Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Hillary's Funeral to be screened in Town Hall

NEWS RELEASE 17 January 2008

Sir Edmund Hillary's State Funeral to be screened in Town Hall

Wellingtonians are invited to watch live coverage of Sir Edmund Hillary's State Funeral on a big screen in Wellington Town Hall next Tuesday, 22 February .

The Town Hall auditorium will be open from 9am. TVNZ's live coverage is expected to start at 10am.

A Book of Remembrance for Sir Ed will remain open in the Town Hall on Tuesday. The Book will be presented to Lady Hillary and the Hillary family at a later date.

Acting Mayor Ian McKinnon says the overwhelming outpouring of grief, admiration and respect for Sir Ed has been reflected in the steady stream of people coming to the Town Hall this week to leave a message in the Book of Remembrance.

"About 100 people a day have been coming in to sign the Book of Remembrance outside the Mayor's Office and a public screening of his State funeral in the City's Town Hall is another fitting way for Wellingtonians to share in, and celebrate, the life of Sir Ed," Cr McKinnon says.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Another Leader Exiting: Statement From Peter Dunne

I have concluded, based on recent polling, and other soundings I have been taking over the last few weeks, that, the volatility and uncertainty notwithstanding, there is now a mood amongst Ōhāriu voters for a change of MP, which is unlikely to alter...

“I have therefore decided that it is time for me to stand aside, so the people of Ōhāriu can elect a new electorate MP. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election