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‘Colour your Day’ to commemorate the anniversary of last year’s Christchurch tragedy

11 Mar 2020

The strength of community and power of colour will combine on Friday 13 March during the Colour Your Day event to mark the anniversary of the tragedy that took place in Christchurch on 15 March 2019.

Led by Okirano Tilaia this year (after being passed the torch by youth worker Jay Geldard), this movement started as a way to give New Zealanders the opportunity to make a simple but meaningful gesture of support after a dark chapter. Kiwis nationwide are encouraged to wear something colourful in their school, business and community and observe one minute of silence at 1.40pm. The initiative also encourages people to donate to St John – the amazing first medical responders to incidents throughout New Zealand.

From 4.30pm, organisers are hosting an event at South Hagley Park in Christchurch featuring a Kapa Haka performance and speakers including the President of the Muslim community, President of UCSA and the head students of Cashmere High School and Burnside High School.

For more information, visit or visit the event’s Facebook page.

Published: 11 Mar 2020