Remembrance service to mark one year on Christchurch mosque attack

2:52 pm on 28 January 2020

A national remembrance service will be held to mark one year since the Christchurch mosque attack.

Al Noor Mosque is strewn with flowers and offerings honouring the victims of the terror attack there.

Masjid Al-Noor is strewn with flowers and tributes last year after the attack. Photo: RNZ / Alex Perrottet

The attack at Masjid Al-Noor and the Linwood Islamic Centre on 15 March killed 51 Muslims.

Christchurch City Council said the service would be held at North Hagley Park on the first anniversary, which falls on a Sunday.

It said the programme was being put together with input from those most affected, including survivors and families of the victims.

The service will be jointly led by the local Muslim communities, the government and council, and Ngāi Tūāhuriri as mana whenua.

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