Kāpiti Supports Christchurch

Paraparaumu Library — one of four libraries where condolence books can be signed

In response to the Christchurch massacre, the Kāpiti Coast Council has been placing condolence books in the District’s libraries for people to leave messages of support  for those affected by the mosque shootings.

Mayor ‘humbled’ by the local response

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

Mayor Gurunathan ‘humbled’ by people’s response


“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.”

Where you can leave flowers

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.

The KCDC says 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/

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