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City in South Island, New Zealand

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Christchurch: City 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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New Zealand gun owners stage protest over tighter controls

A group of about 50 New Zealand firearm owners protested further gun reforms on Saturday, sounding a note of discord over the tightening of the country's gun laws after the mass shooting in..
Reuters - Published

Crusaders rugby team retain name following post-mosque attack review

The New Zealand side launched a review after the Christchurch mosque attacks killed 51 people.
BBC News - Published

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Chief Rabbi warns ‘soul of nation is at stake’ if Labour wins General Election [Video]Chief Rabbi warns ‘soul of nation is at stake’ if Labour wins General Election

Jeremy Corbyn’s election campaign has been struck by a significant intervention after the Chief Rabbi warned that the Labour leadership’s handling of anti-Semitism was “incompatible” with..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:33Published

Charles gets traditional Maori Hongi nose rub [Video]Charles gets traditional Maori Hongi nose rub

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have a busy final day on the New Zealand leg of their royal tour. They began the day in Christchurch, visiting the Lincoln Farmers and Craft Market,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published

Imam who survived Christchurch mosque attacks talks trauma and calls for unity [Video]Imam who survived Christchurch mosque attacks talks trauma and calls for unity

Imam who survived Christchurch mosque attacks talks trauma and calls for unity

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:21Published

Charles ignores questions about his brother [Video]Charles ignores questions about his brother

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla continued their weeklong trip to New Zealand with a visit to Christchurch on Friday. As he arrived at Cashmere High School, he ignored a question thrown at him by a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive in New Zealand [Video]Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive in New Zealand

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have arrived in New Zealand for an official tour which will take them to Auckland, Waitangi and Christchurch. Charles and Camilla touched down at the New..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Police release firearms training videos to help detect live-streamed terror attacks [Video]Police release firearms training videos to help detect live-streamed terror attacks

Footage of police firearms officer training has been released as part of the Metropolitan Police’s work with Facebook to improve detection of live-streamed Christchurch-style terrorist attacks. The..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published

 

Lightning bolt strikes near Emirates plane in Christchurch

The Emirates aircraft was waiting for a storm to subside at an airport in New Zealand.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand 23-8 Great Britain Rugby League Lions: Kiwis inflict third tour defeat

Great Britain fall to their third straight tour defeat, losing 23-8 to New Zealand in Christchurch.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand bans video game glorifying Christchurch mosque shooting

New Zealand's Chief Censor said on Thursday he had banned a video game that appeared to glorify the mass shooting in Christchurch earlier this year that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand plans armed police patrols after Christchurch massacre

New Zealand officials said on Friday armed police will patrol parts of the country in a trial project following heightened security concerns after a mass shooting in Christchurch in March that killed..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand awards for police who captured Christchurch shooting suspect

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern handed bravery awards to two police officers in a private ceremony on Wednesday for risking their lives to capture and arrest a man accused of killing 51..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand PM Ardern steps up fight against extremist online content

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced more funding and support on Monday to target violent extremist content online, just months after an alleged white supremacist livestreamed a..
Reuters - Published

Livestreamed killings test social media measures to block extremist content

Social media companies scrambled on Wednesday to scrub footage of a shooting outside a German synagogue from their platforms, in the first major test of their systems since a massacre in the New..
Reuters - Published

Accused New Zealand mosque gunman withdraws bid to move trial: media

The man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in March has withdrawn an application to have his trial moved away from Christchurch, the city where the attacks occurred, New Zealand..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand flights briefly grounded by radar fault

Flight departures from New Zealand were temporarily halted on Monday after a fire alarm went off at the country's air navigation service provider's main radar facility in Christchurch.
Reuters - Published

Tech companies back independent watchdog to tackle online extremism

A global working group set up by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft to remove extremist content will become an independent watchdog working "to respond quicker and work more collaboratively to..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand PM Ardern, Trump discuss gun control in first formal meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump "listened with interest" about New Zealand's gun reforms introduced after the mass shooting in Christchurch, the Pacific country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on..
Reuters - Published

Terror police have 'no plan' to tackle white nationalist group that inspired Christchurch attack

Generation Identity's UK branch continues to spread 'great replacement' theory behind massacres in New Zealand and US
Independent - Published

London police and Facebook move to stop live streaming of terror attacks

London police and Facebook said on Tuesday they plan to share resources to stop the live streaming of terrorist attacks like that in Christchurch, New Zealand, earlier this year.
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's PM Ardern acts to tighten gun laws further, six months after attack

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new bill to parliament on Friday that aims to further tighten gun laws, as the country marks six months since the mass shooting in Christchurch..
Reuters - Published

Trial of accused Christchurch gunman delayed in New Zealand to avoid Ramadan

The trial of a man accused of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people has been delayed by a month because the original court date coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan,..
Reuters - Published

Vincent Fuller: White supremacist jailed for launching far-right terror attack a day after Christchurch shootings

