Anzac Day in Auckland
As Anzac Day approaches I wanted to let you know about the upcoming services that will take place this Tuesday 25 April in honour of the service personnel and their families who have given for New Zealand.
Over the next few days my Anzac Day Newsletter will arrive in letterboxes around Auckland suburbs from Grey Lynn to Point Chevalier and Albert-Eden with a great Anzac Biscuit recipe by one of my volunteers Joy, I hope you look forward to trying it out with your families this Anzac Day!
Anzac Day Services in Mount Albert
Below you can find details about the ANZAC Day services happening around Mt Albert and I'm looking forward to being there at several ceremonies across our city, including the Dawn Service at Auckland Domain's Court of Honour, to remember the many people who served for New Zealand, the Commonwealth, and a better world:
Mt Albert Parade and Service
Parade assembly: 9am at the Councillors Drive carpark next to the Mt Albert Bridge Club.
Parade commences: 9.20am
Service: 9.30am at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, 773 New North Rd
Road closure details: Intersection of New North Rd and Councillors Ave to allow participant-only traffic from 9am to 12pm. Wairere Ave at the intersection with New North Rd to be completely closed from 9am - 12pm.
Wet weather option: Inside the Mt Albert War Memorial Hall
Other details: Service to be live-streamed and broadcast on Albert Eden Local Board's Facebook page
Grey Lynn Returned Services Commemorative Anzac 2023 March and Service
Parade assembly: 9am, corner of Richmond Rd and Castle St
Parade commences: 9.30am. March along Richmond Rd and turn left into Francis St to the front of Clubrooms where the service will commence.
Service: 9.45am outside Clubrooms 1 Francis Street Grey Lynn immediately after March.
Road closure details: Richmond Rd and Francis St will have a rolling road closure during the march.
Other details: Following the service the Clubrooms will be open to the public.
Pt Chevalier Anzac Parade and Service
Parade assembly: 10am at corner Alberta St and Pt Chevalier Rd
Parade commences: 10.15am. March to the club via Pt Chevalier Rd and Great North Rd
Service: 11am Point Chevalier Memorial RSA (Inc) 1136 Great North Rd, Point Chevalier
Mt. Eden ANZAC Day Service
Parade assembly: 10.40am, Dexter Ave and Mt Eden Rd corner
Parade commences: 10.55am. Marching to the Mt Eden Memorial Hall
Service: 11am at Mt Eden Memorial Hall (opposite Potters Park) Mt. Eden Rd
Road closure details: 10.50am - 11am (between Dexter Rd corner and Mt Eden/Balmoral Rd intersection)
Coyle Park - The Last Post at Sunset
Details: A lone trumpeter will play The Last Post as the sun sets on Anzac Day. Please gather by 5.30pm at the western end of the park under the pine trees
Contact: Mark Scherer, 0274 577 577
Auckland Dawn Service:
Parade assembly: 4am-5.30am. Veterans Parade gathers in Auckland Museum underground carpark
Parade commences: 5.50am - the march onto the Cenotaph by veterans
Service: 6am at Court of Honour, Auckland Domain
Road closure details: ALL ROADS CLOSED 5.30am-7am
Cenotaph / Museum Circuit / Maunsell roads closed 4am-8am
Maunsell Rd - Museum car park(s) restricted access from 4am-8am
The Crescent / Wintergarden Kiosk / Football Road Mobility parking access from 4am-5.30am Grandstand / Football Road
Little George St - Public parking access to football fields from 4am-5.30am.
Other details: Parking: Veterans are welcome to park in the underground carpark or any mobility parking in the Domain. The Domain sports field will be open for public parking. Controlled access to field parking is from Football Rd from 4am.
Across the Auckland region there are over 70 different services taking place from the Waikumete Veterans Cemetery to the Naval Community at Devonport's Fleet Street.
You can find out more details about the nearest ANZAC Day Service for your family here: https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/2023/04/anzac-day-parades-and-services-2023/
Remembering those struggling this ANZAC Day
As we remember lost loved ones and friends on Anzac Day and the families that have lost veterans and active service personnel in recent years, if you find yourself struggling there are always people you can talk to and ways to get help:
Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.
NZDF 4U Wellbeing Support phone line 24/7 to access support for members and NZDF whānau and Veterans on 0800 693 348.
Skylight. 0800 299 100 for support through trauma, loss and grief; 9am–5pm weekdays.
Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP).
Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email [email protected] or online chat.
Samaritans – 0800 726 666
Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO).
Healthline – 0800 611 116
Wishing you all a very special Anzac Day 🌺.
National List MP based in Auckland
Authorised by Melissa Lee Parliament Buildings, Wellington
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