Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Palmerston North Anzac Day Commemorations

Media Release
13 April 2017

Palmerston North Anzac Day Commemorations

This year thousands are expected to gather for Palmerston North’s ANZAC Day services in and around the city on 25 April. An organising committee made up of PNRSA representatives, PNCC staff and defence staff from RNZAF Base Ohakea and Linton Military Camp have been working together for several months to ensure the two city services are run seamlessly.

The day will begin with the Dawn Service. Participants including RSA members, veterans and serving (uniformed) personnel are expected to form-up outside the All Saints Church at 5.30ambefore marching to the Cenotaph in the Square.

Captain Blair Gerritsen, MNCZM, R NZN – Director, Future Force Development, Capability Branch, HQ, NZDF will deliver the main address. He will be followed by Jarod Govers a student at Palmerston North Boys’ High School and a member of the Palmerston North Youth Council.

After the Dawn Service, the Cosmopolitan Club in Linton Street will open at 6.30am for the traditional rum and coffee till 7am. A special low cost Dawn Breakfast will also be on offer till 8am.

At 9.15am, the Civic Commemoration Service is held, also at the Cenotaph. Col Brett L13 Wellington, of Linton Military Camp will deliver the main address and will be followed by a speech from Maddison McQueen-Davies, a Palmerston North Girls High School student and a member of the Palmerston North Youth Council. Those wanting to march in the parade for this service should gather outside All Saint’s Church at 8.30am.

Morning tea for the community is being served after the Civic Service at 10am at the Convention Centre, where Mayor Grant Smith will deliver a short address. The Cosmopolitan Club will also be open for those wanting to attend activities for the remainder of the day.

At both services there will be tiered seating available, a large screen to relay live footage and display words for songs. There will also be a sign language interpreter in attendance.

Service sheets will be distributed prior to each service. These can also be printed at home directly from the Palmerston North City Council’s website www.pncc.govt.nz/anzac or accessed on mobile devices on the day.

Other services being held in or around the city are:
Bunnythorpe – Cenotaph – 9.30am - Community Service
Ashhurst – Village Green – 6am Dawn Service and 12pm Civic Service
Maori Battalion Hall – Cuba Street – 10.30am
Linton Military Camp – 6am Dawn Service

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The EU’s Beef With Google

There’s every indication that Google would be on a losing wicket if it chooses to fight the European Union competition watchdogs, who have just levied a $3.3 billion fine on the firm – with the prospect of worse to come if Google doesn’t quickly change the anti-competitive practices at the heart of a court battle that’s been seven years in the making.

Essentially, the case involved Google’s alleged abuse of the stranglehold it enjoys on the online advertising associated with its search activities. More>>

 
 

Legislation: Point England Housing Bill Passed

The passage of the Point England Development Enabling Bill through Parliament this evening will benefit Auckland with additional housing, help resolve Ngāti Paoa’s Treaty claim and improve the local environment and recreation facilities, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More>>

ALSO:

Cyberducation: Digital Curriculum Launch And Funding Package

Consultation on new digital technologies content for the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the Māori-medium Curriculum, was launched today by Education Minister Nikki Kaye. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Red Socks And Secret Tapes

Prime Minister Bill English began his post-cabinet press conference by explaining how well the National Party's annual conference went. He also mentioned today's announcement of changes to the EQC disaster insurance legislation and wished Emirates Team New Zealand well in the America's Cup. More>>

Max Rashbrooke: On How To Make Government More Open

International surveys, while often complimentary, have also pinpointed major weaknesses: political donations are badly regulated, for instance, and appointments to government boards frequently go to those with strong political connections. More>>

In Court: Hamilton Student's Lawsuit Over Climate Change Policy

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement. As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog