ANZAC Day Dawn Service - Whitianga

Event Info

April 25, 2021 - 6:00am

Event information may be out of date due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please confirm details with event organisers.
ANZAC day dawn service Whitianga Soldiers Memorial Reserve

What to Expect

The 2020 ANZAC service has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
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.

**This event may be subject to change. Please contact the event organiser for latest details.


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

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