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Peace memorial upgrade

The Peace Memorial upgrade project creates a space that gives the memorial a strong presence with a large area for ceremonial occasions.

Work is complete on the upgrade to the Peace Memorial that creates a space that gives the memorial a strong presence with a large area for ceremonial occasions.  The area includes:

  • a memorial wall displaying the names of local people who died as a result of war, 
  • a larger seating area, 
  • a better approach to the memorial from Hagley St over a widened footpath, 
  • improved access with two new pedestrian links to Te Rauparaha Arena and Norrie Street from the memorial; and 
  • two statues on either side of the memorial; one of a soldier and the other of a woman and children.

The new memorial wall carries the names of those lost in the Boer War, First and Second World Wars and the Far East Wars and there are plaques acknowledging the people lost in the New Zealand Wars and as peace givers or peace keepers.

The RSA fundraised to cover the cost of the statues and the plaques for the memorial wall.

City Projects - Peace memorial upgrade