It is held on 25 April each year, which is the anniversary of the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli in 1915. The first commemorative service was held on 25 April 1916 in remembrance of the 2721 New Zealand soldiers who died during the eight month Gallipoli campaign.
Since 1916 the ceremony has evolved to the observance we know today, and acknowledges the sacrifice and service of subsequent wars and deployments of armed conflict which our servicepeople have endured while serving their country.
A Dawn Service will be held at the RSA, McKillop Street, starting at 6am. Porirua RSA invites all to attend a Dawn Service at their Clubrooms.
5am RSA Premise
5:45am Assembling Mungavin car park
5:50am On Parade
6am Dawn Service
Porirua RSA, 5 – 7 McKillop Street, Porirua
Titahi Bay RSA
Members, their Families, and all other members of the public are invited to observe Anzac Day with the Titahi Bay RSA
6.30am a Dawn Service will be held at the RSA
10.30am Citizens Parade will begin at Whitehouse Road
Titahi Bay RSA - 74 Main Road, Titahi Bay, Porirua
Porirua City Civic Service
The Civic Service will be held at the Peace Memorial at Te Rauparaha Park, starting at 9am.
8:30am Seating available on Te Rauparaha Park
8:45am Gather for March at Hagley St
9am Service Begins
A Memorial Service will be held in St Alban’s Church, Pāuatahanui, starting at 10.15am, followed by the laying of the wreaths at the Pāuatahanui War Memorial
A service will be held at Takapūwahia Marae at 10.30am.
Pukerua Bay RSA
A service is being held at the Pukerua Bay Community Hall at 11am, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Whenua Tapu Cemetery at 12 noon. Pukerua Bay RSA cordially invites all citizens to attend the following ANZAC Day services:
8am Stand to attention. Flag raising and recitations of Binyon’s Lines at Pukerua Bay RSA, 7 Rawhiti Rd.
11am Community Service at the Pukerua Bay School and Community Hall, Rawhiti Road.
12pm Whenua Tapu Cemetery Wall of Remembrance for Last Post and wreath-laying.
A service will be held at Waitangirua Community Park, Warspite Ave, at 1pm, organised by the Waitangirua Village Community Group.
In Porirua, commemorative services begin before dawn with a march by returned and service personnel at each of the RSAs to a local memorial, where they are joined in the service by members of the community for the dawn service. Further services are conducted for members of the community to join in the commemorations mid morning.
The timings and locations of services are published annually in Kapi-Mana News.