Plans are al­ready in place for An­zac Day

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

An­zac Day com­mem­o­ra­tions in Porirua next year will be busi­ness as usual, un­like those planned for the fol­low­ing year.

Ser­vice times around the city are in place al­ready.

A dawn march from the Porirua RSA will mean the clo­sure of McKil­lop St, from Mun­gavin Ave to Windley St.

Other road clo­sures will take place in the city cen­tre and Ti­tahi Bay later in the morn­ing.

They were signed off by Porirua City Coun­cil last week.

Porirua RSA pres­i­dent Roger Kings­ford said the 2014 ser­vice would fol­low the same for­mat as this year, and he ex­pected other pa­rades and com­mem­o­ra­tions in the city to sim­i­larly fol­low suit.

But 2015 would be another story.

‘‘It’s the 100th an­niver­sary [of the Gal­lipoli land­ings], so it’s go­ing to be huge,’’ he said.

‘‘ We’re still wait­ing on di­rec­tions from the gov­ern­ing body, but I imag­ine the plans will be in place quite early.’’

Mr Kings­ford said a meet­ing would likely be held be­tween the city’s RSAs and the city coun­cil next year to ‘‘strate­gise’’ for the 100th an­niver­sary.

The re­cent Ar­mistice Day ob­ser­vance at Rus­sell School was an ex­am­ple of the fu­ture look for th­ese types of re­mem­brance, Mr Kings­ford said.

‘‘The kids are the fu­ture, they have to carry it on.’’

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