Anzac Day: Guide to parades and services

Tomorrow is Anzac Day, which commemorates those who died in war and honours returned servicemen and women. April 25 is the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli in 1915. Here is a guide to services in the upper North Island.



Public Commemorative Service 11am, Albany Coronation Hall, 21 Library Lane, Albany.

Auckland Central

Dawn Service 6am Cenotaph, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland Domain.

Public Commemorative Service 11am Cenotaph, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland Domain.


Parade departure 9.40am, fall in outside Avondale RSA, 7 Layard Street, Avondale 9.30am.

Citizens Service 10am, St Ninians War Memorial. Parade returns to RSA 10.30am.


Public Commemorative Service 10am, Birkenhead War Memorial Park, Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead.


Public Commemorative Service 10am, War Memorial, Marine Square, Devonport.


Public Service 11am, Drury Cenotaph, Tui Street, Drury (by the Drury Hall).

East Coast Bays

Dawn Service 6am, War Memorial, Manly Esplanade, Browns Bay.

Citizens Service 8.45am, War Memorial, Manly Esplanade, Browns Bay.

East Tamaki

Civic Service 8am, East Tamaki War Memorial, East Tamaki Road. Procession marches from Pacific Islanders Church, Ferguson Road, Otara at 7.30am.


Public Commemorative Service 11.30am, Glenfield War Memorial Gardens, Hall Road, Glenfield.

Glen Eden

Dawn Service 6am, Waikumete Cenotaph.

Citizens Service 11am, Waikumete Cenotaph.


Parade assembly at Henderson Fire Station 10am, departure 10.30am. Followed by Citizens Service.


Kaipara RSA - Dawn parade 6am, cemetery parade 7am, civic parade 11am.


Citizens Service 11am, War Memorial, Hobsonville RSA. Assemble for parade 10.15am at Hobsonville School, before departure at 10.30am.


Dawn Service 6am, Stockade Hill.

Civic Service 11am, Stockade Hill. Parade march off 10.45am, assemble at 10.30am, top of Mellons Bay Road.


Dawn Service 6am, Cenotaph, Manurewa RSA. Parade march off 5.50am, assemble at clubrooms at 5.45am.

Mt Albert

Civic Service 9.30am, Mt Albert War Memorial Park (Rocket Park). Parade leaves carpark near the Alberton Avenue shops at 9.25am.

Mt Eden

Civic Service 11am, Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Road. Parade starts at 10.50am from Dexter Avenue.

Mt Roskill

Civic Service 9.30am, Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall. Parade leaves from the intersection of Cullen Avenue and May Road at 9.25am.

Mt Wellington-Panmure

Civic Service 9.20am, Mt Wellington Community Centre, Mt Wellington. Parade marches from Mt Wellington-Panmure RSA at 9.00am.

New Lynn

Civic Service 9.30am, New Lynn RSA. Assemble for parade behind McDonald's New Lynn at 8.45am. Parade departs for RSA at 9.00am.


Civic Service 10am, Olympic Park. Parade leaves Teed Street 9.45am.


Public Commemorative Service 10.45am, War Memorial Hall, Rodney Road, Northcote.


Public Service 10.30am, Orakei RSA, 178 Kepa Road, Orakei. Assemble for parade at 10.15am.


Parade 9.30am, Monument, Great South Road, Otahuhu.


Dawn Service 6am, Cenotaph, Papakura RSA. Assemble at RSA before 5.30am for parade. March off 5.45am.


Dawn Service 5.45am, Manukau Memorial Gardens, Soldier Cemetery, followed by breakfast at Papatoetoe RSA clubrooms.

Citizens Service 10.30am. Assemble at School Corner 10am for parade (corner of Kolmar and St George Street). Procession marches down Wallace Road to the Papatoetoe RSA clubrooms for service.


Assemble at Piha RSA for 1.45pm departure. Parade to Lion Rock.

Pt Chevalier

Civic Service 11.00am, Pt Chevalier RSA. Parade participants assemble at Homestead, Cnr Alberta and Pt Chevalier Road at 9.30am. Depart 10.30am.

Pukekohe and Districts

Dawn Parade 6am, Town Hall. Fall in at Pukekohe Ford 5.50am.

Civic Service 11am, Town Hall. Fall in at old Post Office, Hall Street 10.45am.

Buckland Service 9.45am, Cenotaph.

Pokeno Service 9am, Cenotaph.

Patumahoe/Waiau Pa Service 10.30am, Waiau Pa Hall.

Maramarua Service 8.45am, Red Fox Tavern Carpark.

Bombay Service 9.00am, Bombay Hall.

Tuakau Service 11am, Town Hall. Fall in at Cosmopolitan Club or Reserve 10.45am.

St Heliers

Assemble for parade at Vellenoweth Green 9.45am, departure 10am.

Public service will be held at TESA Hall after the parade.


Citizens Service 11am, Cenotaph, Silverdale RSA, 43A Vipond Road, Whangaparaoa.


Parade from Swanson School to the Swanson RSA 9am. Followed by short service at the RSA clubrooms.


