Plenty of events on to com­mem­o­rate An­zac Day

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There are plenty of things you can get in­volved in on April 25 to mark An­zac Day 2014.

An­zac Day ser­vices An­zac Day is a chance to com­mem­o­rate fallen New Zealan­ders from all the con­flicts that our coun­try has been in­volved in. The ser­vices are held to hon­our their self­less sac­ri­fice and cel­e­brate the free­dom and priv­i­leges they se­cured for us. The largest is at the Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum Court of Hon­our, The Do­main, Par­nell, April 25. Dawn Ser­vice 6am, Civic Ser­vice 11am.

Cu­rated by ac­claimed film­maker Gay­lene Pre­ston, Illuminate 2014 shares archival footage, in­clud­ing some newly dis­cov­ered WWI footage, never seen be­fore by the pub­lic. The archival film footage will be pro­jected on to the front of the Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum in the days around An­zac Day. This year, for the first time, the com­pelling im­ages will be brought to life with a con­tem­po­rary sound­track com­mis­sioned. April 22-24 , sun­set un­til 10pm Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum Free

One hun­dred years af­ter the start of WWI Auck­land Cho­ral pre­sents a pro­gramme en­ti­tled War and Peace. The con­cert opens with the pow­er­ful and fa­mous Toc­cata and Fugue by JS Bach and in­cludes Haydn’s Mass in Time of War com­posed as a cry for peace. April 25, 5pm Auck­land Town Hall Tick­ets $10-$89 Book on­line or phone 09 970 9700

En­tries to Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum’s an­nual An­zac po­etry com­pe­ti­tion are open un­til April 16. The Lest We For­get po­etry com­pe­ti­tion gives people of all ages the op­por­tu­nity to ar­tic­u­late their re­sponse to war in po­etry or prose. The theme for this year is ‘‘duty and ad­ven­ture’’. Writ­ers can ex­press their thoughts and feel­ings about those who went off to fight or those who were left be­hind. There age cat­e­gories are 11 years and un­der, 12 to 17 years and 18 years and over. En­try forms can be down­loaded from auck­land­mu­seum.com or phone 309 0443.

Lest We For­get po­etry com­pe­ti­tion fi­nal­ists’ read­ings. Six fi­nal­ists will be in­vited to read their po­ems in the Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum’s Hall of Mem­o­ries dur­ing the An­zac Day com­mem­o­ra­tions. April 25, 1pm Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum Hall Of Mem­o­ries Free

An­zac Day Tours. Take a 45-minute guided tour around the Auck­land War Me­mo­rial gal­leries fo­cus­ing on you area of in­ter­est: World War I or World War II. Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum Ar­moury In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre April 25 On the hour be­tween 7.30am and 3.30pm Free

Auck­land Youth Choir Fresh from its recital at the Dawn Com­mem­o­ra­tive Ser­vice, the Auck­land Youth Choir will per­form in­side the mu­seum. Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum World War I Sanc­tu­ary April 25, 9am Free

The Grad­u­ate Choir New Zealand Join one of New Zealand’s pre­mier choirs as it per­forms a trib­ute in mu­sic for An­zac Day. Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum World War I Sanc­tu­ary April 25, 11.45am Free

Poppy mak­ing: Bring the kids along so they can make their own An­zac Day poppy. Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum April 25, 12 to 4pm Free

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