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Dawn Parade at Cenotaph, then Anzac service in Cathedral of St Paul

Photo: WildbayNZ

The Anzac Dawn Service of Remembrance and Hope began with a Dawn Service at the Cenotaph, to remember the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings on 25 April, 1915. The parade assembled at the junction of Bunny Street and Lambton Quay at 5.30am. Conducted by the Wellington Returned and Services Association (RSA) the march to the Cenotaph began at 5.40am.

Following the service, the parade marched to Pipitea Marae for refreshments and Anzac biscuits.

Events for the rest of the day:

9am Parade forms in Wellington Cathedral car park on Hill Street to march to the Cathedral of St Paul

9.30am Citizens Service at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul and address by the Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown

10.15am Citizens wreath laying service at Cenotaph

11am National Commemorative and Wreath Laying Service at Parliament Grounds

2pm Wreath laying ceremony at the Atatũrk Memorial, Tarakena Bay

2.30pm Organ recital by Timothy Hurd QSM, carillonist, at the National War Memorial

6pm NZDF bugler playing the ‘Last Post’ at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

Photo: Lyall Bay

A vigil was mounted at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior by a New Zealand Defence Force Catafalque Guard from dawn to dusk.

But no service will be held at the National War Memorial this year because of the construction work going on in Buckle Street to develop the new National War Memorial Park and traffic underpass. The park, which is the Government’s key First World War centenary project, will be the venue for the Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service next year. Anzac Day 2015 will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.

This year, our Anzac Day Concert, Songs from Times of War, is a musical tribute to the servicemen and women, families and workers of the First and Second World Wars and the Vietnam War, featuring The Beat Girls and the Swing Band of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Gold coin entry, 7pm at the Opera House.

In the event of wet weather, the parade will be cancelled and wreaths laid in the Cathedral. Cancellation will be advised over Radio Newstalk ZB.

Returned servicemen and women offered free meals on Anzac Day

Press Release – Joint Media Statement
Wellington restaurants invite returned servicemen and women to eat free on ANZAC Day. Read more »

Makara Beach shooting: Police searching for shotgun and third man

News from NZ Police
Five police divers and ten search staff have returned to Makara today to continue the search for the shotgun allegedly used in the Easter Monday shooting at Makara Beach. The search will primarily focus on the Makara Stream and roadside area. Read more »

Memorial service on Sunday to mark forestry deaths

News from CTU
The NZ Council of Trade Unions is organising three major events for International Workers Memorial Day – April 28. Read more »

Localising Food Project launches on Saturday in Island Bay

Press Release – Laurence Boomert
The Localising Food Project will officially launch at the National Permaculture Conference at Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Island Bay, Wellington, this Saturday evening, at 8.10 pm. Read more »

After 20 years, Zealandia celebrates work of its foundation members

Press Release – Zealandia
Zealandia’s Foundation Members were honoured today at a special event to celebrate 20 years since the first seeds were planted to begin the community driven restoration project. Read more »

Better lighting and CCTV camera promised for scene of sexual attacks

News from Salient
The Wellington City Council will install better lighting and a CCTV camera on the Boyd-Wilson path in response to recent attacks, but VUWSA President Sonya Clark says this is “only part of the solution.” Read more »

Students, feeling unsafe, call for emergency help stations with panic button

Press Release – VUWSA
Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association President Sonya Clark sends her support to the victims of this weekend’s assaults and is calling for greater action to keep students safe on campus and around Wellington. Read more »

Greens’ Rimutaka candidate helps shape bill championing internet freedoms

News from Green Party
Championing Internet rights and freedoms, the Green Party has today launched New Zealand’s first ever crowdsourced Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill. With her unique background and experience in human rights law and ICT, Green Party candidate for Rimutaka, Susanne Ruthven, helped Gareth Hughes MP to shape this Bill. Read more »

Wellington hotels lift business by 4 per cent

Press Release – Colliers International
An emerging tourism boom is helping the hotel sector recover from five years of modest growth, with a resurgence of demand stimulating increases in occupancy and room rates. For the 12 months ending in January, revenue per available room rose 4 per cent in Wellington and 7 per cent in Auckland. Read more »

St Kilda make banner, train at Basin, before AFL match at Basin

Media release: Saints in NZ
The St Kilda Football Club’s Saints are back to Wellington this week for the big Anzac Day game against the Brisbane Lions. There are some great events and activities planned for travelling members and supporters, as well as Wellingtonians. All events and activities are free and we trust will enhance your Saints NZ experience. Read more »

Antony Royal joining Whitireia and WelTec Council

Press Release – WelTech and Whitireia
Roger Sowry, Chair of the Council of WelTec and Whitireia today announced the appointment of Antony Royal to the institutions’ governing body. “I am very pleased to announce Antony’s appointment and delighted he has accepted this new role,” says Mr Sowry. Read more »

First tickets on sale for Beervana

Press Release – Beervana
Visa pre-sales of Beervana open from 9am today. In its 13th year, Beervana will be held in Wellington on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 August at Westpac Stadium. Read more »

New episode: Friends with Unemployment Benefits.

Press Release – Poor Sailors Arts Collective
To get the Enterprise Allowance you need an ironclad, kiddie locked, solid business plan. Does BAM have what it takes to impress Able and become his own boss? Today we release episode four of the web series NZ Idle: Friends
with Unemployment Benefits. Read more »

Electra appoints new Chief Executive

Press Release – Electra
The Board of Electra Limited are delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Simmonds as its next Chief Executive. Read more »

World’s largest privately-owned yacht berths at Queens Wharf

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The world’s largest privately-owned yacht has berthed at Queens Wharf in Wellington. It’s named: The World. Read more »

Steve Joll’s modern twist on Anzac biscuit is raising money for RSA

Press Release – The Breeze 94.5FM
The Breeze in Wellington has launched a modern twist on the classic Anzac biscuit to raise money for the Wellington RSA this Anzac Day. Read more »

Queen’s Birthday Jazz and Blues Festival in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre
Expressions is pleased to announce the acts for its annual Queens Birthday Jazz and Blue Festival 6 days of sultry jazz and smooth blues. This year’s line-up is huge with two major acts from the United States of America and the addition of Sunday Soul, a free Community Concert on the Sunday night. Read more »

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