Commemorations marking the centenary of World War I have begun in Southland and Otago.
The programme, launched in Dunedin by a range of southern leaders yesterday, marks the official beginning of the lead up to next year's 100th anniversary of the Anzacs landing in Gallipoli.
Our Way Southland community outcomes regional co-ordinator Dr Aaron Fox said now was a good time for people to start thinking about how the occasion would be marked.
In Southland the vision of the commemorations was to enable Southlanders in 2015 to understand the service and sacrifice of Southland's soldiers who travelled from the ends of the earth to fight at Gallipoli.
Fox provided a run-down of the Southland at Gallipoli 1915-2015 projects which were already under way.
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