Palmerston North mourns the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Published on 09 September 2022

Photo shows the New Zealand national flag half-masting beside a clock tower

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.

Books of condolence

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 in Palmy

More historical photos are on Manawatū Heritage

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