Thousands pay dawn tribute on Anzac day
Thousands of people paused to remember the country's war dead in Anzac Day ceremonies across New Zealand yesterday. Huge numbers of people attended commemoration services throughout Northland, including more than 5000 at the dawn ceremony in Whangarei's Laurie Hall Park. The ceremony started with a march from the RSA clubrooms in Rust Ave to the park and its Field of Remembrance with more than 500 crosses to remember the district's war dead. A feature of the dawn service was the number of young people there to honour those who died fighting for their country. Northern Advocate photographer John Stone went along to remember them, too.