Work has begun, excavating the terraces for the new District War Memorial at Laurie Hall Park.
8/10/2014 1:57 p.m.
The new memorial will include a large central area set into the slope to the east of the waterfall, semi-enclosed by three granite memorial walls.
The central wall will carry the names of all service men and women who died in active service during the wars in which New Zealand participated.
Above the central area there will be retained area with balustrade. Existing paths are being realigned to allow better access through this area and the slope is to be terraced lawn with concrete steps.
The contact has been let to Transfield Services and is due for completion by ANZAC day next year.
During the memorial’s construction about half of the lawn area by the waterfall and gardens will be fenced off and four parking spaces will be unavailable to the public as they will be used for work site access by trucks.
Most of the pedestrian access through the park will be available; however, members of the public are asked not to approach the works area including the waterfall.
Cenotaph to be deconsecrated
In preparation for the restoration and relocation of the War Memorial at Rose Street in Central Whangarei, a public deconsecration ceremony will be held at the site on Sunday 19 October at 3pm.