christchurch terrorist attack

Racism stats are discomfiting

The Masjid Al Noor opposite Hagley Park in Christchurch. Al Noor, in Arabic, means "the light".

5:00 AM  OPINION: Intolerance exists, and we have to be honest if we want to be better.

Our social media dilemma

A Sri Lankan couple mourns as they leave from a mortuary after identifying the body of their relative killed in a blast, ...

5:00 AM  OPINION: Sri Lanka is banning social media access in the aftermath of deadly bombings. It's a dangerous path.

How to stop an active shooter video

Police say the first police officers arrived at the intersection of Deans Ave and Riccarton Rd, a short distance from ...

5:00 AM  "You have to find the threat": US cop says NZ Police's response to Christchurch shootings was impressive.

Sri Lanka was 'retaliation for Chch' video

Investigators at the scene of a suicide bombing at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka.

But PM's office says NZ has "not yet seen any intelligence" linking Sri Lanka bombings and Christchurch shootings - as Islamic State claims responsibility.

Attack survivors offered permanent residency

The Masjid Al Noor opposite Hagley Park in Christchurch. Al Noor, in Arabic, means "the light".

Mosque shooting survivors and family members are being offered permanent residency in NZ.


We need to talk about racism

No-one really  knows if we have a problem with racism, and if so, its scale. That why we need to find out, says Al Gillespie.

OPINION: Are we brave enough to ask serious questions about racism in our society?

Excessively risk-averse posture regrettable

Crowds at the New Zealand Memorial Service marking the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign at Chunuk Bair in 2015. Mike ...

OPINION: It is deeply disappointing that our sacred day has been molested with so many events, marches and parades unceremoniously curtailed out of an abundance of caution.

Case managers for attack families

Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods, who will lead co-ordination of the Government's support for the ...

Each family affected by the mosque shootings will have one point of contact to help them navigate support services.

Are we listening to Muslim women?

Everyday Muslim women's voices need to be given the space to be heard in the wake of the mosque terror attack, Lana Hart ...

OPINION: One voice that has traditionally struggled to find its mouthpiece is still mostly unheard in the wake of the Christchurch shootings: Muslim women.

Goalie's memory kept alive

New Zealand futsal goalkeeper Atta Elayyan instructs his defence during an international against Malaysia in 2013.

Futsallers back on court together after eight years to honour slain Kiwi goalkeeper's memory.

Extremism surges after Chch attack

Police stand guard out the front of the Al Noor mosque following the March 15th mosque attack in Deans Avenue.

Christchurch terror attack sparks "unprecedented" levels of online activity from white supremacists.

I downloaded the manifesto

Damien Grant says he could have faced a 14 year prison sentence had he forwarded on the Christchurch gunman's manifesto.

OPINION: I am liable for a $10,000 fine. If I'd distributed the manifesto, I'd be up for a 14-year sentence.

Mosque victim 'humbled' by prince

Farid Ahmed lost his wife of 24 years, Husna Ahmed, in the shooting on March 15. Forty-nine other people lost their ...

Farid Ahmed was singled out by the Prince of Wales for his message of forgiveness after the attacks.

Singer's Christchurch art donation

Serj Tankian performs with the Christchurch Symphony at the CBS Arena in 2014. (File photo)

System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian is auctioning off one of his paintings to raise funds for terror attack victims.

Prince Charles praises victim

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales praised Farid Ahmed for his response to the attack

Farid Ahmed lost his wife in the attack, but he did not dwell in anger.

Gun law loophole exposed

The AR15 .22 WMR - a lower powered version of the weapon used in the Christchurch attacks, remains legal in New Zealand.

Some semi-automatic guns with military features remain legal even after the Government's much vaunted ban.

Calm amidst the chaos

Canterbury district commander Superintendent John Price says March 15 was the toughest day of his 32-year police career.

Police reveal new details about what was happening behind the scenes on the day of the Christchurch terror attack.

Muslim care packages sent south

Auckland-based community group 500 Friends have arranged for 300 boxes containing care packages for the Christchurch ...

Police are helping deliver 300 care packages sent from Auckland for terror attack victims.

Artwork for Muslim community needs home

St Mary's College students have created an artwork to show love and solidarity to the Muslim community following the ...

Students who produced artwork in show of support to Muslim community want to find it a Wellington home.

More money for shooting victims

A victim being taken to hospital from the Al Noor mosque on Deans Ave on the day of the Christchurch shooting.

Victim support is ramping up its payments to shooting victims after those injured complained about the slow response.

