Dawn service of remembrance and hope
5.30am - 6.30am, 25 April, Wellington Cenotaph, Lambton QuayThe Dawn Service honours the New Zealanders and Australians who died at Gallipoli, and by extension all those who've fought for New Zealand.
2013 Dawn ServiceTo view last year's Dawn Service, see:
Wellington City Dawn Service video
Meet at the junction of Bunny Street and Lambton Quay.
5.40am:The public are invited to march behind the veterans in the parade to the Cenotaph. Bring torches.The march will be conducted by the Wellington Returned and Services Association (RSA).
5.45am:The public will be able to view the service on a big screen set up on Lambton Quay, near the corner of Molesworth Street.
6.30am: At the end of the Dawn Service, the parade will march to Pipitea Marae on Thorndon Quay where the Mayor will be hosting refreshments and ANZAC biscuits.
Event proceeds rain or shine. Free and open to the public.
Dawn to dusk vigil: Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
6.15am - 5pm, 25 April, National War Memorial, Buckle StreetA vigil will be mounted at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior from dawn to dusk by a NZ Defence Force Catafalque Guard.
Wellington city citizens: commemorative service
25 April, St Paul’s Cathedral, corner of Molesworth and Hill streets
- 9am: Parade from Wellington Cathedral car park, Hill street to St Paul's Cathedral
- 9.10am: Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and the President, Wellington RSA take the salute from the cathedral steps in Hill Street
- 9.30am: Wellington Civic Commemorative Service marking the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings
- 10.15am: Address by Mayor of Wellington, Ms Celia Wade-Brown
Wellington city citizens: wreath-laying ceremony
10.20am (following Cathedral service), 25 April, Wellington Cenotaph, Lambton QuayIf raining, the wreath-laying ceremony will move inside the Cathedral (announcements on Radio Newstalk ZB). Free and open to the public.
National commemorative service: wreath-laying ceremony
11am, 25 April, forecourt of Parliament Buildings, Molesworth StreetThis outdoor ceremony has been moved from its usual location at the National War Memorial due to the current reconstruction / refurbishment of the Memorial.
Full live coverage can be viewed on TV One from 11am to 12 noon.
Music provided by:
- The Seraphim Choir of Chilton St James School
- Band of the Royal NZ Air Force
Atatūrk War Memorial: wreath-laying ceremony
2pm, 25 April, Atatūrk Memorial, Tarakena Bay (near Moa Point on Wellington's South Coast)This ceremony honours the Turks who died defending their country. Symbolic of the strong bonds that can grow between countries who were formerly enemies, it recognises the enduring friendship that has emerged between New Zealand and Turkey since WW1.
Atatūrk was a general in the war who later became a modernist leader in Turkey, and is often referred to as the founder of Modern Turkey.
2.30pm, National War Memorial, Buckle StreetOrgan recital by Timothy Hurd QSM, Carillonist.
“Songs from Times of War” Anzac concert
7pm - 8.15pm, 25 April, Opera House, 111 / 113 Manners StreetFeaturing The Beat Girls and the Swing Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, Songs from Times of War is a musical tribute to the servicemen and women, families and workers of the First and Second World Wars.
Special guests: Stephanie Paris, Grant Sullivan and Bill Watkins
Gold coin entry.
AFL Match: St Kilda Saints v Brisbane Lions
7.40pm, 25 April, Westpac StadiumFor more information, see:
St Kilda Saints v Brisbane Lions - Australian Football League
Book online through Ticketek or call (04) 384 3840.