Today the country marks Anzac Day, the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915. Here is a guide to services and parades across the country, provided by the RSA. For maps to each location, please click here.
Akaroa War Memorial
Coronation Hall, 21 Library Lane, Albany
Service 11am followed by a shared lunch
Alexandra District Club, 35 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Service 10.15am and vintage military vehicle club display
Athenaeum Hall, 33 Buckingham St, Arrowtown
Dawn service 6.30am, Ashburton Cenotaph
Baring Sq West, Ashburton
Ashhurst Cemetery, cnr Cambridge Ave and Oxford St, Ashhurst
Dawn Service: 5.45am. Auckland Museum Civic Service:10.00am. Veterans assemble in the underground car park at the southeast side of Auckland War Memorial Museum at 10.45am.Official party take their place on the Court of Honour at 10.55am. Veterans begin march at 11.00am.
Parade assembles 9.30am outside the Avondale RSA Clubrooms, 7 Layard St, march off 9.40am with service at St Ninians Memorial, cnr Gt North & St Georges Rds. Parade and service 10am.
Tisbury Hall, Awarua
Dawn service 6.30am
Seddon War Memorial, Awatere
Cenotaph Service commences 9am at Beachlands Civic. Parade and service at Beachlands School Hall. Service commences 9.30am. Parade assembly time 9.15am at Beachlands Chartered Club car park.
War Memorial, Balclutha
Birkenhead War Memorial Park, Mahara Ave. Parade will assemble in Mokoia Rd between the Bowling Club and Colonial Rd at 9.40am for march off at 9.50am. Service and parade 10am.
Bluff Memorial Grove
Bluff Cenotaph, 228 Marine Pde, Bluff
Dawn service 5.50am
Dawn service 6am
Town Hall, Cambridge
Service at Cenotaph followed by a march to Carterton Event centre, Holoway St, Carterton
Dawn parade and service 6.15am
This service will be attended by Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae,
The service will start with a parade, followed by service at Cranmer Square memorial, shots fired, and fligth overhead by the Royal New Zealand Air Force
6.30am - Upper Riccarton War Memorial Library
10am - Brighton Domain, 1029 Brighton Rd
10am - Rolleston Ave
9.15am - New Brighton
Clive Memorial Square
Lawrence Worship Centre
Followed by a shared lunch at Alexandra District Club, 35 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.
Citizens service 9am
Colac Bay Monument
Coromandel War Memorial, Kapanga Rd, followed by morning tea 11am at Citizens Hall, Kapanea Rd
If wet service also held at Citizens Hall, Kapanea Rd
Cust Community Hall
Dawn service 5.45am
Service at Cenotaph, High St, Dannevirke,
Followed by a citizens service at the Centograph 9am, Wimbledon Civic Service 9am, Weber, Civic Service 10.15am, Norsewood, Civic Service 10.30 and Pongaroa, Civic Service 11.45
6am Mount Wesley Returned Servicemen's Association Cemetery, Old Golf Course Rd.
Followed by tea, coffee and sandwiches
Memorial Hall, Dipton
Dawn service 6.30am
Queens Gardens, Dunedin
Posy laying ceremony 9.30am
Andersons Bay Cemetery
ANZAC Revue Concert 6.30pm at the Town Hall, The Octagon
East Coast Bays
Dawn service 5.45am, RSA
War Memorial, Muritai Rd Eastbourne.
Followed by refreshments the clubrooms and schools ANZAC Essay Competition results, Tuatoru St, Eastbourne.
Town Hall, Eketahuna
Leeston Rugby Football Stadium, followed by a Servicemen parade, Burnham contingent, and wreath laying at the Cenotaph and refreshments at the stadium
If wet, the service will be held in clubrooms.
