Hastings Remembers: World War One 100 Year Anniversary Commemorations


On what is the second year of New Zealand's 100 year commemoration of World War One, a full list of commemorations and events across Hawke’s Bay are being planned.

Hastings RSA has services organised in the city centre, at the Hawke’s Bay Hospital, Havelock North, Clive, Maraekakaho, Waimarama and Te Hauke Marae.

Commemoration Services in Hastings

Dawn Parade to the Hastings Cenotaph, Civic Square - 5.30 Service starts

Other services:

10.00 am HB Hospital Soldiers Memorial

10.30 am Havelock North

9.20 am Clive  / Haumoana – Clive Cenotaph

9.30 am Maraekakaho Hall

6.30 am Waimarama Hall

9.00 am Te Hauke Marae

For more information contact the RSA

HMNZS Te Kaha: Charter Parade

For ANZAC Day (April 25) in Hawke’s Bay this year, HMNZ Te Kaha will be berthed at Port of Napier.

The arrival of the frigate, along with the logistics and support ship HMNZS Endeavour, will be the largest ever naval presence in the Bay for an Anzac Day.

Royal New Zealand Navy liaison regional officer Lieutenant Commander Neville Smith told media that “Hawke's Bay has a very strong linkage with the navy”.

As well as the region being one of the top recruiting areas it also had a long history - going back to when the crew of the HMS Veronica, which was tied up in Napier, were pressed into action after the 1931 earthquake struck.

On Saturday, April 23, the officers and ships company of HMNZS Te Kaha will assemble at the Sound Shell on Marine Parade at 11am.

At the Wild Shore at Hastings City Art Gallery

On 23 April Havelock North artist Wellesley Binding’s show ‘At the Wild Shore’ opens at Hastings City Art Gallery in Civic Square.  Binding’s paintings are a response on a personal level to the battles fought in the First World War. Communicating the events through an on the ground perspective, capturing intimate instances of action and activity. The Gallery is open on ANZAC Day and Binding will be giving a free floor talk at 11am in that day. At the Wild Shore runs until 22 May.


Highlights from Hastings Remembers - ANZAC Day 2015 

Hastings remembered 100 years since New Zealander's and Australian's served in World War One at Gallipoli on Saturday 25 April 2015. Over 10,000 people were at the Dawn and Civic Services. 

Scroll through the photos from 2015 below

Regional Roll of Honour

We continue to remember the fallen in the Regional Roll of Honour. 

Search for loved ones from Hawke’s Bay who fought in World War One as well as returned servicemen who settled in the Hastings District and are now lying at rest in RSA Service cemeteries.

Search for a name or part of a name, then click on a result to view the full record.

Is this information correct?

If you have corrections or additional information about a soldier listed in the Roll of Honour, please let us know


Information and images supplied by Auckland Museum Cenotaph Database, Hastings District Council Cemetery Database, NZ Archives Archway Database and Hastings War Memorial Library Local History. 


Our thanks to our funding partners:

  • Eastern and Central Community Trust
  • The Lotteries Commission 

Poppy's Places

Have you ever thought about the many streets, buildings, trees, memorials and monuments in our district and wondered, what are these name after or why are they there? In the Hastings District many are in remembrance of those people who died and served in world wars. For example Russell Street is named after Napier-born, Sir Andrew Russell, who commanded New Zealand soldiers in World War 1 in England, Gallipoli, France and Belgium. 

Poppy Places is a national project inviting members of the community to tell us what you know about these streets, buildings, trees, memorials and monuments so that we can start to paint a clearer picture. A poppy will then be attached to signage for quicker recognition. Find out more myvoicemychoice.co.nz

Find out more about local streets that have been recognised as Poppy Places


For more information about ANZAC Day events in the Hastings District, please contact us on phone +64 6 871 5000 or email council@hdc.govt.nz. Alternatively follow us on Facebook