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Earthquake Vigil Service at Westminster Cathedral

Christchurch Earthquake Vigil Service to be held Wednesday March 2 at Westminster Cathedral 7pm, London

In response to the shocking news that an earthquake of 6.3 hit Christchurch, New Zealand on February 22, Westminster Cathedral will hold a special vigil on March 2 to bring together the London based New Zealand community.

Around 1500 New Zealanders are expected to attend the 7pm (UK time) vigil.

The New Zealand High Commissioner Derek Leask will read a message from Prime Minister John Key. There will be a waiata from Ngati Ranana, the London Maori Club and personal accounts and reflections will be read by former Christchurch city councillor, Paddy Austin.

This Vigil is supported by leaders of the New Zealand community along with the New Zealand High Commission. The New Zealand High Commission in London will work with others over arrangements for a Christchurch Earthquake Memorial Service at a later date.

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