Back to top anchor

Blog post

Ko Tātou, Tātou, We Are One National Remembrance Service

This afternoon a National Remembrance Service - Ko Tātou, Tātou, We Are One - was held in Christchurch to honour those killed and injured in the Christchurch mosque terror attack two years ago.
Speaking alongside Dame Patsy, PM Jacinda Ardern and Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel were representatives of the Muslim community, the bereaved families and Muslim youth affected by the event.
Temel Atacocugu - who was shot nine times and still lives with the after-effects, including shrapnel in his body - gave an emotional address on behalf of the injured.
Most moving of all, the roll call of names and photos of the 51 people killed in the attack.

The full service can be viewed on Youtube.

Dame Patsy's speech

Image of Temel Atacocugu speaking on behalf of the injured

Help us improve the Governor-General website

Your feedback is very important in helping us improve the Governor-General website.

5 + 8 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.