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.

Free Sunday concerts at Pukeahu

The Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is playing host to a number of free summer concerts on Sundays in January, February and March 2021. 

All concerts take place from 3 to 4pm and feature a variety of performances by outstanding musicians ranging from jazz, blues, covers, fusion, swing, Balkan, brass to military music.

January Sunday concerts are: 

24 Jan   Band of Misfits – hard hitting jazz, funk and fusion from Michael Costelo, Oscar Laven, Thomas Friggens and Ayrton Foote.

31 Jan   Jimmy and The Jets – covers from jazz and beyond featuring a great line up of Katelin Little, James Guildford-Smith, Louisa Williamson, Jacob Pritchard, Leonardo Coghini, James Feekes and Zane Hawkins. 

Bring your family and friends to these free performances which are located by the Australian Memorial for people to sit on the grass.  So bring a rug and enjoy an afternoon of music.  

Further details about Sunday concerts taking place in February and March will be added here shortly.


Updated on 20th January 2021