ANZAC Day observance

The First World War remains one of the most significant events in our history. Each year we pause on April 25th to take some time to remember the brave men and women who have served our country. ANZAC Day is our day to honour all New Zealanders who have served in times of war. And in particular to acknowledge the veterans of wars still living among us.

ANZAC Day Civic Ceremonies

Council, in conjuction with the local RSA's and community groups, arranges ANZAC Day Civic Ceremonies in Matamata, Morrinsville, Te Aroha and Walton. 

Matamata Dawn Service The parade will muster at the Matamata RSA on Ngaio Street at 5.45am, and march to the Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre. Dawn service begins at 6am.

Matamata Civic Service The service will be held at the Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre, Tainui Street at 9.30am. The parade will muster at the Farmers Carpark at 9.20am.

Walton Civic Service The service will be held at Walton Hall, Main Road Walton at 11am.

Morrinsville Dawn Service The service will be held at the Morrinsville RSA, 27 Studholme Street at 6am. There will be a 3 round blank volley fire by the WWII Historical Reenactment Society. Morrinsville Civic Service: The service will be held at the Cenotaph, Howie Park, Morrinsville at 10.30am. There will be a 3 round blank volley fire by the WWII Historical Reenactment Society. If it’s raining there will be no parade, the service will be held at Morrinsville Events Centre and everyone involved in the parade is asked to meet at the Events Centre at 10am.

Te Aroha Dawn Service The dawn parade will muster at the Te Aroha RSA, 67 Rewi Street at 5.45am. The service begins at the war memorial at 6am. Breakfast will be served at the RSA at 6.30am.

Te Aroha Civic Service The parade will muster at the RSA at 10.15am. The service will be held at the War Memorial, Kenrick Street, Te Aroha at 10.30am. If it is raining there will be no parade, the service will be held at the RSA and everyone involved in the parade is asked to meet at the RSA at 10am. 

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