Those who fell 100 years ago were honoured and remembered in Auckland on the 15th September 2016.
A field of 163 crosses bears the names of Aucklanders who died in the battle on the 15th September 1916.
The Salamanca Lawn Field of Remembrance Crosses in the Wellington Botanic Gardens this year contains 1848 crosses named for men from the wider Wellington region who lost their lives in 1915 and 1916.
Solemn Civic ceremonies were enacted on this ANZAC Day, with dignitaries, speeches and parades. But there were also a host of small community commemorations where the Fallen of a small town or district were remembered in personal and no-less moving ways.
Concerns have been raised around the role of Veterans in the Dawn Service at Auckland War Memorial Museum. See New Zealand Herald article HERE.