Commemorating ANZAC Day 2021


E kore rātou e kaumātuatia
Pēnei i a tātou kua mahue nei
E kore hoki rātou e ngoikore
Ahakoa pehea i  ngā āhuatanga o te wā
I te hekenga atu o te rā
Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, 
We will remember them 
We will remember them.
Binyon, 1914,
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Since 25 April 1916, New Zealand has observed ANZAC Day to mark the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps’ 1915 landing at Gallipoli during World War One.

The annual ANZAC Day service has since expanded to commemorate those who died serving New Zealand during all wars, and honouring returned and current service personnel.

ANZAC Day coverage abounds, including past commemorative services, both at home and abroad, as well as documentaries featuring related people, events, and stories.

Watch our curated list of documentaries

To commemorate ANZAC Day 2021, Media Services has curated a TV and Radio ANZAC playlist. You can:

  • Learn about the Māori version of the ANZAC Ode.
  • Hear accounts of surviving Kiwi Gallipoli veterans.
  • Explore the role of Pacific Island soldiers in the 28th Māori Battalion.
  • Listen to a discussion on Australian perspectives on ANZAC Day and much more.

Watch the ANZAC playlist.

William Hamill, Media Services


1 Pukeahu National War Memorial Park (2018). The Ode of Remembrance. Ministry for Culture and Heritage.