Kāpiti Shows Support for the people of Christchurch

In response to Friday’s tragic events in Christchurch, the Kāpiti Coast District Council will place condolence books in the District’s libraries for people to leave messages of support and sympathy for those affected by the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Mayor K Gurunathan said condolence books will be available in the Paekākāriki, Paraparaumu, Waikanae pop up and Ōtaki libraries from tomorrow, Tuesday 19 March, until Wednesday 27 March for people to sign during library open hours.

“At a time like this it’s humbling to see our community coming together and rallying round to support the families of those who so tragically lost their lives in Christchurch on Friday.

“Kindness and solidarity will help get us through this and we shouldn’t let Friday’s barbaric attack define us as a community or a nation.”

Mayor Gurunathan said a number of people have been asking after where they can leave flowers affected by Friday’s tragic events.

While there’s no official site the following locations have been self-identified by the community; the ‘peace pole’ in Paekākāriki, outside the Ōtaki Memorial Hall in Ōtaki, outside the Waikanae Memorial Hall in Waikanae and by the KiwiRiders sculpture off Marine Parade in Paraparaumu Beach.

Donations to support the families and friends most affected by Friday’s tragedy can be made by visiting givealittle or LaunchGood.

For more information about how you can show your support for the people of Christchurch visit www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/whats-on/News/2019/support-for-the-people-of-christchurch/