Anzac Services in the Hurunui District - 2017

red poppy field cover

We gather across the District on 25 April 2017 in remembrance .

Hurunui location and times are listed below.

Dawn Parade:

Hanmer Springs - Dawn Parade 6.15am

Morning Parades

Sacrifice and Glory

Local farm boys, along with their horses, were among the first sent to South Africa, after Richard Seddon offered a contingent of mounted rifles to fight during the Boer War of 1899-1902.

A territorial force that began during the second Maori Wars (1860-66), it was considered an elite unit because only wealthy farmers or their sons could afford to provide their own horse, saddle, weapons and uniforms.