Eltham Memorial Gates
War Memorial Church, Eskdale
Feilding War Memorial
Dawn Service 6.15am
Geraldine War Memorial, Talbot St
Glen Eden Waikumete Cenotaph
Glenbervie, Pehiaweri Marae
Dawn Service 6.30am
Granity War Memorial
Dawn Service 6.15am
Great Barrier Island Tryphena Hall
Participants are assemble at 9.00am on the corner of Castle St and Richmond Rd
The Parade starts at 9.45am in front of the RSA clubrooms
Greytown War memorial Baths Service 10.00am
733 Settlement Road Kaiwaka
Hamilton, Cenotaph Memorial Drive
Dawn Service 6.00am
Hastings, Ruseell Street Cenotaph
Dawn Service 5.30am
Havelock North Cenotaph
Havelock Town Hall
Hawera Memorial Arch
Dawn Service 6.30am
Dawn Service 6.15am
Hei Hei Hornby
Helensville Servicemen's Cemetery
Parade Begins at 6.00am the Parakai Monument followed by Cemetery Parade
Heriot Community Centre
Dawn Service Whirinaki memorial cnr SH12 at Whirinaki School Road 6.30
Citizens Service South Hokianga War memorial Hall Opononi 11.00am
Dawn Service 5.45am
Invercargill War Memorial
Whangaroa Memorial Hall
Kaitangata Memorial Hall
Kaiti Esplanade, 9.30am
St Paul's Church Memorial Hall
175 Onepu Road, Kilbirnie, 11.30am
Kurow Cemetery Gates
Wreath laying ceremony, 8.15am
6.15am, dawn service at cenotaph, corner of Bath and Cambridge Streets
10.30am Citizens Service at cenotaph.
4.45pm Retreat Ceremonies, The Avenue Cemetery
5.15pm Tiro Tiro Road Cemetery
Mahia Kaiuku Marae
10.30am - Cemetery, Lake Road
Service 11am - Wairenga Rd
Mangonui Memorial Hall
Service 5.45am - Corner Maich Road and Great South Road
Service 5.55am - Cenotaph, Queen Elizabeth Park, Dixon St, Masterton
Matakohe Kauri Museum
Mataura War Memorial
The War Memorial
Orakei RSA Club
Veterans' Home and Hospital
6am - Dawn service outside MPDC Council Chambers corner Thames St and Canada St.
Citizens service at cenotaph Howie Park, Thames St, Morrinsville.
Mt Albert Parade and Service Cenotaph, Mt Albert War Memorial Reserve, New North Rd. Service commences 9.30am. Parade assembly time 9.15am - Alberton Rd shop car park. Parade starts 9.25am.
Mt Eden Parade and Service Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Rd. Service commences 11am. Parade assembly time 10.30am - cnr of Dexter Ave and Dominion Rd. Parade starts 10.50am.
Mt Roskill Parade and Service Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, May Rd. Service commences 9.30am. Parade assembly time 9.15am - Cullen Ave and May Rd intersection. Parade starts 9.25am.
Mt Wellington Panmure Parade and Service Panmure Community Hall, Pilkington Rd. Service commences 9.30am. Parade assembly time 8.45am - RSA Clubrooms, 11 Pleasant View Rd. Parade starts 9am
New Lynn RSA Memorial Square. Parade and service 9.30am.
The public are asked to meet at Teed Street at 9:30am for a 9:45am departure. The parade will start at 9:45, lead by the Auckland City Pipe Band, and travel down Broadway to the War Memorial Park (by the Olympic pool) for a 10:00 service at Olympic Park.
11.15am - War Memorial Hall. Parade meets 10.30am RSA club rooms Pipiroa Rd Ngatea. March to War Memorial Hall, Orchard Road for 11am service.
Ngunguru Sports Complex
War Memorial Hall
Service 6.30am - WW1 Memorial, Thames Street.
9.15am - Wreath laying
10am - Waipara
11am - Citizens service, Amberley
10am - Princes Street. Raffles and band from 4pm - 8pm
War Memorial Hall
6am - Dawn service, Opunake cenotaph
8am - Services cemetary, Opunake
12.30pm - Activities at Te Kiri hall
6pm - Activities at Pihama Hall
Orepuki School Memorial Gates
Service 9.30am - St Chad's Anglican Church
6am - Dawn service, Main Street, Otaki. Citizens service, Waikanae Memorial Hall, 7 Pehi Kupa St. Retreat service at Servicemen's cemetery, Anzac Road, Otaki.
