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Primrose Hill, originally called Kakaipo Hill, is said to be named after the Primrose family who lived adjacent to the area in the 1930s. From the summit viewpoint lovely panoramic views of the surrounding country, including the Hauraki Plains, can be enjoyed.

Cenotaph and Bradford memorial on Primrose Hill, Paeroa

ANZAC Day commemoration on Primrose Hill.

On the reserve is a replica of the London Cenotaph that serves as the War Memorial for the district. Nearby is the memorial erected in memory of Sergeant-Major Bradford, the first New Zealand soldier to fall in the South African War. Also at the summit is a memorial cairn, erected by the Rotatry Club, that has a directional compass pointing to the various features of the surrounding district.

Primrose Hill is the highest point in Paeroa, giving a great view of the township and surrounding area. The drive up the hill begins from Wood Street behind the Paeroa Kindergarten.

During the evening the lighting on the cenotaph cycles through an array of colour, visible for quite a distance.

Every ANZAC day dawn services are held on Primrose Hill at the foot of the War Memorial Cenotaph. View information about ANZAC services.

View the location of Primrose Hill, Paeroa, on Google maps