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Christchurch Mosques Terror Attack 15/3/19

Published: Wed 20 Mar 2019 04:02 PM
The following is a summary of Scoop coverage of the 15 March 2019 attacks on worshippers at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Masjid Mosque in Christchurch.
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Prince William To Arrive On Anzac Day For Christchurch Visit
Prince William is arriving on Anzac Day for a two-day visit in which he will meet survivors of the mosque terror attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed the Duke of Cambridge will be in Auckland next Thursday and she will travel with him to Christchurch the following day. More>>
NZ Govt - Duke of Cambridge to visit Christchurch
17/4: National Terrorism Threat Level Moves To Medium
Medium is defined as a terrorist attack is assessed as feasible and could well occur. The new level remains higher than it was before the 15 March terrorist attack when the threat level was low. More>> Ipsos - After Christchurch, many NZers re-assess what's important


NZ Police - Threat level change and release of attack response timeline
12/4/19: One Month After Christchurch Mosque Terror Attacks
One month on from the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, many people are still struggling to come to terms with what happened.
The attacks left dozens widowed, more injured, and the country in a state of shock.
As people begin to rebuild their lives, they say it will be a long time before their lives resemble anything close to normality. More>>
NZ Govt - Responding to the needs of ethnic communitiesRNZ - Terror attack victims to receive $3m by end of month - Man who shared 'target acquired' image of mosque denied bail - Man still in custody over mosque shooting livestream
Gordon Campbell: On The Policing Of Social Media Content

In the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks, social media outlets are being examined for their role in (a) radicalising the shooter (b) confirming him in his beliefs by linking him to an online community of like-minded racists and (c) enabling his horrifying actions to be livestreamed and (ultimately) shared with a large global audience... More>>
"Shouted Abuse": Man Wanted Following Incident Outside Christchurch Mosque
RNZ - Residents want to end 'racist' pamphlets
White Supremacists Left Out Of UN Designated Terrorists List
RNZ - Lone wolf attacks difficult to prevent - SIS headNZ Govt - Andrew Little leads NZ delegation on antiterrorism taskforce
11/4 - Arms Amendment Bill Passes 119 to 1: Gun Laws To Change
National Party MPs crossed the floor of Parliament to congratulate Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Police Minister Stuart Nash, after MPs voted near-unanimously to approve the government's gun ban last night. More>>
NZ Govt - Speech: Nash - Arms Amendment Bill Third Reading - Legal framework for gun buyback scheme announced - Stuart Nash: Second Reading Arms Amendment Bill - Select Committee report on Arms Amendment BillACT - Ministerial interference in gun reform select committee - Free Press, 8 April 2019Federated Farmers - Federated Farmers Committed to Working on Firearms Reform - Landowners let down by select committee on firearms changes
10/4: Flowers, Tributes To Be Removed From Christchurch Gardens
Volunteers in Christchurch are bracing for an emotional day as they embark on the task of removing the more than 100m of flowers and momentos left for people affected by the mosque terror attacks. More>>


Security Sees Fewer Services: Auckland Anzac Day Events Finalised
In the current heightened security environment, Police have agreed to maintain a visible presence at events for public reassurance. As a result, Police had recommended that Anzac Day events in Auckland be consolidated so that they could adequately resource each public gathering. More>>
RNZ - Auckland Anzac Day services to merge for safety - Threats over Muslim prayer at Anzac serviceNZ Police - Police acknowledge decisions by organisers of ANZAC Day - Police statement on ANZAC Day commemorations in AucklandThe Scoop Team - PM's Post-Cab 8/4/19: Terror Attack Inquiry
Christchurch Terror Attacks: Over 100 ACC Claims Made
ACC has received almost 150 injury claims related to the Christchurch terror attacks, but many remain ineligible for support. More>>
RNZ - Man who lost father in mosque attacks denied ACC helpVictim Support - Almost $1.7 million paid to Christchurch victims so far
Select Committee Report On Arms Amendment Bill
The Finance and Expenditure Select Committee’s final report on the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill is now public... More>>
NZ Govt - Stuart Nash: Second Reading Arms Amendment BillACT - Ministerial interference in gun reform select committee - Free Press, 8 April 2019Federated Farmers - Landowners let down by select committee on firearms changes
Terms Of Reference Announced: Gordon Campbell On The Pitfalls Facing The Royal CommissionInevitably, there will be a fair degree of focus by the Commission on the Christchurch shooter, his background, what the authorities knew about him beforehand, and the role that social media played in his radicalisation.