6am - Higginson Street, Otane (next to the Otane Library building)
7am - Main St
11am - Brunch at Otorohanga Club
Community Centre to Soldiers
6am - Dawn service, meet at RSA 5.30am
9am - Morning service, War Memorial Hall, Normanby Road. Parade departs RSA 9am.
8.45am - Parade fall-in by Memorial Gates, march down Stour St onto Muir Sr to DG Murray Hall.
9am - Anzac service. Following the service a wreath party proceeds to South African Memorial, Rondalsay St, to lay a wreath. Morning Tea follows at RSA Clubrooms.
Papakura Civic Parade and Service Cenotaph, corner Great South Rd and Opaheke Rd. Service commences 9am. Parade assembly 8.30am - Police Station, Wood St.
Westgate St James Park
Paparua - Templeton
Papatoetoe Dawn Service Manukau Memorial Gardens, RSA Monument. Service commences 6am. Parade assembly 5.45am - Manukau Memorial Gardens.
Papatoetoe Civic Parade and Service Papatoetoe RSA, Wallace Rd. Service commences 10.30am. Parade assembly 10am - Papatoetoe Central School, cnr St George St.
6am - Wellington Street, Picton
Assembling at Piha RSA, departure 1.45pm, marching from Beach Valley to Marine Parade, finish at Lion Rock. Parade and Service 2pm.
Service 8am - Victor Wilson Hall
Pt Chevalier Parade and Service
Pt Chevalier RSA, 1136 Great North Rd. Service commences 10.45am. Parade assembly time 10.15am - cnr of Alberta St. Parade starts 10.30am.
RSA, McKillop Street
Pukerau Memorial Gates
11am - Pukerua Bay community hall (which is in the school)
Midday - Whenuatapu service.
Queenstown Memorial Gates
Riverton and Districts
Riverton War Memorial
7am - Dawn service, Palmerston Street, Riverton
7.30am - Breakfast at clubrooms
10.15am - Citizens service, Palmerston Street
5.40am - Rotorua Muruika Services Cemetery - Ohinemutu
8.50am - Lake end of Fenton Street
9.30am - Rotorua Convention Centre
Roxburgh / Millers Flat
9am - Fire Station Millers Flat
12.15pm - RSA club room, Roxburgh
6am - Dawn service, 1 Chapel Street, morning service Russell Cenotaph, York St
7.30am - Breakfast at club
1pm - Anzac Day Luncheon
9.15am - Followed by a civic service at Sanson Community Centre
Anglican Church St George
10am - Ferry Street, Seatoun
Sheffield, Darfield, Hororata and Springfield
The parade and march past the Cenotaph is scheduled to commence at 11am at our Vipond Rd property. The church service is to be held inside if the weather is wet. If you wish to take part in the parade, or lay a wreath, please contact us on 09 424 9026.
Spring Creek Hall
Springston, Tai Tapu War Memorial
Service 9am - return to hall for morning tea
St Heliers / Glendowie
10.15am- Parade to assemble Burgess St, march to WWI monument on esplanade for wreath laying.
11.30am - Service at Hollywood picture theatre.
Parade assembles at Swanson Primary School at 8.45am and marches to Swanson RSA. Parade and service 9am.
Taihape War Memorial
6am - Corner Hautapu and Huia Streets Taihape
6am - Main Road, Tairua
10.50am - Civil Parade and march for uniformed personnel/RSA - from Tairua Fire Station, Main Road, Tairua, followed by civil service at 11am Tairua Community Hall, Main Road, Tairua.
Taita and Naenae
10.30am - Citizens service
11am - Wreath laying service
8.45am - 15 Commercial Street, Takaka, Golden Bay
9.30am - Sanders Avenue. The parade assembles at the Lake Rd end of Sanders Ave, to fall in at 9.10am. The parade moves off at 9.25am to the Strand Plaza, where a commemorative service begins at 9.30am.