Public Commemorative Service 9.30am, The Strand Plaza, The Strand, Takapuna.

Te Atatu

Civic Service 10am, Te Atatu Community Centre, Te Atatu Road. March leaves Hereford Street at 9.40am.


Civic Service 10.30am, War Memorial Hall, Titirangi. Assemble in Titirangi Township at 10.10am for march to Memorial Hall at 10.15am.

Waiheke Island

Dawn Parade 6am. Assemble at RSA Clubrooms from 5.30am.

Civic Service 11am, Cenotaph, adjacent to the Waiheke War Memorial Hall, Ostend. Assemble at RSA Clubrooms at 10.30am.


Civic Service 11am, Memorial Hall, Waimauku. Followed by a march to Waimauku Primary for parachute display at 12.10pm.

Waitakere City

Civic Service 11am, Waitakere RSA, Township Road, Waitakere.



Dawn service 6am, Mount Wesley Returned Servicemen's Association Cemetery, Old Golf Course Road, Dargaville.

Public Commemorative service 10.30am, Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Hokianga Road, Dargaville.

Hakaru and Districts

Parade at 10.15am, assemble at 10am at Hakaru RSA, 733 Settlement Road, Kaiwaka.

Public service 11am. Followed by a finger food lunch at 12 noon. All welcome.


Dawn Service 6.15am, Kaikohe War Memorial, Memorial Road, opposite New World. Assemble at Kaikohe RSA at 5.45am for march off at 6.00am.


Dawn Service 6am. Muster at Kaitaia RSA at 5.45am.

Community Service 11am, Community Centre, Kaitaia.


Assemble at Kawakawa Memorial Library 10.00am. Service will follow at Johnson Park Memorial.


Dawn Service 6am, Kerikeri RSA, 37 Cobham Road, Kerikeri.

Public Service 10am, Kerikeri RSA, 37 Cobham Road, Kerikeri. It is suggested veterans, associates and the public arrive 20 minutes prior to each service.


Civic Service 11am, Mangonui Memorial Hall, Beach Road, Mangonui.


Combined service of Paparoa RSA and The Kauri Museum 10.30am, fall in at the Matakohe War Memorial Hall.


Dawn service 6am, Lawn Cemetery, View Street, Maungaturoto. Followed by light breakfast at RSA.


Civic Service 11am, Okaihau College Hall, Okaihau.


Commemorative service 10.30am, Ruawai War Memorial Hall.


Dawn Service 6am, Cenotaph, Russell. Assemble at 5.00am for parade.

Civic Service 11.00am. Assemble at 10.30am outside RSA. March to Cenotaph for service.

Later Civic Service at 11.40am.

Long Beach Cemetery Service 12.30pm.


Commemorative Service 11am, Presbyterian Church. Fall in Bank Corner 10.40am.


Dawn Service 6am, Church Hill, Warkworth.

Civic Service 10.30am, Church Hill, Warkworth.


Dawn Service 6am, Memorial Gates. Fall in 5.45am outside Stevensons.

Whangarei and Districts

Dawn Service 6am, Rose Street Memorial, Whangarei. Assemble in Rust Avenue at the front of the RSA at 5.30am, for march off at 5.45am.

Civic Service 10am, Maunu Lawn Cemetery. Bus leaves from in front of the Morrison Hall at 9.30am.

Hikurangi Parade - Fall in at Hikurangi Memorial Hall 10.15am. Service at the School Memorial 10.25am.

Tutukaka Coast Dawn Parade will fall in at Ngunguru Sports Complex 5.45am.

Pehiaweri Marae, Glenbervie, Commemorative Service 10am.

St Paul's Church, Memorial Hall, Boswell Street, Kamo 10am.

Whangarei Heads, Mount Manaia Club Commemorative Service 1.00pm.

Ngararatunua Soldiers Memorial Marae 9.30am.



Civic Service 10am, War Memorial, Kapanga Road, Coromandel.


Dawn Service 6am, Cenotaph, Kaiti Esplanade. Fall in outside Council Chambers 5.40am.

Citizens Service 9.30am, Cenotaph, Kaiti Esplanade. Assemble Peel Street 9am.

28th Maori Battalion - Te Poho o Rawiri Marae - following Dawn Service.


Dawn Service 6am, Cenotaph, Memorial Drive, Hamilton.

Civic Service 10am, Cenotaph, Memorial Drive, Hamilton.

Sunningdale Service 11am, 174 Peachgrove Road, Hamilton.


Dawn Service 6am, Cenotaph, Wright Street, Huntly.

Cemetery Service 7.20am.


Dawn Service 6am, Katikati Clubrooms, Main Road, Katikati.

Civic Service 11am, Katikati Memorial Hall, Main Road, Katikati.


Dawn Service 6am, Cenotaph, Tainui Street, Matamata. Leave RSA on Ngaio Street at 5.45am.

Cemetery Service 8am.

Civic Service 9.30am, Cenotaph, Tainui Street, Matamata.

Walton District Service 11am.


Dawn Service 6am, Canada Street, outside War Memorial Centre. Assemble at 5.45am.