Ultimately, much of that information will be useful only to the extent that it illuminates two of the meatier aspects of the Inquiry’s terms of reference… was the SIS operating with the wrong priorities? And if so, was this because (a) the SIS and our 5 Eyes allies were treating jihadi terrorism as their over-riding concern and/or (b) was there anything in its governing legislation that constrained the security services from pre-empting the mosque attacks. More>>
NZ Govt - Supreme Court judge to lead terror attack Royal CommissionOut-Link - Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques - dia.govt.nzThe Scoop Team - PM's Post-Cab 8/4/19: Terror Attack Inquiry
Ardern Mulls NZ's 'International Ask' On Social Media Reform
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is consulting personally about the role New Zealand could play internationally to get a "step-change in behaviour" by global social media companies when it comes to their sponsorship of extremism, disinformation, election manipulation and hate speech. More>>
The Scoop Team - PM's Post-Cab 8/4/19: Terror Attack Inquiry
'A Better, Safer, More Inclusive NZ': NZ Leaders Stand Together
A letter, already supported by organisations including the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Ernst & Young (EY), commits to addressing discrimination and creating more inclusive environments within New Zealand workplaces. More>>
Human Rights Commission - Human Rights Commission supports business leaders’ stand


Charity Show: NBL And Harlem Globetrotters Support Christchurch Victims
Harlem Globetrotters and the NBL will donate proceeds of the Harlem Globetrotters’ Christchurch show to the Our People, Our City fund to support those affected by the tragedy. More>>
Anglican Diocese Responds: 'Inter-Faith Hub' Proposed For Rebuilt Cathedral
It is entirely appropriate that people pause and reflect after the horrific Mosque massacre. We must all learn from these events and we’ve seen that reflected in many areas of New Zealand life. More>>
More Under Consideration: Christchurch Terror Attack Charges Confirmed
Police can now confirm the man arrested in relation to the Christchurch terror attacks will face 50 Murder and 39 Attempted Murder charges... More>>
Muslim Prayer Dropped From Anzac Service After Threats
RNZ - Auckland Anzac Day services to merge for safetyNZ Police - Police statement on ANZAC Day commemorations in Auckland
Australia Passes Violent Content Penalties For Social Media Companies
Australia is set to fine social media companies up to 10 percent of their annual global turnover and imprison executives if violent content is not removed under a new law passed by the country's parliament today. More>> Law Council of Australia - Livestream laws could have serious unintended consequencesRNZ - Facebook should turn off livestreaming: Privacy Commissioner


Live Video: Oral Submissions On Gun Law Reform Legislation
A parliamentary select committee is hearing oral submissions on the government's fast-tracked firearm law changes... Photo: RNZ / Ana Tovey More>>
RNZ - MPs debate new gun laws: 'NZers want this change' - David Seymour misses chance to slow gun legislation debate - National's Collins wants tougher action on gangs with guns - Armageddon convention bans military-style clothing, gunsThe Scoop Team - Post-Cabinet Press Conference 1/4/19: Gun Ban BillBill Out-Link - Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill - New Zealand ParliamentOffice of the Clerk - Arms Amendment Bill now open for submissionsNZ Govt - Arms Amendment Bill - Proactive release of papers - Stuart Nash: First Reading Arms Amendment Bill - Tighter gun laws to enhance public safetyNational - New attempt to get guns off gangsACT - 16,000 call for real consultation on firearms - Firearms submissions won’t be read, more time needed - Stealth deregulation of gun laws last December? - ACT opposes rushed firearms legislationNZ Police - Police respond to signalled firearms law changesNZ Medical Students' Association - New Zealand Medical Students Support Ban on Semi-Auto GunsGame Animal Council - Arms Amendment Bill will not significantly impact huntingCTU - NZ Union Movement Supports Improvements to Gun LawsActionStation - 6,500 make joint submission for gun law reform to go furtherNZ Nurses Organisation - NZNO strongly supports gun law changePeace Movement Aotearoa - Arms Amendment Bill: Submission summaryOut-Link - A (non-)submission on the new Arms Amendment legislation • Legal Beagle • Public AddressNZ Human Rights Commission - Senior United Nations official visits ChristchurchChristchurch City Council - Top UN official to learn about response to mosque attacks
Rugby: Considering 'The Crusaders' Name And Brand
