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Order of Service 2018 Dawn Service

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Dawn Parade

Review

Welcome

Ward Kamo, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāi Tahu Master of Ceremonies

Drum Roll

Lament

Opening Prayer

Chaplain Class 2 Peter Olds RNZN

National Anthems (all sing)

Advance Australia Fair

Australians all let us rejoice
For we are young and free
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea:
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare,
In history's page let every stage
Advance Australia fair
In joyful strains then let us sing
Advance Australia fair

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

Anzac Address

Lieutenant General Tim Keating MNZM
Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force

Hoki Mai

A poem; written and spoken by Tayi Tibble

Hymn

Abide With Me

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away
Change and decay in all around I see
O Thou who changest not, abide with me I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me

Anzac Dedication

Theo Kuper, President, Wellington Returned and Services’ Association

Laying of Wreaths

The Honourable Sir William Young KNZM QC
Administrator of the Government with Lady Young on behalf of the people of New Zealand

His Excellency Mr Ewen McDonald
High Commissioner of Australia on behalf of the government and people of Australia

Mr Sadullah Uzun
Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of the Republic of Turkey on behalf of the government and people of the Republic of Turkey

Last Post

The Ode

Chaplain Class 2 Peter Olds RNZN
E kore rātou e kaumātuatia
Pēnei i a tātou kua mahue nei
E kore hoki rātou e ngoikore
Ahakoa pēhea 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.
Response: Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou Theo Kuper
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
Response: We will remember them

One Minute Silence

Rouse

The flags of New Zealand and the Commonwealth of Australia are raised to full masthead

Hymn

Whakaaria Mai

Whakaaria mai
Tōu rīpeka ki au
Tiaho mai
Ra roto i te pō
Hei kona au
Titiro atu ai
Ora, mate,
Hei au koe noho ai

Whakaaria mai
Tōu rīpeka ki au
Tiaho mai
Ra roto i te pō
Hei kona au
Titiro atu ai
Ora, mate,
Hei au koe noho ai

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hand hath made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

Peace Prayer and Dismissal

Departure

The Official Party departs

Conclusion

The Parade Falls out

Members of the public are invited to lay poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior and at the memorials

This Dawn Service was arranged in conjunction with the Wellington Returned and Services’ Association by the Visits and Ceremonial Office, Department of Internal Affairs, in partnership with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the New Zealand Defence Force

Ward Kamo appears courtesy of Celebrity Speakers (NZ)

We gratefully acknowledge the support of:
Massey University
Wellington High School
Mount Cook School
The Great War Exhibition
Wellington City Council

The Great War Exhibition is open to the public on Anzac Day from 6.30am to 6.00pm


Updated on 21st April 2018