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


Anzac Day 2019

Large crowds are expected at the district’s Anzac Day services next week.

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett will lead the dawn service in Seddon before joining the Renwick community to attend their morning service. Mayor Leggett will then open the Blenheim service at the war memorial clock tower at 11.00 am.

Deputy Mayor Terry Sloan will lead Picton’s dawn service on the foreshore at the Soldiers War Memorial. Royal Navy Commander Guy Haywood, a representative from the British High Commission and Brigadier Sean Trengrove from the New Zealand Army will attend as guests of honour. Brigadier Sean Trengrove will also give an address.

Royal Navy Commander Guy Haywood will then attend services at Renwick and Blenheim.

Australian Army Lieutenant Matthew Mullins, a representative from the Australian High Commission will speak at the Seddon and Renwick services, and local RNZAF Woodbourne Base Commander, Wing Commander Berni Pothan will give an address at the Blenheim memorial service.

The Picton dawn parade will get underway at 6.00 am. The street closures will include London Quay (from Auckland Street to Wellington Street) and High Street (from London Quay to the intersection of Dublin Street/Waikawa Road/High Street) from 5.00 am to 8.00 am.

In Renwick the service will be held at the War Memorial. High Street, from Inkerman Street to Alma Street, will be closed from 8.40 am to 9.40 am with traffic diverted to an alternative route.

The Blenheim service will begin at 11.00 am but the CBD parade route will be closed for an hour from 10.00 am and the area around the war memorial from High Street through to Alfred Street will not re-open until noon.

The French Pass community will unveil their new memorial during their service at 10.30 am at the French Pass Hall. At midday the Pelorus Sound community will hold their first ever memorial service at Homeward War Memorial Hall in Marys Bay.

The community at Ward will hold their service on the eve of Anzac Day, a ceremony where the Mayor will speak, at 2.00 pm on 24 April at the Flaxbourne War Memorial.

The wet weather venue for the Blenheim United Memorial Service will be the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, Kinross Street, Blenheim.

Anzac Services will be held at:

Wednesday 24 April 2019

Ward 2.00 pm Ward War Memorial SH1

Thursday 25 April 2019

6.00 amPictonSoldiers’ War Memorial at foreshore
6.30 amSeddonWar Memorial
9.00 amRenwickWar Memorial
9.30 amSpring CreekSpring Creek Hall
9.30 am LinkwaterMemorial Hall
10.00 amHavelockTown Hall
10.30 amFrench PassFrench Pass Hall
11.00 amKaikouraWar Memorial, Kaikoura Esplanade
11.00 am Rai ValleyWar Memorial
11.00 am BlenheimWar Memorial Clock Tower, Seymour Square
11.00 amMarlborough SoundsSounds Soldiers’ Memorial, Torea Saddle
12.00 pmPelorus SoundHomewood War Memorial Hall, Marys Bay

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Pike River: Families Welcome Opening Of Drift

The group representing 29 of the Pike River Families - the Pike River Family Reference Group - has welcomed the unsealing of the mine at a private family event this morning...

“Watching those doors open and seeing the light enter that dark tunnel for the first time in years was incredibly emotional. We’ve known we are going back in for a year now, today it feels like it.

“This is the start of a journey that will end with truth and justice.” More>>


Shaw First Reading Speech: Climate Change Response Bill

Madam Speaker, today we begin the task of amending the Climate Change Response Act [2002], to fulfil the commitment that we have made, as a country, to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. More>>


Report Released: Harmful Behaviour In Parliamentary Workplace

Rt Hon Trevor Mallard today released a report containing the findings and recommendations of the independent external review into harmful behaviour within the parliamentary workplace. More>>


Housing: More Unsold Kiwibuild Houses Bought By Govt

The Crown underwrite for unsold Kiwibuild homes has been triggered for a second time. Now lack of sales in Mike Greer's development in Canterbury and Auckland means the government has had to buy back seven more homes. More>>


camouflageGordon Campbell: Why We Shouldn’t Genuflect To Security

Reportedly most (and possibly all) of the Royal Commission investigation into the Christchurch mosque shootings will be closed to the general public and to the media… More>>

PM's Post-Cab: Pike, Bullying, Carbon...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern began her post-cabinet press conference by announcing that the zero carbon bill would have its first reading the Parliament this week. More>>

Budget Announcements: Family And Sexual Violence Response

The family and sexual violence package, which sits across eight portfolios, is the result of the first ever joint Budget bid from multiple government departments. More>>


Deals, Sanctions, Consultation: National's Foreign Policy Plan

“National will prioritise our relationship with the United States.. National will also further the strong and dynamic economic relationship with China." More>>


Taking Children Into State Care: Minister For Children On The Nation

Simon Shepherd: ... So, we’ve seen this jump in the number of newborn Maori babies being taken from their parents in the last three years. Is that because it’s a directive from Oranga Tamariki to get involved earlier? More>>





InfoPages News Channels