Armistice Centenary commemorations under way in New Zealand

Armistice Centenary commemorations under way in New Zealand

At 11am today, New Zealand marks the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War in 1918, ending years of war and ushering in a time of peace.

Thousands of New Zealanders are attending commemorations at the Auckland War Memorial Museum and at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Planned Auckland flyover with three WWI planes before two minutes of silence has been canned because of weather conditions at Ardmore airport.

A 100-gun salute is happening on Wellington waterfront. People are lining the harbors edge to see. The echo of the bangs can be heard at Pukeahu Memorial Park.

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