NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY2014-2019

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Tue 21 Apr 2015, 7:00pm–10:00pm
Wed 22 Apr 2015, 7:00pm–10:00pm
Thu 23 Apr 2015, 7:00pm–10:00pm
Fri 24 Apr 2015, 12:30pm–10:00pm
Sat 25 Apr 2015, 5:30am–10:00pm

Where: Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Buckle St, Mt Cook, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

You are warmly invited to attend events taking place during Anzac Week in Wellington which runs from April 18 to 25.

The programme events are listed below. Please note that they will be held outside, rain or shine and that seating will be provided at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park for those who need it.

The Anzac Day Dawn Service and National Service of Commemoration will be held at the park this year. The park is located between Tory and Taranaki Streets and accessible by foot and public transport from central Wellington.

Saturday 18 April
· Formal opening ceremony for Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at 11am.
· Great War Exhibition opens to public at Dominion Museum at 12.30pm. The Great War Exhibition commemorates the significant part that New Zealand played in the First World War. Visitors will see how the war progressed and the challenge between technology and the human spirit. It is a story of what our ancestors went through to create the New Zealand we now live in.
· Gallipoli – The scale of our war exhibition opens at Te Papa. This extraordinary exhibition combines the worlds of movies, model-making and museums to take visitors on a journey back to Gallipoli.
· WW1 Remembered: a Light & Sound show from 7 to 10pm. This spectacular light show features imagery from our shared military history projected onto the faces of the historic Dominion Museum and Carillon at the park. The 15-minute loop will run from 7-10pm each night until 25 April.

Monday 20 April
· Dedication of Australian Memorial at 9.30am.
· WW1 Remembered continues from 7 to 10pm.

Friday 24 April
· WCC Street Parade from 12:30-2pm. The parade will include a range of vintage WW1 vehicles and memorabilia, and weather permitting, a flyover of original WW1 aircraft.
· Anzac Eve Vigil Service at 6pm Wellington Cathedral. The cathedral will remain open until 9pm for people to light remembrance candles.
· WW1 Remembered continues from 7 to 10pm.

Saturday 25 April
· Dawn Service at Pukeahu at 5.30am. Former and current Service Personnel are welcome to march in the parade. Marshalling begins in Tasman Street from 4:45am. Some seating will be available for those who need to sit during the service. Please approach one of the marshals at the event.
· Wellington Citizens Wreath Laying Service at Cenotaph at 9am.
· National Service of Commemoration at Pukeahu at 11am. There is no veterans’ parade for the service. Those who need seating are encouraged to approach a marshall to get a seat in the specially marked areas.
· Atatürk Service at Tarakena Bay, Strathmore at 2pm.
· Dawn Service from Gallipoli live on big screens at Pukeahu at 2.30pm.
· Ceremony of Beat Retreat at 5.15pm.
· WW1 Remembered screened for the final time from 7 to 10pm.

Anyone needing further information on Anzac Week events can ring the free information line on 0800 001 726.

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