6am - RSA
6 am - Great Lake Centre
6am - Cameron Rd, Greerton, Tauranga
9am - Memorial Park
Te Aroha War Memorial
Te Atatu Peninsula
Sunken Cross Memorial Gardens 5.50am
7.30am - Arowhenua Cemetery
8am - Temuka Cemetery Service
6am - Temuka Cenotaph, Domain Ave
6am - Assemble Cnr Pollen and Sealey Streets, 5.45am march to Thames War Memorial Civic Centre
10am - Thames Civic Service
Thornbury War Memorial
9am - Community Hall
10.30am - War Memorial Hall
6.30am - Titahi Bay RSA, 74 Main Road.
Titirangi RSA Service commences at War Memorial Hall. Service 10.30am.
Tuapeka Mouth Memorial Gates
Orawia War Memorial
Waiau Pa / Patumahoe
Waiheke Island Dawn Service
Waiheke War Memorial Hall, Ostend. Service commences 5.50am. In the event of wet weather, the service will be held inside the Waiheke War Memorial Hall.
Waiheke Island Parade and Civic Service
Waiheke War Memorial Hall. Service commences 11am. Parade assembly time 10.50am - Ostend shops on Belgium St. Parade starts 10.55am - marches down Belgium St to Ostend Rd.
Waikaia Community Centre
Waikaka Centennial Hall
WWI Memorial Gates, Queen St
7am - Dawn service Victoria Park Memorial Gates corner of Queen St and Tennant St Waimate. Morning service: Returned Service men and women form adjacent to Waimate High School, Paul St. Official part lead into Perry Hall.
8am - breakfast at the Royal Hotel, Shearman St.
12pm - Tea and sandwiches at Town and Country club.
Waimauku Memorial Hall, Waimauku at 11am. A march back to the RSA will be at 11.30am for a wreath laying ceremony. If you wish to lay a wreath you are welcome to do so.
Queen St Cenotaph
6am - Otane Cenotaph and Town Hall, Higginson Street.
9am - Onga Onga, Tikokino and Omakere service.
11am - Waipawa civic service at Primary School.
Wairoa, Kaiuku Marae & Frasertown
Waitakere RSA Waitakere RSA Clubrooms, Township Rd. Parade and Service 11am.
5.30am - Dawn parade Wanganui Cenotaph
9am - St Mary's Catholic Church
9.30am - Maxwell Memorial
10am - Brunswick Service
10am - Turakina School
11am - Moutoa Gardens
Warkworth Civic Service and Parade At 10.30am the parade officials will meet the officer in charge of parade at Anglican Church, Warkworth. At 10.35am parade fall in - Anglican Church. At 10.40am parade will march to War Memorial, Church Hill. At 10.45am service at War Memorial. In the event of wet weather, these events will be held in the Warkworth Fire Station. Dawn parade: A service will take place at 6am at the War Memorial, Church Hill, Warkworth. Any person or organisation wishing to lay a wreath is invited to do so.
8.30am - Waverley Town Hall
9am - Community Hall 9am
10am - Waverley Primary School
Tomb of the Unknown Warrior,
6am - Dawn to Dusk Vigil. A Vigil will be mounted at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at the National War Memorial by a Tri-Service Catafalque Guard on ANZAC Day. This will commence at 6am and conclude at 5pm. It will include changing the guard at 15 minute intervals.
Cathedral of Saint Paul
9.30am - Wellington Citizens' Service in the Cathedral followed by wreath-laying at the Cenotaph. Mayor Celia Wade Brown will speak.
5.45am - Dawn Ceremony of Remembrance, Wellington Cenotaph, Lambton Quay
Wellsford area residents are invited to attend the Anzac Day parade at 5.45am at the Wellsford Memorial Domain gates. If you wish to lay a wreath you are welcome to do so.
Whakatane RSA, dawn service 5.45am.
Whangarei WWI Cenotaph, Dawn Service 6am.
Whenua Tapu Cemetery
Wimbledon War Memorial
The Auckland Museum has the official Book of Remembrance open again this year for the public to post messages during the ANZAC period.
The public can also download the Dawn Service programme here.