Send a Message of Support to Victims of the Christchurch Terror Attacks

Published: 19-Mar-2019

Condolence books for residents to send messages of support to the Muslim community following the Christchurch terror attacks will be set up in Waimakariri District Council service centres.

Image of Flowers Under Flagpole at Waimakariri District Council Service Centre in RangioraMayor David Ayers says the Council had started planning a remembrance event for the victims and as part of that sought advice from the Police. They advised they would be unable to provide the necessary security because of their heavy commitments in Christchurch.

From today condolence books for residents to write their messages of support will be available from the:

  • Rangiora Service Centre
  • Rangiora Library
  • Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre
  • Oxford Service Centre

Once complete the books will be bound and delivered to Muslim community representatives.

“I’m sure that all our residents are horrified by what has taken place and the victims and their families are very much in our thoughts and prayers during such a tragic time,” says David. “This is but a small way for our residents to send messages of aroha and support, and offer compassion to those who have been affected in these senseless attacks.”

Another way to show support locally would be to add to the growing collection of flowers outside the service centres in Rangiora and Kaiapoi.

For those who want to attend a vigil in person a number of remembrances will be held in Christchurch this weekend with security provided.