Topic: Nelson Mandela

Hamba Kahle, Madiba - NZ memorial services

  • Auckland
  • Waikato/Bay of Plenty
  • Wellington
  • South Island
Dr Pita Sharples, Raiha Johns, South Africa, Madiba

Our reporter Raiha Johns captured these locals singing 'Hamba Kahle, Madiba', or 'Farewell Madiba' in the streets of Sunnyside, South Africa last night (NZT).

She has also caught up with the Minister of Māori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples who is part of Prime Minister John Key's delegation attending the funeral, with the final service being held tomorrow.

Here in Aotearoa, memorial services open to the public are being hosted in the following areas:


Wellington - TSB Bank Arena

Thursday 12 December, Noon

Christchurch - Transitional Cathedral

Thursday 12 December, 5:30pm

Auckland - Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell

Friday 13 December, 12pm

Ngāruawāhia - Tūrangawaewae Marae

Friday 13 December, 4pm

Raiha Johns will have her update from South Africa for us today on Te Kāea at 5:30pm (NZT), 7pm with subtitles.