Anzac Day: Nationwide guide to parades, services

Photo / Brett Phibbs
Photo / Brett Phibbs

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
Service 11:30am
Akaroa War Memorial

Albany
Service 11am
Coronation Hall, 21 Library Lane, Albany

Alexandra
Service 11am followed by a shared lunch
Alexandra District Club, 35 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.

Amuri Waiau
Service 9.15am

Apiti
Service 10.15am and vintage military vehicle club display
Apiti Hall

Arrowtown
Service 10.30am
Athenaeum Hall, 33 Buckingham St, Arrowtown

Ashburton
Service 9am
Ashburton Cemetery
Dawn service 6.30am, Ashburton Cenotaph
Baring Sq West, Ashburton

Ashhurst
Service 9.30am
Ashhurst Cemetery, cnr Cambridge Ave and Oxford St, Ashhurst

Auckland Museum
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.

Avondale RSA
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.

Awarua
Service 10am
Tisbury Hall, Awarua

Awatere
Dawn service 6.30am
Seddon War Memorial, Awatere

Awhitu Service
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.

Balclutha
Service 7.15am
War Memorial, Balclutha

Balfour
Service 10am
Balfour Hall

Bannockburn
Service 9am

Birkenhead RSA
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.

Benhar
Service 10am
Cenotaph, Benhar

Bluff
Service 7am

Bluff Memorial Grove
Service 11am
Bluff Cenotaph, 228 Marine Pde, Bluff

Bombay Memorial
Service 8.45am

Burnham
Dawn service 5.50am

Cambridge
Dawn service 6am
Town Hall, Cambridge

Carterton
Service 11am
Service at Cenotaph followed by a march to Carterton Event centre, Holoway St, Carterton

Cheviot
Service 10.25am
Cenotaph, Cheviot

Christchurch
Dawn parade and service 6.15am
Cranmer Square
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

Clinton
Service 10am

Clive
Service 9.20am
Clive Memorial Square

Clutha
Service 10am
Lawrence Worship Centre

Clyde
Service 08:30
Followed by a shared lunch at Alexandra District Club, 35 Centennial Ave, Alexandra.

Colac Bay
Citizens service 9am
Colac Bay Monument

College Rifles
Service 9.15am

Coromandel
Service 10am
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

Cromwell
Service 10am

Cust
Service 10am
Cust Community Hall

Dannevirke
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

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

Burwood
Service 11am

Devonport
Service 10am
Cenotaph, Devonport
Followed by tea, coffee and sandwiches

Diamond Harbour
Service 10am
Memorial Hall, Dipton

Dunback
Service 11am
Palmerston-Waihemo RSA

Dunedin
Dawn service 6.30am
Queens Gardens, Dunedin

Posy laying ceremony 9.30am
Andersons Bay Cemetery

Service 1.30pm
Otago University

ANZAC Revue Concert 6.30pm at the Town Hall, The Octagon

Dunrobin
Service 12.45pm
Memorial, Dunrobin

Duntroon
Service 9.15am
Cenotaph, Duntroon

East Coast Bays
Dawn service 5.45am, RSA

Eastbourne
Service 9.40am
War Memorial, Muritai Rd Eastbourne.
Followed by refreshments the clubrooms and schools ANZAC Essay Competition results, Tuatoru St, Eastbourne.

Edendale
Service 8am

Eketahuna
Service 10am
Town Hall, Eketahuna

Ellesmere
Service 10am

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 Cemetery
Service 9am
Eltham Memorial Gates

Eskdale
Service 9am
War Memorial Church, Eskdale

Fairfax Cemetery
Service 7.30am

Featherston RSA
Service 9.00am

Feilding War Memorial
Dawn Service 6.15am

Fiordland
Service 11.00am

Geraldine War Memorial, Talbot St
Service 9.00am

Glen Eden Waikumete Cenotaph
Parade 6.00am

Glenbervie, Pehiaweri Marae
Service 10.00am

Glenfield
Service 11.30am

Gore
Dawn Service 6.30am

Granity War Memorial
Dawn Service 6.15am

Great Barrier Island Tryphena Hall
Service 12.00pm

Grey Lynn
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

Hakaru
Service 10.00am
733 Settlement Road Kaiwaka

Hakataramea Memorial
Service 06.15am

Halswell Domain
Service 9.00am

Hamilton, Cenotaph Memorial Drive
Dawn Service 6.00am

Harihari
Service 10.30am

Hastings, Ruseell Street Cenotaph
Dawn Service 5.30am

Hatuma
Service 9.00am

Havelock North Cenotaph
Service 10.30am

Havelock Town Hall
Service 10.00am

Hawera Memorial Arch
Dawn Service 6.30am

Heathcote Valley
Dawn Service 6.15am

Hei Hei Hornby
Service 9.00am

Helensville Servicemen's Cemetery
Parade Begins at 6.00am the Parakai Monument followed by Cemetery Parade

