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Places of Remembrance Project

Poppy Places is part of the nationwide Places of Remembrance project, instigated by the New Zealand Poppy Places Trust. The project encourages people to share what they know about the places and events in New Zealand military history that relate to street names, memorials and other local sites, believing that their significance is in danger of being forgotten if we don’t record them now.

Throughout New Zealand there are numerous places named after ordinary New Zealanders who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in WW1.Poppy Places John Purcell Faye White April 2015 

Napier City Council has joined other New Zealand regions in the Places of Remembrance project, the brainchild of the New Zealand Poppy Places Trust.

The Poppy Places Trust is encouraging people to share what they know about the places and events in New Zealand military history that relate to street names. The Trust believes there may be thousands of street names, monuments and sites which will be forgotten if we don’t record their significance now. 

The Council is supporting the Poppy Places Trust’s plans to gather these stories together by helping the Trust identify these significant places, gather any information that can contribute to the stories and erect new Poppy street signs. 

Gallipoli Road, Flanders Avenue, Menin Road and Anzac Avenue in Onekawa, were the first streets to adorn the new Poppy street signs in 2015. By using the Poppy (an internationally known symbol) to mark these places, those that pass by will see the Poppy and be reminded every time of ANZAC.

If you have any information or stories about Napier’s street names, memorials and sites commemorating New Zealand’s participation in military history please share this with us by emailing With your help we can get these significant places marked.

For more information see

Poppy Places Napier - Locations 

23 ANZAC Avenue Onekawa
24 Gallipoli Road Onekawa
25 Menin Road Onekawa
26 Flanders Avenue Onekawa
68 Storkey Street Marewa
69 Frickleton Street Taradale
125 Ngarimu Crescent Taradale
187 Grant Place Greenmeadows
188 Ypres Street Greenmeadows
189 Alamein Crescent Onekawa
190 Crichton Place Taradale
191 Elliott Street Taradale
192 Moana Place Taradale
193 Upham Crescent  Taradale 
194 Tripoli Street Onekawa
217 Cassino Crescent Onekawa
193 Upham Crescent Taradale
194 Tripoli Street Onekawa
217 Cassino Crescent Onekawa
219 Henderson Crescent Onekawa
213 Hulme Place  Greenmeadows 
214 Laurent Place Greenmeadows
215 Russell Place Marewa
216 Russell Road  Marewa 
218 Maadi Road  Onekawa 
220 McGregor Avenue  Pirimai
221 Freyberg Avenue Tamatea
222 Jellicoe Place Tamatea
223 Bassett Place Taradale
224 Birdwood Street Taradale
225 Brown Street Taradale
226 Forsyth Street Taradale
227 Hinton Road Taradale
228 Judson Place Taradale
229 Nicholas Street Taradale
230 Travis Street Taradale
231 Trent Street Taradale
232 Trigg Crescent Taradale
233 Campaign Street Napier South
234 Moorhouse Street Taradale
235 Rhodes Place Taradale

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