Soldiers who tracked enemy movements in the Pacific Islands during World War II are being remembered today.
A wreath-laying ceremony is starting around now at the National War Memorial.
It will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the New Zealand Coastwatchers' service.
Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae is attending the ceremony along with Government Ministers, the Chief of the Defence Force and Chief and Deputy Chief of the Royal New Zealand Navy.
On October 15 1942, 17 New Zealand Coastwatchers and five British and Australian civilians were executed on Tarawa Atoll, in what's now Kiribati.
Another New Zealand Coastwatcher also died while a prisoner of war.