Invercargill City Council will be observing Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day by screening the State Memorial Service for Queen Elizabeth II at The Civic Theatre Invercargill and closing some public facilities on Monday, September 26.
The Government has declared a one-off public holiday to mark the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on 8 September.
Council Group Manager Leisure and Recreation Steve Gibling said the live screening of the memorial service would be an opportunity for Invercargill to celebrate the late Queen’s life and reign.
“It’s a privilege to be able to provide this magnificent space to remember Her Majesty together as a community.”
The national minute of silence would be observed at 2pm, at the beginning of the screening, so people were advised to get to the theatre in plenty of time to be able to appropriately take part, he said.
“The doors will open at 1.30pm so we ask that people give themselves plenty of time to come and get settled in before we begin.”
There would be no charge to attend the service and registrations were not required, but it would be a first-in, first-served event, he said.
Condolence Books would remain at the Civic Administration Building, Bluff Service Centre and Invercargill City Libraries and Archives until the day after the Memorial Service. There would also be a condolence book available to sign at The Civic Theatre Invercargill on Monday at the Service.
Council facilities would also be marking Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day with closures and reduced hours, he said.
The Civic Administration Building, Bluff Service Centre and Invercargill City Libraries and Archives would all be closed for the day, while He Waka Tuia would be open from 11.30am to 2.30pm and Splash Palace would be open from 9am to 5pm.
The Leven Street Car Parking Building will be closed for the day and no payment will be required for parking in ICC car parks, both on and off-street. Bus services will not be operating.
Kerbside recycling and rubbish collections will be a day later for the week, with normal service returning on Monday, 3 October and the Bluff Transfer Station will be closed.
Council facilities and services on Monday 26 September
|Civic Administration Building||Closed|
|Bluff Service Centre||Closed|
|Invercargill City Libraries & Archives||Closed|
|Splash Palace||Open 9am to 5pm|
|He Waka Tuia||Open 11am to 2.30pm|
|ICC on and off-street parking||No charges|
|Leven Street car park||Closed|
|Rubbish / Recycling pickup||Normal pickups delayed 1-day|