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Changes to Anzac Day 2019 commemorations

A number of Anzac Day 2019 commemoration events are scheduled to take place across the district this year with a few minor changes to proceedings. The parade part of Queenstown and Wānaka events won’t be held this year, and Arrowtown’s parade will head down Buckingham Street instead of to the Cenotaph on Soldiers Hill.

A strong police presence will be in attendance on the day at all commemorations in support of the Returned and Services Association, however New Zealand Police has reiterated that the public should feel safe in attending any of the district’s commemorations.

During proceedings, road closures will be kept to a minimum.

Queenstown’s Mann Street and Templeton Way will be closed briefly during proceedings, and Buckingham Street in Arrowtown from.

In Wānaka, vehicle access will not be available to lakefront parking near the Dawn Service for its duration, and from Lake Wānaka Centre.

Commemoration details are as follows:

Arrowtown10.30am: Anzac Day 2019 Service held at Athenaeum Hall
(seated at Athenaeum Hall, Buckingham St by 10.15am)

At the conclusion of the service, the parade marches down Buckingham St to (insert location) to lay wreaths

Glenorchy9.00am: Meeting for Service at the Memorial
(held in Glenorchy Hall if weather is not suitable)
Lake Hāwea7.00am: Dawn Service on the Peninsula by the dam at Lake Hāwea
Queenstown6.45am: Dawn Service held at the Memorial Gates on Marine Parade

10.00am: Anzac Day 2019 Service held at Queenstown Memorial Centre

Wānaka7.00am: Dawn Service held on Lake Wānaka foreshore beside log cabin

9.30am: Anzac Day service held in the Lake Wānaka Centre

11.00am: Wreath laying at Wānaka Memorial on Chalmers St

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