New Zealander National Anthem Lyrics

“God Defend New Zealand” is the national anthem of New Zealand and the New Zealander national anthem lyrics were written by Thomas Bracken English version and Thomas H. Smith Māori version and the music to the New Zealander national anthem was composed by John Joseph Woods.

The National Anthem Lyrics for New Zealand

“God Defend New Zealand” was officially adopted as the national anthem of New Zealand in the year of 1977.

New Zealander National Anthem Lyrics

When is New Zealander National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of New Zealand is usually played or sung during national holidays, especially on the independence day celebrations in New Zealand. It is also performed throughout cultural and other festivals in New Zealand, usually marking off the beginning or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of New Zealand is also frequently performed in global sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of New Zealander National Anthem in New Zealand?

The national anthem of New Zealand, like other national symbols of New Zealand, embodies the tradition, past history, and faiths of New Zealand and its people. It assists stimulate feelings of patriotism among the New Zealander people and reminds them of their New Zealand’s magnificence, beauty, and rich heritage.

It also helps join the residents of New Zealand by one single tune or music. During the performance of the New Zealander national anthem, residents of New Zealand, despite their ethnic differences, rise up in unison and listen diligently or sing the song with excellent excitement.

Sports men and women from New Zealand also feel a fantastic minute of pride when they get a medal at a global sporting event while New Zealand’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a feeling of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of New Zealand in schools are taught to respect their country and establish a feeling of unity amongst themselves.