Live: Parliament honours terror victims

Parliament sits, and honours the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack.

15 min ago  PM Jacinda Ardern says there is no specific threat at the moment, but we are in a state of heightened vigilance, as she addresses Parliament on the Christchurch terror attack.

Shooter not 'on his own': Turkey video

A police officer stands guard in front of the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch following Friday's attack.

1:56 PM  Police and intelligence in Turkey, where the Christchurch terror-accused travelled, believe a "well-resourced organisation" was involved.

Company's Nazi themes

Beneficial Insulation owner Phil Arps signed off an angry email to a customer with a false Adolf Hitler quote.

A Christchurch insulation company which promotes Nazi themes has been reported to police and shunned by the industry.

Schools unite for terror attack tribute video

Cashmere High School head boy Okirano Tilaia organised the event.

"We're letting everyone know these horrific events do not define who we are," head boy says.

Survivor relives shooting horror

Ramzan Ali, thought to be the last man to get out of the Al Noor Mosque alive, waiting to hear about his brother on Friday.

A man who narrowly survived the massacre watched the gunman's video to find out if his brother survived.

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Survivor can still hear screams video

Abdul Rahiman helped 30 worshipers escape the Masjid Al Noor in Deans Ave during the terror attack where 50 people died.

The screams of children are keeping the man who saved 30 people at the Masjid Al Noor awake at night.

World seeing our generosity, humanity

Floral tributes across the road from the Linwood mosque cordon on Monday.

OPINION: Just like the earthquakes, as Friday's atrocity unfolded, where we were and what we were doing will be indelibly embedded in our memories, our scar tissue.

Live: Kiwis act on guns

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a parliament press conference in response to Christchurch Mosque terror attack.

Some Kiwis have handed in their weapons and shops are reconsidering their stock after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her Cabinet had agreed "in principle decisions" about changes to gun laws.

Families urge PM to speed up release video

Musa Vali Suleman Patel, 60, left, was killed during the terror attack on Linwood mosque.

Family of imam murdered at mosque say they want to see their father's body, "then maybe mum might forgive NZ".

No national day of mourning on Friday

Mourners paying tribute to mosque shooting victims at the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch.

"Time and space" to bury loved ones is one of the reasons given.

First body released after attack

Families head towards Christchurch Hospital following Friday's terror attack that killed 50 and injured dozens of people.

An "intense" process lies ahead for families of the Christchurch mosque shooting victims.

Shooter's mistake was a lifesaver

Mohammed Akheel Uddin (left), Mohammed Afroze, both originally from India, talk of the horror of losing friends and ...

A quirk of geography saved dozens of lives at Christchurch's Linwood mosque.

Cabinet's gun law consensus

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised changes to gun laws on Saturday.

PM says several "in principle decisions" have been made about changes to gun laws, although no specifics have been given.

Gun City boss avoids arms debate

Gun City owner David Tipple.

Gun City boss refuses to enter firearms debate following Friday's mass shootings, but says he will change the retailer's advertising showing children.

'Let us not hate' video

Students light candles during the vigil in Christchurch's Hagley Park on Monday.

The student behind a vigil that brought together thousands says the turnout is proof the horrific events of last week "do not define who we are".


Kiwis surrender their guns video

John Hart said he handed in his semi-automatic gun because convenience didn't outweigh the potential for misuse.

"On the farm they are a useful tool, but my convenience doesn't outweigh the risk of misuse," says one farmer.

Attack timeline: What happened, when

1.32 pm: A manifesto of hate is emailed. 1.41: Gunman enters mosque. 1.47: Police arrive. 2.17: The arrest.

Survivor can still hear screams video

Live: Kiwis act on guns

The Rebuild

Spruce up for Cathedral Square

The area of Cathedral Square to the south of the cathedral will be upgraded.

A $3.6 million spruce up for two corners of Christchurch's Cathedral Square is likely to go ahead within months.

Canterbury DHB doubles down

Foot still down: Canterbury DHB boss, David Meates, says there's no chance of a let-up yet.

Does Canterbury have a world-beating health system? The DHB likes to think so.

Cathedral Square upgrade coming

The area of Cathedral Square to the south of the cathedral will be upgraded.

The southern edge of the square will get a facelift, but grand plans for Christchurch's heart are still a long way off.

