With Aotearoa in lockdown Anzac Day in Paekākāriki has begun with a dawn service at letterboxes. We would usually gather to march to Memorial Hall for the roll of honour to be called, addresses and the Last Post to be played. This year we present our Anzac Day ceremony online through services past, remembering both the fallen and members of our community we have lost. Below are images by Himiona Grace and Moses Keivom Berry from the service in 2019.
Here in a special Paekakariki 88.2FM broadcast online is a collection of recordings from past services and Anzac Day interviews with John Porter, Sydney Budge, Murray Hill, Kate Hill, Ian Johnstone and Colleen Kelly, presented by Mark Amery.
A citizen’s ceremony, Paekākāriki styles. Images Himiona Grace