2021 Reunion

26-28th February 2021

1. The reunion is on in Whanganui on the weekend of 26 and 27 February 2021. cost for the reunion is $85 per head, cash bar. See below for the reunion timetable and activities.

To register for the Reunion event you must first be a member of the 5WWCT Regimental Association. Membership is $10 per year, to become a member click here.

2. The venue is the Whanganui Army HQ in Maria Place – and we will be utilising the Garrison Club (who are kindly proving the bar), with the main function under canvas outside.

3. We are limited to 350 places, of which around half have now been sold.

4. The cost of the function on the Friday and Saturday night is $85.00 per person. This covers both nights and pretty much everything except the drinks which you consume. Drinks can be purchased by eftpos or prepaid ticket from the Garrison Club.

5. 5WWCT merchandise/memorabilia is now available to purchase. We have received a large number of orders and will close this process off on 31 October. Sadly if you have not placed and paid for your order by this time you will miss out. This may be your last opportunity to purchase these items, so if you want something – get your order in now – or at the latest by 31 October. Images of merchandise for sale is listed on posts on our Reunion Facebook page.

6. Membership of the 5WWCT Association is open. You need to be a member to order merchandise and it costs just $10 to join and support the ongoing preservation of our unit history. We appreciate your support and this will help us mount future reunions and other events and facilities such as newsletters, websites etc.

7. If you paid a $15 registration for the event, you will have now received an invoice for the remaining $70 per ticket. This needs to be paid to confirm your place at the reunion. Otherwise, sign up now for the full $85.00 ticket.

Now for the outline of the weekend of activities, including the reunion itself on Saturday 27 February 2021.

DRAFT REUNION PROGRAMME

Friday, 26th February 2021

  • 1300   Registration Desk Open – HQ Maria Place (Pick Up)
  • 1600   Garrison Bar Opens for Meet & Mingle (Own Cost)
  • 1730 – 1930     Drinks and snacks/light meal at the Garrison Club
  • 2400    Garrison Bar Closes

Saturday, 27th February 2021

  • Coffee carts available at HQ (Own cost)
  • 0930    Welcome & Karakia – Registration Desk Open (Pick Up)
  • 1000 – 1600    Registrations continue-
    • Association sponsored activities:
      • Military Shooting Simulator Demonstration
      • Landguards Bluff visit (own TSPT)
      • Whanganui Battalion History Room
      • NZ Remembrance Army Demonstration at Cemetery
      • Information booths and 5/7 Activity
      • Veteran’s Support Advocates
    • Suggested alternative activities (own cost):
      • Whanganui RSA
      • Whanganui River Cruise
      • Golf
      • Ohakea Museum Visit
  • 1200    Food carts available at HQ (Own Cost)
  • 1630    Garrison Bar Opens (Own Cost)
  • 1900    Welcome and Reunion Dinner
  • 2359    Garrison Bar Closes

Sunday, 28th February 2021

  • Coffee carts available at HQ (Own Cost)
  • 0945     Photos (Battalion, Company, Sections, 10yr Blocks)
  • 1100     Garrison Bar Opens (Own Cost)   
  • 1200     Farewell & Presentations  
  • 1700     Garrison Bar Closes 

This has taken a lot of work from a small and committed group of volunteers working diligently to pull this together. Thanks to all of those involved, none of this would be possible without your work.