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The Matakana War Memorial has stood in the village for over 95 years. Sculptured by W. H. Feldon from Oamaru Stone, it was dedicated on 20th April 1920 by The Right Honourable Joseph Gordon Coates MC MP, the 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand...more
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996 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0948, New Zealand
The Matakana War Memorial was erected after World War One to commemorate locals killed in that conflict. It is based around a concrete statue of King George V, not a common war memorial motif in New Zealand. Sadly, the head was removed some years ago,...More
Date of experience: March 2018
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Travelling to NZ for the World Masters games, we had the privilege of sharing the morning at the ANZAC service at the Matakana War Memorial.
A beautiful moving service, that talked of the relevance of the hard fought wars to the people of Matakana and...More
Have visited the memorial a few times including a period when the statue was missing its head. It has been well restored and the most recent visit was around ANZAC 2016 and the lawn area was filled with white wooden crosses and some had extra...More