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Fri 30 May 2008–Sun 1 Jun 2008, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: , Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $95.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Public events and a Wellington welcome for the Vietnam veterans and their families.

The Queen’s Birthday weekend (Friday 30 May to Sunday 1 June 2008) is your opportunity to welcome and acknowledge the thousands of veterans and family members in Wellington for Tribute08, a commemoration and reunion event.

If you are a Vietnam veteran or associated family member, click here for information about your programme of events and how to register.

For the public, here are the events you can attend to show your support.

Tribute 08 Public Events Schedule

Saturday 31 May 2008

The Tribute, including:

The Honour March to Parliament. From 10am veterans and families march from Civic Square to Parliament via Willis Street and Lambton Quay – be there to cheer them on.

The Whakanoa Ceremony at Parliament. From 11am to around 12.30pm; a Parliamentary Welcome and very special ceremony acknowledging the Kiwis who gave their lives in Vietnam.

Sunday 1 June

The Memorial Service. 9.30am service at the National War Memorial, Buckle Street. This will be followed by a march to The Basin Reserve.

The Commemoration and Celebration. From 10.30am to 1pm; Vietnam veterans and their families will be honoured by the public and dignitaries followed by a NZDF ceremony and entertainment.

Good Night Vietnam – the Public Concert. 7.30pm at the TSB Bank Arena; a nostalgic 60s – 70s show featuring Australian pop legend Russell Morris, New Zealand’s own Ray Columbus, Suzanne Lynch of The Chicks, Charlotte Yates, Supermodel, the New Zealand Army Band and Frankie Stevens will perform and MC the concert. Tickets, $25 - $45.00 through Ticketek on 0800 842 538.

Other events

The Exhibition – Vietnam: Not Just a 12 Month Tour. Throughout the weekend at The Academy of Fine Arts at Queens Wharf . The full season runs from Thurs 29 May to 8 June, open from 10am to 5pm daily.

Theatre performances of ‘Ka Mate, Ka Ora’. At Capital E Theatre, season, Wed 21 May to Sun 1 June and is open to the public outside of the Tribute08 weekend. Public Show times are Wed 21 May to Fri 30 May at 7:30pm (no show Thurs 29 May). $21.50 waged. $16.50 unwaged. $11.50 under 18 years. Public bookings through Capital E 04 913 3720.