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RNZRSA asks Kiwis and Aussies to ‘stand at dawn’ this Saturday

23 Apr 2020

Following the postponement of the annual Poppy Appeal and cancellation of this year’s ANZAC Day services, the RSA and NZDF have announced an alternative for New Zealanders and Australians to be able to observe ANZAC Day at home.

A co-created endeavour, the RSA and NZDF’s ‘Stand at Dawn’ campaign asks Kiwis and Aussies to commemorate and honour our veterans, service people and especially our fallen on ANZAC Day (Saturday, 25 April) within the confines of the NZ Level 4 lockdown rules. A dawn service will be broadcasted at 6am Saturday on the radio courtesy of Radio New Zealand, which will be shared on the Stand At Dawn website,

While we are unable to gather together to remember in person, there are a number of hashtags that the RNZRSA are encouraging the use of in order to continue to share with one another during this time. They include:







According to BJ Clark, National President of the RNZRSA, his organisation has worked with Twitter on creating these hashtags, many of which will activate an emoji of a poppy with rosemary when used on that social media platform.

Members of the public who wish to make a donation can also do so through Givealittle’s ‘Let’s Not Forget’ campaign , which can be accessed through the StandAtDawn website.

Please join us on Saturday to Stand At Dawn together in remembrance.