A candlelit march will make its way through Hastings at 6.30pm on Friday, starting at Albert Square.

The Hikoi of Unity, organised by Peter Paul James, is to show support to local Muslims and those involved in the attacks in Christchurch.

It will start in Albert Square where prayers will be said in three languages, Arabic, Maori and English.

Then with candles lit, the march will head down Heretaunga St towards the Hastings Mosque where a gift will be handed over to leaders of the mosque as a sign of unity.

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Those attending the event are asked to wear white and each bring a candle to use on the march.