Feb 22 service venue chosen

Last updated 07:25 22/12/2012

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Christchurch Earthquake 2011

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Latimer Square will be Christchurch's main public venue for next year's second earthquake anniversary commemorations.

Hagley Park hosted the main memorial services just weeks after the February 2011 disaster and the 2012 remembrance event.

The Christchurch City Council said yesterday that Latimer Square was selected because of its significance as the temporary home of many emergency services immediately after the earthquake.

Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker said family members of those who were killed, seriously injured survivors, members of the emergency services and the wider community could gather and "remember what we did for one another on that day".

The service will be timed to coincide with the time of the earthquake, which was at 12.51pm.

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