Kiwis prepare for their ANZAC Day lockdown services

ANZAC Day 2020 is expected to be like no other as Kiwis in lockdown create their own special ways to mark the day within their bubbles.

Thousands of New Zealanders are currently setting their alarm clocks for an early wake-up call on Saturday so they can stand outside on their driveways to commemorate ANZAC Day at dawn.

Christchurch resident Gary Watts will be joining in the remembrance ceremony and will be playing the Last Post on his bugle. He expects it to be as moving as any other ceremony.

"It's very emotional and when I do play it I always shut my eyes and it's really a personal thing for every bugler that plays the Last Post," Watts says.

"From the response, I've had so far for all the practising I've done so far I think they're going to quite enjoy it. I think it's going to be something a little bit different."

Jacinda Ardern is expected to attend the service and President of the RSA BJ Clark is encouraging other New Zealanders to do the same.

"The success of this is in numbers and it will also show that we haven't forgotten and I know we haven't," he says.

"So get a coffee at about 5.30am, get yourself all prepared and get yourself out to your front gate."

Other Kiwis have been getting creative in showing their support from giant chalk drawings to hay bale art and huge paintings on silos.

Canterbury RSA District President Stan Hansen has worked for the last few weeks of lockdown on redecorating his fence with poppies and crosses.

"We're getting lots of toots, lots of thumbs-ups, the neighbourhood's got behind us," Hansen says.

Waimate RSA President Rob Boswell's garden has undergone an ANZAC transformation with hundreds of crosses which normally are found in Victoria Park.

"There's 149 crosses here, they're all Waimate boys and outlying districts," Boswell told Newshub.

"It's brought a smile to everyone's face actually they've been locked in their houses

photos or home video and last line."

Kiwis in lockdown, unable to gather, but still marking ANZAC Day in their own way.