What is ANZAC Day?
ANZAC Day honours our returned servicemen and women, and others who have died in war. In this notable day of remembrance, Kiwis and Australians are together in commemoration.
Below is information about the services being held in the Waikato District on Wednesday 25 April 2018.
6.00am Dawn Parade, Ngaruawahia
Field of Remembrance, Great South Road
5.45am Members of the public are invited to assemble on site or at the Ngaruawahia Fire Station, Herschel Street, and march down to the Field of Remembrance.
Following the Service members of the public are invited back to the RSA where a cup of tea will be provided.
11.00am Civic Service, Ngaruawahia
War Memorial Hall, Galileo Street
A civic service to commemorate Anzac Day will be held in the War Memorial Hall, Galileo Street, Ngaruawahia.
9:30am Bob Byrne Park, Taupiri
Assemble at 9:30am at Bob Byrne Park and march to the War Memorial Hall for a short service of Remembrance.
Following the service members of the public are invited to cross the road to Soldiers and Settlers Hall for refreshments.
9.00am ANZAC Remembrance Service, Maramarua & Districts
Assemble at 8.45am at the Red Fox car park and march to the War Memorial Monument for a short service of Remembrance at 9.00am.
If raining, the service will be held in the Maramarua Hall. All schools, clubs and organisations are invited to partake in the laying of a commemorative wreath – the congregation, especially the younger generation, are invited to lay personal floral tributes.
6.00am Dawn Parade, Huntly
Members of the public are invited to assemble at the RSA at 5.30am for the march to the cenotaph to lay wreaths at 6.00am. The march will return to the RSA where a cup of tea will be provided.
At 7.15am, a bus is available if required, assemble at the cemetery. Upon return to the RSA, a free breakfast is available for members of the public. Entertainment is provided by Leon Wharakura at 1pm.
10.00am Commemorative Service, Gordonton
Gordonton Hall and Cenotaph – State Highway 1B, Gordonton
The two churches and the Hukanui Marae in Gordonton are joining together to commemorate Anzac Day and to provide an opportunity for the community to come together and honour the men who served in the district.
Members of the public are invited to attend the short service in the Gordonton Hall at 10.00am, then move to the laying of wreaths at the Gordonton cenotaph. A cup of tea will follow the service.
6:00am Te Kauwhata Dawn Service
Assemble at Peplers on the main street at 5.45am and march to the Soldiers Memorial at the bottom of the main street for a short Service of Remembrance at 6.00am.
10:30am Te Kauwhata Remembrance Service
Assemble outside Auto super Shoppe, Mahi Rd, at 10.30am and march to the Soldiers Memorial for a service at 10.50am, where wreaths will be laid. Then march to the Cenotaph at the domain where poppies will be laid. Adjourn to the RSA Hall for lunch.
Guest speaker is a representative from the Armed Services.
11.00am Commemorative Service, Raglan
Cenotaph, Bow Street
Members of the public are invited to attend the service and laying of wreaths at the cenotaph, Main Street, Raglan at 11.00am.
11.00am Commemorative Service, Tuakau
Tuakau Memorial Hall, George Street
At the conclusion of the service, wreaths will be laid before the plaque at the front of the Tuakau Memorial Hall.