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Metropolitan area in South Island, New Zealand

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Christchurch: Metropolitan area in South Island, New Zealand
Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. It is home to 404,500 residents, making it New Zealand's third-most populous city behind Auckland and Wellington. The Avon River flows through the centre of the city, with an urban park located along its banks.

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EU wrangles over law to tackle spread of terror online

eu wrangles over law to tackle spread of terror online
Law changes agreed by the European Parliament do not pass the "Christchurch test", an official says.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand's revises national security threat level to medium

New Zealand's national security threat level has been revised down to medium after it was raised to high in the wake of a mass shooting in Christchurch on March 15 that killed 50 people, the prime..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Christchurch

6 Charged With Distributing New Zealand Mosque Attack Video [Video]6 Charged With Distributing New Zealand Mosque Attack Video

If convicted, they could face 14 years in prison.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Pakistanis form human mosque to pay tribute to Christchurch victims [Video]Pakistanis form human mosque to pay tribute to Christchurch victims

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Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published

Facebook Wants More Censorship After Christchurch Massacre [Video]Facebook Wants More Censorship After Christchurch Massacre

According to Business Insider, "Facebook is going to stop users from posting live videos if they have broken the company's community guidelines in the past... The change... follows the Christchurch..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

New Zealand's Ban On Assault Rifles Is Now In Effect [Video]New Zealand's Ban On Assault Rifles Is Now In Effect

Business Insider reports New Zealand's new ban on many types of firearms went into effect on Friday after the government overwhelmingly passed legislation earlier this week to prohibit certain types of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Applause for Ardern speech after NZ gun law vote [Video]Applause for Ardern speech after NZ gun law vote

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke to the House of Representatives on Wednesday and said she "could not fathom how weapons that could cause such destruction and large-scale death could..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Christchurch mosque shootings: MPs vote to ban semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles [Video]Christchurch mosque shootings: MPs vote to ban semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles

MPs in New Zealand have voted to pass a gun reform bill that seeks to ban semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles, less than a month after deadly attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that left 50..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:42Published

Judge Orders Mental Assessment For Christchurch Shooter [Video]Judge Orders Mental Assessment For Christchurch Shooter

According to Reuters, the Australian man accused of murdering worshipers at two mosques in New Zealand faces new charges. Brenton Tarrant has now been charged with 50 counts of murder, and the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Australia Passes Law Against Violent Social Media Content [Video]Australia Passes Law Against Violent Social Media Content

The law criminalize websites that fail to take down violent content quickly.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Facebook's Zuckerberg Defends Livestreaming Service After New Zealand Massacre [Video]Facebook's Zuckerberg Defends Livestreaming Service After New Zealand Massacre

According to a report by SFGate, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg defended the company's livestreaming service following a wave of criticism after it was used in the mass-shooting in Christchurch, New..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Tech firms face fines, jail over violent content under new Australian law [Video]Tech firms face fines, jail over violent content under new Australian law

Australia will fine social media and web hosting companies up to 10 percent of their annual global turnover and imprison executives for up to three years if violent content is not removed..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published

'I don't really need it': New Zealanders set to turn in guns [Video]'I don't really need it': New Zealanders set to turn in guns

A wide swathe of New Zealand's quarter-million gun owners say they accept there must be change after the tragedy in Christchurch, including 48-year old Noel Womersley who expects to hand in one..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:55Published

Australia's Senate condemns lawmaker over NZ massacre Muslim comments [Video]Australia's Senate condemns lawmaker over NZ massacre Muslim comments

Australia's Senate censured Senator Fraser Anning on Wednesday for the independent right-wing lawmaker's comments that New Zealand's mosques massacre was a result of letting "Muslim fanatics" migrate..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

New Zealand Gun Control Bill Passes First of Three Votes [Video]New Zealand Gun Control Bill Passes First of Three Votes

The measure would ban most semiautomatic firearms, magazines and parts that can be used to assemble prohibited firearms.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

New Zealand Introduces Gun Control Bill [Video]New Zealand Introduces Gun Control Bill

​The bill would ban ​most semiautomatic firearms and some shotguns, as well as magazines and parts that can be used to assemble them.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:07Published

Before mosque attacks, New Zealand failed to record hate crimes for years [Video]Before mosque attacks, New Zealand failed to record hate crimes for years

In the wake of the Christchurch shootings, New Zealand's failure to track hate crimes is under new scrutiny. The country has received many requests to do so from local and international agencies over..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

New Zealand Never Kept A Record Of Hate Crimes [Video]New Zealand Never Kept A Record Of Hate Crimes

Reuters reports New Zealand’s government does not keep a comprehensive record of hate crimes. Earlier this month, a man killed 50 Muslims in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. A few weeks..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Facebook may curb some live video after NZ attack [Video]Facebook may curb some live video after NZ attack

Facebook says it is considering restrictions on users' ability to broadcast live video. It's not clear if it would have stopped the stream of New Zealand's Christchurch massacre. Matthew Larotonda..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Australia toughens fight against violent content on social media [Video]Australia toughens fight against violent content on social media

Australia introduces a law which makes it a criminal offence for social media companies if they don't remove violent content quickly from their platforms, in the wake of the Christchurch shootings...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Facebook Looks To Restrict Who Can Livestream Following Christchurch Attack [Video]Facebook Looks To Restrict Who Can Livestream Following Christchurch Attack

According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said that the company was looking to restrict live video following the streaming of footage of the Christchurch massacre on its..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

New Zealand holds memorial service to remember Christchurch attack victims [Video]New Zealand holds memorial service to remember Christchurch attack victims

A national remembrance service has been held in New Zealand to commemorate those who died in two mosque shootings in Christchurch two weeks ago.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Thousands pay tribute to Christchurch victims [Video]Thousands pay tribute to Christchurch victims

Thousands gather in a Christchurch park for a national memorial service, with speakers calling for the legacy of the tragedy to be a kinder, more tolerant New Zealand. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Thousands gather for Christchurch remembrance [Video]Thousands gather for Christchurch remembrance

Thousands gathered in a Christchurch, New Zealand park as the names of 50 people shot dead in two mosques were read out at a national memorial service. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:02Published

Australian PM attends national memorial service for shooting victims in New Zealand [Video]Australian PM attends national memorial service for shooting victims in New Zealand

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison meets with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and delivers a speech for the victims of a mass shooting two weeks ago in Christchurch. Rough cut - no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

NZ PM welcomes Facebook bans on white nationalism, separatism [Video]NZ PM welcomes Facebook bans on white nationalism, separatism

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that she welcomes Facebook's decision to ban praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism on its social media platforms...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

 

New Zealand PM Ardern's approval rating rises to highest since taking office

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was praised at home and abroad for her handling of the Christchurch mosques shooting last month, received her highest approval rating since taking office..
Reuters - Published

Christchurch copycat terror accused in court

christchurch copycat terror accused in court
Two men are said to have encouraged terrorism on the Christian White Militia group on the WhatsApp messaging app.
BBC News - Published

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