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Early To Bed Early To Rise

April 23, 2009

MEDIA RELEASE (For Immediate Release)

Early To Bed Early To Rise

Go to bed early and set the alarm if you don’t want to miss one of the most moving and poignant Anzac Day ceremonies in the country.

The candle-lit dawn service at Waikumete Cemetery starts at 5.45am and in the past few years has grown to the point where more than 3000 people attended last year.

Waikumete is the largest war graves cemetery in the country, with some 10,000 ex-service men and women buried there. They include three Victoria Cross winners.

Organised by the Waitakere City Council, the ceremony begins with a silent candle-lit vigil beside the cenotaph and war graves.

Details: Assemble 5.45 am at
Waikumete Cemetery
(Glenview Rd)
Glen Eden

Timetable for other ANZAC Day Services in Waitakere

Place Time of service Address
Swanson RSA
9 am Parade & Service
Parade assembles at Swanson Primary School at 8.45 am and marches to Swanson RSA.

New Lynn
9.15 am Parade & Service
New Lynn Police Station to New Lynn RSA. Veronica Street

Henderson RSA
10.00 am Service
Railside Avenue.

Titirangi RSA
10.15 am Parade
Titirangi War Memorial Hall
500 South Titirangi Rd, Titirangi

Piha RSA
1.30 pm Parade & Service
Assembling at Piha RSA


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