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Anzac day celebrations 2020 #standatdawn

Every year we honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and remember those involved in other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved.

Anzac Day 2020 commemorations


With Anzac Day 2020 services cancelled around the country, Tauranga City Council is supporting the RSA’s call to #StandAtDawn and other activities, to honour the sacrifice of our brave servicemen and women. 

Media Release - ANZAC DAY 2020 commemorations#StandAtDawn

Anzac Day #StandatDawn and Dawn Service broadcast

#StandatDawn, an RSA initiative, invites people nationwide to stand on Saturday 25 April at 6am, at your letterbox, your front door, in your lounge, balconies, or on the driveway. (Observing the ‘bubble’ guidelines in place). 

People can then tune into Radio NZ National (AM & FM frequencies) for the official dawn service broadcast at 6am (or listen live on the internet or using the app). 

Details of the RSA initiative, #StandAtDawn and information about the morning service.

Apart, but together as one. 

Get involved

The RSA are also encouraging everyone to get involved to commemorate this Anzac Day at home by: 

  • Decorating your letterbox or front window with poppies
  • Creating a poppy wreath
  • Making some Anzac biscuits 
  • Sharing your photos or videos by tagging #StandAtDawn #AnzacDay @RSANational and @NZDefenceForce on Facebook and Instagram. 

For more information check the National RSA’s Facebook page or RSA #Stand at Dawn

A local perspective on Anzac Day

To bring our attention to what Anzac Day means to our rangatahi, we have put together a compilation of speeches from some of our local year 13 students leaders. 

These speeches would normally be shared during Tauranga’s Anzac Day Services.

In line with tradition, here is the Mayor Tenby Powell’s Anzac Day address.

Donations to the RSA

As its annual poppy appeal has been postponed, the RSA is offering New Zealanders the opportunity to download a Facebook profile frame in return for a donation with GiveALittle

Online cenotaph

Auckland War Memorial Museum has an online cenotaph. To discover more about New Zealand’s history and involvement in WWI and WWII and lay a digital poppy in remembrance of a loved one.

Tauranga libraries and Tauranga Heritage Collection photos

To offer a perspective on past Anzac Day commemorations, we have made some local Anzac Day history available, courtesy of the Tauranga Libraries and the Tauranga Heritage Collection.

Memorial Wall

This slideshow features the personal details and photographs (where possible) of the men from Tauranga who were killed in the First World War. This slideshow was created for an exhibition and shared during the 100 year commemorative Anzac Day service in 2015.

Credit: Tauranga Heritage Collection.

Tauranga’s Anzac Day over the years

You can click on the photo in the gallery to read the full photo description information or open the full screen by clicking on the screen icon in the top right hand corner.

Last Reviewed: 25/04/2020


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