“We are asking Research First to look into two possible options moving forward - retaining the ‘Crusaders’ name but changing the branding and associated imagery; or undertaking a complete rebranding, including the name and all imagery.” More>>
RNZ - Keeping Crusaders name "not a viable option" - advocateOut-Link - Why Muslims See the Crusades So Differently from Christians - HISTORYOut-Link - Crusaders' name and imagery feeds into white supremacy, says far-right expert - NZ Herald


Sunday 7 April: Gala Variety Show For Mosque Attack Families
Cliff Curtis, Sir Bob Parker, Jason Reeves, Sonia Gray, Suzanne Paul, Colin Mathura Jeffree, Geoff Sewell, Jay Laga’aia, Darryl Lovegrove, Lavina Williams, Deliah Hannah, James Nokise, Jarred Fell, Ali Harper, Tarun Mohanbhai, Becks Wright and Michael Murphy are just some of the stars who will be lining up on stage. More>>
University of Auckland - Creativity a powerful healer after traumaMushroom Group - You Are Us Auckland Concert SOLD OUT, Christchurch to comeImprov Mob - Whangarei Improvised Comedy To Raise Funds for ChristchurchRees Hotel - The Rees’ Silent Auction for Christchurch
Ministry Of Education: Terms Of Reference For Schools Lockdown Review
Because this lockdown was for a significant period of time, covered a large area of a major city, affected a very large number of families and occurred at a time of uncertainty about the nature of the events that were unfolding it is even more important than usual that we undertake a review of all aspects of the lockdown. More>>
First Reading Passed: Gun Control Legislation Tabled
The Arms Amendment Bill will have its first reading on Tuesday 2 April, and be referred to a Select Committee for a swift public submissions process. It will return to Parliament next week to pass through its remaining stages. It is intended to come into force on 12 April, the day after the Royal Assent. More>>
RNZ - MPs debate new gun laws: 'NZers want this change' - David Seymour misses chance to slow gun legislation debate - National's Collins wants tougher action on gangs with guns - Armageddon convention bans military-style clothing, gunsThe Scoop Team - Post-Cabinet Press Conference 1/4/19: Gun Ban BillBill Out-Link - Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill - New Zealand ParliamentOffice of the Clerk - Arms Amendment Bill now open for submissionsNZ Govt - Stuart Nash: First Reading Arms Amendment BillACT - ACT opposes rushed firearms legislationNZ Police - Police respond to signalled firearms law changesNZ Medical Students' Association - New Zealand Medical Students Support Ban on Semi-Auto GunsGame Animal Council - Arms Amendment Bill will not significantly impact hunting


Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Crackdown On Hate Crimes
By promising to “fast track” the government’s legislative response to hate crimes and discrimination Little made the exercise sound (potentially at least) like an attack on freedom of expression, as much as it would hopefully create a better protective shield for the vulnerable members of the community... More>>
RNZ - Facebook says it hasn't changed its livestreaming at all - Corrections criticised over 'countering violent extremism' programme - Threats over Muslim prayer at Anzac serviceHamilton City Council - Mayor calls for understanding and empathyOut-Link - Before mosque attacks, New Zealand failed to record hate crimes for years | ReutersOut-Link - Christchurch terror attack: The 41 terror publications you didn't know the Censor banned | NewshubOut-Link - Australian politician Fraser Anning censured over Christchurch shooting comments | RNZ NewsOut-Link - Facebook Says White Nationalist Video Doesn’t Break New Policy Against White Nationalism | HuffPost
Joeseph Cederwall: CJR Analysis Of Post-Christchurch Media Coverage
After the Christchurch massacre, Columbia Journalism Review analysed news sources to see how outlets complied with guidelines from groups that seek to limit the amplification of terrorist acts through media. More>>
Storicom - AI Day 2019 panel sees the need to reboot journalism
Some of the crowd during the final waita at the Wellington steraming event for the remembrance service. Photo: Lyndon Hood
PM's Speech: National Remembrance Service March 29 We gather here, 14 days on from our darkest of hours. In the days that have followed the terrorist attack on the 15th of March, we have often found ourselves without words. What words adequately express the pain and suffering of 50 men, women and children lost, and so many injured?
What words capture the anguish of our Muslim community being the target of hatred and violence? What words express the grief of a city that has already known so much pain?
