Anzac Day Commemoration

Our funding allows important national events to be seen on television by all New Zealanders.

In 2016 Anzac Day programming for Māori Television includes a 70 minute live broadcast from the Auckland Dawn Service, as well as 30 minute highlights at 6pm. 

Scottie Douglas Productions were also funded to produce Sacrifice On The Somme, a one hour documentary for Māori Television in which host Dame Kiri Te Kanawa takes us on a journey through the experiences of New Zealand soldiers at the 1916 Battle of the Somme. Sacrifice On The Somme is available to view On Demand.

At 11.00am TVOne will also broadcast the National Commemorative Service held in Wellington.

For Anzac Day 2015, Frame Up Films was funded to produce ANZAC: Tides of Blood, which follows Sam Neill as he embarks on a journey reviewing the endurance of a 100 year relationship forged in war and shared in sacrifice. 

25 April 2015 marked the centenary of the start of the Gallipoli campaign, in which 2721 New Zealanders died. To mark this historic moment we funded the live television coverage of the Anzac Day commemorative service at Chunuk Bair in Turkey. 


Anzac Day programming is funded from our Arts, Culture and Performance budget.

2016 Anzac Day Programming:

Anzac 2016: Dawn Parade Live, 1 x 70 minutes + 1 x 30 minute highlights, Māori Television, $77,450
Anzac Day 2016 National commemorative service , TVOne, $89,399

Sacrifice On The Somme, 1 x 1 hour, Scottie Douglas Productions for Māori Television, $225,000

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