Aramoana massacre anniversary

  • 13/11/2015
(File)
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There appears to be little in the way of public ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Aramoana massacre - New Zealand's worst mass killing.

Today is a quarter of a century since 33-year-old David Grey shot dead 13 people at the small coastal settlement northeast of Dunedin. Grey started shooting his victims on November 13, 1990 and was shot dead the next day by police.

Police, the Police Association and Dunedin City Council were unaware of any memorial event to mark the anniversary.

The Aramoana League's John Davis refused to comment.

In 2010, the Otago Daily times reported there would be no formal service to mark the 20th anniversary despite a gathering of about 100 on the 15th anniversary.

A memorial designed by a local architect was erected a year after the killings.

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