Mahurangi district Anzac Day services 25 April

Upper Waiwera
A Cenotaph Service will be held at Upper Waiwera, at 2pm. The cenotaph is on Upper Waiwera Road, off Weranui Road.

A service will be held at the memorial gates at the entrance to the Puhoi Pioneers Memorial Park at 9am. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony, followed by a cup of tea afterwards. The Puhoi Heritage Museum is coordinating the service and the fire brigade, scouts and sports club will be involved.

Algies Bay
A service will be held at the Amberlea Rest Home at 1.30pm.

The dawn service will start at the rotunda on Church Hill at 6am, followed by breakfast at the Warkworth RSA. There is a free breakfast for servicemen or $12 for members of the public. The Civic Ceremony will be at 10.30am, also at the rotunda. The service will include the New Zealand and Australian national anthems, the ode in Maori, and will be followed by light refreshments at the RSA, where the Mahurangi College kapa haka group will perform and the Lions Club will be selling sausages.

A service will be held at the Matakana War Memorial at 10am.

A service will be held at the Leigh cemetery at 11am.

Kawau Island
A community service will be held at the Kawau Boating Club at 12.30pm.

The service will start with assembly at the El Tapora Restaurant, on Port Albert Road, at 5.45am. A march will then go from there to the Wellsford Memorial Park, by the Wellsford Library, where the service will be held. Afterwards there will be a Champagne breakfast at the Wellsford RSA.

The Hakaru & District Memorial RSA service will start with an assembly at the clubrooms at 10am. The parade will march to the flag for a wreath-laying ceremony at 10.30am. The service will finish inside the RSA with the ode and a second wreath-laying, followed by refreshments to conclude.

A combined Paparoa RSA and the Kauri Museum service will be held at the museum, with fall-in at the Matakohe War Memorial Hall at 10.30am. The march will halt at the Cemetery Flag, the flag will be lowered and the Last Post sounded. There will be wreath-laying ceremonies at the Gun Memorial and the War Memorial Hall. A service will be held at the Volunteers Hall at the museum during which family or friends will have the opportunity to lay flowers or poppies in the display near photographs of family members. Refreshments will follow.

Assembly will take place at the back of the hall at 5.45am. The dawn service will begin at 6am at the Maungaturoto Community Centre Hall, opposite the War Cemetery. A breakfast at the Maungaturoto RSA will follow. There will also be a brunch at the Maungaturoto RSA at 11am.


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