ANZAC Day Coverage


Māori Television

In 2014 and again in 2015, Māori Television broadcasts live coverage of the ANZAC commemorative services at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli.

Attending the centenary ANZAC Day commemorations in Turkey is very special; there are limited places allocated by ballot. The next best thing is to watch the live coverage of the services on television. NZ On Air has funded these live broadcasts.

2015 will mark 100 years since the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed on the shores of Gallipoli during World War I and the capture of Chunuk Bair was one of New Zealand’s key events during the campaign.

As well as funding for 2015, NZ On Air supported Māori Television in broadcasting 2014’s event, as a dress rehearsal for this year’s 100-year anniversary. Two presenters and a small crew will be sent to Turkey for ANZAC Day 2015, with a Turkish production company contracted to provide equipment and expertise. 

The broadcast is live on the 25th April 2015.

The coverage was funded under our Arts and Culture programming strand.

Also screening on Anzac Day 2015 on Māori Television and funded by NZ On Air are :

  • Shovels And Guns, a one hour Pakipumeka documentary on Māori participation in WW1 told through the story of Roger Dansey. 
  • Ngā rā ō hune - The Days Of June - a documentary about Waikato Māori who refused to go to WW1.
  • An Anzac Conversation- Tainui Stephens talks to Governor-General Sir Jerry Mataparae.
  • And a highlights package.



TV One

In 2015, TVNZ will broadcast two live services on TV One.

The first is the dawn service at the capital’s new War Memorial Park and then later in the day from the same location the Commemorative wreath-laying service.  

The Dawn Service is one of the most popular observances of ANZAC Day. It is timed to coincide with the initial Landings at Gallipoli on April 25th 1915. 

TV One has produced live coverage of the National Commemorative Service for the most part of two decades. For close surviving relatives of the veterans, television can sometimes be the only means of bringing such ceremonies into their homes, providing them with the opportunity to commemorate ANZAC Day along with the rest of the country.


Radio NZ National

Kim Hill - Radio NZ National

Radio NZ National has a full day of coverage planned for Anzac day 2015 hosted by Warwick Burke, Kim Hill, Jesse Mulligan and Phil O'Brien.

Live coverage kicks off at 5.30m from the Dawn Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington.

From 7am Kim Hill will host the programme from Pukeahu National War Memorial Park with guests.

They'll also bring listeners the National Anzac day service from Pukeahu National War Memorial Park from 11am.

Susie Ferguson will cross live from Gallipoli, as coverage continues with the Gallipoli Dawn Service from 2:30pm to 3:30pm approx. 

Following a 5pm Anzac News Special, they'll be broadcasting Chunuk Bair Drama and Anzac themed music and requests.

Check the Radio NZ website for the full schedule.


Missed it?

Watch the 2014 ANZAC Day highlights On Demand


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