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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 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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Videos for Christchurch

Tech firms won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws -Microsoft's president [Video]Tech firms won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws -Microsoft's president

Microsoft Corp President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said on Friday that U.S. tech companies will change how they moderate online platforms in response to new laws from foreign governments,..

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New Zealand PM acts to tighten gun laws [Video]New Zealand PM acts to tighten gun laws

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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Terrorist jailed for 18 years after stabbing teenager in Tesco car park [Video]Terrorist jailed for 18 years after stabbing teenager in Tesco car park

A terrorist inspired by the Christchurch mosque attacks has been jailed for more than 18 years for stabbing a teenager in a bid to "murder a Muslim". Vincent Fuller, 50, admitted trying to kill..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:17Published

Dealing with typhoons part of World Cup experience - Hansen [Video]Dealing with typhoons part of World Cup experience - Hansen

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says his side are well aware of the challenges facing them as they bid to win a third consecutive World Cup.

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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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Despite Christchurch, Australia still not taking far-right extremism seriously: expert

The Christchurch attack is a clear signal we need to change our approach to both hateful extremism and toxic political discourse in Australia.
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Accused mosque gunman abandons bid to move trial from Christchurch

Australian Brenton Tarrant will stand trial for 51 counts of murder and one charge of terrorism in Christchurch in June next year.
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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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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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'Case-by-case': Minister rules out blocking Facebook amid terror content crackdown

The Christchurch terror attack in March sparked a global backlash after live footage from the accused gunman's massacre spread online.
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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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Tablet interactive: White-bred terrorist: the making of a killer

Unravelling a killer's path from Grafton gym junkie to accused Christchurch terrorist.
The Age - Published

Why we published our story on the accused Christchurch terrorist

At what point does someone decide to become a mass killer? This is the confronting question Good Weekend set out to answer.
The Age - Published

From Christchurch to El Paso: understanding white, right-wing terrorism

A lecturer in terrorism studies explains the motivations for racist extremists and warns that shutting down their platforms, such as 8Chan, won't stop them.
The Age - Published

Christmas visit to Tarrant prompted fears, says grandmother

The alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch massacre showed his mother guns during a Christmas trip, his grandmother says.
The Age - Published

Broadcasters targeted for 'inadequate' warnings during Christchurch attack coverage

The media watchdog has looked into how Australian broadcasters covered the Christchurch terror attack.
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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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Dutton rejects Ardern's call to stop 'corrosive' deportations to NZ

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is due to meet with her Australian counterpart for the first time since the Christchurch massacre.
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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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'Corrosive' deportations on agenda for Ardern, Morrison meeting

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is due to meet with her Australian counterpart for the first time since the Christchurch massacre.
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Ardern, Morrison to meet in Melbourne

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern is due to meet with her Australian counterpart for the first time since the Christchurch massacre.
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Jewish communities around the world donate $1m to survivors of Christchurch attack

Just four months after the Christchurch massacre, an Australian Jewish delegation has joined others in visiting the mosques where 51 Muslim worshippers lost their lives.
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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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Christchurch shooting: From another point of view

Leaders of New Zealand’s Muslim and Jewish communities will be present at a ceremony on Wednesday in Christchurch.
The Age - 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.
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Mosque footage: no penalty for TV stations

News outlets that aired the attack by the Christchurch gunman won't be penalised but the media watchdog wants a discussion on how such material is handled.
SBS - Published

G20 leaders warm to push on weaponised net

Scott Morrison will reference the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings to help convince world leaders to crack down on social media companies.
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PM looks for G20 support on terror laws

Scott Morrison will reference the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings to help convince world leaders to crack down on social media companies.
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Scott Morrison, a voice in the G20 wilderness, confronts the worldwide web

Following the Christchurch atrocity, Scott Morrison is pushing for curbs on the likes of Facebook. It's a worthy cause, even if he can't prevail at the G20.
The Age - 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 white supremacist jailed for sharing footage of Christchurch mosque attacks

A self-described white supremacist who shared footage of the Al Noor Mosque attack has been jailed.
SBS - 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

The Christchurch shooter has pleaded not guilty. What happens next?

Lawyers are preparing for a long and complex trial in the case of New Zealand's worse peacetime mass murder.
The Age - 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

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

'Put love out there': Indigenous painter reaches across Tasman after Christchurch mosque attacks

A group of Aboriginal women from the Anangu Pitjanjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands have gifted the Muslim communities in Adelaide and New Zealand a painting each, following the deadly attack on..
SBS - Published

Australia's 'Egg Boy' donates $70,000 to Christchurch attack victims

An Australian teen dubbed "Egg Boy" for cracking an egg on the head of a controversial right-wing lawmaker said he has given almost A$100,000 ($70,000) donated for his legal expenses to support victims..
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'Egg Boy' Will Connolly donates $100,000 to help Christchurch mosque attack survivors

Australian teenager Will Connolly, who became an internet sensation for smashing an egg on Fraser Anning's head, has donated $100,000 to help those affected by the terror attacks in Christchurch.
SBS - Published

Police file New Zealand's first terrorism charge over mosque shootings

New Zealand police have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such a charge had been brought in the..
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Additional terror charge laid over Christchurch shooting

Accused Christchurch mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant will face an additional count of engaging in a terrorist act when he returns to court on 14 June.
SBS - Published

Man accused of murder in NZ shootings also charged with terrorist act

New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were charging the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act.
Reuters - Published

Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it was tightening rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of the Christchurch massacre.
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New Zealand begins inquiry into Christchurch's mosques massacre

An inquiry into Christchurch's mosques shooting massacre began hearing evidence on Monday, as New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepared to co-host a meeting in France that seeks global support..
Reuters - Published

After Christchurch, tolerance and extra security for Australian Muslims marking Ramadan

Sunday evening is the first night of the holy month of Ramadan, when observant Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk.
SBS - Published

Tolerance and extra security for Australian Muslims this Ramadan, in wake of Christchurch

Sunday evening is the first night of the holy month of Ramadan, when observant Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk.
SBS - Published

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