Coronavirus: How Kiwis commemorated Anzac Day inside their bubbles

Although New Zealand is under lockdown and Anzac services have been cancelled, Kiwis across the country have found special ways to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers.

New Zealanders have gathered at the end of their driveway or in front of their doors at dawn to pay their respects as part of the Stand At Dawn campaign. 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took part, photographed standing at the end of her driveway with her partner Clarke Gayford and father Ross Ardern. 

In a special address on Saturday morning Ardern said it would be an "Anzac Day that hasn't been done before".

"Things are different this year but we are united by our respect for veterans and service personnel.

"Individual acts of commemoration - that is what will form our collective tribute.

"Today we honour the Anzac commitment and reflect on enduring hopes for peace in a world that does not ask for sacrifice of war but instead asks for a commit to empathy kindness, and shared humanity."  

Across the country, musicians stepped up to play 'The Last Post' for their neighbours. 

Thousands of Kiwis tuned in to a virtual Anzac service livestream, where Defence Minister Ron Mark issued a solemn reminder to Kiwis' about the sacrifices of those who came before them.

"Pause, reflect, pay our respects and give thanks to those who gave so much not just 105 years ago at Gallipoli, or the six long years of the Second World War but for every conflict and ever operation which we have been involved with since them. We owe them that it is a privilege to do so," he said.

"This Anzac Day look after each other, remember, commemorate and give thanks - but inside your bubble." 

It's the first time in history that Anzac Day services have been cancelled. The strict conditions of New Zealand's lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19 mean Kiwis must stay home.