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Sat 5 Mar 2016, 12:00pm–1:30pm

Where: Matata Rest Area, Arawa Street, Matata

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

To mark the 'Centenary Year' for the Battle of the Somme during World War 1 a commemorative tree will be planted in the Matata Rest Area. During September - October 1916 New Zealand suffered nearly 8000 casualties including 1500 killed in action in just 3 weeks of fighting. "We Will Remember Them".

The Ceremony is a partnership between the Matata Resource Centre and Community with the New Zealand Patriots Defence Force Motorcycle Club. All Patriots DFMC members are serving or have served in the New Zealand Defence Force.

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