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Lovely to visit

Well worth the trip. Very informative and the cultural performance was great. However, there were... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2019
nikkigoddard94
Rare regal statue refurbished

The Matakana War Memorial was erected after World War One to commemorate locals killed in that... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
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Jun 8, 2019
“Lovely to visit”
Apr 1, 2018
“Rare regal statue refurbished”
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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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994 Matakana Road, Matakana, Auckland 0948, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 8, 2019

Well worth the trip. Very informative and the cultural performance was great. However, there were some very dark spaces in parts of the museum, and it was hard to read the information in those spots.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank nikkigoddard94
Reviewed April 1, 2018

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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Thanks for your review Sparky81 - For the full history and correct information about the Matakana War Memorial - visit our FACEBOOK page.

Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice well kepted piece of land to stand and give thanks to the poeple that lost their lives for us

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank jrs612014
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Nice place to visit right in the heart of Matakana. After ANZAC day on 25th April always lots,of wreaths and displays to look at as well as the statue of King George V.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Vacationer809647
Reviewed April 25, 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Lindy R
Reviewed December 7, 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Warwick H
Reviewed May 5, 2016

Lovely ceremony with locals talking about local men and their families. It was a very touching and rural experience.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank KiwiJo2016
Reviewed August 26, 2015

it is a good landmark. it is a statue that lost its head at least once. it is a very good piece of history, unfortunately some of the locals love cutting its head off.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank travellingdoctor48
Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went there with my girlfriend and another friend. He had few ancestors buried there and told us about the gruesome history. Kudos to those soldiers

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank DixonOnATrip
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