The Rotorua District Field of Remembrance will be installed in Government Gardens to mark the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by ANZAC troops on 25 April 1915.
Each of the named crosses in this Field of Remembrance represents a soldier from the Rotorua District, who lost their life whilst serving during World War One, 1914 - 1918.
The Field of Remembrance will open with a consecration ceremony at 5pm, Wednesday 18 April 2018, at the Cenotaph in Government Gardens.
The crosses will remain in place until Sunday 29 April and visitors are welcome to walk amongst the crosses and place personal tributes.
Rotorua’s is one of many Fields of Remembrance throughout the country, which have been coordinated through the Fields of Remembrance Trust as part of commemorations to mark 100 years since the First World War.
Please be aware of the following road closures in place for:
Public Consecration (Wednesday 18 April):
* Queen’s Drive from Princes Gate Arch to Oruawhata Drive from 4.30pm to 6.00pm
ANZAC Day (Wednesday 25 April):
*Memorial Drive at the lakefront will be closed from 8am to 10am.
*People driving to the Southern Trust Sportsdrome are encouraged to avoid the Princes Gate entrance to Government Gardens and instead enter past Polynesian Spa and take the road behind Rotorua Museum and the Energy Events Centre, or arrive before 9am.