Nationwide Vigils for Christchurch

Vigils are being held this week to remember those who lost their lives in the mosque attacks last Friday and to support Muslim communities across the country.

Christchurch – Thursday 21 March, 8.30pm – 9.30pm at Cathedral Square.
Dunedin – Thursday 21 March in the Octagon.
Auckland – Friday 22 March from 6pm – 7pm at Aotea Square.
Nelson Race Unity Day – Sunday 24 March in Victory Square.


United Way NZ is a fundraiser for a network of small to medium sized charities who focus on community support activities. These charities are usually local organisation that are not part of nationwide networks and are usually run by volunteers and a very small paid administration function.

Following the events of Friday 15th March 2019 many of these organisations will be offering additional support services. This support will be beyond what they had budgeted to provide this year. Many of these organisations will be limited in their ability to fund raise to cover the cost of this additional support.

United Way NZ recognises that these community charities will be providing ongoing post trauma support and will need additional resources and we have set up a Fund raising page for the network of charities we provide funding to.

Click here for further information about how to donate.