Jonah Lomu's Memorial: All You Need To Know

Publish Date
Monday, 30 November 2015, 8:00AM

Thousands are expected to arrive at Eden Park today to pay tribute to Jonah Lomu.

Remembering Jonah will be the third public service to honour the former All Black and rugby superstar, who died aged 40 this month.

Today's large service will feature videos, speakers and music that reflects Lomu's life, and broadcaster John Campbell will be MC for the event.

It will include performances from Lizzie Marvelly, Adeaze and Ardijah.

World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset will travel to New Zealand for the service, along with representatives from other international rugby unions, present and former All Blacks and others from the local sporting community.

The service is open to all members of the public. It is requested that people are seated by 12.45pm.

After the ceremony, Lomu's casket will be taken from Eden Park to his home in Epsom, via Balmoral Rd, before a private funeral tomorrow.

Those attending are advised to use public transport as parking is limited.

On Saturday, the Aho Faka Famili (Day of the Family) commemoration was a chance for Pasifika communities to acknowledge Lomu according to their traditions.

Last Sunday, the Lotofalei'a Tongan Methodist Church in Mangere remembered Lomu.

There will be a Live Stream online from 1pm today.

Pay your respects
What: Remembering Jonah - public memorial for Jonah Lomu
Where: Eden Park
When: 1pm-2.30pm, guests need to arrive and be seated by 12.45pm
How to get there: Parking is minimal around the stadium, so public transport is advised. 
See bus and train timetables at