Charter Parade in Woodville


On Saturday, 8 December the 1st Battalion will march through Woodville in the second Charter Parade to be held in the district. This will begin at 10am and be followed by the Woodville Christmas Parade. The event will finish with the Coast to Coast Motorcycles entering town.


It’s been two years since Tararua District issued a historic Charter to the New Zealand Army, allowing it to parade in the district for the first time.

Bestowing the charter on the 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment meant it was able to enter the city fully armed and ready for action.

That inaugural Charter Parade in October 2016 saw the Battalion march through the main street of Dannevirke, with drums beating, flags flying, bayonets fixed and swords drawn.

At the time, Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion RNZIR, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Dyhrberg said it was a privilege to be honoured with the Charter from Tararua, and he was proud to accept it on behalf of the regiment.

Lieutenant Colonel Dyhrberg also spoke highly of the many soldiers who had personal links to the district, and had fought as part of the New Zealand Army in international conflicts.

Based at the Linton Military Camp, the 1st Battalion RNZIR has a strong relationship with Tararua, a district where it often conducts training exercises and traditionally supports Anzac Day services each year.

Tararua District Mayor, Tracey Collis says, the district is privileged to share a special relationship with the 1st Battalion, and she hopes people will seize the opportunity to come along and experience the military on parade in all their formality.

On Saturday, 8 December the 1st Battalion will march through Woodville in the second Charter Parade to be held in the district. This will begin at 10am and be followed by the Woodville Christmas Parade. The event will finish with the Coast to Coast Motorcycles entering town.

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