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Wednesday 3 September 2014
A Civic Community Service will take place in the coming days to remember Leigh Cleveland and Peggy Noble who were tragically shot dead on Monday (September 1).
The service is a way for the community to come together and express their grief, to show they care and to acknowledge the many people who have been affected by the terrible events of this week, says Ashburton District Mayor Angus McKay.
The event is being organised by the Ashburton District Council and the Ministers’ Association.
"This is an opportunity for the people of Ashburton to pay their respects to the families; to rise up and respond in a positive way to what has been such a terrible and upsetting tragedy in our community.
"We’ve been in contact with the families through Work and Income New Zealand representatives about organising a community event to mark the tragic happening and the many lives it has affected." he said.
Details of the service are being worked through but it will be well publicised when confirmed.
There is a condolence book at the Ashburton District Council for people to sign and it will also be available at the service.