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ANZAC Day in Christchurch and Canterbury

Anzac Day 1980Friday 25 April 2014 is ANZAC Day. Commemorative services often begin before dawn with a march by returned and service personnel to the local war memorial, where they are joined by other members of the community for the Dawn Service.

The following information is from the Christchurch City Council community events page.

Christchurch services and events

Dawn service: 6:30am – Cranmer Square (Parade starts at 6:15am)

Organised by the Canterbury Branch of the Malayan Veterans’ Association in conjunction with the Christchurch Branch of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RSA) and Christchurch City Council. From 6am–6.15am: the people gather

  • 6.15am: the parade begins
  • 6.30am: the service begins centred around the memorial cenotaph
  • 7.15am: the service concludes with wreath-laying

Mayor Lianne Dalziel will lay a wreath on behalf of the citizens of Christchurch.

Citizens’ Service: 10am – ChristChurch Transitional Cathedral, Latimer Square

Organised by the Christchurch City Council in conjunction with ChristChurch Cathedral and the RSA. It will be attended by representatives of the Defence Force, Consular Corps and various Christchurch youth groups.

ANZAC 2014: 25 - 27 April

ANZAC 2014 will see Ferrymead Heritage Park undergo a transformation to become a wartime era township for the Ferrymead Military Display. Attractions will include displays of military vehicles, weapons, uniforms, photos, medals, models and art, including a replica WW1 trench walk through display.

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