Memorial event for Nelson Mandela

Press Release – Wellington City Council
A memorial event for Nelson Mandela starts at midday tomorrow (Thursday) at the TSB Arena on the Wellington waterfront.

Order of Service

The Salvation Army Band plays as people gather

Mihi Whakatau
Te Atiawa

Introduction
Reverend Brian Dawson

Prayer on behalf of the Wellington Christian Community
The Very Reverend John Murray

The South African National Anthem
Aotea College Choir

Tributes
A Representative of the New Zealand Government
David Shearer MP – NZ Labour Party
The Honourable Tariana Turia – Senior Maori Cabinet Minister
Her Worship the Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown

Enviado Soy de Dios (The Lord Now Sends Us Forth)
I See Red Choir, Chilton St James School

Tributes
Mr Te Rangihiroa Whakaruru – Principle Private Secretary
Office of Maori King
Russell Marshall – former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Alick Shaw – former leader of HART Wellington
Philip Langenhoven – An Afrikaans Perspective

Azania
Wanjiku Kiarie Sanderson

Remembrance
Rev’d Brian Dawson

Prayer on behalf of the Wellington Jewish Community
Rabbi Adi Cohen

‘Ka Waiata ki a Maria’ by Richard Puanaki
St Mary’s College Choir

Reading: ‘On Mandela’
Ian Johnstone – former chair of the African Information Centre

Prayer on behalf of Wellington Inter-Faith Council
Sr Catherine Jones & Jaishri Suresh

Madiba’s Legacy
Gregory Fortuin
Former Race Relations Conciliator
Former South African Honorary Consul to New Zealand

African Drums
Sam Manzanza

Prayer on behalf of the Wellington Muslim Community
Niyaaz Sayed

Her Excellency the South African High Commissioner to New Zealand
Zodwa Lallie

‘A Song for Nelson Mandela’
Written by Shirley Erena Murray

Benediction
Rev’d Brian Dawson & the Venerable Wiremu Kaua

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