The Duke of Cambridge was welcomed alongside the Prime Minister, Auckland's mayor and RSA representatives.
A man is on the loose, wanted by police, after the early morning incident.
"It's amazing how it's become quite unifying over the years."
Gould stunned the rugby league world this week when the club agreed his position as general manager of football had been made redundant.
It comes after a 17 minute video of the Christchurch terrorist attack was livestreamed on Facebook.
The survey also found only 47 per cent of consumers thought banks could be trusted.
Lawyers for the 81-year-old entertainer filed a bail motion today.