(1) In commemoration of the part taken by New Zealand servicemen and servicewomen in—
and in memory of those who at any time have given their lives for New Zealand and the British Empire or Commonwealth of Nations, 25 April in each year (being the anniversary of the first landing of troops from the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand on Gallipoli) shall be known as Anzac Day, and shall be a day of commemoration.
(2) The Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council, amend subsection (1) by adding to the list of conflicts referred to in that subsection.
(3) An Order in Council made under subsection (2) is a legislative instrument and a disallowable instrument for the purposes of the Legislation Act 2012 and must be presented to the House of Representatives under section 41 of that Act.
Section 2: substituted, on 2 September 1996, by section 2 of the Anzac Day Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 107).
Section 2(3): replaced, on 5 August 2013, by section 77(3) of the Legislation Act 2012 (2012 No 119).