A nationwide reflection for those killed in the Christchurch terror attack will be held today (, 22), Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced yesterday.
The Muslim Call to Prayer at will be followed by a two-minute silence at 1.32pm, at Hagley Park, opposite the Al Noor Mosque in Deans Ave, Christchurch. This will be broadcast widely with New Zealanders encouraged to join in wherever they may be.
“I know many New Zealanders wish to mark the week that has passed since the terrorist attack and to support the Muslim community as they return to mosques,” Jacinda Ardern said.
“How we choose to reflect during the silence will be different for each of us. Everyone should do what feels right for them, wherever they are – at home, at work, at school.
“Planning is also continuing for a National Memorial Service, which will be held later next week."
Queenstown Lakes District Council is recognising the Government’s notified start time for today’s two-minutes’ silence at 1.32pm. QLDC is also supporting the commemoration initiatives planned for today: Colour Your Day and #HeadscarfforHarmony.
Queenstown Lakes District Libraries have message boards and books for anyone wishing to express thoughts and condolences. Staff there can help advise how to make an online donation to the official Victim Support fund at https://givealittle.co.nz/…/christchurch-shooting-victims-f…, with a library computer available free for this purpose.