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Mayor to visit Mosques in remembrance of victims

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff will join thousands of Aucklanders on Friday and through the weekend visiting mosques and attending vigils remembering those who tragically lost their lives in the Christchurch shootings.

Mayor Phil Goff says, “After this devastating tragedy, it is incredibly important that we reaffirm our belief in a nation where people are free to follow their faith and express their cultural identity.

“This is a time for us to confirm our support for a multi-cultural and multi-faith city and nation.

“With Auckland mosques opening their doors to Aucklanders tomorrow, we have the opportunity to meet, talk and show our solidarity and commitment to the Muslim community.

“I hope that as many people as possible can take up the chance to visit one of the mosques and to express to those hosting us our sympathy and support for them at this difficult time,” Phil Goff said.

The Mayor’s schedule of visits is included below.

Date Time Where
Friday 22 March
1 – 2pm Al-Mustafa Masjid
26 Mangere Road, Otahuhu.
*Media are welcome to film outside the mosque
5.45pm – 6.45pm Ponsonby Masjid
17 Vermont Street, Ponsonby
*Open to public
7.15pm – 7.45pm Ranui Mosque
31 Armada Drive, Ranui
*Open to public
Saturday 23 March
12.30pm – 1.30pm Masjid e Umar
185 Stoddard Road, Mt Roskill
Sunday 24th March
4pm – 5pm Ahlulbayt Centre
5i Apollo Dr, Mairangi Bay

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