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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Skywatch Friday: Auckland remembers Christchurch victims of earthquake.





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Tens of thousands of people turned out for a memorial service at Christchurch's Hagley Park today. Prince William came from England and brought his message from his grand mother, the Queen.

Here in Auckland, in an hour, we will meet at the Cenotaph in the Auckland Domain to join in with our Christchurch people, in telling them that we care.

News Advisory - Office of the Mayor

11 March 2011

Christchurch Earthquake - Auckland Memorial Service

An outdoor memorial service for the victims of the Christchurch Earthquake will be held at the Cenotaph in the Auckland Domain on the evening of Friday 18 March.

The ceremony will follow the National Memorial Service in Christchurch , which the Mayor will attend on behalf of the people of Auckland .

The hour-long Auckland memorial service will take place at 7pm.

Aucklanders who attend will be encouraged to lay flowers at the Cenotaph after the ceremony.

Len Brown says it is important we remember what happened in Christchurch as we continue to work with the people of Canterbury as they rebuild.

Aucklanders can also leave messages of support in condolence books at Auckland Town Hall and Auckland libraries.



Auckland Transport Media Release

16 March 2011

FREE BUSES PROVIDED FOR CHRISTCHURCH MEMORIAL SERVICE

Auckland Transport, NZ Bus and Ritchies are providing free bus services for people attending the Christchurch memorial service in Auckland Domain this Friday.

Both the LINK and a special shuttle bus from downtown to Auckland Domain will be free.
The outdoor memorial service for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake will be held at the Cenotaph in front of the Museum in the Auckland Domain at 7pm on Friday.

The free shuttle bus from stop D11 outside the Mercure Hotel on the corner of Customs St east and Queen St in the CBD will run every 10 minutes from 5.30pm to 7pm and after the service from the domain between 8pm and 9pm. Passengers can wave down the bus from existing bus stops on the route along Customs St, Anzac Ave, Symonds St and Park Rd.

Alternatively people can travel free on existing LINK services to and from the Domain between 5.30pm and 7pm and after the service from 8pm until 9pm.

Auckland Transport says the free buses are a small gesture to help Aucklanders take a moment to reflect and show their respects for those affected by the earthquake.

The hour long ceremony will follow the National Memorial Service in Christchurch .
Auckland Museum will remain open until 9pm following the ceremony.
Aucklanders can also leave messages of support in condolence books at the Auckland Town Hall and any Auckland library.
Auckland Transport thanks NZ Bus and Ritchies for their support in providing the free services

12 comments:

J Bar said...

Our thought are with them.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

lina@women's perspectives said...

Great ways to remember the victims...

Jidhu Jose said...

Nice shots
happy SWF

My Sky Watch Friday

Ash said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Ginny said...

So you are going? Will you be taking one of the buses? Maybe I will see some on T.V.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ann, I still keep the families of those who lost loved ones in the Christchurch earthquake in my prayers. Glad that Auckland had that memorial service. That is special... Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Marvellous of them to provide the free shuttle buses.

Kim, USA said...

My thoughts and prayers are with them.
Sky Watch Friday

Sandra said...

my prayers are with all of you in your country and with those in Japan who are suffering from natural disasters.

Vinni said...

last few weeks have been very traumatic for our planet, Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered in New Zealand and Japan.

Wanda said...

Thank you for such a touching post. Thoughts and prayers for all of them.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Remembering on a somber occasion can be painful. Your post puts the pain in perspective.


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