A wreath-laying service to mark Anzac Day will be held at the War Memorial Clock Tower in Seymour Square on Tuesday, 25 April.
Veterans and the families of those who fought in past conflicts will be joined by personnel from RNZAF Base Woodbourne in the parade through the town’s streets to Seymour Square.
At 11.00 am, Marlborough Mayor John Leggett will open the Anzac Day service. This year, addresses will be given by RAAF Squadron Leader Marcus Watson from the Australian High Commission and RAF Master Air Crewman Andrew Burrows from the British High Commission. Marlborough Boys’ College students, brothers Justin and Harrison Cook, will lead the singing.
Blenheim’s central streets will be closed from 10.00 am for one hour while the area around the War Memorial from High Street through to Alfred Street will not re-open until noon.
Earlier in the day, the Mayor will attend the Anzac Day services at the Awatere Memorial Hall in Seddon and at Renwick while Deputy Mayor Terry Sloan will be at the Dawn Parade in Picton.
The Mayor will also attend a service to be held in Ward the day before Anzac Day, at 2.00 pm on Monday 24 April.
In Picton the service will be held at 6.00 am at the War Memorial and street closures will include London Quay (from Auckland Street to Wellington Street) and High Street (from London Quay to the intersection of Dublin Street/Waikawa Road/High Street) from 5.00 am to 8.00 am.
In Renwick, the main road, along High Street, from Inkerman Street to Alma Street, will be closed from 8.40 am to 9.40 am so a service can be held at the War Memorial at 9.00 am. Traffic will be diverted to an alternative route.
The wet weather venue for the Blenheim United Memorial Service will be the Main Hall, Marlborough Convention Centre, Clubs of Marlborough, 42 Alfred Street.
ANZAC Services will be held at:
Monday 24 April 2017
• Ward 2.00 pm Ward War Memorial SH1
Tuesday 25 April 2017
• Picton 6.00 am Soldiers’ War Memorial at foreshore
• Seddon 6.30 am Awatere Memorial Hall
• Renwick 9.00 am War Memorial
• Spring Creek 9.30 am Spring Creek Hall
• Havelock 10.00 am Town Hall
• Rai Valley 11.00 am War Memorial
• Kaikoura 11.00 am Memorial Hall
• Blenheim 11.00 am War Memorial Clock Tower, Seymour Square
• Marlborough Sounds 11.00 am Sounds Soldiers’ Memorial
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