ANZAC Day Dawn Service - Whitianga

Bruce Collier

Event Info

April 27, 2020
Start Time


Soldiers Memorial Reserve, Albert Street
Post Code


5.45am Form up for parade at Mercury Bay Club (Corner Cook and Campbell)
6am Soldiers and supporters march from Mercury Bay Club to Soliders Memorial
6am onwards Soldiers Memorial ANZAC Dawn Service (breakfast at Mercury Bay Club to follow).
ANZAC day dawn service Whitianga Soldiers Memorial Reserve

What to Expect

The ANZAC day dawn service in Whitianga will be held at Soldiers Memorial Park.  
All are welcome to attend this ANZAC day dawn service in Whitianga and are invited back to the Mercury Bay Club for breakfast (please note there is a charge for breakfast).  The service will take place rain or shine.

There will be a display of war memorabilia at the Mercury Bay Club.  Crew from the HMNZS Manawanui may be in attendance at the Parade.

Participating in the parade
  • All descendants of returned service personnel are welcome to participate in the parades.
  • Returned service personnel are asked to wear their medals and decorations.
  • Descendants of returned service personnel marching in the parades are asked to wear medals on the right upper portion of their apparel.
Laying of wreaths:
If you would like to lay a wreath at the dawn service please contact Bruce Collier (to ensure you are on the roll call for wreaths).

Getting there:
Please note that a free ferry leaves from Ferry Landing for Whitianga at 5.15am.  It is a free service for those who wish to attend the dawn parade. Please note that normal ferry services and fees will resume from 7.30am.

Poppies will be available at the Mercury Bay Club and at sites in town from the 20th April.


Whitianga ANZAC day dawn service
Whitianga Anzac Day dawn service crowds looking on
Soldiers parading Anzac Day Dawn service Whitianga


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