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Christchurch: City in the South Island of 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. The urban area is home to 377,200 residents, and the territorial authority has 385,500 people, which makes it the second-most populous city in New Zealand after Auckland and before Wellington. The Avon River flows through the centre of the city, with an urban park located along its banks.

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Relief as Christchurch mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole [Video]

Relief as Christchurch mosque shooter sentenced to life without parole

Survivors and relatives of the victims say they feel relieved - and hope the end of the trial gives them closure.

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New Zealand prime minister: Christchurch gunman deserves life of utter silence [Video]

New Zealand prime minister: Christchurch gunman deserves life of utter silence

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has praised the Muslim community inNew Zealand following the sentencing of a white supremacist gunman who killed51 people at two mosques in Christchurch last..

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New Zealand mosque attack survivor confronts gunman in court [Video]

New Zealand mosque attack survivor confronts gunman in court

Christchurch mosque attack survivor Abdul Aziz Wahabzadah confronts gunmanBrenton Tarrant in court, and brands him a "coward", ahead of the 29-year-oldAustralian's sentencing to a full life term in..

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Christchurch gunman sentenced to life in prison without parole [Video]

Christchurch gunman sentenced to life in prison without parole

The Australian gunman who killed dozens of people during attacks on twomosques in New Zealand has been sentenced to life in prison without thepossibility of parole. Brenton Harrison Tarrant had pleaded..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published
'Only fire awaits you' - families address NZ shooter [Video]

'Only fire awaits you' - families address NZ shooter

Christchurch mosque shooting victims were among those who turned their ire on the white supermacist, who gunned down 51 people, in a New Zealand court on Wednesday. Edward Baran reports.

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Christchurch shooting: Gunman given life without parole

Brenton Tarrant, 29, shot dead 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch in March last year.
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Christchurch shooting: Grief, defiance as victims confront gunman

Almost 100 survivors and relatives of victims confronted Australian gunman Brenton Tarrant.
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Christchurch mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant faces sentencing hearing

Brenton Tarrant has admitted killing 51 people and wounding dozens more at two New Zealand mosques.
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Christchurch mosque attacks: 'I'm close to forgiving, but not there yet'

The wife of a man killed in the Christchurch attacks is preparing to attend the gunman's sentencing.
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Twitter suspends dozens of white nationalist accounts that spread Christchurch shootings conspiracy theory

Generation Identity spread 'great replacement theory' that inspired six fatal attacks since 2018
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NZ's Ardern says guilty plea gives some relief to people shattered by mosque attack

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday the guilty plea and conviction of the Christchurch mosque attacker brings some relief to many people affected by last year's attack.
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Accused Christchurch shooter changes plea to guilty: media reports

The Australian man accused of the attacks on two New Zealand mosques last year entered a surprise guilty plea in a Christchurch court on Thursday to 51 charges of murder, local media reported.
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Christchurch gunman pleads guilty to 51 murders

Brenton Tarrant killed 51 people and wounded scores more at two mosques in New Zealand a year ago.
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Christchurch attack: Messages of hope one year one

One year after the mosque attacks, a campaign has collected messages for Christchurch's Muslims.
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New Zealand calls off Christchurch attack commemoration amid coronavirus fears

New Zealand on Saturday called off a national remembrance service marking the one-year anniversary of the attack on Christchurch mosques due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
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Flowers and messages of support adorn New Zealand mosque for shooting anniversary

Aya al-Umari looks at the bunches of flowers and reads messages of support outside the Al Noor mosque, tributes left for the victims of the Christchurch shootings a year on from the attacks.
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New Zealand's Ardern leads Christchurch shooting memorials amid coronavirus scare

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday the country has "fundamentally changed" since last year's Christchurch shootings, as the coronavirus pandemic loomed over a planned weekend..
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Christchurch mosques shooting victim one-year on

Wasseim and his daughter were among the victims of New Zealand's Christchurch mosques shooting.
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Christchurch mosque attacks: Anniversary to be marked by joint prayers

Fifty-one people were killed during the shootings in the New Zealand city one year ago.
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One year after mosque massacre, New Zealand is fighting rising hate

Days before the first anniversary of a shooting in Christchurch that killed 51 Muslim worshippers, a post appeared on an encrypted messaging app showing a balaclava-clad man outside one of the attacked..
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New Zealand police step up patrols after new threat against Christchurch mosque

New Zealand police said on Wednesday they have stepped up patrols at two mosques ahead of the first anniversary of a shooting that killed 51 worshippers, after a distressing image linked to one of the..
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Teenage terror suspect saw Christchurch mosque gunman as a 'saint', court told

Jury hears that defendant believed in 'twisted ideology of Nazis and white supremacy'
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Buckingham Palace sword attacker described Christchurch mosque shooting as 'win-win', court hears

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury allegedly told officers far-right terror attack would make Muslims 'more angry'
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New Zealand: 56,000 guns handed over during amnesty

Semi-automatic weapons were banned after the Christchurch shootings where 51 people were killed.
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Doubts over success of firearm buybacks in New Zealand as amnesty ends

New Zealand's ambitious firearm amnesty ends on Friday with questions over its success, as critics say the police only managed to collect about a third of the weapons that were outlawed after the..
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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..
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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.
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Lightning bolt strikes near Emirates plane in Christchurch

The Emirates aircraft was waiting for a storm to subside at an airport in New Zealand.
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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.
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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..
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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
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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.
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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..
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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,..
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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.
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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.
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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
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Birmingham mosque attacks: Man charged with 'religiously-aggravated criminal damage' after Muslim places of worship targeted

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

Vincent Fuller attacked a young Bulgarian a day after the Christchurch terror attack, a court hears.
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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..
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Far-right extremists 'encouraged copycat terror attacks' after Christchurch mosque shootings

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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..
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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..
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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.
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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..
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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
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