ANZAC Day 2017

On 25 April 2017, the Hastings RSA will commemorate the landing of the Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli. Join them in honouring the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. Details on the 2017 ANZAC Day services are below:

Hastings - Dawn Parade

5.15am - Fall-in at Karamu Road, outside War Memorial, march to Cenotaph.
5.30am - Service starts at the Cenotaph. If wet, held at Clubs Hastings
Guest Speaker: Hon Rick Barker

Hastings RSA invites you to join them after the Dawn Parade, at Clubs Hastings. Cooked breakfast is available for $2 per person. The Andrew Sisters will also be performing.

All ex-Service personnel are invited to attend the service at the Hawke's Bay Hospital Soldiers Memorial at 10.00am.

Havelock North Parade 

10.30am - Parade assembles with wreath bearers at Cenotaph. If wet, held at the Havelock North Community Centre.
Guest Speaker: TBC


9.20am - Fall-in at Clive War Memorial.


9.30am - Maraekakaho Hall.

Te Hauke 28th Maori Battalion - Heretaunga Branch Final Service

10.00am - Ruahapia Marae.


6.30am - Memorial Hall.

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 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 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 Alternatively follow us on Facebook