New Zealanders mark ANZAC Day with grief and pride

RNZ Wellington, April 25, 2018

Thousands of New Zealanders have been paying tribute to the brave soldiers who fought and perished at Gallipoli during the First World War.

New Zealanders remember New Zealand and Australian soldiers who have sacrificed, sometimes with their lives, in war and serves as a reminder of the tragedy of such conflict.

It is the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during the First World War, and this year also marks a number of battles on the Western Front culminating in the Armistice which was signed in November 1918.

There were 30,000 New Zealanders who died in both world wars.

Nationwide Ceremonies

Ceremonies will take place around the country.

In Auckland, there will be more than 80 events throughout the day. Dawn services have been held across New Zealand today to mark the event.

Wellington hosted a dawn service commemoration at the National War Memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

in Christchurch, a number of services are being held around the city.

Radio New Zealand National and Radio New Zealand Concert are broadcasting the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial in Wellington live on the national radio station.

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Photo Caption:

The Dawn Service in Wellington this morning

(RNZ Picture by Richard Tindiller)

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