Anzac Day - What's on and when in Tauranga

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ANZAC Day Dawn Service 2014 Mount Maunganui. Staff Sergeant Mike Halliday. Photo/file
ANZAC Day Dawn Service 2014 Mount Maunganui. Staff Sergeant Mike Halliday. Photo/file

ANZAC DAY - TAURANGA CIVIC MEMORIAL SERVICE

This year's Anzac Day Civic Memorial Service will be held at 9am on Monday, 25 April at Memorial Park, Tauranga, commemorating 100 years since the first Anzac Day service.
If it is wet the service will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre. Everything else will stay the same but there will be no parade.

Scroll below for services timetables

Parade information
Groups wishing to march in the parade please assemble by 8.30am next to the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre.

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

Wreaths
Wreaths laid during the service will be removed from the cenotaph at dusk on Anzac Day. Organisations may collect their wreaths from the Tauranga RSA at 1237 Cameron Road, Greerton, from Tuesday, 26 April until Friday, 29 April, 5pm (wreaths not collected by then will be disposed of).

Park and Ride / Parking
Free Park and Ride services will be available from Tauranga Boys' College on Devonport Road to the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre between 8 - 8.40am, and again after the service finishes. There will be no extra parking at Memorial Park but PAK'nSAVE has made their carpark available for use.
Parking for mobility card holders ONLY will be available outside the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre.

Road closures
Road closures will be in place on Fraser Street, Devonport Road, and 11th Avenue from 8 - 11am. If you need parking close by please keep this in mind and arrive before the service starts.

There will be no service held at the Tauranga Domain.

For more event information, go to www.tauranga.govt.nz/anzacday

The dawn service at Mount Maunganui. Photo/file
The dawn service at Mount Maunganui. Photo/file


OVERVIEW OF ANZAC DAY SERVICES

Mount Maunganui Dawn Parade - Mount Maunganui Cenotaph
5.45am: Assemble at Mount Drury Reserve
5.55am: March off
6am: Service
A Park and Ride service for the dawn parade will be available from Kawaka Street (behind Blake Park) to Maunganui Road behind Mount Drury. Buses will leave Kawaka Street from 5 - 5.50am and return after the service finishes between 6.40 - 7.30am.
Road closures will be in place on Marine Parade from 5.55 - 7am.

Memorial Service - Mount Maunganui Cenotaph
9.15am: Assemble at Mount Drury Reserve
9.25am: March off
9.30am: Service
Road closures will be in place on Marine Parade from 9.25 - 11am. In the event of poor weather the memorial service will be held at the Mount RSA clubrooms.

Tauranga Dawn Parade - Tauranga RSA Cenotaph
5.45am: Assemble on Hayes Avenue
5.55am: March off
6am: Service

Civic service at Tauranga domain. Photo/file
Civic service at Tauranga domain. Photo/file

Memorial Service - Tauranga Memorial Park
8.30am: Assemble at Memorial Park
8.45am: March commences
9am: Service

Pyes Pa Remembrance Service - Pyes Pa Cemetery
10.30am: The public is invited to attend a remembrance service at Pyes Pa Cemetery.
Memorial Service - Te Puke Memorial Hall
10am: Assemble opposite Kiwibank beforehand

Dawn Service and Memorial Service - Katikati RSA (corner of State Highway 2 and Henry Road)
5.45am: Assemble at Memorial Square
6am: Service
10am: Assemble at Uretara Domain
10.30am: March through the main street to Katikati Memorial Hall
11am: Service
Wreath-laying after the service.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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