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Thousands pay tribute to Christchurch victims in 'march for love'

Thousands pay tribute to Christchurch victims in 'march for love'

About 3000 people walked through Christchurch, honouring the 50 worshippers massacred a week ago.

  • by Tom Westbrook

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World's tallest building lit up with image of Jacinda Ardern
Christchurch shooting

World's tallest building lit up with image of Jacinda Ardern

The world's tallest building has been lit up with a giant image of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern embracing a woman at the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington.

  • by Joel MacManus
Sport shooters' passion would be extinguished by NZ assault rifle ban
Christchurch shooting

Sport shooters' passion would be extinguished by NZ assault rifle ban

While there has been widespread support for the recently-announced ban on military-style firearm ownership, for some the move will destroy their beloved sport.

  • by Piers Fuller
A masterclass from New Zealand in responding to terror
Christchurch shooting

A masterclass from New Zealand in responding to terror

At the heart of the national response has been the country’s young Prime Minister, 38-year old Jacinda Ardern, rising day after day to her terrible duty.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Deborah Snow
Racist meme subcultures under fresh scrutiny after the Christchurch terror attack
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Racist meme subcultures under fresh scrutiny after the Christchurch terror attack

Accused terrorist Brenton Tarrant was steeped in the racist meme culture of parts of the internet that authorities find very hard to reach.

  • by Patrick Begley
Implied rebuke for Australian politicians, media. Then 26 bodies laid to rest
Christchurch shooting

Implied rebuke for Australian politicians, media. Then 26 bodies laid to rest

As thousands gathered to commemorate Friday prayers a week after the terror attack, the Imam of Al Noor mosque condemned 'media and political' Islamophobia.

  • by Nick O'Malley
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In the eyes of a terrorist: Al Noor mosque Imam Gamal Fouda's speech
Christchurch shooting

In the eyes of a terrorist: Al Noor mosque Imam Gamal Fouda's speech

"Last Friday I stood in this mosque and saw hatred and rage in the eyes of the terrorist ..."

  • by Imam Gamal Fouda
Live: Christchurch victims remembered as Call to Prayer broadcast across New Zealand
Christchurch shooting

Live: Christchurch victims remembered as Call to Prayer broadcast across New Zealand

A week on from the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch that claimed the lives of 50 people, the Islamic Call to Prayer is being broadcast across New Zealand.

Thousands rally around Muslim community to pray, remember dead
Christchurch shooting

Thousands rally around Muslim community to pray, remember dead

Thousands – including supporters from around the world, such as Australian boxer Anthony Mundine – have begun prayers in a park in front of the Al Noor mosque.

  • by Karen Sweeney
Alleged gunman plotted carnage from quiet New Zealand town, investigators say
Christchurch shooting

Alleged gunman plotted carnage from quiet New Zealand town, investigators say

This quiet university town, surrounded by hills and a small harbour on New Zealand's South Island, appealed to the shooter. Local residents are asking why.

  • by Shibani Mahtani
'Bugger off,' NZ ex-police minister tells National Rifle Association
Christchurch shooting

'Bugger off,' NZ ex-police minister tells National Rifle Association

The American pro-gun lobby group has been active in the past in blocking changes to NZ gun laws. This time, politicians say it will be different.

  • by Nick O'Malley