I thought there were none. And then I came here and was met with this simple greeting. Asalamu Aleykum. Peace be upon you. More>>
RNZ video and live blog - 'Ko tātou, tātou - We are one': national remembrance serviceChristchurch City Council - Unity the focus of National Remembrance Service - Ko Tātou, Tātou - We are one: Order of Service - Factor extra travel time into your Friday plansNZ Govt - National Remembrance ServiceDIA link - Event details and full list of other locationsRegional events - Auckland - Wellington region - Turangawaewae [Cancelled] - Blenheim - Hamilton - Palmerston NorthNZ Police - Police advice for national remembrance events - Large crowds expected at Eden Park for national remembranceNZ Police - Police Commissioner on response to Christchurch attacksCanterbury DHB - FRIDAY 29 MARCH - Update from Christchurch HospitalCTU - Together we can create a future of unityAll Right - Roll out of new campaign to support ChristchurchAroha for NZ - Gamers and sports stars unite to support “Aroha For NZ”ASB Bank - ASB True Rewards available to contribute to Our PeoplePacific Media Watch - Reporting Islam before and after 15/3RNZ - Rural remembrance events face cancellation over police staff - PM Ardern in Christchurch: 'There is much work to do'Binoy Kampmark - Angles of Tolerance: Yusuf Islam in Christchurch
Duke Of Cambridge To Visit Christchurch
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed news that the Duke of Cambridge will visit New Zealand on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen to honour the victims of the Christchurch mosques terror attack. The visit will be in late April. More>>
Royal Family - The Duke of Cambridge to visit New Zealand
You Are Us/Aroha Nui Benefits Concerts Announced:You Are Us Auckland Concert SOLD OUT, Christchurch to comeChristchurch Lineup Featuring LordeAuckland LineupNZ Music Industry Unites For Christchurch
Facebook Announces Ban On White Nationalism And Separatism
"Today we’re announcing a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on Facebook and Instagram, which we’ll start enforcing next week. It’s clear that these concepts are deeply linked to organized hate groups and have no place on our services." More>>
Out-Link - Facebook Says White Nationalist Video Doesn’t Break New Policy Against White Nationalism | HuffPostSanjana Hattotuwa - Principles over promises: Responding to terrorismWorld Federation of Advertisers - WFA urges brands to hold platforms to accountJoint Media Statement - Local advertisers and agencies delighted at support from WFAACT - New hate crime law would be ineffective, divisive - Free Press, 1 April 2019Free Speech Coalition - Free Speech Coalition will defend free speech rightsUniversities NZ - Te Pokai Tara - Universities call for effective regulation of social mediaStoricom - AI Day 2019 panel sees the need to reboot journalismRNZ - Hamilton councillor criticised over terror attack commentsOut-Link - Before mosque attacks, New Zealand failed to record hate crimes for years | Reuters
Islamic Women's Council Of New Zealand: Dr National Coordinator Maysoon Salama's Personal Message
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. Greetings of peace to you all. The tragedy of last Friday has been an overwhelming one for myself and for the Muslim community here in Christchurch. I am currently dealing with the loss of my son, and serious injuries to my husband. I put my faith in Allah and rely on Him to give me strength and courage. More>>
Ramzy Baroud: A Visitor On NZ's Response
The Australian terrorist - whose name will not be mentioned here in honor of a call made by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, as not to celebrate the infamy of the senseless murderer - wanted to send a message that immigrants, particularly Muslims, are not safe, not even in New Zealand. But his attempt backfired. More>>


PM Announces Royal Commission Into Christchurch Attacks
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that there will be a Royal Commission of Inquiry into security agencies following the Christchurch terrorist attacks... The inquiry will look at what could or should have been done to prevent the attack, Ms Ardern said. More>>
