As the town of Eceabat on the Gallipoli Peninsula prepares for the influx of thousands of New Zealanders and Australians for this weekend’s commemoration of the Battle of Anzac Cove, the Turkish locals have acknowledged the significant place the WW1 battle has had in their national history.
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A re-enactment in tribute of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment is set to take place over 2 days in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in North Canterbury.
A century after the Gallipoli landings, host broadcaster Māori Television is dedicating its entire April 25 programming schedule to Anzac Day.
Prime Minister John Key invites descendants of those who fought in the Gallipoli campaign to attend the centenary celebrations at the Cenotaph in London.