Civic Service 10.30am, Howie Park Cenotaph. Assemble at 10am.

Mt Maunganui

Dawn Parade 6am, Cenotaph, Mt Maunganui. Assemble at Mount Drury 5.45am, for march off at 5.55am.

Memorial Service 9.30am, Cenotaph, Mt Maunganui. Assemble at Mount Drury 9.15am, for march off at 9.25am.


Civic Service 11am, Ngaruawahia War Memorial Hall, Galileo Street, Ngaruawahia.


Public Commemorative Service 11.15am, Ngatea War Memorial Hall, Orchard West Road, Ngatea.

Assemble in Pipiroa Street behind RSA at 10.30am for parade, departure 11.00am.


Dawn Service 7am, Pakowhai Memorial Hall, Victoria Street, Opotiki.

Civic Service 11.15am, Opotiki Cenotaph, Elliot Street, Opotiki.


Dawn Service 6am, Primrose Hill, Arney Street, Paeroa.

Public Commemoration Service 9.15am, War Memorial Hall, Paeroa. Assemble in Marshall Street behind RSA at 8.45am for parade, departure 9.00am.


Dawn Service 6am, Cenotaph, Garden of Memories.

Civic Service 9am, Plaza Theatre, Kensington Street, Putaruru.


Dawn Service - Assemble at Tama Te Kapua at 5.40am, for march off to Muruika Services Cemetery at 5.50am.

Civic Service 9.30am, Convention Centre. Parade fall in - lake end of Fenton Road at 8.50am, march off 8.55am.


Dawn Service 6am, Tairua Ex-Servicemen's Cemetery, Main Road, Tairua.

Dawn Service 6am, Pauanui Surf Lifesaving Club, Pauanui Boulevard, Pauanui.

10.50am - Civil parade and march from Tairua Fire Station, Main Road, Tairua, followed by service at Tairua Community Hall, Main Road, Tairua.

Civic Service 11am, Pauanui Sports and Recreation Club, Sheppard Avenue, Pauanui.


Dawn Service 6am, Cenotaph, Cnr Huia Street and Morero Terrace, Taumarunui.

Civic Service 11am, War Memorial Hall, Hakiaha Street, Taumarunui.

Other services include: Girl Guides Service 9am, Golf Road Extension Cemetery; Scouts Service 9.45am, Manunui Cemetery; and Matiere Service 11am, Manunui Cemetery.


Dawn Service 6am, Greatlake Centre. March from Taupo RSA 5.50am.

Cemetery Service 9.00am, Taupo RSA Cemetery.

Civic Service 10.30am, Greatlake Centre. March from Fairy Road by Taupo Yacht Club up main street to Greatlake Centre.


Dawn Service 6am, Tauranga RSA, 889 Cameron Road, Tauranga.

Public Memorial Service 9.00am, Cenotaph, Memorial Park, Tauranga.

Te Aroha

Public Service 10.30am, Te Aroha RSA.

Te Awamutu and Districts

Dawn Service 6am, depart from Clubrooms 5.50am.

Civic Service 11am, War Memorial, Anzac Green. Depart RSA at 10.30am.

Ohaupo Service 10.30am, Ohaupo Memorial Hall.

Kawhia Service 12.30pm. Assemble at Kawhia Sports Club at 11.30am.

Te Kuiti

Civic Service 7am, Cnr King and Taupiri Street, Te Kuiti.

Te Puke

Civic Service 10.30am, Memorial Hall. Fall in at 10.10am, opposite the post office on main street.

Tokaanu-Turangi and Districts

Dawn Parade 6am, Waihi Marae, Waihi Village, Tokaanu.

Cemetery Parade 10am, Aonini Road, Turangi.

Civic Service 11am, Tokaanu-Turangi RSA, Katopu Place, Turangi. 10.50am - march from town centre to the RSA clubrooms.


Dawn Service 6am, Waihi Memorial RSA, Seddon Street, Waihi.

Public Commemorative Service 11am, Waihi Memorial Hall, Seddon Street, Waihi. Assemble in Seddon Street beside the RSA at 10.30am for parade, departure 10.45am.

Waihi Beach

Dawn Parade 6am, outside Waihi Beach Memorial RSA.

Public Service 9.30am, inside Clubrooms, followed by a short commemoration service at 11.00am, at the cemetery.


Dawn Service 6am, Flagstaff, Waiouru Army Camp, Waiouru.

Civic Service 11am, Waiouru Army Museum, Cnr State Highway 1 and Hassett Drive, Waiouru.

Whakatane and Districts

Dawn Service 5.45am, Whakatane RSA, Richardson Street, Whakatane.

Civic Service 9.00am, War Memorial Centre, Whakatane.

Matata Service 5.30am, Ngati Rangitihi Marae.

Kawerau Service 5am, Navy Club, Onslow St.

Ruatoki Service 5.30am, Tauarau Marae.


Civic Service 11am, Whangamata War Memorial Centre. Fall in behind Bay of Plenty Pipes and Drums at 10.45am.


Dawn Service 6am, Soldiers Memorial Park, Blacksmith Lane, Whitianga.

- NZ Herald

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