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Rainbow colours on MFC in sympathy for Florida killings

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre will be lit in colours of the rainbow this evening as a gesture of support for the LGBTI victims of the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says Wellingtonians have reacted in horror to the news of the massacre. “This is a multi-cultural capital city – we welcome diversity of expression. I express my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims.”

Mayor Wade-Brown will join others at the Stand for Orlando event scheduled to start in Frank Kitts Park at six o’clock this evening.

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  1. Pauline, 16. June 2016, 4:18

    Great to see the Rainbow supporters re the Orlando shootings and that the Mayor made a speech on Frank Kitts Park. I trust she realised how well the park and amphitheatre work with various levels – not a “flat lawn”!

  2. Rumpole, 16. June 2016, 12:47

    Does the mayor want to ride her electric bike across flat lawn without the hassle of an amphitheatre obstructing her journey? She should use a mountain bike and save ratepayers millions of dollars in having to demolish this unique successful facility.

  3. Ben, 16. June 2016, 16:46

    Shame councillors don’t stick to the age old saying “if it ain’t broke then don’t fix it”. Would save the ratepayers millions in unnecessary spending.