Archived: ANZAC Day 2017

Commemorations in Central City
13 April, 2017

Commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of the fallen soldiers during World War 1 on the 101st ANZAC Day. New Zealand sent more men to fight in the First World War per head of population than any other nation. Of those killed, almost a third were buried half a world away in unmarked graves.

Honour the past and learn more about the spirit of ANZAC at one of the special events in the central city.

 ANZAC Day Ceremony at the Cloud

Our service men and women will be honoured and commemorated at an ANZAC Day Ceremony at the Cloud as part of the World Masters Games 2017 starting at 2pm.

Poppy Dance

The Senior Dance company, a community performance group for seniors aged 60 and over, are bringing a short, but powerful Anzac dance piece to the central city. Poppy Dance is a poignant work on remembrance of the suffering and loss of war. On Anzac Tuesday you can either catch it on the Dance-o-Mat at Aotea Square at 1pm or at the ANZAC Day Ceremony at the Cloud.

ANZAC Day at Auckland Museum

The Auckland War Memorial Museum’s ANZAC commemorations begin from Saturday April 22 with Illuminate, where archival footage is projected on the Northern façade for three nights leading up to Anzac Day.

Join the Museum's traditional Dawn Service or Civil Service, followed by a range of events and activities exploring the stories of World War I and the significance of ANZAC Day today.

Anzac Day Dining

Round off the day out with a tasty lunch at one of the great central places open on Anzac Day.

Refuel at Al Brown’s Depot with their range of delicious small plates perfect for sharing. Don’t forget to try their oysters for the full experience. 

DeBretts Kitchen on High Street offers New Zealand-inspired fare made from the best local produce in an elegant setting.  

For great views and a varied menu that has something for everyone, head to Soul Bar and Bistro at the Viaduct Harbour.