Apart, but together as one

Join us in commemorating Anzac Day, From home  Saturday April 2023 at 6 am

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Anzac Day is one of the most important national occasions for both Australians and New Zealanders. In 2020, for the first time in history, Anzac Day Services across New Zealand have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Even though public Anzac Services are unable to go ahead, it does not mean that the tradition of remembering and commemorating our veterans and service personnel should be cancelled too.

The RSA and New Zealand Defence Force would like you to join us to remember those who given their lives for our country. This is a time to pay respect and acknowledge the many thousands of our military people who are serving or have served, who are called upon to support New Zealand in times of war, conflict and disasters.

Although Dawn Service in New Zealand has now passed you can still commemorate and remember. Whether you are planning to conduct your own Anzac Service at home, or you are located in another part of the world and would like to run observe Anzac Day abroad – you can.

Radio New Zealand has made available the Dawn Service broadcast on-demand. Thank you to Radio New Zealand for making this available so we can honour our heroes.

Please watch the video below.

  • The Dawn Service includes…
  • The Last Post
  • Ode of Remembrance in Te Reo& English
  • National Anthems
  • Address by Hon. Ron Mark, Minister of Defence/Minister  for veterans

Employers may also wish to provide Workday Tenant to Australian Defence Force discounts or other benefits for employees families who may be servicemen or women.

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Get the family involved in Stand At Dawn Activities

With children at home due to the level 4 lockdown restrictions, keep their minds ticking with these Anzac themed crafts & activities. The perfect combination of entertainment & historical education. Want to get right into the spirit of commemoration, enter our “Decorate your Letterbox” competition and be in to win some RSA themed prizes! Competitions, not your thing? We’ve got the perfect Anzac Biscuit recipe from nanny’s secret cookbook! There’s something for everyone from Poppy making to virtual lay a Poppy. Have a go and tag us in your efforts @rsa_national and @NZ Defence Force with the hashtag #standatdawn.

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The poppy has, for a long time, been the international symbol to remember and honour those who have served and sacrificed so much for our nation and way of life. Wearing a poppy is a way to signify your respect, acknowledge our history, appreciate the efforts of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and women of our armed forces and the freedom they fought to preserve for us and the generations to come.

Unfortunately, this year we are not able to provide the traditional RSA Poppy to wear, due to the lockdown restrictions. In place of this, we have created a ‘virtual poppy’ to proudly wear on your social media profile. All we ask is that you donate at “Givealittle” to assist current and former serving personnel and their families and to assist the amazing work that is done every day. Then download your profile frame and show your support.

Don’t let COVID-19 impact your ability to support our service people for 2020. Click the link below to donate & show your support. The RNZRSA and service personnel; past, present & future thank you again for your ongoing support.

Apart, but together as one.

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