Attack triggers old trauma again

A scene from the national remembrance service in Christchurch's Hagley Park for victims of the March 15 terror attack. ...

OPINION: The symptoms might be familiar to many Cantabrians: Forgetfulness, an inability to focus, difficulty in completing simple tasks, anxiety, irritability, insomnia.

'Truly extraordinary' health response

All of the victims of the March 15 terror attack who were able to be resuscitated in ED at Christchurch Hospital survived.

Surgeons performed dozens of surgeries and patients spent thousands of hours in ICU following terror attacks.

No malice in Six60 song

Matiu Walters from Six60, who performed at the You Are Us / Aroha Nui benefit concert in Christchurch.

Criticism of Six60's "love song" lyrics at terror attack benefit concert unwarranted, promoter says.

Victim Support apologises to families

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Victim Support service coordinator for Mid and South Canterbury Kelly Katene is ...

A miscommunication led families of victims from the Christchurch shooting to turn up for a meeting that never happened.

Prince William to visit mosque attack survivors video

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William is scheduled to travel to Auckland and Christchurch at the end of the month to ...

Details of the prince's two-day visit to NZ next week have been announced.

Armed cops: The new normal?

The Police Association says the public has reacted well since the Christchurch shootings to officers carrying ...

Police believe officers are at risk and should be routinely armed. Academics and others disagree.

Concert shines light on tragedy

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Lorde performs with Bic Runga at the benefit concert You Are Us - Aroha Nui, ...

Stirring performances from the biggest acts in Kiwi music had a deep and poignant purpose.

Gallery: You Are Us/Aroha Nui concert gallery

An emotional Lorde performed with Bic Runga and Marlon Williams at the Christchurch benefit concert.

New Zealand's top musical talent gathered in Christchurch for a benefit concert for the March 15 attack victims.

Kiwis 'proud' watching concert

The crowd held up lights during the benefit concert at Christchurch Stadium in Christchurch.

Stan Walker, Lorde and Dave Dobbyn wowed viewers with their emotional performances at the Christchurch charity concert.

Lorde 'moved' by Christchurch

Kiwi songstress Lorde expressed her support for the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks.

Emotional singer shows her support for Christchurch terror attack victims at the city's beneift concert.

Children give grief-stricken strength

Ayah Elshatarat with one of two cockatiels brought in to the early childhood centre by teacher Naema Nadeem Khan.

NZ's first Muslim childcare centre reopens, while two of its driving forces deal with their own grief.

Fans criticise Six60's song choice

Six60's choice of opening song, with the lyrics  "I'm a loaded gun, got my aim on you", has riled some fans.

Band's opening song at the Christchurch Aroha Nui concert riles some with its lyrics referencing a loaded gun.

Kiwi musicians' emotional songs

Musician Dave Dobbyn performs at the You Are Us/Aroha Nui concert at Christchurch Stadium.

Stars performing at Christchurch's You Are Us/Aroha Nui concert are spreading love through their lyrics.

Stan Walker brings the tears

Kiwi singer Stan Walker fought through tears to perform his te reo hit 'Aotearoa' and a new song 'New Light' at the You ...

Kiwi singer gets emotional dedicating his new song to Christchurch terror victims.

Recap: You Are Us/Aroha Nui concert

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, will perform two songs at Christchurch's You Are ...

Lorde's highly anticipated "special guest appearance" included two songs at the Christchurch You Are Us/Aroha Nui concert.

Police timeline released

Police at the scene of the Al Noor mosque on Deans Ave in Christchurch on March 15.

By the time first responders reached the Al Noor mosque, the alleged shooter was only a minute away from his next target.

'Exceptional' web suspensions

Domain name commissioner Brent Carey.

Christchurch terror attack leads InternetNZ to write a policy enabling the suspension of .nz websites.

Speaking up for racial justice and unity video

Shaye Witehira, of Manukura, won the competition.

Denouncing racism was the overriding message in this year's race unity speech competition.

No practical reason for censorship video

A man pays his respects at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch. Nicola Macaulay argues it's a step too far to ban the ...

Opinion: It is not in the New Zealand Government's interest, economically, politically or otherwise, to limit freedom of information to its Kiwi citizens.

Crisis lessons inform crisis responses

Rātā Foundation chair Christine Korako

OPINION: People are best-placed to lead their own recovery and define what will have the most impact for them after a crisis.

Most Kiwis support gun laws

Sixty-one per cent of New Zealanders voiced their support of the Government's actions on gun laws following the ...

Many New Zealanders agree with the changes put in place, but some think they don't go far enough.

