How Tauranga will commemorate ANZAC day

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Corporal Tyrel Katu of the Huaraki Company 3/6 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment pays his respects at the cenotaph in Mount Maunganui on ANZAC Day 2013.
Corporal Tyrel Katu of the Huaraki Company 3/6 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment pays his respects at the cenotaph in Mount Maunganui on ANZAC Day 2013.

This Friday, people will gather across Tauranga to stand and remember the people who lost their lives in Gallipoli.

100 years since the start of the First World War, this Friday will mark 99 years since the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli, Turkey.

There are a number of services running across the city and Tauranga City Council have advised some roads will be closed and park and ride services will be available.

Memorial Park Service on ANZAC day 2013
Memorial Park Service on ANZAC day 2013

Mount Maunganui RSA Anzac Day Dawn Parade

5.45am: Assemble at Mount Drury Reserve
5.55am: March off
6am: Service at Cenotaph

A new park and ride service for the dawn parade will be available from Kawaka St, behind Blake Park, to Maunganui Rd behind Mount Drury.

Buses will leave Kawaka St from 5am to 5.50am and return after the service finishes from 6.40am to 7.30am.

Tauranga RSA Dawn Service

5:45am: Assemble at Hayes Ave, Greerton
5:55am: March off
6am: Service at RSA Cenotaph, Cameron Rd, Greerton
*If it's raining the service will remain outside.

Tauranga Civic Memorial Service 9am

8.30am: Groups wishing to march in the parade assemble next to the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre.
9am: Service at the Cenotaph, Memorial Park.
*Please note: There is no firing of volleys this year.

There will not be any firing of volleys at this year's service at Memorial Park
There will not be any firing of volleys at this year's service at Memorial Park

A park and ride service will be available from Tauranga Boys' College bus bays on Devonport Rd to the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre between 8am and 8.50am, and again at the end of the service.

Extra parking will be available around Jordan Field area, at the other end of Memorial Park. Parking for mobility card holders will be available outside the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre.

Organisations or groups that want to lay a wreath during the service are asked to contact the Tauranga Army Office on 07 578 8139. Wreaths laid during the service will be removed from the Cenotaph at dusk.

Organisations may collect their wreaths from Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, 38 Durham Street, on Monday, April 28. Wreaths not collected by 5pm will be disposed of.

In the case of rain, the service will be transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre. This will be announced on local radio stations on Friday morning.

Soft soled shoes are recommended to protect the floor of the sporting venue.

Tauranga Cemetery Service, Pyes Pa Cemetery

10:30am: Service at the war memorial.
Where: Pyes Pa Memorial Park, 403 Pyes Pa Rd.

Mount Maunganui RSA Anzac Day Memorial Service

9:15am: Assembly at Mount Drury Reserve
9:25am: March off
9:30am: Service at Cenotaph
*If it's raining the service will be held in the RSA Clubrooms, 544 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui.

The following road closures will be in place:

Fraser St, Devonport Rd and 11th Ave: Closed 8am to 11am.
Marine Pde: 5:55am to 7am and again from 9:25am to 11am.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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