22 Feb 2021

The day of the big shake

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 22 February 2021

Christchurch residents will gather today to mark the 10 year anniversary of the Christchurch Earthquake.

Large crowds are expected from half past twelve this afternoon on the lawn just across the river from the memorial wall where a service begin at 12.30.

Among those speaking is the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern. A message from former mayor, Sir Bob Parker, will be also read out.

The names of the 185 who died will be read before a minute's silence at twelve fifty one, the exact moment the quake struck. Flowers will then be laid at the memorial wall.

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