Published on 09 September 2022
This morning our flags were lowered to half-mast and will remain that way for at least the next ten days, as we mourn the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Over the coming days the government will announce how as a country we will mark her death and remember her service as our Head of State. Once that is confirmed we will be able to share what that could mean for our city. We will let you know when condolence books are ready for you to write in.
We have a book of condolences at our Central Library for you to share any messages or memories of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It is on the ground floor, with this display set up closest to the George Street entrance. It will be available to sign during library hours.
From Monday we will also have one at our customer service centre.
If you would like to leave flowers, we ask that you please place them where our flags fly at half mast, in Te Marae o Hine – The Square.
God save the King.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh stand at the back of a train, waving to the crowds, 8 January 1954. Photo: Manawatū Heritage
Queen Elizabeth II and then-Mayor Desmond Black walk through the Square, 20 March 1970. Photo: Manawatū Heritage
Queen Elizabeth II walks through The Square, 20 March 1970. Photo: Manawatū Heritage
Queen Elizabeth II chats with elderly residents in the Square, escorted by then-Mayor Brian Elwood and other dignitaries, 26 February 1977. Photo: Manawatū Heritage
Queen Elizabeth II chats with a group of boy scouts, 26 February 1977. Photo: Manawatū Heritage
Queen Elizabeth II at Linton Army Camp, February 1990. Photo: Manawatū Heritage
More historical photos are on Manawatū Heritage