40th Anniversary Service of the Mt Erebus Air Disaster

In the presence of Her Excellency the Governor General The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy

5pm Sunday 24th of November Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral
Corner of St Stephens Ave & Parnell Road, Auckland 1052

All are Welcome

Mt. Erebus 40th Anniversary Dinner (Honourable Company of Air Pilots)

On the evening of Thursday 28th November at St Matthews-in-the-City, Auckland. All Erebus families welcome. Contact Captain Allan Boyce for further information and tickets: AJBoyce@xtra.co.nz


Important initiatives are being taken to plan for a national memorial for the 257 people who died in the 1979 Mt. Erebus air accident of Air New Zealand McDonnell-Douglas DC-10 ZK-NZP, Flight TE901.  The national memorial, planned to be ready for the 40th anniversary in November 2019, will be a special place for families affected by the tragedy, and for New Zealand to remember the accident.

This website enables you to learn more about the planned memorial, and keep up-to-date with progress.  Please take time to explore this website and register your interest and support on the register page.

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A view of Ross Island from Pegasus Field, during one of the long twilights. Mount Erebus looms in the background over the lights of McMurdo Station. In the foreground are fuel tanks for the airfield. Photo curtesy of Alan R Right, wikimedia



Our Patron says “The notion of the creation of an Erebus National Memorial is, I feel, a good one as the 40th anniversary approaches in 2019. The memorial will be a special place for us to remember those who died on that day and those who were left to mourn.” - Lady June Hillary (widow of Peter Mulgrew BEM, and Sir Edmund "Ed" Hillary KG ONZ KBE)