Thursday, March 17, 2011
Skywatch Friday: Auckland remembers Christchurch victims of earthquake.
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