Armistice Day Parade - 11 November

30 October 2023

The Parade will commence at the Tararua Club carpark, Pahiatua, at 10:00am.

Victor Company, representing the 1st Battalion, Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, will march down Tararua Street and onto Main Street, Pahiatua, where they will be halted by a Senior Police Officer who will issue a challenge to the Officer Commanding.  On receipt of the correct response, the Company and Colour Party will be allowed to march on.

Under command of Major Haedyn Jenkinson, 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, Victor Company and the Regimental and Kings Colours will then march to the cenotaph in the centre of Main Steet where the Charter will take place.  
New Zealand Defence Force dignitaries will be attending, as well as other mayors and local dignitaries.

The arrival of the 1 RNZIR Honorary Colonel, Brigadier (Retired) Phil J Gibbons ONZM, and the Tararua District Mayor, Her Worship the Mayor Tracey Collis, shall be afforded a general salute. The Victor Company Officer Commanding will then invite Her Worship the Mayor to inspect the parade and acknowledge the Colours. The 1 RNZIR Honorary Colonel will accompany the Mayor during the inspection.

Upon conclusion of the inspection, the Chief Executive shall read the original charter after-which the Mayor shall call on those attending to give three cheers for 1 RNZIR. Victor Company and the Colour Party will remain in place to observe the Armistice Day service of remembrance whereby, on completion, Victor Company and the Regimental and Kings Colours will march off to the Tararua Club via Main Street and Tararua Street.

Road Traffic Plan
Traffic control will take place from 7:00am–1:00pm on Saturday, 11 November.   This will include a 30km speed limit on Main Street and nearby residential streets to allow for the parade route to be set up and taken down safely.

Stop/go controls will be in place between Albert and Main Streets (including central lanes).  Centre Street, Wakeman Street, and Tui Street (including central lanes) will also have stop/go controls.

Traffic at the intersection of Main Street and Tararua Street will be stopped for approximately five minutes at 10:00am, and again at 11:20am to allow the parade to march.