Wellington remembers fallen soldiers on Anzac Day - marking 96 years since the Gallipoli landings. The Anzac Day commemorations attracted much interest despite the wet weather.
Wellington remembers fallen soldiers on Anzac day - marking ninety-six years since the Gallipoli landings in World War I.
Despite the wet weather, people turned up at the Wellington Cenotaph for the dawn service to pay tribute and remember the soldiers who died.
In his speech the Turkish Ambassador to New Zealand, Ali Yakital, said that he was filled with special emotion to be part of the dawn ceremony.
The service concluded with a parade.
At 10.30am, politicians, dignataries, war veterans and invited guests attended the National Commemorative Service at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior inside the Hall of Memories.
Foreign diplomats and war veteran representatives laid wreaths at the front of the hall.
The public observed the memorial service from outside the hall and from the cordoned off street.
A Tri-Service Catafalque Guard mounted a dawn to dusk vigil at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior which included a guard change every fifteen minutes.