Learn from the Friends of Karori Cemetery
Karori Cemetery is full of rich and amazing history, with many stories to be told. The Friends of Karori Cemetery aim to share their knowledge, and will be hosting a short tour of the older services area of cemetery.
This tour will cover the history and development of this dedicated area, the role of the National Women’s Reserve, the impact of the 1918 Influenza Epidemic and of course, stories of the men buried who served at Gallipoli.
The tour starts at 1.30pm, and is a free public event for all to join. More information is found on the Facebook Event.
Listen to Rongo Toa (Battalion Anthems)
Creative Nātives have selected five Battalion Anthems to honour ancestors who served as part of the Pioneers and the 28th Māori Battalion, and recognises the creativity and aroha behind these waiata which have become a big part of our history across the generations.
Join the Facebook Live event at 8pm on Friday 22 April to sing and hear these performances.
Take note of changes to services and facilities over Anzac Day
Our services and facilities change slightly on public holidays, so just a reminder that:
- Rubbish and recycling collections will happen as per normal on Anzac Day (Monday 25 April)
- On street metered parking is free on Anzac Day
- Some facilities and services may have reduced hours or may be closed, you can find these out on our holiday hours webpage.
There will also be some road closures from 3.00am to 2pm on Monday 25 April around the Pukehua War Memorial and parking restrictions will be in place.
- Tory Street (Vivian Street to Pukeahu Memorial Park)
- Tasman Street (Pukehau Memorial Park to Rugby Street)
- Frederick Street (No Through Traffic)
- Martin Square (South to North)
More services information about Anzac Day can be found on our website.