ANZAC Day 2020
 
Returned soldiers at the monument unveiling.
23 Apr 2020

ANZAC Day at Matakohe will be very different this year. Traditionally we host the Paparoa RSA ANZAC Day service here at The Kauri Museum. The day begins with a fall-in at 10am and a parade through the Matakohe Cemetery to raise the flag and the playing of the last post. Children then lay wreaths at the Matakohe Memorial Monument and a further wreath is laid at the Matakohe War Memorial Hall.

This is followed by a service in the Volunteers Hall of the Museum. More than 250 people attend and listen to presentations around a different theme each year. The theme commemorates the people of Otamatea, and the roles they played here and in service during past conflicts. At the end of the commemoration we break for a cup of tea and some vittles, always catered brilliantly by the Friends of The Kauri Museum, and people talk, taking time to view the ANZAC displays in the Museum.

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