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Order of Service 2019 Dawn Service

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Dawn Parade



Ward Kamo, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāi Tahu Master of Ceremonies

Drum Roll


Flight Sergeant Murray Mansfield QSM
We will remember them

Opening Prayer

Chaplain Class 2 Di Woods RNZAF

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


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

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

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO
Governor-General of New Zealand


Air Marshal Kevin Short
Chief of Defence Force
Extracts from The Fruitful years: a cavalcade of memories, William J. McKeon, 1971


O God Our Help in Ages Past

William Croft 1708
Words by Isaac Watts to St Anne

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.  

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Styill may we dwell secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.  

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting,
Thou art God,
To endless years the same.  

A thousand ages, in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night,
Before the rising sun.  

Time, like an ever rolling stream,
Bears all who breathe away;
They fly, forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.  

Our God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while life shall last,
And our eternal home.

Anzac Dedication

Theo Kuper, President, Wellington Returned and Services’ Association

Laying of Wreaths

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO
Governor-General of New Zealand

with Sir David Gascoigne KNZM CBE
on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen

Her Excellency the Honourable Patricia Forsythe AM
High Commissioner of Australia
on behalf of the government and people of Australia

His Excellency Mr Ahmet Ergin
Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey
on behalf of the government and people of the Republic of Turkey

Last Post

The Ode

Able Seaman Iri Moeau
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


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


E Pari Rā

Pariare Tomoana 1918


E pari rā e ngā tai ki te ākau
E hotu rā ko taku manawa
Aue! Haria mai te aroha ki ahau
Te iwi e he ngākau tangi noa
Tēnā rā tahuri mai
E te tau kia mau ki au
Tēnei rā ahau te tangi nei
Mōhou kua wehea nei
Haere rā mahara mai
E te tau te aroha

Haere rā, ka tūturu ahau
Haere rā

Peace Prayer and Blessing

Chaplain Class Di Woods RNZAF



The Official Party departs


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.

Updated on 16th April 2019