New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia

Christchurch Earthquake - condolence messages

Prime Minister John Key with Australian members of the Urban Search and Rescue teams

Condolence Books

The New Zealand High Commission in Canberra and Consulates General in Sydney and Melbourne have opened condolence books to the public. 

The books are open for comments and condolences from 10.00am to 12.00pm and from 2.00pm to 4.00pm weekdays until 11 March.

Other messages of condolence and support can be sent to

Please note Prime Minister John Key has requested that at 10.51am on Tuesday 1 March, New Zealand stops for two minutes as a sign of unity for the people of Canterbury.  The condolence books will be closed at that time.


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