Plans are already in place for Anzac Day
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.’’