Thousands of guns handed in

L-R: Inspector Mike McIlraith, officer in charge of the Arms Act service delivery group ...

About 2000 illegal guns have been volunteered to police in the past three weeks.

Aroha Nui Chch gig: Need to know video

Dave Dobbyn was the first act on stage at Auckland's Aroha Nui - You Are Us concert, singing Welcome Home.

The biggest music event of the year, the benefit concert You Are Us - Aroha Nui, will go ahead on Wednesday night in Christchurch.

Don't agree? You're a fascist

Dame Susan Devoy was speaking in Queenstown on Thursday.

These are difficult times in which to assess where free speech ends and hate speech starts.

Everyday racism fuels hate video

Tributes to the victims of the mosque shootings.

ANALYSIS: While terrorism may represent the actions by a small number of extremists, they are fuelled by social norms.

Shooter 'aimed for 4-year-old's head' video

Wasseim Alsati fought through his emotions to talk about his daughter, Alen Daraghmih's, horrific first visit to the mosque.

Wasseim Alsati was taking his daughter Alen for her first visit to the mosque when they were both shot.

Mosque video sharers threatened

Philip Neville Arps, facing two charges of distributing the video, was remanded in custody without plea to April 26.

Death threats – and support – for those accused of possessing or sharing mosque shooting video.

Graduates' street parade cancelled

Canterbury students will not be parading through the streets this year. (File photo)

This year's University of Canterbury graduates will miss out on parading through the streets after police advised against it following the March 15 terror attack.

Facebook livestreaming restrictions

Sources close to the social media platform said those who broke the site's rules, such as spreading hate speech on ...

Social media giant preparing global livestream crackdown on its 2.3 billion users with some to be blocked from live broadcasting videos.

Survivor: 'We are so grateful'

Mohammad Shammin Siddiqui finds comfort in looking at the flowers and cards outside the Al-Noor mosque on Deans Ave.

Mohammad Shamim Siddiqui survived the deadly Christchurch terror attack but is badly injured. Now he's struggling financially.

Healing after terror video

Timothy Wilson is New Zealander and a Terrorism Prevention Programme Officer in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

OPINION: The UN can help New Zealand after the terror attacks, says Kiwi official.

The ties that bind us video

Jane Bowron on the national remembrance service - the strength of the many was in the crowd that day.

OPINION: In times of trouble, we draw comfort from beauty, art and light.

How NZ has changed since March 15 video

Joanne Scott with her granddaughter Ida Scott-Cain, 13, view the flowers and momentos left outside the botanic gardens ...

New Zealand has become a very different place since the Christchurch terror attacks on March 15.

Benefit concert a 'rollercoaster'

Stan Walker sings at the Christchurch benefit concert at Spark Arena in Auckland.

Sold-out show to raise money for terror victims takes Aucklanders on a wild emotional ride.

Kiwis' lack of warmth to Muslims

The Muslim community praying during the Call to prayer and peace vigil, held in North Hagley Park outside the Masjid Al ...

OPINION: The only way to prevent extreme acts of terror is to face our shortcomings.

From concrete pillow to Allah video

Musa used to be homeless and lived on the street, but converted to Islam after the March 15 mosque attack and has ...

'I thought Muslim was a country'. How the Christchurch terror attacks changed a homeless man's life - and led him to a new family.

Doubt over mosque abuser's claims

Daniel Nicholas Tuapawa says he cannot remember his actions and has nothing against Muslim people.

Worshipper abused at mosque claims man knew 'exactly what he was doing' when he hurled racist insults.

Recap: You Are Us concert

Stan Walker was among the acts at the You Are Us/Aroha Nui gig at Spark Arena.

All the action from Auckland's Spark Arena as Dave Dobbyn, Anika Moa, Six60 and more join forces for those affected by the mosque shootings.

Aussie comedy fundraiser for Christchurch

Hussain leads an all-star benefit in support of families and Muslim communities impacted by Christchurch's mosque attack.

"I don't find any of this stuff 'funny', but to help audiences step through the absurdities of hypocrisy is funny."

Pakistanis form image of attacked mosque

The image was a tribute to the victims of the March 15 terror attack.

A huge banner said: 'Solidarity with the martyrs of Christchurch from Pakistan'.

Climate strikers: From grief to action video

National coordinator Sophie Handford says the strikers want to preserve the 'amazing feeling' of the strike.

March 15 started as a day of unity and hope. These teenagers are clinging to that.

'You're next' threat to Ardern

A 19-year-old Northern Irish man is alleged to have threatened Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a Twitter message.

