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Anzac Day

Every year we honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and remember those involved in other conflicts at the Anzac Day Civic Memorial Service on 25 April at Memorial Park.

Details on Anzac Day 2019 to come.

Tauranga Civic Memorial Service 2018

Join us as we honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and remember those involved in other conflicts at this year’s Anzac Day Civic Memorial Service at 9am on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 at Memorial Park.

Anzac Day service sheet (927kb pdf)

Parade information 

Groups wishing to march in the parade please assemble by 8.30am next to the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre. 

Wreaths

If your organisation or group wants to lay a wreath during the service please email Kate Percy at anzacday@tauranga.govt.nz.

Wreath registration closes at 9am on Monday, 23 April. You can lay a wreath if you missed the registration, but the name of the organisation you are representing won’t be read out on the day.

Wreaths laid during the service will be removed from the cenotaph at dusk on Anzac Day. The wreaths can be collected from the Tauranga RSA at 1237 Cameron Road, Greerton, from Thursday, 26 April until noon Friday, 27 April 2018.
Wreaths not collected by noon on Friday, 27 April 2018 will be disposed of.

Park and ride and car parking

A free park and ride service will be available from Tauranga Boys’ College to Memorial Park between 8am and 8.40am, with buses returning immediately after the service. 

Car parking will be available at the Tauranga Boys’ College car Park off Devonport Road (between Thirteenth and Fourteenth Avenues) with marshals onsite to assist people making their way to the buses. Buses will drop off at the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre car park, this 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 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 card holders ONLY will be available outside the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre. 

Tauranga Civic Memorial Service map 2018 (162kb pdf)

Wet weather

In the event of inclement weather, the Anzac Day civic memorial service will be held in the Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre and the parade will not take place. 

Road closures

Tauranga

From 8am to 11am on Wednesday, 25 April 2018.

Fraser Street – between Eleventh and Thirteenth Avenues
Eleventh Avenue – between Fraser Street and Devonport Road (including the roundabout)
Mobility card holders will be able to get through the road closures.

Mount Maunganui

From 5.55am to 7am and again from 9.25am to 11am Wednesday, 25 April 2018.

Marine Parade – between Commons and Banks Avenues.

Park and ride service (Dawn Parade only)
A free park and ride service for the Dawn Parade 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.

Mount Maunganui ceremony map (261kb pdf)

2018 Anzac Day services in and around Tauranga

Mount Maunganui

Event location Times Description Contact
Mount Maunganui Cenotaph
(Marine Parade – opposite
Mount Drury)

No wet weather contingency

5.45am
to 7am
Dawn Parade
5.45am – Assemble at Mount Drury
5.55am – March off
6am – Service commences
Mount Maunganui
RSA – 07 575 4477

Mount Maunganui Cenotaph
(Marine Parade – opposite
Mount Drury)

Wet weather contingency at
Mount Maunganui

RSA, 544 Maunganui Road

9.15am to 
10.30am
Memorial Service
9.15am – Assemble at Mount Drury
9.25am – March off
9.30am – Service commences
Mount Maunganui
RSA – 07 575 4477

Tauranga

Event location Times Description Contact

RSA Cenotaph
(1237 Cameron Road)

No wet weather Contingency

5.45am to
7am
Dawn Parade
5.45am – Assemble at Hayes Avenue
5.55am – March off
6am – Service commences
Tauranga RSA –
07 578 9654
Memorial Park
Wet weather contingency: 
Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre (QEYC), 71 Eleventh Ave, Tauranga
From 8.45am 8.30am – Assemble at Memorial Park, next to QEYC
8.55am – March off
9am – Service commences

Tauranga City Council –
07 577 7000

Pyes Pa Cemetery
(403 Pyes Pa Road)
From
11am
Remembrance Service Tauranga RSA –
07 578 9654

Te Puke

Event location Times Description Contact
Maketu Cenotaph From 6am Dawn Service
5.45am – Assemble at Maketu Cenotaph
6am – Service commences
Citizens RSA
Te  Puke –
07 573 8555

Te Puke War Memorial Hall
(130 Jellicoe
Street, Te Puke)

From
10am
Memorial Service
10am – Assemble on Jellicoe Street, opposite Kiwibank
Citizens RSA
Te  Puke –
07 573 8555

Katikati

Event location Times Description Contact

Katikati Memorial
Square (Main Road,
Katikati)

From
5.45am
Dawn Service
5.45am – Assemble at Memorial Square
6am – Service commences
Katikati RSA &
Citizens Club
Inc – 07 549 0441
Katikati Memorial
Square (Main Road,
Katikati)
From
10am
Memorial Service
10am – Assemble at Uretara Domain
10.30am – March through the main street of Katikati to Katikati Memorial Square
11am – Service commences, followed by wreath laying. Refreshments and an afternoon of fellowship will be held at the Katikati RSA & Citizens Club Inc immediately following the service.
Katikati RSA &
Citizens Club
Inc – 07 549 0441

Last Reviewed: 26/04/2018
 

 
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