Council will host two services. Each will be 45 minutes to one hour long, and you're welcome to attend both.
The dawn service starts at 6am on Sunday 25 April.
This year we commemorate Palmy's 150th year. We are combining the 10am civic service with a sesquicentennial Charter Parade to acknowledge our ongoing partnership with Linton Military Camp and Ohakea Air Base. The parade will start outside Te Manawa on Main Street at 9.50am.
Read the charters on the Manawatū Heritage website
Both services will be streamed live in Te Marae o Hine. A big screen will be facing the grassed area opposite our Central Library. We encourage you to bring a chair if you're unable to stand for the full service.
If you've any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Email: email@example.com
Register to lay wreaths and/or parade at our Anzac Day civic service
Community groups are invited to march in the parade and lay a wreath during the Palmeston North civic service.
To register your interest, please complete the online form below.
Please note, there is a fixed list for the dawn service parade and wreath-laying, reserved for armed forces, service personnel, and veterans.
Other Anzac Day services in Palmerston North
- Ashhurst Village Green
6am dawn service
12pm civic service
- Bunnythorpe Cenotaph
- Māori Battalion Hall
Stand at dawn
Alongside the National Office of the RNZRSA we encourage people to stand at dawn if you’re unable to make a service. The stand at dawn initiative was introduced in 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown. #StandAtDawn is a campaign by the RSA and NZ Defence Force, encouraging Kiwis to wear their poppy at 6am and head to their lounge, letterbox, driveway, garden or balcony and stand at dawn.
2021 Poppy Appeal
The annual Poppy Appeal is happening on Friday 16 April. This is the primary source of funds for the RSA’s extensive provision of support services to the service community. The theme for this year's Poppy Appeal is Women in Service.