This unique tribute to New Zealand’s WWI heroes will see a giant poppy represented on Eden Park’s playing field, where personalised white crosses will honour the 492 New Zealanders who lost their lives during The Battle of Broodseinde in Belgium on 4 October 1917 including Dave Gallaher who captained The Originals in 1905.
Gallaher, a sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment, was killed when he led his men in an attack on ‘s Graventafel spur. Dave Gallaher’s cross will join 12 other white crosses to honour the 13 All Blacks who lost their lives during WWI.
Free tours of Eden Park, incorporating the on-field commemoration, will take place every hour on the hour from 9am to 6pm.
Visitors are welcome to stay for the sunset ceremony from 6.30pm which will conclude with a recital of The Ode to the Fallen and the playing of The Last Post.
We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.
Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.
She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.
Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.
To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.
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Hi neighbours! SOS Business was set up to help local businesses in your community. It means you can buy gift cards from your favourite cafés, restaurants and service providers and then redeem them when they re-open after lockdown.
You can play a special part helping small businesses stay afloat during this time. Spread the word to your friends and family so that we can help as many local businesses as we can.
Thanks for being a great neighbour by being a lifeline for businesses in your community.
PS - in case you were wondering, due to the success of SOS Café, and the number of other service businesses now on the Platform, the team have rebranded to SOS Business – Save Our Small Business!