One at Eden Park the other in Manukau
From Our Auckland – Auckland Council:
Published: 23 November 2015
There will be two public Auckland events to celebrate the life of Jonah Lomu.
Public farewell service: Monday 30 November, 1pm-3pm – Eden Park, Reimers Ave, Kingsland
Aho Faka Famili (Day of the Family): Saturday 28 November, from noon – Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Wiri, Manukau
Prime Minister John Key has announced details of two Auckland events to celebrate the life of Jonah Lomu.
A public service will be held on Monday 30 November from 1pm to 3pm at Eden Park.
“Jonah touched people’s lives across the country and around the world,” says Mr Key.
“This service will be open to all members of the public who want to remember the significant contribution Jonah made, not only to rugby here and overseas, but also to the wider community through his work with charities such as UNICEF and Kidney Kids NZ.”
“The service will be a celebration of Jonah’s life and I expect a large number of people will want to be there.”
In addition, there will be special Aho Faka Famili (Day of the Family) event allowing Auckland’s various communities to pay their respects. This will be held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau on Saturday 28 November from noon.
“Across the spectrum of our community, people feel a real bond with an Aucklander who was one of our greatest sons,” says Mayor Len Brown.
”This very special event will give community groups the chance to farewell Jonah in an appropriate manner and pay their respects to his family.”
A private funeral for Jonah will be held on Tuesday 1 December.