TVNZ to observe 2 minutes of silence
28 February 2011
TVNZ will observe 2 minutes of silence to
pay tribute to the victims of Canterbury’s earthquake
tomorrow as suggested by Prime Minister, John Key.
channels will screen appropriate video images of the
earthquake which will air consistently and in silence on TV
ONE, TV2, TVNZ 7 and Heartland between 12:51 – 12:53pm
Website, www.tvnz.co.nz will also shut down for
two minutes and carry an acknowledgment on its
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