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The National War Memorial’s governance is administered by Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, through the National War Memorial Act 1992.

National War Memorial Act 1992 (New Zealand Legislation)

Our legislation

This page lists the legislation we administer and our policies and guidance.


The National War Memorial does not permit any commercial activity either inside the building or elsewhere within its grounds.

Visitors are welcome to take photos except for promotional purposes.

You are also welcome to place flowers and other items of remembrance by the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

The consumption of alcohol is prohibited at all times.

Use of the National War Memorial

The Memorial (including the Hall of Memories) is temporarily closed for seismic strengthening.

National War Memorial Advisory Council

Current members of the National War Memorial Advisory Council are:

  • Major (Retired) Fiona Cassidy - Chair
  • Staff Sergeant Tina Grant DSD JP
  • Colonel (Retired) Roger Howard
  • Glenis Philip-Barbara, Pou Mataaho o Te Hononga, Deputy Secretary, Te Hononga Māori Crown Partnerships, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Sir Wayne Shelford KNZM, MBE, National President of the RNZRSA

Contact us

For any further queries, or to request use of the memorial, please contact us at [email protected]