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ANZAC Day Memorial Services With A Difference

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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18 2010


ANZAC Day Memorial Services With A Difference – On Maori Television

Maori Television is keen to hear from anyone planning to hold their own memorial service for ANZAC Day 2010.

“We are putting out the call to hear from people out in the community organising services and events with a bit of a difference,” says Kotahi Te Wairua – ANZAC Day 2010 executive producer Ross Jennings. “Some groups and individuals may choose to remember the fallen their own way, and outside of the more formal wreath laying ceremonies. Those are the people we hope will make contact.”

The special commemorative services will feature in the channel’s all-day ANZAC Day broadcast on Sunday April 25 2010.

The special broadcast is now in its fifth year, this year the schedule promises memorial ceremonies at home and overseas, the annual ANZAC Address, as well as personal war stories, discussions, an evening concert and feature documentaries.

The first all-day broadcast in 2006 won several major awards including Best Event Broadcast at the Air New Zealand Screen Awards, Best NZ Sports or Event Coverage at the Qantas Television Awards and Best Documentary for the TV Guide Best on the Box People’s Choice Awards.

Kotahi Te Ra: ANZAC Day 2009 is also a finalist in the TV Guide Best on the Box for 2009 in the category of Best Special Event.

People can e-mail information about their planned events to carmel.jennings@maoritelevision.com

Ross Jennings says the all-day broadcast enables New Zealanders of all backgrounds to share experiences of war and acknowledge a significant part of our national history: “If ANZAC Day has a special meaning to you, and you’re thinking of marking it your own way, we want to hear about it.”


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