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Source: Auckland Council

Auckland Council is providing people with the opportunity to contribute to a book of condolence for His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

A condolence book, for people to send messages of support and aroha to the Royal Family, will be available at the Town Hall from 9am tomorrow, Tuesday 13 April..

Condolence books wll also be available from Wednesday 14 April at the following service centres:

  • Te Pokapū ratonga o Graham Street (Graham Street Service Centre), 35 Graham Street, Auckland Central. Opening Hours: – 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday – Friday
  • Te Pokapū ratonga o Manukau (Manukau Service Centre), Kotuku House, 4 Osterley Way, Manukau. Opening Hours: – 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday – Friday
  • Te Pokapū ratonga o Takapuna (Takapuna Service Centre), Takapuna Library, 9 The Strand, Takapuna. See the libraries page for opening hours.
  • Te Pokapū ratonga o Henderson (Henderson Service Centre), 6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson. Opening Hours: – 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday – Friday
  • Te Pokapū ratonga o Bledisloe Lane (Bledisloe Lane Service Centre), Bledisloe House, 24 Wellesley Street, Auckland Central. Opening Hours: – 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday – Friday
  • Te Pokapū ratonga o Papakura (Papakura Service Centre), 35 Coles Crescent, Papakura. Opening Hours: – 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday – Friday
  • Te Pokapū ratonga o Ōrewa (Ōrewa Service Centre), 50 Centreway Road, Ōrewa. Opening Hours: – 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday – Friday
  • Te Pokapū ratonga o Huapai (Huapai Service Centre), 296 Main Road (SH16), Huapai. Opening Hours: – 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday – Friday

Condolence books will remain in place until close of business Friday 23 April, at which time they will be collected.

 

Flags at half-mast

In line with guidance from the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, all flags on Auckland Council buildings will be flown at half-mast tomorrow, Tuesday 13 April 2021.

Flags will also fly at half-mast on Saturday 17 April to mark the funeral of His Royal Highness. For locations that aren’t staffed during the weekend, the flag will be lowered to half-mast at the close of business hours Friday 16 April, returning to full-mast at the start of business hours on Monday, 19 April.

Flags on council buildings will be lowered to half-mast on the day of the New Zealand Memorial Service for His Royal Highness.

Further information

If you wish to find out more information on Prince Philip, including his time spent in New Zealand, please head to the Governor-General’s website. Both Governor-General’s message of condolence and the Prime Minister’s message are available to read there as well as information on how to submit an online message of condolence, and flag protocols. This website will be updated as arrangements for Prince Philip’s funeral are confirmed along with the plans for New Zealand’s National Memorial Service.

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