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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. 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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William supports Christchurch mosque members affected by mass shooting [Video]

William supports Christchurch mosque members affected by mass shooting

The Duke of Cambridge spoke virtually with Imams from Al-Noor and Linwood mosques, following the mass shootings which killed 51 people in March 2019. William has told members of the Christchurch Muslim..

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Doubts over success of firearm buybacks in New Zealand as amnesty ends

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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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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 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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