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Poppies mark service of Victoria Cross recipients

Monday November 13 2017

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

All six streets lie around Rangiora Avenue and bear the name of New Zealand Victoria Cross recipients: Andrew, Elliott, Hinton, Hulme, Ngarimu, and Upham. They 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.

Click on the links below to read more about the Poppy Place project and the 2017 streets of significance.