Help create a visual reminder of love and compassion for families affected by the March 15th Mosque attacks

The First Phase Coronial inquest of the Christchurch Masjidain Attack inquiry is scheduled to begin at the Christchurch Law Courts on Tuesday 24 October and will continue for a number of weeks. To support families during this inquiry, we want to recreate the outpouring of compassion, unity and belonging that was shown after March 15th. 

Please share your messages of aroha on the bunting provided. Te Mana Ora has distributed bunting to some libraries and until Thursday 26 October you can add your message. Participating libraries are Fendalton Library, the library at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, Linwood Library, Lyttelton Library, Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library, Papanui Library, and Upper Riccarton Library.

The messages will be collected from 27 October and displayed in the Court and other centres where families will be gathering. The recyclable and biodegradable bunting paper will then be donated to the Giving Seeds of Love project to make into gift cards.

You can also show your support by donating ($15 or more) which will be used by the Share Kai Cooks Collective to make meals for members of the Muslim community gathering after Court proceedings. Share Kai is a collaboration led by InCommon and Mahia te Aroha with cooks from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Donations can be made at 

In 2020, for the anniversary of the March 15 mosque attacks, bunting flags were distributed to libraries, schools, and the Canterbury Museum. People were asked to write messages of love, strength, and hope. Read Cantabrians create 1 kilometre of bunting to share messages of strength.

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