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Death Gun Salute marking the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Wellington Waterfront

The New Zealand Army will fire a Death Gun Salute marking the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the Wellington waterfront this evening.

09 September, 2022

16th Field Regiment will fire 96 rounds - one round for every year of Her Majesty’s life. The Death Gun Salute will commence at 6pm.

The salute is expected to last at least 16 minutes. 

Given the length of time the gun salute will take to conduct, it is recommended that hearing protection is worn by those planning to attend.

Public access to the waterfront will be restricted near Te Papa from 12pm today.

A live stream will be available here and on the NZDF Facebook page

WHAT: 96-gun Death Gun Salute for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
WHERE: Wellington waterfront, near Te Papa
WHEN: 9 September – 6pm

Please note hearing protection should be worn for the duration of the Death Gun Salute.