Got a question you want to ask? Email us.  If we think it is likely to be useful to others we'll post it here, along with an answer.

What is the final day for registrations?

Please have your registrations completed by 5pm on Thursday April 21st 2016.

If I put my name down to march or lay a wreath how will I know if my registration has been received?

You will receive an email asking you to confirm that have signed up.  Once you confirm your acceptance your registration is automatic.  If you're not sure though please contact us. If we need any clarification about your registration we will contact you.

How do I know what to do if I am marching on ANZAC Day?

Click here for marching guidelines and a map of the parade route in Palmerston North. We will also be sending out regular updates as we get closer to ANZAC Day. If you still have questions or are unsure please feel free to contact us on the details below.
Please note there is no march to the Cenotaph at the Bunnythorpe service.  People are requested to form up at the Cenotaph itself.

Where can I find the details of where to go and what to do on the day?

Click here for a list of services and activities happening on the day.  We'll also be sending out regular updates to everyone who has registered. Register if you would like to receive these.
For latest news click here.  Or contact us via the email below.

If I am laying a wreath must it be a certain size or made out of certain materials?

It is is entirely up to you what your wreath is made from and what size it is.  However, please be aware that there are a large number of groups wanting to lay a wreath.  If yours is likely to be an extra large size please let us know in advance.

I see I can lay a wreath at the Civic Service in Palmerston North.  Why can't I lay one at the Dawn Service?

The Dawn Service in Palmerston North is a military service, and follows military protocols.  This means that wreath laying at the Dawn Service is reserved for organisations representing Veterans and currently serving New Zealand Defence Force personnel.  The Civic Service is held for city.  Therefore, anyone can lay a wreath at the Civic Service.

Are there any limits as to how many people can march in our group?

No.  However if you have an exceptionally large group please let us know in advance.  It will help for organisational purposes.

I heard there were some projects to make poppies for a community wreath.  Is that right?

There are two community projects you can participate in:
  1. the Community Wreath to be laid on ANZAC Day by the Mayor and a member of the community.  These poppies will be knitted.
  2. the Flax Poppy installation to be placed around the cenotaph.  These poppies will be woven from harakeke (flax)

You're invited to come and be part of these projects. No experience is necessary, bring yourself and a friend to participate or pick up a pre-made knitting kit.  For details check the listing here.  

Who organises ANZAC Day in Palmerston North?

The ANZAC Organising Committee oversees the organisation of ANZAC Day, and makes decisions about protocols and tradition.  The Committee is made up of a range of stakeholders including Palmerston North RSA, New Zealand Defence Force representatives, and representatives of other groups (such as Palmerston North Brass Band) who contribute time and resources to the day.  Palmerston North City Council funds the services, and provides staff and resources to ensure that services are run well.

Who organises the Bunnythorpe ANZAC service?

Representatives of the Bunnythorpe Community Committee organise ANZAC Day.

Who do I talk to if I want more information?

Feel free to contact us at any stage using the email address below.  If we're not the right people to talk to we'll link you up with the people who are. 

Will it be cancelled if the weather is bad?

No.  ANZAC Day services will take place no matter what the weather is like on the day.



If there's something you need to discuss please contact:

Victoria Blockley-Powell

Marketing & Communications Officer

Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

Email: Victoria.Blockley-Powell@pncc.govt.nz