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ANZAC 2021: Pacific events in New Zealand

Cook Islands Soldiers WWI in colour

It’s ANZAC Day this Sunday 25 April for New Zealand, Australia and part of the Pacific. Here’s a round-up of Pacific events happening in Auckland and Wellington.


Tongan soldiers Matala-Anzac 2021

Matala-Anzac 2021 – Fonuapuli-Missing Grave “Lest we forget”

An ANZAC day commemoration event held by the Tongan community in Auckland in honour of Tongan soldiers past and present. The event also aims to raise the awareness of the importance of ANZAC day with Pacific Island communities in South Auckland.

When: Sun 25 April, 10am – 11.15am
Where: Walter Massey Park (Corner of Hain Ave and Massey Road), Māngere East
For further information please email: [email protected]

Cook Islands soldiers will be commemorated by the Cook Islands ANZAC Committee

ANZAC Commemoration Service 2021 In Honour of Our WWI Cook Islands Soldiers

An ANZAC commemoration for the 500 Cook Islanders who enlisted to serve in the New Zealand armed forces during WWI, held by the Cook Islands ANZAC Committee.

When: Sunday 25th April, 3pm
Where: CIDANZ Office: 287 Kirkbride Road, Māngere

Niuean Commemorations

Mutalau Ululauta Trust event
When: Sunday 25th April, 10am
Where: East Tamaki Primary School

Niue RSA NZ event
When: Saturday 24th April, 10.30am
Where: Memorial Park, Mt Roskill

Niue Advisory Council event
When: Sunday 25th April, 10am
Where: RSA Pt Chevalier

Felukutaki ANZAC Association event
When: Monday 26 April, 10am
Where: Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, Ōtāhuhu


anzac day 2021 commemoration
Photo: Ministry for Culture and Heritage

ANZAC Day 2021 National Commemoration

Pukeahu National War Memorial will host a Dawn Service at 6am, followed by the 11am National Commemoration. The public is welcome to attend the National Commemoration, and are asked to be in place before the start time of 11am. For information about road closures and Anzac Day resources, please visit https://mch.govt.nz/anzac-day

Make sure to visit the Pacific Islands Memorial, which specially recognises the service of Pacific people over the years. The memorial takes the form of a 4m-high bronze conch shell designed by Michel Tuffery, known as Te Reo Hotunui o te Moana nui a Kiwa – The Deep of the Pacific.

When: 6am Dawn Service and 11am National Commemoration Service
Where: Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
Both services will also be televised live on TVNZ

ANZAC Cook Islands Commemoriation Service

CISWWO Commemorative Service

A service to commemorate the Cook Island Soldiers who served in WWI. Johnson Raela will be MCing the event.

When: Monday 26th April, 11am
Where: Pacific Islands Memorial at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park

Memorial Service for Niuean Soldiers

When: 1.3opm
Where: Trinity Union Church (14 Hall Avenue, Newtown, Wellington)





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