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Ways to show support for the Christchurch mosques shooting victims

Find a service or live-stream of the National Remembrance Service near you to remember those who lost their lives or were injured in the March 15 Christchurch mosques shooting. 

Words and photo Lara Wyatt

We’re sending our love and solidarity to the victims and the victims’ families. It’s hard to process this act of terrorism against the muslim community, but we can continue to show our support. We’ve put together a list of places around the country to view the National Remembrance Service.

National Remembrance Service

A service is to be held at Christchurch’s Hagley Park on Friday 29 March from 10am. This will be televised on TVNZ and live-streamed online.

Where you can go around the country to show your support

Auckland
To attend the live-stream of the call to prayer and remembrance service, people are being asked to arrive at 1.15pm for the 1.35pm call to prayer. The National Remembrance Service will run from 2.30pm. 

Hamilton
You can vie the live-stream at Claudelands Arena, with doors opening at 8.30am.

Tauranga
Head to Trustpower Baypark Arena from 9.30am to watch the National Remembrance Service.

Palmerston North
Head to the The Square to watch the live-stream from 10am.

Wellington
Head to Waitangi Park to watch the live-stream, with gates opening at 9am.

Blenheim
A live-stream will be played at the ASB Theatre with doors opeing at 9am.

Dunedin
The live-stream will play at Dunedin Town Hall from 9.30am.

If you know of more events we should include, please get in touch.

Other ways to show your support 

Donate to a Givealittle page 

You can donate to official Givealittle pages that have been set up to support victims. See all the pages here 

Buy the Aotearoa Diversity Squad pin and support Shakti International 

Pepper Racoon has designed and created an Aotearoa Diversity Squad enamel pin. The artwork is a kawakawa leaf, which is a heart-shaped healing native plant. By wearing this pin you will show that you’re willing to act as an advocate and companion for those in need, including people from all races, sexual orientations and genders. 

All profits from the sale of this pin will go to support Shakti International’s work with Asian, African and Middle Eastern women who are refugees or immigrants in need of support. 

Pre-order now

Buy Kia Kaha keyring, bag tag or lanyard and support the Victims Support Fund 

Smiles by Jo has organised a pre-order of standard or customised kia kaha items with all proceeds of the sales going directly to the Victim Support Fund for the victims of the Christchurch mosques shooting. 

Pre-order now 

Kotahitanga pin with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to Victim Support NZ

McCarthy Studio in Christchurch have designed this beautiful pin, which represents an unspoken gesture of acceptance in the community, togetherness and unity. 100 per cent of the proceeds from these pins will go to Victim Support NZ.

Pre-order now

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