Two Minutes' Silence In Civic Square, Wellington
Two Minutes' Silence In Civic Square,
Two minutes' silence will be
observed in Civic Square, Wellington, tomorrow.
members of the public and visitors to Wellington who cannot
get to the observance at Parliament are invited to gather in
Civic Square at 12.45pm ready to observe the silence at
12.51pm in support of the people of
Wellington Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon will
represent Wellington City Council and people of Wellington
as they join together to remember the quake
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