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.

Anzac Day - 25 April 2021

Official Anzac Day events in Wellington

6am

Dawn Service

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

9am

Wellington Citizens Wreath-Laying Service

Cenotaph Precinct, corner of Lambton Quay and Bowen Street

11am

National Commemoration Service

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

2.30pm

Atatürk Memorial Service

Atatürk Memorial, Bowes Crescent, Strathmore  

Both the 6am Dawn Service in Wellington and the 11am National Commemorative Service will be televised live on TVNZ. Māori TV will also be providing live coverage of the 6am Dawn Service in Auckland.

Road Closures and Parking Restrictions on Anzac Day

  • Tasman Street, Mt Cook (between Tory Street and Rugby Street):  No through traffic from 3.00am to 2.00pm
  • Tory Street, Mt Cook (between Tasman Street and Haining Street):  No through traffic from 3.00am to 2.00pm
  • Rugby Street, Mt Cook (between Tasman Street and Sussex Street):  Restricted parking from 3.00am to 2.00pm
  • Haining Street/Frederick St/Martin Square:  Detours in place from 3.00am to 2.00pm
  • Martin Square, south side:  Restricted parking from 3.00am to 2.00pm
  • Lambton Quay northbound, between Bowen Street and Bunny Street: no through traffic except buses from 5.00am to 12.00pm (no left turn from Bowen Street onto Lambton Quay).
  • For more details, visit https://wellington.govt.nz/news-and-events/news-and-information/our-wellington/2021/03/easter-and-anzac-day

If attending these ceremonies, please follow all relevant COVID-19 guidelines.


Updated on 16th April 2021