Poppies mark service of Victoria Cross recipients

Published on 13 November 2017

Six more Palmerston North streets have had the red poppy added to their street signs to mark the significance of their names.

This year's Poppy Places remember Victoria Cross recipients.

All six streets lie around Rangiora Avenue and bear the name of New Zealand Victoria Cross recipients: Charles Upham, Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Ng'arimu, Alfred Clive Hulme, John Daniel Hinton, Leslie Wilton Andrew and Keith Elliott.

The streets are all in the 'new' suburb of Roslyn, developed immediately after World War II.

The addition of the poppies is part of the Places of Remembrance project run by the New Zealand Poppy Places Trust. The trust is identifying places in New Zealand that have a link to our military involvement in a conflict or operational service overseas.

A final 10 Palmerston North streets and places are to be added in 2018, bringing the total number of Poppy Places in the city to 31.