National Dedication and Civic Memorial Service
The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial was opened to the public on 22 February 2017, the sixth anniversary of the devastating earthquakes.
View footage of the National Dedication & Civic Commemoration Service from February 22, 2017 at the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial
Private Blessing Event
The previous evening, the memorial was unveiled to bereaved families at a Private Blessing Event, attended by 650 people from around the world. This is the Order of Service for the brief ceremony, which was led by Ngāi Tahu.