Sky Tower New Zealand's tallest poppy for Anzac Day

A huge poppy can be spotted on the side of the Sky Tower for Anzac Day.
A huge poppy can be spotted on the side of the Sky Tower for Anzac Day. Photo credit: Supplied.

Eagle-eyed Auckland residents can expect to see the Sky Tower donning a shade of bright red tonight to commemorate Anzac Day.

The Sky Tower will be lit with a red top, and a giant 13-metre poppy emblem will be projected on the south-east side of the tower in respect of soldiers who fought for New Zealand. 

The poppy was visible to attendees at the Anzac Day dawn service at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on Thursday morning.

The Sky Tower is the Southern Hemisphere's tallest free-standing structure and often uses its lighting to acknowledge lives lost or support community causes. 

Jacinda Ardern and Prince William were among those who turned out to remember veterans and those who died during all wars New Zealanders have served in.

A special prayer was also included for victims of the Christchurch and Sri Lanka terror attacks.