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ANZAC Day 2017: Services

Published: Thu 20 Apr 2017 02:47 PM
ANZAC Day 2017: Services
Once again our people will gather on ANZAC Day to pay respect to our service people who have partaken in wars across the world. The commemorations will take place at points across our district, organised by our Returned Services Associations.
The Dawn Service will start at 5.15am with a march from the pou in Civic Square to the cenotaph in the city centre. After hymns, wreath-laying, firing volley and reveille, a fly past by the Hawke’s Bay Aero Cub will soar overhead at 6am. Breakfast is being offered at Clubs Hastings, at $2 a head.
A service for ex-service people will be held at the Hawke’s Bay Fallen Soldiers’ memorial Hospital, after which community services will be held across the district over the morning, in Maraekakaho, Clive, Havelock North, Te Hauke and at the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital. Mayor Lawrence Yule and councillors will attend services across the rohe.
The times of the services are:
Dawn service; Hastings
5.15am: Fall-in at Karamu Road; march to Cenotaph.
5.30am: Service starts at the Cenotaph. If wet the commemorations will be moved to the Clubs Hastings building.
Guest Speaker: Hon Rick Barker.
Following the service members of the public are invited to breakfast ($2 a head) at Clubs Hastings, Victoria St, Hastings.
Ex-service personnel and community service; Hawke's Bay Hospital Soldiers Memorial
10am: Service starts at the Hawke’s Bay Hospital Soldiers Memorial, Omahu Rd, Hastings.
Community service
Havelock North
10.30am: Parade assembles at the Havelock North Cenotaph. If wet, the commemorations will be moved to the Havelock North Community Centre.
Clive/Haumoana
9.20am: Clive War Memorial.
Maraekakaho
9.30am: Maraekakaho Hall.
Te Hauke
10.00am: Ruahapia Marae.
Waimarama
6.30am: Waimarama Memorial Hall.

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