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.

75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War – a brutal war that claimed the lives of 50 million people and helped shape the world we know today. New Zealand will join countries around the world to commemorate this significant anniversary in 2020. Read more about what's planned.

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Vietnam Veterans' Day

Please note: this year's Vietnam Veterans' Day national commemoration will take place at Pipitea Marae, 55 Thorndon Quay, Wellington.

A national commemoration will be held at Pipitea Marae at 11am on Tuesday 18th August 2020, the 55th anniversary of Vietnam Veterans' Day. Members of the public are welcome to attend the ceremony. Please be seated by 10.45am.

Further information will be available in due course.

Updated on 5th August 2020