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Duck and cover . . . Two soldiers take cover in a trench during a battle re-enactment at the Anzac In Action event in 2016. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Battle re-enactments, vintage weapons and military vehicles will be some of the main highlights at this year’s Anzac In Action event.

The event, near Geraldine, is held both days this weekend, starting at 9am and finishing at 4pm.

Anzac in Action chairman Max Miller hoped to see plenty of people at the event.

“Last time, visitors from around the South Island raved about the event, and we hope they’ll come back in droves this year.

“It’s about a time during our history that has deep meaning for us all.”

The last Anzac in Action event was held in 2016.

Replica trenches will be open to the public to give them a taste of what trench life was like for a soldier.

Both days would finish with a parade of military vehicles.

Mr Millar believed the event was a good way to teach people about the history of World War 1, and to honour those who lost their lives during the war.

“This is a great chance for families to take a drive for the day or make a weekend of it, to enjoy some good old-fashioned fun, get hands on and to learn.

“Anzac in Action is about remembering World War 1 in a fun, family-friendly and very much hands-on way.”

The event takes place at 1 Brodie Rd on Rangitata Island, near Geraldine.

Entry to the event is $10 for adults. Children under the age of 15 get free entry.