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More Anzac Day events cancelled as national terrorism threat level remains 'high'

Officials for Auckland's Returned and Services Associations (RSA) have met this morning as cancellations and changes to Anzac Day events begin to mount.

It's because of the national terrorism threat level remaining at "high" after last month's mosque terror attacks in Christchurch.

A service in Matakana north of Auckland was cancelled yesterday.

Organiser Adrienne Miller told 1 NEWS that people were horrified at the decision but safety needed to come first.

She told 1 NEWS yesterday that police told her the Matakana service had "a higher risk of vehicular terrorism".

Further cancellations have followed today.

The Howick RSA has confirmed to 1 NEWS it has moved to cancel its marching parades due to security concerns.

The RSA said it was because police prefer a "static" event rather than people marching.

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In addition, Les Coste from the Kaipara RSA in Helensville has posted on social media that events west of the city are cancelled.

He said he has inspected all possible venues in Helensville with police but "they do not meet the current high-risk Government requirements".

Mr Coste said cancelling Helensville's Anzac Day events was a decision made with regret.

He told 1 NEWS "most parades" will be cancelled.

Police have not yet responded to the latest request from 1 NEWS for an update on the cancellations. 

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    Our terrorism threat level remains at the highest level it's ever been. Source: 1 NEWS