The New Zealand government will mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II with a national memorial service. It will also formally acknowledge the new King in an accession proclamation ceremony.
Gun salutes will take place during the period of national mourning.
A gun salute was fired from the Te Papa Promenade in Wellington at 6pm on Friday 9 September 2022, by personnel from the 16th Field Regiment, Royal New Zealand Artillery, based at Linton Military Camp.
The Death Gun Salute of 96 rounds was fired at 10 second intervals. The salute was 16 minutes in duration and live streamed on the NZDF Facebook page.
Other towns and cities around New Zealand may host events to mark the death of the Queen. Please check with your local authorities for details of ceremonies and services near you.
Proclamation of Accession ceremony
The Proclamation of Accession ceremony will be held on the steps of Parliament at 12.30PM on Sunday 11 September. The immediate forecourt will be available to invited guests only, but members of the public are welcome to gather on the grounds. A livestream of this event can be seen here.
Auckland Memorial Service
An Auckland Service of Memorial for the Queen will be held at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell at 5pm on Monday 26 September. All are welcome to attend.
Christchurch Memorial Service
A memorial service for the Queen will be held at Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral at 5pm on Sunday, September 25 and live streamed on the Cathedral's website.
A selection of other memorial events will be published on this page when they are confirmed. Please check back in the coming days.