The special connection between New Zealand and Australia shown with a new stamp issue

March 30th, 2015 is glad to inform that New Zealand in cooperation with Australian Post is to release a special set of stamps to accentuate on good relationships between the countries. The issue has been already designed and will be put into circulation on the 7thof April.

This special connection between New Zealand and Australia is reflected in the design of the stamps and coins of this commemorative issue. The 80c stamp features the iconic Australian golden wattle and incorporates hues that represent Australia's sunburnt earth and blue skies, while the $2.00 stamp features New Zealand's silver fern and integrates the lush greens and blues of New Zealand's fertile landscape.

Across both stamps and coins stand two soldier silhouettes from an Anzac memorial service - a catafalque sentry and a bugler sounding the Last Post. A background image of Anzac Cove, Gallipoli extends over both stamps and coins, creating a design reflecting the unity of our Anzac alliance.