Gallipoli Anzac centenary ballot drawn

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Just two thousand tickets have been made available to New Zealand citizens wanting to attend the centenary commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015. Photo / Kenny Rodger
Just two thousand tickets have been made available to New Zealand citizens wanting to attend the centenary commemorations at Gallipoli in 2015. Photo / Kenny Rodger

New Zealanders who have been drawn from the Gallipoli 2015 ballot will be notified from today.

A total of 9851 applicants entered the ballot to attend the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings in Gallipoli next year.

The 950 double passes have been allocated and 100 special passes have been held back to be issued to special representatives at a later date.

Veterans' Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse said 251 double passes were won by direct descendants of those who fought at Gallipoli, 149 were won by veterans and 550 by members of the general public.

Mr Woodhouse said the Government is considering holding a second New Zealand service at Gallipoli in August 2015, and an approach has now been made to the Turkish authorities.

Emails will be sent to all applicants from today advising of the ballot outcome, with follow-up letters posted in the coming week.

Successful pass-holders will be able to access their online account, or contact the Gallipoli 2015 call centre, to update their details from 5pm.

Unsuccessful pass holders who elected to go on the wait list can update their contact details by contacting the Gallipoli 2015 call centre. Those who wish to find their position on the wait list should email info@gallipoli2015.govt.nz.

The call centre can be contacted within New Zealand on (04) 801 0162 and from outside New Zealand on +64 4 801 0162.

- APNZ

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