Heriot Community Centre
Service 11.00am

Hinds Hall
Service 10.00am

Hobsonville
Service 11.00am

Hokianga Whirinaki
Dawn Service Whirinaki memorial cnr SH12 at Whirinaki School Road 6.30

Citizens Service South Hokianga War memorial Hall Opononi 11.00am

Hokitika
Service 11.00am

Huntly RSA
Dawn Service 5.45am

Invercargill War Memorial
Service 7.00am

Kaeo
Whangaroa Memorial Hall
Service 10.30am

Kaiapoi
Service 09.45am

Kaikohe
Service 06.15am

Kaikoura
Memorial Hall
Service 11am

Kaitaia
Community Centre
Service 11am

Kaitaia RSA
Service 05.30am

Kaitangata Memorial Hall
10.30am

Gisborne
Kaiti Esplanade, 9.30am

Kamo
St Paul's Church Memorial Hall
Service 10am

Katikati
Service 10.15am

Kawakawa
Memorial Library
Service 10am

Kerikeri
RSA Clubrooms
Service 6am

Kilbirnie, Wellington
175 Onepu Road, Kilbirnie, 11.30am

Kurow Cemetery Gates
Wreath laying ceremony, 8.15am

Levin
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

Little River
Community Hall
Service 09.30am

Lovells Flat
Service 9am

Lower Hutt
Service 6am

Lumsden
Service 7am

Lyttelton
Service 10am

Mahia Kaiuku Marae
Service 5.45am

Manaia Cenotaph
6.30am

Mangakino
10.30am - Cemetery, Lake Road

Service 11am - Wairenga Rd

Mangonui Memorial Hall
Service 11am

Manurewa
Service 5.45am - Corner Maich Road and Great South Road

Mapua
Service 11am

Maraekakaho Hall
9.30am

Masterton
Service 5.55am - Cenotaph, Queen Elizabeth Park, Dixon St, Masterton

Matakaoa
Service 6am

Matakohe Kauri Museum
Service 10.30am

Mataura War Memorial
Service 7am

Maungaturoto Cemetery
6am

Methven
Memorial Hall
Service 9.15am

Middlemarch
The War Memorial
Service 11.15am

Milton
Service 11am

Mission Bay
Orakei RSA Club
Service 10.15am

Montecillo
Veterans' Home and Hospital
Service 11am

Morrinsville
6am - Dawn service outside MPDC Council Chambers corner Thames St and Canada St.
Citizens service at cenotaph Howie Park, Thames St, Morrinsville.

Mosgiel
Service 9.15am

Mossburn
Service 7am

Motueka
Service 6.30am

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.

Newmarket
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.

Ngaiotonga Marae
Service 7am

Ngatea
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
Service 6.45am

Northcote
War Memorial Hall
Service 10.45am

Nuhaka
Service 10am

Oamaru
Service 6.30am - WW1 Memorial, Thames Street.

Ohai
Community Hall
Service 10am

Ohakune
Service 10am

Okaihau
College Hall
Service 11am

Okato Cenotaph
Service10am

Omakau
Memorial Hall
Service10am

Omakere
Community Hall
Service 9am

Omarama Memorial
Service 11am

Omihi
9.15am - Wreath laying
10am - Waipara
11am - Citizens service, Amberley

Onehunga RSA
10am - Princes Street. Raffles and band from 4pm - 8pm

Opononi
War Memorial Hall
Service 11am

Opunake
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 9am

Orewa
Service 9.30am - St Chad's Anglican Church

Ormondville
Service midday

Otahuhu
Service 6.30am

Otaki
6am - Dawn service, Main Street, Otaki. Citizens service, Waikanae Memorial Hall, 7 Pehi Kupa St. Retreat service at Servicemen's cemetery, Anzac Road, Otaki.

Otane
Cenotaph
6am - Higginson Street, Otane (next to the Otane Library building)

Otautau
War Memorial
7am - Main St

Otorohanga
Memorial Park
Service 6am
11am - Brunch at Otorohanga Club

Outram
Community Centre to Soldiers
Service 11.15am

Owaka
Service 10am

Paeroa
6am - Dawn service, meet at RSA 5.30am
9am - Morning service, War Memorial Hall, Normanby Road. Parade departs RSA 9am.

Paihia
Service 6.15am

Palmerston
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.

Papanui
Westgate St James Park
9.10am

Paparua - Templeton
Service 10.15am

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.

Parakai
Service 5.45am

Petone
Railway Station
Service 7am

Picton
6am - Wellington Street, Picton

Piha RSA
Assembling at Piha RSA, departure 1.45pm, marching from Beach Valley to Marine Parade, finish at Lion Rock. Parade and Service 2pm.

Pleasant Point
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.

Pongaroa
Service midday

Porangahau
Service 11am

Porirua
RSA, McKillop Street
Service 6am

Potahi Marae
Service 11am

Prebbleton
Service 9am

Pukekohe
Service 6am

Pukerau Memorial Gates
Service 10am

Pukerua Bay
11am - Pukerua Bay community hall (which is in the school)
Midday - Whenuatapu service.

