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ANZAC Commemoration 2023

ANZAC Commemoration 2023

What a great turnout for our ANZAC commemoration this year. The support from the public is greatly appreciated as the day involves so many sectors of our small community. 200 programmes were given out.

Moa Street was closed to through traffic, hence a much safer and enhanced service. Thank you so much Vinni and Vibhah Rao who undertook a lot of the planning and setting up on the day to ensure this could happen in along with WDC.

This year the Cossi Club provided refreshments after the service, the cost largely covered by the RSA; very fitting as the RSA is in the process of affiliating with the club. All would agree it was a great family atmosphere and spread.

Great to see all schools taking an increasing role, difficult considering the timing with school holidays. A polished speech by College head student Ava MacKenzie reflecting on the role of musicians during the world wars will be a hard act to follow.

Special thanks to our current service men and women, an integral part of the parade, piper Bob Dawson, bugler Steve McQuilkin, RSA Bill Wana, Gavin Todd who has taken care of the crosses for the last few years and Waitanguru Br. RWNZ. Most of all a big thank you to Pam Voyce, our MC. Smooth running of the day is no accident and a huge amount of preparation happens beforehand to ensure the commemoration is appropriate, and reflects the diversity of our community.