Anzac Day Services around the Kaipara District: 2012

Tuesday 10 April 2012, 5:46PM
By Kaipara District Council


The parade will assemble at 10.00am at the Hakaru Returned Servicemen’s Association. March on at 10.20am.  A service will be held at 11.00am followed with a fingerfood lunch beginning around 12 noon.  Uniforms and medals should be worn.  Open invitation - everyone is welcome.

For more information please contact Neville Andrew 09 431 8191.


A Dawn Service will be held at the Lawn Cemetery, View Street, Maungaturoto.   Assemble at 5.45am parade at 6.00am.  The ceremony will be followed by the usual light breakfast at the Returned Servicemen’s Association.   For those who cannot attend the Dawn Service there will be an ANZAC brunch (order off the menu and pay accordingly) commencing at 11.00am with the Ode being read at 12 noon.

For more information please contact Noel Smith 09 431 8962

Matakohe: Anzac Day at the Museum

There will be a combined service of Paparoa Returned Servicemen’s Association and The Kauri Museum.  This will begin at 10.30am with fall in at the Matakohe War Memorial Hall.  The march will halt at the Cemetery Flag where poppy detail will take place on Gordon Coates' grave, the flag will be lowered and the Last Post sounded.  The march will continue to the Gun Memorial for wreath‑laying by schools, then to the War Memorial Hall for further wreath‑laying following which it will continue into the Volunteers Hall of the Museum.  A service will then be held during which family or friends will have the opportunity to lay flowers or poppies in the display near photographs of their loved ones.  After the service a cup of tea will be served in the Matakohe War Memorial Hall provided by the Committee of the Friends of the Museum and the Paparoa Returned Servicemen’s Association.

For more information please contact Betty Nelley 09 431 7417 (work).


Commencing at 10.30am there will be a short march down Ruawai Wharf Road to the flagpole at the Ruawai War Memorial Hall and this will be followed by a commemorative service.

For more information please contact Alec Stewart 09 439 2737.


A Dawn Service will be held at the Mount Wesley Returned Servicemen’s Association Cemetery, Old Golf Course Road, Dargaville commencing at 6.00am.  The ceremony will be followed by the usual light breakfast.

For more information please contact Vic at the Northern Wairoa Returned Servicemen’s Association 09 439 8164.

A commemorative Anzac Day Service will be held in the Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Hokianga Road, Dargaville.  The Civic Service begins at 10.30am.

For more information regarding the ANZAC Services please contact Charlane White Kaipara District Council 09 439 3123.