It's built in front of the carillon (first pic below) and magnificently updates our old war memorial. It opened on Saturday and there's a light show on during the 100 year Gallipoli commemorations. It was a calm lovely evening and lots of people were wandering around, quietly checking it out.
This is the Australian component, sandstone pillars with gum trees planted within - this is what we saw fly over Newlands when it arrived from the outback a couple of months ago. PMs Abbot and Key dedicated it this morning.
Beside the carillon is the old national museum (replaced by Te Papa); that had a light show too, running in a loop.
It's a cool space, nicely landscaped and arty and green and spacious. Not quite finished. I'll be back for the dawn service on Saturday (Anzac Day) with Ness and Mark and a hankie.
Today was Mischa's first free Sunday and we had a family yum cha in Petone, then a walk on the beach in warm autumn sun. A very pleasant day and it's now a cool, overcast evening.