For those living in the Western Bay of Plenty and wondering whether there is a nearby service they can attend on ANZAC Day, there is a welcome to come and pay their respects at the ANZAC Day services being held in Te Puke, Katikati, Waihī Beach and Ōmokoroa .
Each year on April 25 the communities of the Western Bay come together to lead local ANZAC Day services that commemorate all New Zealanders killed in war and honour our returned service personnel.
In recent history these treasured events have been affected by Covid-19 restrictions. Now that New Zealand is in the orange traffic light setting, attendance numbers will not be limited.
Regarding face masks for indoor services, please follow guidance at each event.
100th Civic Memorial Service
Service commences from 10am at the Te Puke War Memorial Hall.
Please be seated before the arrival of the parade.
To begin opposite Te Puke War Memorial Hall at 9.50am.
After the Service
All move to the cenotaph. Parade will be assembled and led off. The public are invited to attend the Citizens RSA Te Puke Clubrooms Jellicoe Street/Beatty Avenue for light refreshments.
5:45am – 6:45am from the Talisman Hotel to Katikati War Memorial Hall.
Service commences 6:45am at the Katikati War Memorial Hall.
5.45am – 6.30am outside RSA Waihī Beach.
Service commences at 9.25am at RSA Waihī Beach.
6am at Remembrance Cairn, Gerald Crapp Reserve, Ōmokoroa Point.
Service commences at 11am on the forecourt of CHT Acacia Park Home and Hospital, 134 Hamurana Road