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Stand at dawn this Anzac

20 Apr 2020

Stand at dawn this Anzac

Council encourages people to make a poppy and hang it in their window or on their letterbox. 

Covid-19 has cancelled the usual Anzac commemorations but the RSA and New Zealand Defence Force are inviting people to join in the national Stand at Dawn at 6am on Saturday 25 April.  

People can stand at their gate, their front door, in their lounge or in their driveway to take a moment to remember the nation's fallen. 

Radio NZ National will broadcast the official dawn service at 6am.  People are encouraged to tune in on their radio, listen live online or on their phone through the free app.

Along with standing at dawn to observe a minute's silence, the national broadcast will include recordings of The Last Post, Ode of Remembrance in Te Reo and English, national anthems and an address from the Minister of Defence/Minster for Veterans, Ron Mark.  

People are reminded that they must remain in their lockdown 'bubbles' for the commemorations.  

For more information on Stand at Dawn visit standatdawn.com(external link)