Daily – Last Post Ceremony

Daily at 5pm

Location:  Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Buckle St, Mt Cook, Wellington

The New Zealand Defence Force, in partnership with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, is marking the First World War centenary each evening with a Last Post ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Every day at 5pm, a Last Post ceremony is conducted on the forecourt of the National War Memorial in Wellington. The service, which lasts approximately 7 minutes, incorporates the lowering of the two New Zealand flags at the Memorial, the playing of the Last Post, the observation of one minute’s silence and the recitation of the Ode of Remembrance in both te reo Māori and English.

On Sundays, prior to the 5pm ceremony, we remember a fallen World War One soldier by reciting their story.

Bugler at the National War Memorial, Pukeahu


Anyone can be a part of this daily remembrance and members of the public are welcome to lay floral tributes at the end of the ceremony. To register your interest please click here for the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Website.