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Anzac Day 2024

It’s 109 years since New Zealand and Australian soldiers landed at Gallipoli; a pivotal moment in the history of both Armed Forces, forever remembered on April 25.

22 April, 2024

Although Anzac Day has its origin in the First World War and on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Türkiye, we now use the occasion to remember the service and sacrifice of all personnel who have served in New Zealand’s interests, as well as the sacrifices made by their whānau.

More than 30,000 New Zealand military personnel have been killed in wars and conflicts since 1915.

While much has changed in the intervening years, much has not.

NZDF personnel are still actively serving on deployments and missions around the world in order to protect and uphold the international rules-based order, and values intrinsically important to Kiwis.

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This year will see New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel, the New Zealand public and Kiwis around the world mark Anzac Day in a variety of ways.

From services run by local RSAs in rural New Zealand to the Dawn and National Services in our major cities, and NZDF personnel posted to in South Korea, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, the UK and the Middle East will also attend special services to acknowledge Anzac Day.

The NZDF will also play its part in a significant and symbolic partnership with the New Zealand Warriors around their Anzac Day fixture, with more information to come this week.

We will be publishing some more content on how our personnel around New Zealand and the world will be marking Anzac Day this week, so be sure to follow our channels to see.

Useful resources and links ahead of Anzac Day 2024