A comprehensive survey by University of Otago researchers of serving and retired NZ military personnel has confirmed about one in 10 would be likely to be diagnosed with PTSD and many more suffer some symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
Anzac Day 2020
Karl Grahn and George Wallace met for only a minute or two, but the World War 1 Bavarian infantryman and the Otago Regiment sergeant from Mataura are eternally linked. Mike Houlahan reports.
Otago Daily Times head of video news Tim Miller talks to historian Dr George Davis, about this year's Anzac commemorations and asks if they are unique in the 104 year history of the day.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it is an Anzac Day like no other, but the purpose of honouring the Anzac commitment and "enduring hopes of peace" remains the same.
Despite the country being in lockdown due to Covid-19 restrictions, people from throughout Otago and Southland turned out to pay tribute this Anzac Day.
Queenstown residents woke to the sound of the bugle this morning as a small group commemorated Anzac Day standing at least two metres apart, observing Covid-19 lockdown rules.
People stood on their driveways and fire crews gathered outside the station as dawn broke over Dunedin this Anzac Day.
WATCH: Dunedin RSA President Lox Kellas says there are ways we can mark Anzac day, despite the restrictions on this year's commemorations.
They will not see it, but some southern residents will be able to participate in a locally produced Anzac Day ceremony by turning on the wireless.