25 Apr 2020

Kiwis commemorate Anzac day under lockdown rules

5:15 am on 25 April 2020

New Zealanders are commemorating Anzac Day all around the country today.

Tim Cook playing the bugle.

Tim Cook playing the bugle. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

Services around the country have been shelved and veterans won't be able to join together because of the Covid-19 restrictions.

However, that hasn't stopped people - young and old - from preparing to get up early and celebrate in their own unique way.

The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, will commemorate Anzac Day from the front gate of Premier House in Wellington at 6am this morning.

She said this Anzac Day had a special significance because it marked the 75th anniversary since the end of World War II.

Ardern said it was a time to reflect on the contribution made by each and every New Zealander who has served in war and conflict.

"This year a new threat faces all nations as the impact of the coronavirus deepens worldwide," she said.

"As we face these significant challenges, we remember the courage of those who have served in the name of peace and justice."

People can share their Anzac Day pictures at standatdawn.com

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