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When:

Sat 25 Apr 2015, 6:00am–7:30am

Where: Trafalgar Park, Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Mark the centennial of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 by attending this special commemoration Dawn Service at Trafalgar Park.

In anticipation of a large crowd, this year's service is transferring from Anzac Park to Trafalgar Park. It will feature several guest speakers, including the Second Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, and students from Nelson College and Nelson College for Girls. Special features include the unveiling of a Field of Remembrance of nearly 600 commemorative white crosses, each named for a local person who lost their life in WWI service; music by Nelson civic bands and community groups, and a flyover of a Tiger Moth and replica Mustang.

Stay after the service and wander among the Field of Remembrance, and buy breakfast (cash only) from food vendors at the park.

What you need to know to attend the Anzac Dawn Service on Saturday, 25 April

Venue Times:
5.15am - Trafalgar Park opens
5.30am - Dawn Parade forms in Halifax Street (outside Millers Acre)
5.45am - Parade marches down Trafalgar Street, Trafalgar Park Lane and into Trafalgar Park via Maitai Gate
5.55am - Karanga/Prayer
6.00am - Dawn Service begins

Access:
- Pedestrian access to Trafalgar Park will be via the Trafalgar Street main entrance or the Maitai Gate.
- Please note: Road Closures are in place this year from 5.00am – 6.15am on Halifax Street (Collingwood to Trafalgar), Trafalgar Street (Halifax to Elliott) and Trafalgar Park Lane.

Parking:
The public and marchers are requested to park in either: Trafalgar Centre car park, Countdown Trafalgar car park, Whakatu Square, Buxton Square, Montgomery Square or in the CBD outside of the road closure areas.

Reserved mobility and VIP parking:
- Parking will be reserved for RSA members, mobility card-holders, approved food vendors and speakers/performers/VIPs in the Hathaway Terrace car park and Trafalgar Park (Maitai Gate entrance).
- Access to this parking will be prior to 5.45am and by card/pass only, via Grove Street and Hathaway Terrace. Once the Dawn Parade has started this access will not be available again until after 6.00am.
- Wheelchairs will made available (if required) to escort RSA members and mobility card-holders from the Maitai Gate entrance to reserved seating in the western/Pavilion stand. Those requiring wheelchair seating for the duration of the Dawn Service should bring their own wheelchair. Wheelchair spaces will be available in the Pavilion. Please use the Maitai Gate entrance.

What to bring:
- Torch, cash for breakfast (stalls selling food and hot drinks will be operating at the completion of the service – no eftpos available) and clothes to keep warm and dry. The Dawn Service will go ahead rain, hail or shine.

Seating:
- In the eastern and western stands, plus temporary seating on the field of play, where the Anzac Day Dawn Service will take place.
- Ushers will direct people to the available seating once they enter the stadium.

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