Ceremonies at the National War Memorial

In 2020 a detailed seismic assessment report was completed on the National War Memorial Building. Based on this report, the decision was made to temporarily close the building as the building was deemed earthquake prone.  

However, following new engineering advice received in 2023 and new guidance  from MBIE, the Hall of Memories is now open for commemorations and ceremonies.  

List of 2023 ceremonies at Pukeahu

  • Anzac Day – 25 April
  • Korean War commemoration – 27 July (date changed from 25 June in 2023 to mark 70th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice)
  • Vietnam Veterans’ Day – 18 August 
  • Merchant Navy Day – 3 September 
  • Malaya/Malaysia/Borneo commemoration – 16 September
  • Armistice Day – 11 November


Pukeahu tours

If you have a group of six or more people who would like to book in for a free tour, send an email to [email protected] or send us a direct message on the Pukeahu Facebook page.


Updated on 29th March 2023