The service will be jointly led by the local Muslim community, Christchurch City Council, the Government and Ngāi Tūāhuriri as mana whenua. It will be an opportunity for people to come together in unity, to show compassion, love and support for all our communities, and the value we place on being an inclusive and diverse country. 

The service provides a chance to acknowledge the unity shown in Ōtautahi-Christchurch, New Zealand and the world in response to the tragedy, and to express appreciation for the responders and all those who helped and to stand in solidarity with the bereaved, injured and all those affected.

The service is free to attend however due to limited capacity in Christchurch Arena, bookings are required. 

The service will also be live-streamed for people to view worldwide.

See the full Order of Service here.

People planning to attend the National Remembrance Service are asked to:

  • Allow plenty of time to travel to the event and arrive early for a 3pm start.
  • Please note access to Christchurch Arena is via Whiteleigh Ave or Twigger Street only.
  • Some public parking will be available in the Christchurch Arena carpark.
  • Please avoid bringing a bag to the event.

In the interests of sustainability and minimising waste, people wanting to leave tributes around the city are asked to make sure the tributes are entirely compostable, with flowers left unwrapped, and any ties or attachments able to be composted.