Mahurangi district ANZAC Day services - 25 April 2017

Mahurangi district ANZAC Day services - 25 April 2017

Upper Waiwera

A Cenotaph Service will be held at Upper Waiwera, at 2.30pm. The cenotaph is on Upper Waiwera Road, off Weranui Road.

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

The dawn service will start at the rotunda on Church Hill at 6am, followed by breakfast at the Warkworth RSA. 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 a reading in Turkish, 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 $10 breakfast will be available to the public.

A service will be held at the King George War Memorial Statue 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, starting at 12 noon. MC will be John Duder and Helen and Dave Jeffery will lay community wreaths. Those who attend the service will also have an opportunity to lay wreaths. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the ceremony, which has been timed to fit in with ferry sailing times.

A dawn parade will be held at the Wellsford Memorial Park at 6am. During the parade primary school students will read poems. Tea, coffee and nibbles will be provided after the parade at the RSA, followed by a champagne breakfast at 9am.

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 at 10.15am. This will be followed by a service with a guest speaker in the clubrooms at 11am. A light lunch will be served at the conclusion of proceedings.

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 to the flagstaff will be accompanied by a mounted soldier, weather permitting. 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. This year’s theme for the service will be the Battle of Passchendaele.

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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