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About the 2020 New Zealand Military Tattoo

To honour our nation’s defence heroes we have created our own, uniquely New Zealand Tattoo here in Palmerston North, the Defence Hub of New Zealand.

Given the strong international reputation earned by our nation’s military bands, pipes and drums and marching teams, New Zealand was the first country outside of Scotland to host the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Wellington in 2000, and again in 2016. We were inspired by this remarkable performance, yet felt we had an opportunity to create something special to honour our own traditions here in Aotearoa.

The Saturday 4 April 2020 New Zealand Military Tattoo will be a landmark event – a unique local and national celebration of our military and cultural history to honour our defence heroes and express our gratitude for their service and sacrifice.

Key Event Details

5.30pm – Pōwhiri & Event Opening
6.30pm – Event Commences

Palmerston North City’s Central Energy Trust Arena