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Anzac Day commemorations across the Auckland Region

Anzac Day commemorations across the Auckland Region

He toa taumata rau, “courage has many resting places”.

This Anzac Day, honour those we have lost by attending one of more than 70 Anzac Day parades and services being held across the region.

Visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/anzacday for full details of Anzac Day events across the region, including parade assembly and service start times, as well as transport options and road closure information.

“Anzac Day is a time to reflect on the servicemen and servicewomen, past and present, who have displayed courage and sacrifice serving our country,” says Mayor Len Brown.

“Nearly 100,000 young New Zealand men and women shipped out to serve in WWI. That’s almost as many as the population of Auckland, which was 133,000 at the time and nearly every family was affected.

“Gallipoli in particular introduced our young, idealistic country to the realities of modern warfare. Let us take pause this year, on the centenary of the first Gallipoli landings, to remember all those who have served New Zealand in conflict and in peace-keeping.”

For those unable to attend an Anzac Day event, the Dawn Service in front of Auckland War Memorial Museum will be broadcast live on Māori Television from 6am.

Auckland Council aims to make services at Auckland Domain accessible for as many people as possible. For the first time, audio-description of the ceremonies will be provided via headsets, and a Sign Language interpreter will be visible on the Court of Honour, on screens, and at home on the Māori Television broadcast.

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