Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Commemoration event for 2nd anniversary of Canterbury Quake

1 February 2013

Commemoration event for the second anniversary of the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake

Planning is underway by Christchurch City Council for a Civic Memorial Service to commemorate the second anniversary of the 22 February 2011 Canterbury earthquake.

The memorial service will be in Latimer Square on Friday 22 February 2013 at noon. The service, co-hosted by the Anglican ChristChurch Cathedral, will be for the community and will include one minute’s silence at 12.51pm.

Mayor Bob Parker says two years on, the effect of this unique event is still being felt in the daily lives of all Cantabrians.

“The commemorative service will be a time where we can gather as a community to remember our community’s strength and kindness in the days following the earthquake and to take heart in our city’s future.

“We have all come along way in the last two years as individuals and as a city. Christchurch has risen to the challenge and while remedial work is still progressing, Christchurch still has much to offer and we are looking forward to a positive future as we re-invent our world-class city”, Mayor Parker says.

Other events led by various groups will also be held around the city at that time.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Rushing For Gold

The first section focuses particularly on the Victorian connections – commercial, legal, mining and personal, including migration statistics. But for me the most interesting chapters were in the middle sections about the people of the goldfields. More>>

Comedy Festival Review: VOTE BATT

The political campaigning in the US over the last eight months or so has provided a stark insight into how far political candidates are willing to go. This background came into focus as “former comedian” – now politician – Tim Batt ushered people up into the front seats, passing out badges and taking photographs with his not entirely adoring public... More>>

HRH QEII's 90th: New Zealand Post Birthday Stamps Fit For A Queen

New Zealand Post is celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday with a special series of stamps and a limited edition silver coin. The Queen was born on 21 April 1926. To mark her birthday, New Zealand Post has produced ‘lenticular’ or moving stamps that feature nine different images of the Queen on just three stamps. More>>

ALSO:

Anzac Day: A Time To Stand Against Hatred

The Human Rights Commission says ANZAC Day is a time for New Zealanders to remember those things our grandparents stood for and stand up against intolerance and prejudice. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news