This event is organised by the Canterbury Branch of the Malayan Veterans Association in conjunction with the Christchurch Branch of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RSA) and Christchurch City Council.

Service format

Dawn Parade and ANZAC Service – Cranmer Square 

  • 6am–6.15am: people gather
  • 6.15am: the parade begins
  • 6.30am: the service centred around the memorial cenotaph begins 
  • 7.15am: the service concludes with wreath laying.

Citizen's Service – Transitional Cathedral, Latimer Square

  • 9.45am: please take your seats
  • 10am: service commences.

Approaches to Cranmer Square will be closed from 5:30am. You can find detailed information about road closures on the Christchurch Transport Operations Centre website.