ANZAC Day 2018

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Returned Services Association Kaikōura will be hosting a dawn ceremony, commemorating 100 years since the end of WW1. The ceremony will start at 6.15am Wednesday April 25, at Kaikōura War Memorial, Garden of Memories, Esplanade. We recommend you arrive by 6am.

Everyone is invited to attend the dawn service to honour and remember those who have served. 

If you wish to take part in the service, you are invited to join the haka powhiri and waiata group. Kapahaka practice takes place Tuesdays 6pm at the Takahanga Marae. All are welcome. 

Order of Service:

You can see a detailed version of the Order of Service here. 

The Gathering

0615 - Assembly

0620 - Mounting of the Guard, Warriors and MR Sentries

0625 - Call to the Spirits of the Fallen

0638 - Introduction and Welcome

Prayers and Readings

0640 - Prayers

0645 - Commemorative Address

0650 - Voice of Our Youth

0653 - Readings


0658 - Laying of Wreaths

0710 - The Ode of Rememberance   

0712 - Hymn

0715 - Last Post

0717 - Benediction

0720 - National Anthem

0723 - RSA Presidents Address

The Closure

0725 - Dismount Cenotaph Guard; Sentries (Warriors Pou and Mounted Rifles)

0730 - Closure

We will remember them

Ka mahara tatou ki a ratou. 

Banner Image: WW1 troops parade through Kaikōura en route to Christchurch to embark for duty overseas (Order of Service cover image).

Feature Image: Members of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles join those from the Canterbury Infantry regiment on board H.M.N.Z. Transport No.4, Tahiti, and H.M.N.Z. Transport No.11, Athenic, at Lyttelton on 23 September 1914 (Order of Service feature image).