Show your support - and the end of your driveway this Anzac Day

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has urged Kiwis worldwide to stand at dawn as the country prepares to commemorate Anzac Day without traditional services.
New Zealanders are urged to take part in a new initiative, Stand At Dawn, on Saturday, 25th April to commemorate Anzac Day.
“The RSA has encouraged all of us to commemorate our service personnel by standing at the end of driveways or near our letterboxes at 6am - to stand at dawn.
“I know how hard it will be, this year, our first Anzac Day in history where services have been cancelled due to Covid-19.
“But that doesn’t mean we can’t show our support as a collective. As dawn breaks, we can stand at the end of our driveways ... together in silence and pay tribute to those we should never forget.
“We can still take time to pause, reflect and pay our respects to the people who have given so much to us.”
Ardern asked all Kiwis worldwide to stand at their letterbox, front door, balcony, or essential place of work at 6am on Saturday, April 25.
An official dawn service broadcast is also due to air on RNZ National radio at 6am on Saturday.
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There are a number of online initiatives to commemorate the day - worldwide. 
Below are a list of those events - click on the bold words below, they'll take you to the pages:
Facebook page: Aussies & Kiwis for ANZACs
Stand at your letterbox, at the front door, in your lounge rooms, balconies, in your driveway. Wherever you are in the world, stand with us and take a moment to remember our fallen – but please stay within your ‘bubble’ - and honour those who have fought for our freedom. #StandAtDawn - Apart, but together as one.
Make your own poppy: Anzac Day Poppy Cut-out
Bake a yummy batch of Anzac Cookies


Stand At Dawn

Join the New Zealand Returned and Services Association and New Zealand Defence Force from your home on Saturday 25th March 2020 at 6pam, and commemorate Anzac Day apart, but together as one. #StandAtDawn
Watch this video for all the details.

Your guide to Virtual Anzac Day

  • The official dawn service, at 6am, will be broadcast on RNZ National. The service includes the Last Post, National Anthems, and an address by Ron Mark, Minister of Defence and Veterans.
  • A special Anzac Day programme will be shown at 11am on TVNZ 1 or TVNZ On Demand.
  • Royal New Zealand Ballet will perform Anzac Salute: Live in your Living Room, via its Facebook page at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 7.30pm. The two works, Dear Horizon and Passchendaele, were commissioned for their Salute programme in 2015 and performed live with the New Zealand Army Band, to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Anzac Day Activities

Try some of these Anzac Day activities:
Stand at your letterbox, at the front door, in your lounge rooms, balconies, in your driveway. Wherever you are in the world, stand with us and take a moment to remember our fallen – but please stay within your ‘bubble’ - and honour those who have fought for our freedom. #StandAtDawn - Apart, but together as one.

Make poppies out of paper plates - lots of fun for the kids.

If you've got a spare New World shopping bag that you'd like to 'donate' to an arts project, this is a great idea! Oh, and you can easily guy another New World bag - supporting local!

Lanterns for Anzac Day Dawn Service in your driveway. These were made using 2lt milk cartons & permanent marker pens. Please put sand in the bottom of them to weigh them down on the day, then the tea light candle to light the way!

Colour in your own wreathe, cut it out and hang it on the wall, or your door.

Make a plastic poppy using the bottom of a plastic soft drink bottle. You'll have to 'improvise' with this one parents!

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