23 Apr 2013

New stamps to mark Anzac Day

2:37 pm on 23 April 2013

The role of the Defence Forces in overseas war zones will be remembered in a special set of stamps issued by New Zealand Post to mark the 98th anniversary of Anzac Day.

The ANZAC stamps issued by NZ Post.

The ANZAC stamps issued by NZ Post. Photo: NZ POST

The six stamps mark service in Korea, Timor Leste, Solomon Islands, Afghanistan and Bosnia.

One stamp also celebrates 50 years of involvement by New Zealand troops in Antarctica.

Defence Force chief Lieutenant-General Rhys Jones said the stamp issue showcases the diverse range of operations undertaken by New Zealand forces in recent times and expects that the images will resonate with the public.

"Anzac Day is, of course, not only a day in which we remember those who have served in conflicts long past. We hope it is a day when the public also thinks about those men and women who are serving their country today.

''This stamp issue will help in that cause, not just on Anzac Day itself, but for the time these stamps are used and remain publicly available."