1 April, 2015

On 25 April 2015, New Zealand commemorates the centenary of the ANZAC landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. What followed in 1915 was a bitter eight-month campaign that helped to forge our nation.

To mark this extraordinary milestone, Newstalk ZB will broadcast a series of four hour-long Gallipoli documentaries. Each episode will be narrated by Newstalk ZB’s award-winning morning host, Leighton Smith, and produced by the Christian Broadcasting Association – winner of two gold medals and two silver medals at the 2014 New York Radio Festival.


Episode 1 The Gathering Storm

  •        The start of WW1 and how we ended up at the Dardanelles

Episode 2 On The Beach

  •        We pick up on the day the ANZACS hit the beach – 25th April 1915

Episode 3 The Battle

  •        The stories of the battlefield;

Episode 4 ANZAC Day

  •        What it means to New Zealanders today.


Sponsorship Opportunity  


Each hour-long documentary will be broadcast at 11am each Thursday from 2nd April to 23rd April.

On ANZAC Day, Saturday 25th April, the series will be replayed in full from 9am to 1pm.


Email advertise@nzme.co.nz to find out more.