25 Jul 2012

Public service for Margaret Mahy

5:37 pm on 25 July 2012

A public service is being organised in memory of New Zealand author Margaret Mahy, who died on Monday.

The service will be held at the Hagley Park Dome in Christchurch on Wednesday 1 August at 2pm.

It is being organised by her daughters, Bridget and Penny Mahy.

Bridget Mahy says the content and ideas are still being decided but the service will be a celebration of the famed author's life.

She says it will be open to the public but seating is restricted to 600 seats.