A far-right terrorist who tried to kill Muslims in a rampage the day after the Christchurch attack has been jailed for more than 18 years.
Independent - Published

Stanwell Tesco knifeman 'aimed to strike fear in Muslim hearts'

Vincent Fuller attacked a young Bulgarian a day after the Christchurch terror attack, a court hears.
BBC News - Published

Revered as a saint by online extremists, how Christchurch shooter inspired copycat terrorists around the world

Extremists calling for fresh massacres online after attacks in Poway, El Paso and Norway
Independent - Published

Birmingham mosque attacks: Man charged with 'religiously-aggravated criminal damage' after Muslim places of worship targeted

Investigators said incidents in wake of Christchurch attack were not terror-related
Independent - Published

Far-right racist admits stabbing Bulgarian man in Tesco car park after shouting he wanted to 'kill Muslims'

Apparently inspired by terror attack on Muslims in Christchurch the previous day, Vincent Fuller rampaged through town with knife and baseball bat before telling police who arrested him 'I hope Isis..
Independent - Published

Stanwell Tesco stabbing: 'Far-right' knifeman admits attack

Vincent Fuller attacked a young Bulgarian a day after the Christchurch terror attack, a court hears.
BBC News - Published

Man accused of New Zealand mosque attack seeks to move trial from Christchurch

Lawyers for the man accused of shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that killed 51 people in March have asked for the trial to be moved from the southern city of Christchurch, where the attacks took..
Reuters - Published

Far-right extremists 'encouraged copycat terror attacks' after Christchurch mosque shootings

Defendants were allegedly part of 'Christian White Militia' WhatsApp group
Independent - Published

New Zealand plans firearm register, tighter licensing amid gun law reforms

New Zealand on Monday revealed plans to establish a firearm register and to overhaul its licensing systems for gun owners in the second set of gun law reforms introduced in response to mass shootings..
Reuters - Published

Gas explosion in New Zealand's Christchurch injures several people

New Zealand emergency services evacuated residents near what they said was a suspected gas explosion in the South Island city of Christchurch on Friday that left a house on fire and several people..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand police report 'serious' incident in Christchurch, residents evacuated

New Zealand police said on Friday there had been a "serious" incident in the South Island city of Christchurch that left a house on fire after residents described hearing the sound of an explosion.
Reuters - Published

Gun megastore plan in New Zealand's Christchurch sparks backlash: media

New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, has aroused concern with plans for a mega store..
Reuters - Published

Britons believe far-right groups a greater threat to society than Islamist extremism, poll says

Exclusive: Sharp increase in concern comes in wake of atrocities in Pittsburgh and Christchurch
Independent - Published

Christchurch shootings: New Zealanders hand over guns

Gun owners have started handing over semi-automatic weapons following the Christchurch attacks.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand's first gun buyback event a success, police say

Police on Saturday labeled New Zealand's first firearms buy-back event a success, after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the city of Christchurch.
Reuters - Published

Facebook and YouTube must do more to stop terrorists live streaming atrocities, May to tell G20

PM to highlight importance of crisis response systems developed after Christchurch shooting
Independent - Published

Christchurch attack: New Zealand launches gun buy-back scheme

christchurch attack: new zealand launches gun buy-back scheme
People have six months to hand in their semi-automatic weapons - banned in the wake of the Christchurch attacks.
BBC News - Published

NZ launches gun 'buy-back' scheme for weapons banned after Christchurch mosque attacks

New Zealand's government on Wednesday launched a multimillion-dollar, six-month "buy-back" scheme to compensate owners of powerful but newly banned semi-automatic weapons prohibited in the wake of..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand man jailed for 21 months for sharing Christchurch shooting video

new zealand man jailed for 21 months for sharing christchurch shooting video
Philip Arps had also made a modified version of the video that he intended to share as a meme.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand man jailed for sharing video of mass shooting: media

A New Zealand man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Tuesday for distributing videos of a massacre at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, media reported.
Reuters - Published

Accused Christchurch gunman pleads not guilty to all charges in New Zealand court

An Australian man pleaded not guilty on Friday to 92 charges stemming from a massacre in two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch three months ago and will stand trial in May next year.
Reuters - Published

Christchurch attack: Brenton Tarrant pleads not guilty to all charges

christchurch attack: brenton tarrant pleads not guilty to all charges
In the 15 March shooting, a gunman opened fire on Muslim worshippers and killed 51 people.
BBC News - Published

New Zealand massacre suspect set to enter pleas, face new terrorism charge

Suspected white supremacist Brenton Tarrant is expected to enter pleas, and will face a new terrorism charge, when he appears in court on Friday over the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch.
Reuters - Published

Christchurch Mosque Massacre: New Zealand Tightens Gun Laws

christchurch mosque massacre: new zealand tightens gun laws
by Alice Monroe - The tragedy that unfolded at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in recent days has captured headlines all over the world. 50 people are reported to have been killed as a..
One News Page Staff - Published

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