INDEPENDENT NEWS

Palmerston North Anzac Day Commemorations

Published: Thu 13 Apr 2017 01:53 PM
Media Release
13 April 2017
Palmerston North Anzac Day Commemorations
This year thousands are expected to gather for Palmerston North’s ANZAC Day services in and around the city on 25 April. An organising committee made up of PNRSA representatives, PNCC staff and defence staff from RNZAF Base Ohakea and Linton Military Camp have been working together for several months to ensure the two city services are run seamlessly.
The day will begin with the Dawn Service. Participants including RSA members, veterans and serving (uniformed) personnel are expected to form-up outside the All Saints Church at 5.30ambefore marching to the Cenotaph in the Square.
Captain Blair Gerritsen, MNCZM, R NZN – Director, Future Force Development, Capability Branch, HQ, NZDF will deliver the main address. He will be followed by Jarod Govers a student at Palmerston North Boys’ High School and a member of the Palmerston North Youth Council.
After the Dawn Service, the Cosmopolitan Club in Linton Street will open at 6.30am for the traditional rum and coffee till 7am. A special low cost Dawn Breakfast will also be on offer till 8am.
At 9.15am, the Civic Commemoration Service is held, also at the Cenotaph. Col Brett L13 Wellington, of Linton Military Camp will deliver the main address and will be followed by a speech from Maddison McQueen-Davies, a Palmerston North Girls High School student and a member of the Palmerston North Youth Council. Those wanting to march in the parade for this service should gather outside All Saint’s Church at 8.30am.
Morning tea for the community is being served after the Civic Service at 10am at the Convention Centre, where Mayor Grant Smith will deliver a short address. The Cosmopolitan Club will also be open for those wanting to attend activities for the remainder of the day.
At both services there will be tiered seating available, a large screen to relay live footage and display words for songs. There will also be a sign language interpreter in attendance.
Service sheets will be distributed prior to each service. These can also be printed at home directly from the Palmerston North City Council’s website www.pncc.govt.nz/anzac or accessed on mobile devices on the day.
Other services being held in or around the city are:
Bunnythorpe – Cenotaph – 9.30am - Community Service
Ashhurst – Village Green – 6am Dawn Service and 12pm Civic Service
Maori Battalion Hall – Cuba Street – 10.30am
Linton Military Camp – 6am Dawn Service

Next in New Zealand politics

New Year Honours List 2018
By: New Zealand Government
National Party launches bid to save highway projects
By: New Zealand National Party
Medicinal cannabis to ease suffering
By: New Zealand Government
CPAG report: The further fraying of the welfare safety net
By: CPAG
Government mourns the passing of Jim Anderton
By: New Zealand Government
Green Party mourns passing of Jim Anderton
By: Green Party
National expresses condolences at passing of Jim Anderton
By: New Zealand National Party
NZ First expresses condolences over death of Jim Anderton
By: New Zealand First Party
CTU mourns Jim Anderton
By: New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
Prime Minister congratulates Honours recipients
By: New Zealand Government
Petition launched to ensure Auckland to Whangarei route
By: New Zealand National Party
Petition launched to support East-West Link
By: New Zealand National Party
Napier to Hastings Expressway at risk
By: New Zealand National Party
Waimak MP backs petition to save motorway project
By: New Zealand National Party
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media