Thousands will gather at dawn tomorrow as the country marks Anzac Day.
The commemorations will mark 97 years since Australian and New Zealand troops landed at Gallipoli, starting their first major military battle of World War I.
The anniversary day will be marked in both countries with dawn parades, memorial services and marches.
TVNZ will provide extensive coverage of Anzac Day 2012, online at tvnz.co.nz and on-air on TV ONE and TVNZ 7.
TVNZ coverage will start with Breakfast from 6am, where Corin Dann will be broadcasting live from the Auckland Dawn Service, and there will also be coverage from the Cranmer Square service in Christchurch.
From 9am, Good Morning has an Anzac themed episode, featuring well-known New Zealanders talking about their wartime experiences, as well as a World War II veteran, and a 97-year-old Japanese prisoner of war. The show will also include live coverage from onboard a navy frigate in Devonport.
At 10.30 am, TV ONE will show the Anzac Day 2012 Commemorative Service. Ian Johnstone will present live coverage of the national ceremony of remembrance from the National War Memorial in Wellington, on the 80th anniversary of the War Memorial. It will also be streamed live on tvnz.co.nz.
At 2.30 pm TV ONE and tvnz.co.nz will be live from the memorial service held in Gallipoli, Turkey.
ONE News at 6pm and Close Up will have extensive coverage and on TVNZ 7 at 6.05pm there will be a special compilation of military-related Tales from Te Papa episodes in commemoration of ANZAC Day.
Finally, at 11.30pm, there will be a replay of today's TV ONE Anzac Day 2012 Commemorative Service.
Fine weather expected for most
The sun is expected to shine on Anzac Day, but warm clothes are recommended for anyone attending a dawn service, says MetService.
The high that has recently dominated the weather across New Zealand should stick around mid-week, before moving away at the end of the week.
"The weather at dawn on Anzac Day should be dry if not fine for much of the country, but drizzle or a few light showers are likely in the northeast of the North Island and the west and south of the South Island," said MetService's Daniel Corbett.
The settled conditions are expected to go away at the end of the week, as a trough advances onto the country from the Tasman Sea.
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