Anzac Day 2021
Anzac Day is always a special day in our national calendar. However, this year’s commemorations are more anticipated than ever.
Find your nearest West Auckland Anzac Day Service here.
This time last year, the entire country was in Alert Level 4 lockdown. For the first time in over 104 years, Kiwis were unable to gather and remember in traditional Anzac services. Instead, New Zealanders up and down the country marked the day in their bubbles through the #StandAtDawn campaign.
First celebrated in 1916, April 25 marks the anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli. Traditionally, RSAs are the primary focus of Anzac Day commemorations. And The Trusts is a proud supporter of RSAs throughout the year.
‘The Trusts is committed to supporting West Auckland’s RSAs on what is a significant day,’ explains The Trusts Marc Oliver. ‘We offer special promotions and provide donations to help with Anzac Day gatherings.’
Gus Rieper of Henderson RSA confirms the special connection between The Trusts and local RSAs. ‘We have a great relationship with The Trusts,’ he says. ‘Anzac Day is very important to us, and for many years now, The Trusts has sponsored the day or has contributed with donations.’
According to Gus, The Trusts’ support continues all year round with sponsorship of other important events, including Armistice commemorations.
West Aucklanders wanting to remember and honour the sacrifices of our service personnel can choose from several local events. See below for a list of these events.
West Auckland Anzac Day Services
Parade assembly: 9.30am at 48 Rosebank Rd, Avondale
Parade commences: 9.40am
Service: 10am at St Ninians Memorial, corner Great North Rd and St Georges Rd, Avondale
Parade assembly: 11am at the Fire Station, Railside Ave
Parade march commences: 11.15am
Service: 11.30am at the Henderson RSA
Service: 10.30am at flagpole outside Community Hall, Victory Rd
Other details: Refreshments will be held afterwards at the community hall
Parade assembly: 9am behind McDonald’s in Memorial Square
Parade commences: 9.15am
Service: 9.30am New Lynn RSA
Parade assembly: 1.30pm, Beach Valley Rd
Parade commences: 1.50pm, march from Beach Valley Rd to Marine Parade, finish at Lion Rock
Service: 2pm at Marine Parade (Lion Rock)
Parade assembly: 8.30am at Swanson Primary School
Parade commences: 8.45am
Service: 9am at Swanson RSA
Te Atatū Peninsula
Service: 10am at Te Atatū Peninsula Community Centre
Parade assembly: 10am at car park adjacent to the Hardware Cafe
Parade commences: 10.15am
Service: 10.30am at Titirangi War Memorial Hall
Waikūmete Cemetery Dawn Service
Parade assembly: 5.30am at side gate to Waikūmete Cemetery – corner Sarona Ave and Glenview Rd
Parade commences: 5.55am
Service: 6am at Cenotaph, Waikūmete Cemetery, corner Great North Rd and Glenview Rd
Waikūmete Civic Parade and Service
Parade assembly: 10.30am at side gate to Waikūmete Cemetery – corner Sarona Ave and Glenview Rd
Parade commences: 10.55am
Service: 11am at Cenotaph, Waikūmete Cemetery, corner Great North Rd and Glenview Rd
Parade assembly: 10.40am, Township Rd
Parade commences: 10.55am
Service: 11.10am at Waitākere RSA Clubrooms, Township Rd