Scoop Multimedia - PM's Post-Cab 25/3/19: Royal Commission on Mosque AttacksRNZ - SIS was warned on interviewees' rights - Inspector-General - Andrew Little says more NZers under surveillance - New Zealand prudent to stay on high alert: Ardern - Armed police to remain on streets: commissionerTVNZ - Police Minister provides detail of possible gun law changesNZ Govt - Foreign Minister to visit MalaysiaNational - Royal Commission needed into Christchurch attacks - Royal Commission not an excuse to ignore security concernsACT - ACT welcomes National’s support for Royal Commission - Royal Commission should include Police response - Free Press, 26 March 2019Maori Council - Royal Commission into failure of NZ’s Intelligence a mustRNZ - SIS accused of breaching NZ Muslims' rights
Gordon Campbell: On Ridding The Net Of White Supremacist Propaganda
Although it won’t be a walk in the park, gun law reform will be an easier job than neutralising the Internet hate content that (a) recruited the Christchurch shooter, and (b) confirmed him in his beliefs. More>>
RNZ - Chief censor defends classifying manifesto objectionableOut-Link - Why the censor's total ban on possession of "the Manifesto" is wrong | Graeme EdgelerFree Speech Coalition - Intervention over ISPs has free speech implications
Planned For 29 March: National Remembrance Service
A National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack, and all those affected by it, will be held at 10am on Friday 29 March, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced. More>>
RNZ Out-Links - They Are Us: A memorial to the victims of the 15 March 2019 Christchurch terror attacks - New Zealand's Darkest Day: A timeline of the Christchurch terror attacksRNZ - Lei of peace gifted to ChristchurchNZ Govt - Peters: Statement to the Organisation of Islamic CooperationNational - Royal Commission needed into Christchurch attacksACT - ACT welcomes National’s support for Royal CommissionNZ Police - Name Release 4 – Christchurch Terror Attack - Name release 3 - Name release 2 - Name Release 1NZ Police - Statement on Christchurch accused’s firearms licence - Christchurch terror attack – victim identification completeChristchurch City Council - Fact Sheet for Media – Monday 25 March 2019Canterbury DHB - Update from Christchurch Hospital Sunday, 24 March 2019 - 23 March - 22 MarchDepartment Of Internal Affairs - Donations AdviceTrademe - Trade Me launches Aroha for ChristchurchHamilton City Council - National Remembrance to be livestreamed at ClaudelandsAuckland Council - Eden Park opens its gates for Remembrance for Christchurch - Mayor to visit Mosques in remembrance of victimsFIRST Union - St John angers staff with insensitive ad campaignMushroom Group - You Are Us/Aroha Nui | Auckland Lineup AnnouncedPalmerston North City Council - Live screening of National Remembrance Service in The SquareKapiti Coast District Council - Kāpiti Coast community encouraged to attend National ServiceWellington City Council - Wall of aroha in the heart of the citySt Peter's Anglican Church - Rutter RequiemNZ Baha'i Community - Hundreds of students set to speak up for race unitySKYCITY - Sky Tower and Auckland Harbour Bridge to become candlesUN - Racism: UN experts condemn mosque attacks - Guterres announces UN plan to safeguard religious sites - Secretary-General remarks at Islamic Cultural CenterEuro Med Monitor - Racist rhetoric in Europe on the riseBinoy Kampmark - Globalising the Christchurch Shootings
Chief Censor Press Releases: Christchurch Attack Publication Classified As Objectionable - Joins Video In Ban
A publication reportedly written by the terrorist behind the fatal attacks in Christchurch, has been officially classified as objectionable. More>>
Department Of Internal Affairs - Internal Affairs urges people to remain vigilantFree Speech Coalition - Banning of manifesto a step too farBinoy Kampmark - Censorship, manifestos and the Christchurch ShooterPacific Media Centre - Online hate speech ‘gives green light’ to attacks
21/3: Ban On Military Style Semi-Automatics And Assault Rifles
Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws announced today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says... Related parts used to convert these guns into MSSAs are also being banned, along with all high-capacity magazines.
