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The New Zealand Memorial Service

New Zealand marked the passing of Queen Elizabeth II with a State Memorial Service and one-off public holiday on Monday 26 September. The event was a chance to celebrate her life and reign. It took place at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul at 2pm, and was attended by invited community representatives.

The Memorial Service was be broadcast on RNZ and TV3, and was also live streamed. The live stream is available below. 

A national minute of silence occured at 2pm, at the beginning of the Memorial Service. It offers a way for people, wherever they might be in Aotearoa New Zealand, to collectively pause and acknowledge the passing of the Queen and her extraordinary 70 years of service.

Members of the public are invited to attend a 2pm screening of the Memorial Service, held on the grounds of Parliament. This will be a no-alcohol, family-friendly event. You are advised to bring your own seating. If possible, please use public transport to and from Parliament. The screening will go ahead rain or shine.

The Order of Service for the State Memorial can be found here.

Last updated: 
Friday, 9 September 2022

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