The New Zealand Herald reported Saturday that there would be church services nationwide to mark the anniversary of the tragedy in which the 237 passengers and 20 crew of a DC-10 sightseeing flight to Antarctica died when the plane hit the base of Mount Erebus Nov. 28, 1979.
It was the worst peace-time disaster in New Zealand's history.
Goff plans to fly by helicopter, weather permitting, and to a memorial cross near the crash site about 30 miles from Scott Base to lay an artificial wreath.
Auckland will host three ceremonies. A noon service at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell will be the main focus of the country's commemorations, the Herald said.