“An amnesty will be put in place for weapons to be handed in, and Cabinet has directed officials to develop a buyback scheme...All semi-automatic weapons used during the terrorist attack on Friday 15 March will be banned." More>>
Scoop Video - Government Announces Gun Control MeasuresNZ Police - Police announce process to hand over reclassified MSSAsScience Media Centre - Urgent changes to gun laws – Expert ReactionChristchurch City Council - Christchurch Terror Attack: Fact Sheet for Media 21/3/19National - National supports firearms reformGreens - Gun control welcomed by GreensFish and Game NZ - Fish & Game supports firearm law reformsFederated Farmers - Federated Farmers supports toughening up on firearmsPolice Association - Government applauded for decisive action on firearmsTrademe - Trade Me supports Government’s firearms law amendmentsRNZ - Live updates: Christchurch mosque terror attacks day 7 - Day 6 - Social media feels heat on hate after crisis in Christchurch RNZ Report: No Mention Of Right-Wing Threat In 10 Years Of GCSB/SIS Docs
There is not one specific mention of the threat posed by white supremacists or right-wing nationalism in 10 years of public documents from the Security Intelligence Service or the GCSB. More>>
RNZ - SIS accused of breaching NZ Muslims' rightsGordon Campbell - Gordon Campbell on what government could have done betterMinistry of Education - Lockdown review starts 2 April 2019
Gordon Campbell: On What Government Could Have Done Better
Across New Zealand and the wide world beyond, PM Jacinda Ardern has justifiably won a ton of praise for how she has responded to the Christchurch attacks... Arguably though, and alongside those significant achievements, there have been a few areas where the performance of the coalition government and its agencies have been less than stellar. More>>
Peter Dunne - Dunne Speaks: Beware the Ides of March
Two Minute Silence 22/3: Auckland Mosques Opening Their Doors To All
Mosques in the four corners of Auckland will open their doors on Friday night for people of all faiths to gather in remembrance of the 50 lives lost in the Christchurch shootings. More>>
NZ Police - Christchurch – mosques handed back to communityMaori Council - Maori to gather for a national Haka on FridayLove Aotearoa Hate Racism - Thousands expected at Sunday rallyAmnesty International - Thousands share messages of hope for our Muslim whānauHamilton City Council - Two locations for two minutes silence for ChristchurchJewish Council - New Zealand Jewish Support for ChristchurchUnite Union - National Day of mourning still neededPacific Leadership Forum - Condolences to our Muslim Community in AotearoaSocialist Equality Group - On the glorification of Jacinda ArdernGreg Rzesniowiecki - Petition call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry
Security: No Mention Of Right-Wing Threat In 10 Years Of GCSB/SIS Docs
Jane Patterson for RNZ: There is not one specific mention of the threat posed by white supremacists or right-wing nationalism in 10 years of public documents from the Security Intelligence Service or the GCSB. More>>
Ministry of Education - Lockdown review starts 2 April 2019
Parliament's Condolences: PM's Statement On Christchurch Mosques Terror Attack
Al salam Alaikum. Peace be upon you. And peace be upon all of us.
Mr Speaker the 15th of March will now forever be a day etched in our collective memories... More>>
National - Opposition Leader’s Address to Parliament on ChristchurchNZ First - Winston Peters Speech to Commemorate the Christchurch MosqueACT - ACT Leader's reply on Christchurch mosques terrorist attacks


Joseph Cederwall: WOMAD - Love Will Lead Us Home
The events of Friday, moments before the gates opened cast an entirely different shadow over the festival and highlight the importance of such events as a way of growing closer together. More>>
Joseph Cederwall - WOMAD 2019 Review, Photos and VideosCOCA Gallery - Love Lives Here
Gordon Campbell: On Why The Government Shouldn't Run The Christchurch Massacre Inquiry
At Cabinet yesterday, the promised changes to our gun laws cleared their first hurdle. According to PM Jacinda Ardern, Cabinet agreed collectively “in principle” on a set of proposals to change New Zealand’s gun laws... Yesterday, Ardern also announced an inquiry into the background to the mosque attacks and into the role played by the SIS, GCSB, Police, Customs, and Immigration. More>>
RNZ - Live updates: Christchurch mosque terror attacks day 6 - Social media feels heat on hate after crisis in ChristchurchNZ Police - Name Release 1 - Police working relentlessly to complete formal IDs - Terror attack – 250 officers and staff dedicated to enquiryGordon Campbell - Gordon Campbell on effective changes to gun laws and the SIS - Gordon Campbell on Brexit and Christchurch tragedy pornThe Scoop Team - PM's Post-Cab 18/3/19: After The Mosques Terror AttackNZ Govt - PM statement on Christchurch mosques terror attack - Foreign Minister to visit Indonesia and TurkeyMaori Council - Maori to gather for a national Haka on FridayNZ Security Intelligence Service - NZSIS welcomes inquiry into the Christchurch attackGovt Communications Security Bureau - GCSB statement on the Christchurch terrorist attacksSpark Vodafone 2degrees - Open letter from the CEOs of Spark, Vodafone and 2degrees - Telcos advise of Christchurch donation scamsACC - ACC support extends to family members overseas - ACC sets up direct contact for victimsVictim Support - Update on Victim Support Givealittle FundQ+A- ASPI Head, Dr John Coyne interviewed by Corin Dann - Q+A: Minister Andrew Little interviewed by Corin DannScience Media Centre - Muslim identity and experiences in New Zealand - Christchurch attacks: gun control - Expert ReactionGreg Barton - Christchurch attacks are a stark warning of toxic politicsJoe Burton - Four lessons from the Christchurch terror attackStephen Croucher - The psychology of fear and hate, and what each of us can doDenis Muller - Attacks provide a new ethics lesson for professional mediaJohn Battersby - Overhauling gun and terrorism laws not enough
15/3/2019: Mosques Attacked in Christchurch
• There have been two attacks at the Masjid Al Noor Mosque next to Hagley Park, and at the Linwood Masjid Mosque in the suburb of Linwood, Christchurch
• Police commissioner says 50 confirmed dead in Christchurch terrorist attacks. One man charged with murder appeared in court on Saturday, two more apprehended - working to understand their involvement
• PM Jacinda Ardern has described it as a "terrorist attack" by those holding extremist views. She says NZ's gun laws will change.
