Join us on Anzac Day as we honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. Since the first commemorative services in 1916, Anzac Day has evolved into the observance we know today. This year’s Anzac Day Civic Service will be held at 9am on Thursday, 25 April at Memorial Park, Tauranga, commemorating 104 years since the Battle of Gallipoli.
Free Park and Ride services will be available for the Tauranga Civic Memorial Service and the Mount Maunganui Dawn Service.
Groups wishing to march in the parade please assemble by 8.30am next to the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre.
Organisations or groups that wish to lay a wreath during the service please email Kate Percy at email@example.com.
Wreaths laid during the service will be removed from the cenotaph at dusk on Anzac Day. Wreaths can be collected from the Tauranga RSA at 1237 Cameron Road, Greerton, from Friday, 26 April until noon Saturday, 27 April 2018. Wreaths not collected by noon on Saturday, 27 April 2018 will be disposed of.
Wet weather contingency
If it is wet the service will be held at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC). Everything else will stay the same but there will be no parade.
Park and Ride/Car parking
A free Park and Ride service will be available from Tauranga Boys’ College on Devonport Road to Memorial Park between 8am and 8.40am, with returning buses immediately following the Civic Memorial Service.
Car parking will be available in the Tauranga Boys’ College car park off Devonport Road (between Thirteenth and Fourteenth Avenues), with marshals onsite to assist people with making their way to the buses. Buses will drop off at the QEYC car park, which is also the pick-up point after the Civic Memorial Service. All park and ride buses are accessible for people with limited mobility.
There is no additional car parking at Memorial Park, however PAK’n SAVE located on Cameron Road, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, have made their above ground car park available for people attending the Anzac Day Civic Memorial Service.
Car parking for mobility cardholders ONLY will be available outside the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre.
Road closures will be in place on Fraser Street between Eleventh and Thirteenth Avenues and on Eleventh Avenue between Fraser Street and Devonport Road (including the roundabouts) from 8am – 11am.
Mobility card holders will be granted access through the road closures.
Overview of Anzac Day services: Tauranga
Mount Maunganui Dawn Parade – Mount Maunganui Cenotaph
5.30am: Assemble at Mount Drury Reserve
5.55am: March off
Free Park and Ride service (Dawn Parade only)
A free Park and Ride service for the Dawn Parade only will be available from Kawaka Street (behind Blake Park) to Maunganui Road (behind Mount Drury). Buses will depart from Kawaka Street between 5am and 5.50am, returning at the conclusion of the Dawn Service between 6.15am and 7.30am.
Road closures will be in place on Marine Parade between Commons and Banks Avenues from 5.30am until 9am.
Tauranga Dawn Parade – Tauranga RSA Cenotaph
5.45am: Assemble on Hayes Avenue
5.55am: March off
6am: Service commences
Memorial Service – Tauranga Memorial Park
8.30am: Assemble at Memorial Park
8.55am: March off
9am: Service commences
Memorial Service – Papamoa Memorial (Stella Place)
10.45am: Assemble at Stella Place
10.55am: March off
11.00am: Service commences
In the event of bad weather the service will be held at Mount Maunganui RSA.
Pyes Pa Remembrance Service – Pyes Pa Cemetery
12.00pm: The public are invited to attend a remembrance service at Pyes Pa Cemetery.
More information on ANZAC services in Tauranga
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