GUIDELINES FOR LAYING A WREATH

This page provides information on what to do if you or your group are laying a wreath at either the Palmerston North or Bunnythorpe services. 

Wreath laying is an important part of commemorations on ANZAC Day.  If you intend to lay a wreath and haven't already registered please take the time to do it here, or by selecting the 'REGISTER' button.  Your registration for wreath laying will ensure you or your group’s name will be read out during the wreath laying stage of the services.

Please limit the number of people laying the wreath to two.

PALMERSTON NORTH

ARE YOU MARCHING IN THE PARADE AS WELL AS LAYING A WREATH?

Layout of the Square for ANZAC Day 2016.  Click on the map to enlarge

If you are marching in the parade please keep your wreath with you.  Remain in your position in the parade until the service reaches the wreath laying stage, and your group's name is called.

  1. When your group's name is called proceed to the base of the Cenotaph. 
  2. Wait until the previous group has completed laying their wreath.
  3. Climb the stairs and lay your wreath at the base of the Cenotaph.
  4. When you have finished return to your position in the parade.

NOT MARCHING IN THE PARADE?

Before the service

Please arrive fifteen minutes before the service starts.

  1. Enter the clearway (marked with the hatched red line) at either end of the Square, and inform the marshal that you are laying a wreath.  The marshal will ask you whether you have registered before giving you access to place wreaths in the clearway.  If you have not previously registered the marshal will first direct you to the Wreath laying Coordinator to have your group's name added to the register.
  2. Place your wreath in the Wreath holding area next to the Cenotaph.
  3. Proceed to the Wreath layers waiting area, and wait until the service reaches the wreath laying stage, and your group's name is called.

During the service

  1. When your group's name is called please retrieve your wreath from the wreath holding area and make your way to the front of the Cenotaph.
  2. Wait until the previous group has completed laying their wreath.
  3. Climb the stairs and lay your wreath at the base of the Cenotaph.
  4. When you have finished return to your position in the waiting area.

After the service

Please make your way out of the clear way.

BUNNYTHORPE

The Bunnythorpe service will be held at 9.30am at the Cenotaph, Cnr Raymond Street and Dixons Line, Bunnythorpe.

Before the service

Please arrive fifteen minutes before the service starts (9.15am for a 9.30am start).

  1. Report to the organiser Jean Thompson, to check whether your registration for wreath laying has been received.  If not your name will be added to the list.
  2. Please keep your wreath with you.

During the service

  1. Wait until the service reaches the wreath laying stage, and your group's name is called.
  2. When your group's name is called please make your way to the front of the Cenotaph.
  3. Wait until the previous group has completed laying their wreath.
  4. Lay your wreath at the base of the Cenotaph.
  5. When you have finished return to your position until the service has finished.

ORDERS OF SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM here FROM THE BEGINNING OF APRIL 2016

 

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

Victoria Blockley-Powell

Marketing & Communications Officer

Palmerston North City Library

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