Armistice Day commemorations have been held throughout the country today, marking the 97th anniversary of the signing of the treaty that ended the World War I.
The Allies and the German forces signed the Armistice treaty at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
About 100 people marked the occasion at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, where ferns were placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
Wreaths were laid by the Veteran Affairs Minister Craig Foss on behalf of the Government and the Labour leader Andrew Little on behalf of the opposition.
Nearly 17,000 New Zealanders died and 40,000 others were wounded in the World War I - a higher per capita casualty rate than any other country involved.
New Zealand Defence Force chief Lieutenant General Tim Keating said it was important to remember those who fought in the war.
"I think that we should as a nation take the time whether it's Anzac Day or to reflect on significant occasion like this," he said.
"We should take the time out of our busy day and think about the sacrifice that our forebears made."
Veteran Affairs Minister Craig Foss said the day was significant to the country.
"It's a humbling moment and proud moment as well. A moment of acknowledgement. We would not be here whatsoever if it wasn't for what these soldiers did for New Zealand so many years ago."
"They will never be forgotten. The memories continue and the values have been adhered to. Even some families that perhaps forgot or didn't know to much are perhaps re-learning about their whakapapa or their ancestors or their great-grandfathers."
For the first time, Bay of Plenty tribe Tūhoe also commemorated Armistice Day at Rewarewa Marae in Ruatoki.
Seventy-five men from Te Rohe Pōtae o Tūhoe enlisted to fight in World War I and 56 served overseas.
In Auckland, about 200 military personnel and members of the public were part of commemorations.