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ANZAC Day services 2023


ANZAC Day honours our returned servicemen and women, and others who have died in conflicts and peace-keeping efforts around the world. 

Below is information about the services being held in the Waikato District for on ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April 2023. We ask that you please arrive early and allow time to find a park.


Dawn service: Please contact the Ngaruawahia RSA for more information.

Civic service: 10.45am seated for 11am start. Ngaruawahia War Memorial Hall, Galileo St. Following the service, a march to The Point Cenotaph where you are invited to attend the laying of the wreaths. Guests can then march back to the Ngaruawahia RSA (Market St) for a light lunch.


Service at 9.30am at the Cenotaph, Eureka Hall, 1298 State Highway 26, followed by morning tea in the hall.


Dawn service at 6am at the Cenotaph, Gordonton Hall, 1024 Gordonton Rd (SH1B), followed by morning tea in the hall.


From 5:30am people can gather at Huntly RSA, 42 William St and at 5.45am there will be a march to the Cenotaph in Wight St for a service at 6am.

Parade will return to the RSA at 7:15am & leave RSA to muster for service at Kimihia Cemetery at 7.30am.

A free breakfast for the community will be held at the Huntly RSA at 8.30am. Sponsored by the Huntly Community Board and the Huntly RSA.


Please assemble at the cenotaph on Monument Road at 8.45am for a 9am start.


A commemorative ceremony at dawn (6am), located at the Mercer Turret, 9 Roose Road (in front of the old Mercer Fire Station)


The parade will begin at 9.00am, from the Truckstop, followed by the cenotaph service and onto morning tea in the Pokeno Hall.

Port Waikato

A morning service will be held at the Port Waikato Fire Brigade at 9am.


Raglan ANZAC Day service will be held at 11am at the Cenotaph, Bow Street, Raglan.

Te Kauwhata

Dawn service: Assemble outside Peplers, Main Street, Te Kauwhata at 5:45am

Civil service: Assemble on Mahi Road, outside Motuls Garage, at 10.30am. 11am service commences at Te Kauwhata Memorial 10 Saleyard road.

At the end of the Civic Service, the parade will march to the bottom of the Te Kauwhata War Memorial Domain where you are invited to lay your poppy. This will be followed by a light lunch at the Te Kauwhata RSA Hall.


Parade will take place at 10.45am, starting at the George and Jellicoe Street intersection, and down to Henderson Ave. 


We will continue to update this event as more details are provided by the community.

If you have an ANZAC event happening in your community please email with the details and we will add to our list.