Auckland curbs Anzac Day events to ensure public safety

Auckland has slashed the number of its Anzac Day events amid heightened security fears.

Only 26 commemorations will go ahead in Auckland, compared to 84 last year, as organisers from Returned and Services’ Associations (RSAs) consolidate gatherings. The move comes after lingering security fears after following the recent shootings at two Christchurch mosques.

The largest event, at Auckland’s War Memorial Museum, is still set to go ahead.

“Consolidating events for this year’s commemorations enables police to ensure resources are deployed appropriately across services,” Superintendent Karyn Malthus said.

“There is no information about a specific threat to Anzac events at this time. However it’s important that the public be safe and feel safe.”