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ANZAC Dawn Service


Sun 25 Apr 2021, 5:45am–6:30am

Where: Ohinemutu Maori Village, Tunohopu Street, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Rotorua Nui

Ka maumahara tonu tātau ki a rātau. We will remember them.

Rotorua’s Dawn Service will take place on ANZAC Day (Sunday 25 April) at 5.45 am. The service will be conducted by Te Arawa Māori Returned Services League Inc and take place at Ohinemutu.

5.45 am: Gather at Ohinemutu
5.50 pm: Parade march to Muruika Soldiers’ Cemetery (by St Faith’s Church)
6.00 am: Dawn Service begins with a mihi (welcome) from Te Arawa Māori Returned Services League
Prayers: Reverend Tom Poata
ANZAC Dedication followed by hymn and guest speaker.

The Dawn Service is expected to conclude at approximately 6.30 am.

Following the Dawn Service the ANZAC Day Parade will depart from Memorial Plaza (Lake end of Fenton Street) at 9am, and make its way to the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua (Queen’s Drive, Government Gardens) where Rotorua’s Civic Memorial Service will begin at 9.30am.

ANZAC Day (Sunday 25 April) Road closures:
*Memorial Plaza (Lake end of Fenton Street) and Queens Drive will be closed from 8am to 10am.
*People driving to the Energy Events Centre are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.

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