Upcoming ceremonies at the National War Memorial

Details about upcoming Pukeahu ceremonies will be added later to this page 

The National War Memorial Building is 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. Carillon recitals will not take place during this time. 

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. We regret any inconveniance this may cause. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

No National Anzac Day Services and Pacific Islands Memorial Unveiling Postponed

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.

While there will be no national Anzac Day commemorative services, there will be an act of remembrance on behalf of the people of New Zealand at the National War Memorial. This will be undertaken jointly by the Chief of Defence Force, Air Marshal Kevin Short, and the President of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association, Mr B.J. Clark. This will not be open to the public or media but will be recorded for subsequent broadcast.

Read more details in the Ministry's No National Anzac Day Services and Pacific Islands Memorial Unveiling Postponed media release.

Other events 

On occasion we have visiting military bands and guest performers - so do check this page regularly or follow us on facebook for event updates.


Updated on 20th March 2020