Putaruru
Service 6am

Queenstown Memorial Gates
Service 9.15am

Raetihi
Service 7am

Rai Valley
War Memorial
Service 11am

Rakaia
Service 9am

Rangiora Cenotaph
Service 11am

Renwick
War Memorial
Service 9am

Riverhead
Service 9am

Riversdale
Service 10am

Riverton and Districts
Service 7am

Riverton War Memorial
7am - Dawn service, Palmerston Street, Riverton
7.30am - Breakfast at clubrooms
10.15am - Citizens service, Palmerston Street

Riwaka
War Memorial
Service 9am

Rolleston
Service 11am

Rotorua
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

Ruatoria RSA
Service 10am

Ruawai
Service 10.30am

Russell RSA
6am - Dawn service, 1 Chapel Street, morning service Russell Cenotaph, York St
7.30am - Breakfast at club
1pm - Anzac Day Luncheon

Sanson Cenotaph
9.15am - Followed by a civic service at Sanson Community Centre

Seatoun
Anglican Church St George
10am - Ferry Street, Seatoun

Seaward Downs
Service 11am

Sheffield, Darfield, Hororata and Springfield
Service 8am

Silverdale
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
Service 9.30am

Springston, Tai Tapu War Memorial
Service 9am - return to hall for morning tea

St Heliers / Glendowie
Service 10.30am

Stokes Valley
Memorial RSA
Service 10.45am

Sumner
10.15am- Parade to assemble Burgess St, march to WWI monument on esplanade for wreath laying.
11.30am - Service at Hollywood picture theatre.

Swanson RSA
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

Tairua Cemetery
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
Service 8am
10.30am - Citizens service
11am - Wreath laying service

Takaka
Junction Hotel
8.45am - 15 Commercial Street, Takaka, Golden Bay

Takaka
Memorial Library
6.30am

Takapau
Service 10am

Takapuna
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.

Tamatekapua
5.40am

Tapanui
Community Centre
9.30am

Taradale
Service 6am

Tasman Memorial
Service 10am

Taupo
6am - RSA
6 am - Great Lake Centre

Tauranga
6am - Cameron Rd, Greerton, Tauranga
9am - Memorial Park

Te Anau
Service 11am

Te Aroha War Memorial
Service 10.30am

Te Atatu Peninsula
Community Centre
10am

Te Awamutu
Sunken Cross Memorial Gardens 5.50am

Te Puke
10.30am

Temuka
7.30am - Arowhenua Cemetery
8am - Temuka Cemetery Service
6am - Temuka Cenotaph, Domain Ave

Thames
6am - Assemble Cnr Pollen and Sealey Streets, 5.45am march to Thames War Memorial Civic Centre
10am - Thames Civic Service

Thornbury War Memorial
Service 9am

Tikokino
9am - Community Hall

Tinui
10.30am - War Memorial Hall

Titahi Bay
6.30am - Titahi Bay RSA, 74 Main Road.

Titirangi RSA Service commences at War Memorial Hall. Service 10.30am.

Tokaanu-Turangi
Service 6am

Tokoroa
Service 6am

Tuapeka Mouth Memorial Gates
Service 10am

Tuatapere
Orawia War Memorial
Service 7am

Upper Moutere
Service 10am

Waiau Pa / Patumahoe
Service 10.30am

Waihao
Forks Hotel
Service 3pm

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
Service 10am

Waikaka Centennial Hall
Service 10am

Waimangaroa
Service 9am

Waimate
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.

Wainuiomata
Queen St Cenotaph
Service 6am

Waiotemarama Memorial
Service 11am

Waipawa
6am - Otane Cenotaph and Town Hall, Higginson Street.
9am - Onga Onga, Tikokino and Omakere service.
11am - Waipawa civic service at Primary School.

Waipu
Presbyterian Church
Service 11am

Waipukurau
Service 6am

Wairoa, Kaiuku Marae & Frasertown
Service 5.40am

Waitakere RSA Waitakere RSA Clubrooms, Township Rd. Parade and Service 11am.

Waitati Cenotaph
Service 10am

Wanganui
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

Warea Memorial
Service 1pm

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.

Waverley
8.30am - Waverley Town Hall
9am - Community Hall 9am
10am - Waverley Primary School

Wellington
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.

Wellington Cenotaph
5.45am - Dawn Ceremony of Remembrance, Wellington Cenotaph, Lambton Quay

Wellsford
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.

Westport
Service 11am

Whakatane
Whakatane RSA, dawn service 5.45am.

Whangarei
Whangarei WWI Cenotaph, Dawn Service 6am.

Whataroa
Service 7am

Whenua Tapu Cemetery
Midday

Whirinaki Memorial
Service 6am

Wimbledon War Memorial
Service 9am

Winton
Service 7am


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.

- APNZ

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