Welcome to the New Zealand Gallipoli 2015 website
In 2015, we commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC military campaign on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.
The Battle for Chunuk Bair was the New Zealand New Zealand’s most significant action in the Gallipoli Campaign. The battle, which took place from 6-10 August, was part of the August Offensive, in which the Allies attempted to seize the Sari Bair heights from Turkish forces on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The Wellington Battalion captured Chunuk Bair early on the 8th August, but they, and other New Zealand units, suffered grievous losses defending it. Chunuk Bair was eventually lost to the Ottoman forces after a series of overwhelming counterattacks.
The New Zealand Government is conducting a public service to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair on 8 August 2015. There is no attendance ballot for this commemoration and anyone who wishes to can do so.
Find out more details about the 8 August service here.
On 25 April 2015, Australia and New Zealand conducted three commemorative services at Gallipoli to mark the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. The Dawn Service at the Anzac Commemorative Site was jointly conducted by both countries and was followed by an Australian Memorial Service at Lone Pine, and a New Zealand Memorial Service at Chunuk Bair.