, these cannot be public ceremonies.

The commemoration of military anniversaries is an important way to honour those who have served and those who have died in conflict, but public health is our first priority. We need to follow all current guidelines, while also preparing for the possibility of ongoing restrictions on public gatherings.


Updated on 17th September 2020