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ANZAC Day services 2019

ANZAC Day 2019

ANZAC Day honours our returned servicemen and women, and others who have died in war. 

Below is information about the services being held in the Waikato District on Thursday 25 April 2019.

The Tuakau Anzac Day Service will be held as usual this year after Council managed to secure police support at the event.

Unfortunately the community-run services at Port Waikato and Pokeno have been cancelled as police resources can’t stretch that far.

Meanwhile, at this stage, services in the rest of the Waikato district will continue as normal.

Our sincere thanks go to Counties Manukau Police for their assistance in enabling this year’s Tuakau event to go ahead.

A full list of Anzac Day services around the Waikato district are listed below:


Dawn Service: 5.45am, depart the Ngaruawahia RSA (Market St) to march to the Field of Remembrance, Great South Rd. 6am, Dawn Service, Field of Remembrance, Great South Rd. 7am, Guests are invited back to the RSA for a light breakfast and refreshments

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


Commemorative Service: 11am. Tuakau Memorial Hall, George St.


Commemorative Service: 8.45am for 9am start. Assemble opposite Bob Byrne Park gates on the school grounds (Great South Rd). March to War Memorial Hall in Greenlane Rd via Te Putu St


Dawn Parade: 5.30am for 5:45am start. March from Huntly RSA on William St to the Cenotaph for the 6am service. Return to the RSA after wreaths are laid for tea and coffee.

Remembrance Service: Bus leaves RSA at 7:15am for the 7:30am service at the Huntly Cemetery. Roll call of Fallen Soldiers. Return to the RSA after wreaths are laid for breakfast. 


9am Assemble in the Red Fox Tavern car park. March to War Memorial Monument


Commemorative Service: 10am. Gordonton Hall, Gordonton Rd

Te Kauwhata

Dawn Service: 5.45am for 6am start. Assemble at the library on Main St, march across the road to the Soldiers Memorial

Remembrance Service: 11am. Assemble at Auto Super Shoppe, Mahi Rd, march to Soldiers Memorial on Main St and then to the RSA on Mahi Rd for lunch


Commemorative Service: 11am. Cenotaph on Bow St


Remembrance Service: 11am. Eureka Town Hall


**This year’s service has been called off due to limited police resourcing; however Pokeno hall will be open at 9am with refreshments available if people want to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph

Port Waikato

**This year’s service has been called off due to limited police resourcing, but the Fire Station will be open from 11am if people want to lay wreaths or have a cup of tea.