Good Morning. Representatives of the NZ and Australian Governments, Members of Parliament, my Council colleagues, members of the Consular Corps, veterans, ex-servicemen and women, current and serving members of the New Zealand Defence Force, fellow citizens, friends – welcome to ANZAC Day Dawn Service.
ANZAC Citizens Church service
Representatives of the NZ and Australian Governments, Members of Parliament, Members of the New Zealand Defence Force, Uniformed Services, my Council colleagues, veterans, ex-servicemen and women, my fellow citizens of Christchurch, Councillors, friends, girls and boys – welcome to this morning’s service.
William Sutton house announcement
Today is a special day for the city and for the future of the Otakaro Avon River Corridor. I used to live just around the corner from here when I was an MP and drove down here most days.
So pleased that the history of this place will be preserved and the story that it captures will remain forever embedded in the landscape.
As the local ward councillor at the time Yani Johanson has advocated strongly for the former Christchurch home and studio of Bill Sutton, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated modern artists, to be gifted to the city.