• The national security threat level has been increased from low to high.
• Commissioner Bush said there were explosive devices attached to one vehicle that were stopped by police and these have been made safe by Defence Force personnel.
More>>
New Zealand Muslim Association - Tragic Incident in ChristchurchAnjum Rahman - Exhausted, frustrated – 5 years seeking help against discriminationOut-Link - Lamia Imam: 'I cannot forgive the rhetoric that got us here' | RNZ NewsOut-Link - Vigils are useless without real changeRNZ - Four things to do following the Christchurch terror attacks - Mosque attacks: Tributes, vigils and mourning - Mosque attacks: 12,000 Wellingtonians express solidarity - Mosque attacks: Burying the Christchurch deadNZ Police - Christchurch Central Police station open - 18-year-old charged under Films Videos and Publications Classification Act [corrected] - Victim identification and nationalities - Update 15 - Update 14 - Update 13 - Update 12 - Update 11 – Christchurch Terror Attack - Update 10 - Update 9 - Update 8: 28-year-old charged with murder - Update 7 - Update 6 - Update 5 - Update 4 - Update 3 - Update 2 - Update 1 - Serious firearms incident, central ChristchurchNZ Govt - Changes at Parliament this week - National condolence book opened for Christchurch victims - Jacinda Ardern on Christchurch mass shooting – 9am 16 March - Intial update - PM on Christchurch shootingsGovernor-General - Message on- Christchurch - Message from The Queen to the Governor-General - A message from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - Message from HRH The Prince of Wales to the Governor-GeneralOffice of the Speaker - Statement of thanks for condolence messagesUN - UN Secretary-General's Spokesman on NZ mosque attackNational - Opposition Leader condemns Christchurch attacksACT - Free Press: Reflections on Christchurch - ACT statement on Christchurch shootingCanterbury DHB - 48 patients with gunshot wounds being treated - 15/3: Christchurch Hospital and Outpatients locked downChristchurch City Council - Mayor’s message to the people of Christchurch - Saturday: Christchurch terror attacks: What you need to know - Council places its central city buildings in lock-downVictim Support - Victim Support launches Official FundAuckland Council - Auckland Council stands with ChristchurchHamilton City Council - Hamilton vigil following Christchurch terrorism attackHuman Rights Commissioner - Paul Hunt on the events in ChchMCH - New Zealand Flag half-masting directiveMSD - MSD extends contact centre hours due to Christchurch tragedyDIA - Sharing shooting video likely illegalBishop Peter - On behalf of Canterbury Church leadersAir NZ - Regional turboprop services out of Chch on 15/3 cancelledLGNZ - LGNZ extends condolences to those in ChristchurchPolice Association - Police Association fully supports call for gun law changesTrade Me Limited - Trade Me halts sale of semi-automatic weaponsNZ Medical Association - Doctors condemn attacks, call for action on gun controlNew Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists - Finding Compassion in a Dark DayARMS - Refugee Sector shows solidarityNZ Bankers' Association - Banking industry contributes $1 million to Christchurch familiesASB Polyfest - Final Day of ASB Polyfest cancelledEmbassy of Israel -Christchurch terror attacksNZ Friends of Israel - Condemns Christchurch Mosque AttackPLO - Palestine condemns the terrorist attack on NZ mosquesCanadian Union of Postal Workers - CUPW Condemns Terrorist Attack in New ZealandAdrian Maidment - Adrian Maidment Cartoon: The Strength of our ResponsePublic Address Out-Link - Terrorism Offences and Murder Sentencing: An Explainer • Legal Beagle
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