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Poppy Places Streets of Significance Exhibition


Fri 11 Nov 2016, 12:00pm–1:00pm

Where: Conference & Function Centre, 354 Main St, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Join the Poppy Places Trust and Mayor Grant Smith at this Armistice Day event to mark the inclusion of nine more local streets in the Poppy Places project - a street recognition initiative that identifies New Zealand places with links to our military involvement overseas.

This year our city is commemorating streets named for members of the 28th Māori Battalion who distinguished themselves during World War II: Anaru Place, Dittmer Drive, Henare Street, Huata Place, Katene Street, Pitama Road, Ruha Street, Te Punga Place and Wikiriwhi Crescent.

The signs on these streets are now all embellished with the iconic red poppy, increasing the number of Poppy Places in Palmerston North to 15.

They join World War I related streets commemorated last year: Anzac Park, Carroll, Chaytor, Freyberg, Marne, Martin and Russell Streets. Streets recognising Palmerston North's Victoria Cross recipients will be added to the project within the next 12 months.

Come along as the city remembers Armistice Day and find out more about the project and the men it commemorates. Members of the city council’s heritage team will be on hand to answer your questions.

This event takes place immediately following the Armistice Day Service at the Cenotaph in The Square.

Photo courtesy of Manawatū Heritage: Colonel George Dittmer and Winston Churchill look on as the 28th Māori Battalion marches past.

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