The service and observance of silence is today. This announcement is from The Press yesterday:
Prime Minister John Key has asked for two minutes of national silence to remember the 29 lives lost at Pike River.
Key has asked Kiwis for the gesture at 2pm tomorrow at the start of the National Remembrance service in Greymouth.
The service, to remember the 29 men who lost their lives in the Pike River Mine, will be held at the Omoto Racecourse in Greymouth.
“I hope all of New Zealand will join with those of us at the service and observe two minutes’ silence at 2pm. This tragedy has affected all of us and tomorrow is an opportunity to join together in grief,” Key said.