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Have your say on a National Erebus Memorial at Dove-Myer Robinson Park

Published: 27 September 2019

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Have your say on a National Erebus Memorial

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Mt Erebus accident, the Government is proposing to build a National Erebus Memorial in Parnell’s Dove-Myer Robinson Park (Parnell Rose Gardens).  The memorial will acknowledge the impact the event had on the families involved and the nation.

The Mt Erebus crash remains the worst aviation tragedy in New Zealand’s history.  When Air New Zealand flight 901 crashed into Mt Erebus in Antarctica on 28 November 1979, two hundred and fifty-seven people died.

Selection of the National Erebus Memorial site

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage is leading the memorial project and asked Auckland Council to provide a shortlist of five potential sites in central Auckland for the memorial. 

After reviewing the proposed sites, the Ministry selected Dove-Myer Robinson Park as the preferred location.  In November 2018, Waitematā Local Board provided landowner approval in principle.

Let us know what you think

Waitematā Local Board want to know if building a National Erebus Memorial in Dove-Myer Robinson Park would impact your experience of visiting the park and affect how often you'd visit. They’d also like to hear any other feedback about the memorial you may have.

Update: October 2019

The consultation period has been extended and will now close on Tuesday 29 October.   

Visit the Auckland Council website to find out more and to let us know your thoughts.


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