The National Remembrance Service for victims of the Christchurch terrorism attack, to be held this Friday, will be livestreamed at Claudelands Arena.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the National Remembrance Service on Sunday 24 March. It will take place on Friday 29 March, at 10am, in Christchurch’s Hagley Park.
Hamilton Mayor Andrew King says it’s important the city’s residents have a further opportunity to reflect on the horrific events in Christchurch, and can participate in what will be a nationwide event.
“New Zealanders have shared strong emotions and support for one another since 15 March,” Mayor King says.
“The National Remembrance Service is a unique and unprecedented event and the Council has an important role to play in ensuring our community can come together to mark what occurred and reflect on what it means for our nation – and how we have responded as a people.”
The Hamilton livestreaming event will see the National Remembrance Service shown on a big screen in the Claudelands Arena. Entry will be free, with capacity limited to 4500 people.
Doors will open at 8.30am and all attendees are asked to be seated by 9.45am.
Mayor Andrew King and other dignitaries will make brief speeches before the livestream commences at 10am.
The livestreaming will finish at 11am, and the event in the arena is expected to conclude at midday.
There will be a visible security presence at the event and attendees will not be allowed to bring in prams, suitcases, large backpacks or trolley bags. Small handbags will be allowed but will be searched.
Those planning to attend are also urged to read the terms and conditions of entry to Claudelands, which can be found here.
On-site parking will be available via Gate 2 (Heaphy Tce) or Gate 3 (Brooklyn Rd).