Format change to Waiuku Anzac service

The Waiuku Anzac organising committee has made some changes to the traditional service in the War Memorial Hall after the parade to and from the Waiuku cenotaph.

Service organiser Bill Deed says that the new format at the hall will be one more leaning to a concert than a religious service. Some of the traditional segments will be retained, but will now include additional items from the Waiuku Anzac choir and the Sunset Coast Band Ensemble.

The programme at the Hall will start when the Auckland Drumline will do an outdoor item, followed by trumpeter Phillip Lloyd playing “Sunset” as the Hall flag is lowered.

Programmes will be available at the cenotaph as well as the Hall.

“We are hoping that the changed format will encourage more people to attend the function in the Hall,” said Bill.