Red zone plan finalised within a week

The plan for the Christchurch red zone is nearing sign-off.

It's been more than two years in the making, but it's almost ready to go.

Lease for driverless cars close

The five-year lease is for an area of red zoned Bexley.

Driverless cars are a step closer to zipping around Christchurch's empty river red zone area.


White superiority alive and well

Thousands of people gathered in the Basin Reserve in Wellington for the Christchurch Mosque shooting vigil showed New ...

OPINION: In the wake of this terrible tragedy, let's be honest, for once. White supremacy is a part of us, a dark power in the land.

Things the shooter didn't have in mind

Do they look divided? 
Thousands of people gathered in the Basin Reserve in Wellington for the Christchurch Mosque ...

OPINION: Turns out he mightn't have thought this through.

World seeing our generosity, humanity

Floral tributes across the road from the Linwood mosque cordon on Monday.

OPINION: Just like the earthquakes, as Friday's atrocity unfolded, where we were and what we were doing will be indelibly embedded in our memories, our scar tissue.

Understanding damage hate speech does

Professor Paul Spoonley says research shows there has been "a significant spike in online hate speech since 2017 – and ...

OPINION: In the wake of the Christchurch mosque massacres, we should be asking specific questions about Islamophobic material online.

Explaining vaccines to kids

Jabs hurt. But only a little, like a pinprick.

OPINION: Kids need their questions about prickles answered.


Weapons sales worth millions

Gun City owner David Tipple advertises his company as the biggest dealer in New Zealand.

But finance company now says it won't lend money for semi-automatic weapons.

Tourists support terror stricken city

An influx of international media here to cover the aftermath of the terror attacks is driving demand for accommodation ...

More than 1000 cruise ship passengers were among tourists visiting a memorial for Christchurch mosque shooting victims.

Givealittle waives fees for Christchurch

New Zealanders have donated $5.3m to the victims and families of the Christchurch massacre.

Service fee will be waived and entirety of donations will go to victims.

Scammers cash in on attack

The scam email carries Westpac branding.

Take care with emails asking for money for victims, bank says.

Gun City sells out of AR15s

AR15 semi-automatic assault rifle.

Auckland's Gun City store has bare shelves where the AR15s used to be.


Crusaders name debate rages on

Crusaders horses rally fans before kickoff at home games.

Crusaders fans will have to wait at least another day for word regarding any potential change to their team's brand.

Richardson's U-turn on Crusaders video

Mark Richardson has had a change of heart on the sensitive issue of changing the Crusaders name.

Mark Richardson has done a sharp U-turn on the Crusaders name change issue.

Victory for Leeston-Southbridge

Country quick bowler Harrison Cox was the most economical for Cheviot with figures of 0-11 off three overs. (File photo)

Leeston-Southbridge are victors in the CRV Ambreed Country Premier T20 competition after Saturday's semi-finals and final.

Goalkeeper 'an exceptional human'

New Zealand goalkeeper Atta Elayyan makes a save at the OFC Futsal Championship Invitational in 2013.

Footballer an 'exceptional human being' who was excited about coaching his school team at nationals.

Manly vow to help Christchurch

The Manly Sea Eagles will return to Christchurch for a NRL game on March 30 against the Warriors and have vowed to life ...

NRL club vows to "embrace the people of Christchurch and lift their spirits''.

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run to remember

Firefighting 'legend' inspires runners video

Walkers, runners and their furry four-legged friends turned out on a mild Christchurch morning.

Darfield firefighter Philip Hunt was panting, puffing and wringing with sweat when he staggered over the Run to Remember finish line.

Forgo a coffee, donate a tree

Heather Templeton says the beautiful scenery in the Port Hills is often overlooked.

For the price of your morning caffeine hit you can support the restoration of native plants in the Port Hills at the Run to Remember.

Let them eat (healthy) cake

Sport Canterbury chief executive Julyan Falloon hoped the run would be an example of "smarter event practices".

Tea and cake isn't usually what springs to mind at the finish line of a fun run.

Dogs welcome on fun run

Isaac Sutherland will be at the Run to Remember with his dog, a Hungarian vizsla named Atlas.

Dogs "are a big part of the family" and welcome on the Run to Remember event on February 24.

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