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Order of Service 2018 Ataturk Memorial Service

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Arrival of Government Representatives

The Honourable Kelvin Davis Minister for Crown/Māori Relations, Corrections, and Tourism

Captain Christine Clarke RAN Defence Adviser, Representing the High Commissioner of Australia

Sadullah Uzun Chargé d’affaires, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey

Ceremonial Welcome by Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko O Te Ika Cultural Group

Wero by Ben Ngaia
Karanga by Kuia June Jackson MNZM
(Response by Honiana Love)
Haka Powhiri by Tuparahuia Love Hongi Karakia/Mihi Whakatau by Peter Jackson Waiata Support by Leigh Andrews

National Anthems (all sing)

Istiklal Marsi

Fear not; For the crimson banner that proudly ripples in this glorious dawn, shall not fade,
Before the last fiery hearth that is ablaze within my homeland is extinguished
For that is the star of my people, and it will forever shine;
It is mine; and solely belongs to my valiant nation.

Frown not, I beseech you, oh thou coy crescent!
Smile upon my heroic nation!
Why the anger, why the rage?
Our blood which we shed for you shall not be worthy otherwise;
For freedom is the absolute right of my God-worshipping nation.

Aotearoa

E Ihowā Atua,
O ngā iwi mātou rā
Āta whakarangona;
Me aroha noa
Kia hua ko te pai;
Kia tau tō atawhai;
Manaakitia mai
Aotearoa

God Defend New Zealand

God of Nations at Thy feet,
In the bonds of love we meet,
Hear our voices, we entreat,
God defend our free land
Guard Pacific’s triple star
From the shafts of strife and war,
Make her praises heard afar,
God defend New Zealand

Opening Remarks

The Honourable Kelvin Davis Minister for Crown/Māori Relations, Corrections, and Tourism

Response

Sadullah Uzun Chargé d’affaires Embassy of the Republic of Turkey

Call to Worship

Prayer from Chaplain Class 2 Peter Olds RNZN New Zealand Defence Force
Reading from the Koran by Seyhun Emrah Sarı

Lament

Played by piper Flight Sergeant Murray Mansfield QSM

Wreathlaying

The Honourable Kelvin Davis Minister for Crown/Māori Relations, Corrections, and Tourism on behalf of the Government and people of New Zealand

Sadullah Uzun Chargé d’affaires Embassy of the Republic of Turkey on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Turkey

Captain Christine Clarke RAN Defence Adviser on behalf of the Government and people of Australia

Annissa Greenlees and David Ash on behalf of the youth of the Republic of Turkey and New Zealand

Members of the public are invited to lay other floral tributes

Quotation

Sadullah Uzun recites the words (firstly in Turkish and then in English) of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as inscribed on the Memorial’s plinth

The Ballad of Canakkale

Sung by Alp Arslan

In Canakkale stands the Mirror Bazaar,
Mother I set forth against the enemy, oh, my youth, alas!

In Canakkale are rows of willows
Brave Lions rest beneath them, oh, my youth, alas!

In Canakkale they shot me
They buried me before I died, oh, my youth, alas!

The Commemoration

Last Post

The Bugler Corporal Kieran Smith sounds the “Last Post”
(Uniformed personnel salute)
The Turkish and New Zealand flags are lowered to half mast

The Ode

Chaplain Class 2 Peter Olds RNZN New Zealand Defence Force

E kore rātou e kaumātuatia
Pēnei i a tātou kua mahue nei
E kore hoki rātou e ngoikore
Ahakoa pehea i ngā āhuatanga o te wā
I te hekenga atu o te rā
Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou
All respond: Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou

BJ Clark QSM JP National President, Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them
All respond: We will remember them

Rouse

The Bugler sounds “Rouse” (No salute)
The Turkish and New Zealand flags are raised to the masthead

Blessing

The Chaplain concludes the commemoration with a blessing

Farewell Waiata

Led by Taranaki Whānui

Now is the Hour (Pō Atarau)
Pō atarau
E moea iho nei
E haere ana
Koe ki pāmamao
Haere rā
Ka hoki mai anō
Ki i te tau E tangi atu nei

Now is the hour,
when we must say goodbye
Soon you'll be sailing,
far across the sea.
While you're away,
Oh please remember me.
When you return,
you'll find me waiting here.

This ceremony was arranged by the Department of Internal Affairs (Visits and Ceremonial Office) in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the New Zealand Defence Force, the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association, and Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika


Updated on 20th April 2018