Accused allegedly sent a photo with the words 'you're next'.

Christchurch barber a cut above video

Matt Brown is a barber, author, speaker, survivor of physical and sexual violence. He runs My Fathers Barbers in Riccarton.

Christchurch barber Matt Brown uses his barber's chair as a "holy space" to help men overcome toxic masculinity

Jon Toogood: Muslim, Kiwi, human

Shihad frontman Jon Toogood will perform at the You Are Us/Aroha Nui benefit concerts for Christchurch in Auckland and ...

Shihad's singer found religion, knows all about name changes, and gets political correctness.

Should they have known? video

The alleged gunman was born in Australia, travelled the world, and resided in New Zealand. But, from all accounts, he ...

In a sea of hatred online, the alleged Christchurch gunman did not stand out to authorities. Why not?

We must understand mass killers

Canadian academic Jordan Peterson says mass killers hate life itself.

OPINION: What turns troubled young men into mass killers? We need to know.

White supremacy by another name

Members of Identity Australia, a identitarian group which has connected with New Zealand counterparts.

The accused mosque shooter donated thousands to identitarian movements. This is what we know about them.

'Full-frontal offensive for peace'

Dave Dobbyn, left, and Marlon Williams will perform at two Christchurch benefit concerts.

"You are us" doesn't have to be a slogan Dave Dobbyn says ahead of concerts on Saturday and Wednesday.

Security big factor in Prince William's visit

Prince William, who last visited New Zealand with Kate in 2014, will come to Christchurch on behalf of the Queen later ...

Where will the prince visit and stay during his royal visit? This time, it's complicated.

White supremacy claims 'nonsense'

University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon says there's "no evidence" of a growing white supremacy ...

Auckland University says there's "no evidence" white supremacy is a growing problem on campus.

Police response to attacks due next week

A second by second account of the police response to the Christchurch mosque attacks is expected to be released next week.

A "second by second" timeline of the police response to the Christchurch mosque attacks will be released next week.

Shooting vid to improve Facebook

FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook was charged ...

A "digital fingerprint" of the mosque attack live-stream will help identify any similar offending on Facebook.

Burwood Anzac service cancelled gallery video

An Anzac Day event in Burwood has been cancelled in the wake of the March 15 terror attack in Christchurch. (File photo)

A second Christchurch Anzac event has been cancelled in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Uni downplays supremacists video

The posters put up around campus in 2017.

Auckland University says it isn't aware of a rise in "offensive propaganda" since the Christchurch attacks.

Trump shirt man shocked himself

Daniel Nicholas Tuapawa says he cannot remember his actions and has nothing against Muslim people.

Man says he was distressed to see video of his tirade at mosque, that he can't remember.

Police arrest man over mosque incident video

Police speak to a man wearing a Donald Trump shirt who allegedly yelled abuse outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch on ...

A man wearing a Trump shirt who allegedly yelled abuse outside a mosque targeted in the Christchurch terror attack has been arrested.

4-year-old mosque victim's struggle

Wasseim Alsati fought through his emotions to talk about his daughter, Alen Daraghmih's, horrific first visit to the mosque.

​A young girl who was shot in the Christchurch terror attacks has sustained brain damage and doesn't recognise her parents, her father says. 

Oprah praises PM's terror response

Oprah Winfrey has heaped praise on PM Jacinda Ardern at the Women of the World summit.

Winfrey says Jacinda Ardern has set the global standard in leadership with her handling of the Christchurch shootings.

SBW opens up about finding Islam

All Black Sonny Bill Williams is opening up over his faith, in the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attack.

The All Blacks star is on a mission to preach acceptance in the wake of the Christchurch terror attacks.

Gun ban becomes law

Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy giving the Royal Assent to the Arms Amendment Act in the Council Room at Government ...

Ban on all semi-automatic and military-style weapons officially been signed into law.

Suspect claimed 9 shooters involved

Footage of a suspect being arrested in Brougham St after the mosque shootings in Christchurch.

The suspected Christchurch mosque gunman told the officers who arrested him there were nine people involved in the terror attack.

Scientologists offer 'therapy' at mosque

Some people at the Masjid Al Noor on Deans Ave believed the Scientology Church member who visited there after the March ...

Members of the Muslim community are "shocked" after a Scientology Church member offered "therapy" at a Christchurch mosque.

Ardern: A shining light in the dark stuff nation

When a country suffers in such heinous circumstances, their people look to a leader for a way out.

OPINION: In her first press conference after the Christchurch shootings, our PM seemed overwhelmed. I remember asking myself if she could handle her duty.

