Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urges 'individual acts of commemoration' on Anzac Day in lockdown

  • 25/04/2020

The Prime Minister is urging Kiwis to do "individual acts of commemoration" this Anzac Day.

In a video message to the country, Jacinda Ardern acknowledged "things are different this year" but said that's no reason not to honour all those who served the country at war in the past.

"We're a nation that had our character defined by many things, but one has been the sacrifice of others," Ardern says in the message.

"Seventy-five years ago the Second World War was drawing to a close. This Anzac Day it's appropriate that we reflect on the journey and service of New Zealanders during that terrible, modern war.

"Wherever we may find ourselves this Anzac Day we turn our minds to our veterans, to service personnel past and present, and to all those who have experienced conflict and crisis."

Watch the video to see Ardern's full message.