This evening Dame Cindy reviewed a hundred-person Royal Guard of Honour at the RNZN Beat Retreat and Sunset Ceremony at Waitangi's Treaty Grounds. Beat Retreat has been a long-standing tradition at the annual commemorations at Waitangi. The lowering of the White Ensign at the end of the ceremony symbolises the end of a military working day. The crowd on the Treaty Grounds enjoyed the spectacle of precision marching displays and virtuoso band performances from musicians drawn from the NZDF, the Royal Marines and Canada.
You can find more images in the Beat Retreat and Sunset Ceremony at Waitangi image gallery.