Tiki Taane calls for aroha

Taane says we need to show more 'aroha' for people in our day to day lives.

NZ's "ugly face" came up with the Christchurch mosque attacks, so Tiki Taane decided to do something about it.

Sending love cards to Christchurch video

Hannah Rodgers and her young son Jayden sent off around 100,000 cards last Christmas with the help of volunteers.

The mother and son trying to share some love to those affected by the shootings.

Why Facebook missed livestream

Facebook has been under fire after the livestream of the Christchurch Mosque shooting was widely shared on its platform

A top Facebook director claims the mosque shooting video wasn't graphic enough to trigger its warning system.

New guns laws - what's next?

Senior sergeant Paddy Hannon demonstrates a taped together magazine change to the the Finance and Expenditure Select ...

New law set to pass by the end of the week, but reforms are not finished with these issues still to debate.

Qtown Anzac march canned

Hundreds of people join the Queenstown Anzac parade each year.

Anzac march cancellation a "small sacrifice" given the risks, Queenstown RSA boss says.

Massacre remembrance builds unity

Dedications and messages in Te Ngākau Civic Square, Wellington, show the outpouring of support following the terrorist ...

The hundred-year commemoration of an Indian massacre will take on special significance this year.

Anzac Day will never be the same video

A soldier at an Anzac Day service in Turkey in 2018.

OPINION: Will New Zealanders stay away from Anzac Day services or turn up in greater numbers?

Man abuses grieving community

Police speak to a man wearing a Donald Trump shirt who allegedly yelled abuse outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch on ...

Man wearing a Trump shirt yells abuse at members of the Muslim community gathered at the mosque where more than 40 died.

Need to know on gun law video

The law bans a wide range of semi-automatic weapons, but not guns altogether.

What will change with New Zealand's new gun laws, what won't, and how did it happen?

New gun law by week's end

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reflecting on her visit to the hospital during the third reading of the new gun law in ...

The banning of a range of rifles will become law less than a month after the massacre that prompted the swift change.

Sydenham Anzac event cancelled

An Anzac Day event in Sydenham has been cancelled in the wake of the March 15 terror attack in Christchurch. (File photo)

The Christchurch City Council has cancelled an Anzac Day event in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings.

Concerns over $10m fund

Ahmed Iqbal Jahangir, 35, was injured in the Linwood mosque terror attack. He wants Victim Support to help people in the ...

The $1.7 million paid out already should be just the start, victims of the Christchurch terror attack say.

You Are Us gig: What you need to know

Singer Hollie Smith is among the many Kiwi artists performing at the Auckland You Are Us/Aroha Nui concert for ...

Get the lowdown on the line-up, transport and road closures for Auckland's You Are Us/Aroha Nui concert.

Terror threat level 'medium'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has downgraded New Zealand's terror threat level.

New Zealand's terror threat level has been downgraded, but terror attack is still "feasible".

Terror attack needed herculean lawmaking response

The mosque attacks revealed  gaping holes in our laws and processes; Parliament had to respond.

OPINION: It was an intense task. But necessary.

Teen denies distribution charge

A teenager denied distributing objectionable material when he appeared in the Youth Court on Tuesday.

A 16-year-old denies distributing objectionable material from the March 15 Christchurch terror attack.

Mental distress 'inevitable' after attack

An extra 80 staff have been called in to the National Telehealth call centre in Auckland to help respond to just under ...

Some counselling providers are taking the brunt of increased demand after the Christchurch terror attack.

Name change a 'knee-jerk reaction'

Crusaders fans are passionate about their club, but will have to accept major changes from next season.

Almost 25,000 Crusaders fans are calling for the club's name to be kept following the Christchurch terror attack.

Education key to end racism

Dr Syed Ahmer, originally from Pakistan, wants people to know more about what it means to be a Muslim.

A psychiatrist at Palmerston North Hospital was inspired to write a list in an attempt to educate people about his religion.

Financial worries for terror victims

The Al Noor mosque on Deans Ave has reopened after the terror attack.

A mosque shooting victim is living on less than $40 a week after rent and facing a long work layoff.

Flowers wither but sympathy remains video

Three weeks on from the terror attacks the floral tributes are beginning to wilt, the fur of teddy bears matted with the ...

Floral tributes to terror attack victims may be wilting, but Cantabrians are still showing the love.

'Dream' Kiwi trip's tragic end

Indian national Maheboob Khokhar was killed in the Christchurch terror attack.

Indian tourist Maheboob Khokhar was killed in Christchurch's Al Noor mosque two days before he was to fly home.

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