NZDF

Anzac Day 2015

25 April 2015

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis were up early to mark Anzac Day at countless dawn ceremonies around the country.

In Wellington, the first ever dawn service held at the newly-opened Pukeahu National War Memorial Park was packed to capacity and more than 30,000 people attended the service at the Auckland Museum.

Large crowds are also expected at Anzac Day ceremonies around the world which mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign. NZ Defence Force personnel will attend ceremonies in numerous countries including Gallipoli, France, Belgium, London and Australia.

Washington

WO1 Grant Payton at Washington Dawn Service

WO1 Grant Payton at Washington Dawn Service

The Defence Attaché CDRE Keating and Charge’ D’affaires Caroline Beresford

The Defence Attaché CDRE Keating and Charge’ D’affaires Caroline Beresford

Church Service Washington Cathedral

Church Service Washington Cathedral

Beating Retreat ceremony, Wellington

Beat Retreat ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington

Beat Retreat ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington

Messines, Belgium

New Zealand Anzac Service, New Zealand memorial, Messines, Belgium

New Zealand Anzac Service at the New Zealand memorial in Messines, Belgium

New Zealand Anzac Service, New Zealand memorial, Messines, Belgium

New Zealand Anzac Service, New Zealand memorial, Messines, Belgium

Wreathlaying service at the New Zealand Soldier statue in Messines

Wreathlaying service at the New Zealand Soldier statue in Messines

Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Jack Steer at New Zealand memorial, Messines, Belgium

Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Jack Steer at New Zealand memorial, Messines, Belgium

Menin Gate, Belgium

Haka at Menin Gate, Belgium

It was a fitting close to Anzac Day commemorations in Belgium today with the New Zealand Defence Force contingent acknowledging their Australian Defence Force counterparts with a haka under the Menin Gate in front of hundreds of onlookers.

NZ Memorial, Longueval, France

A wreath is laid at the NZ Memorial at Anzac Day service at Longueval, France

A wreath is laid at the NZ Memorial at Anzac Day service at Longueval, France

Catafalque Guard at Anzac Day service at NZ Memorial, Longueval, France

Catafalque Guard at Anzac Day service at NZ Memorial, Longueval, France

Taelar Samuel sings with the NZDF Maori Cultural Group at Anzac Day service at NZ Memorial, Longueval, France

Taelar Samuel sings with the NZDF Maori Cultural Group at Anzac Day service at NZ Memorial, Longueval, France

Gallipoli

Kaiwero Performer RNZAF Sergeant Raymond O'Brien at this morning dawn service at Anzac Cove.

Kaiwero Performer RNZAF Sergeant Raymond O'Brien at the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove.

Dawn Service at Anzac Cove

Dawn Service at Anzac Cove

Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force LT GEN Tim Keating is handed his wreath at Chunk Bair Memorial

Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force LT GEN Tim Keating is handed a wreath at the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove

HRH The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry and Prime Minesters of Australia and New Zealand watch a Maori Cultural Group performance at Anzac Cove

HRH The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry and Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand watch a Maori Cultural Group perform at Anzac Cove.

The NZ Youth Ambassadors sing to the gathering crowds at Chunuk Bair Memorial before the VIP's arrive

The NZ Youth Ambassadors sing to the gathering crowds at Chunuk Bair Memorial before the VIP's arrive

London

The March past of around 3,000 people was led by 1,500 service personnel, representatives of the Armed Forces that fought at Gallipoli

The March past of around 3,000 people was led by 1,500 service personnel, representatives of the Armed Forces that fought at Gallipoli

Armed Forces Chiefs about to lay their wreaths in London on Anzac Day. NZ was represented by Brigadier Lofty Haywood

Armed Forces Chiefs about to lay their wreaths in London on Anzac Day. NZ was represented by Brigadier Lofty Haywood.

Armed Forces Chiefs salute after laying their wreaths

Armed Forces Chiefs salute after laying their wreaths.

Dawn Services around the country

The bugler plays the Last Post at the 2015 Anzac Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington

Last Post played at the Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington

Anzac Day 2015 Dawn Service at the Auckland War Memorial

Dawn Service at the Auckland War Memorial

Fly past over the Auckland War Memorial at the Anzac Day 2015 Dawn Service

Fly past over the Auckland War Memorial at the Dawn Service

Anzac Day 2015 Dawn Service at Papakura Military Camp

Anzac Day 2015 Dawn Service at Papakura Military Camp

Anzac Day 2015 Dawn Service in Gisborne

Catafalque Guard at the Gisborne Cenotaph for the Dawn Service

A little boy in the Fields of Remembrance in Gisborne, Anzac Day 2015

A little boy in the Fields of Remembrance in Gisborne, Anzac Day 2015

Ataturk Memorial

Service at the Ataturk Memorial in Wellington

Service at the Ataturk Memorial in Wellington

This page was last reviewed on 28 April 2015, and is current.