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Alleged attacker charged with killing person who is still alive

4 hours 9 min ago
Police have apologised to a woman who was wrongly listed on court charge sheets as a murder victim of the alleged Christchurch mosque gunman.
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Live: Thousands turn out for Dunedin vigil

4 hours 51 min ago
Over 10,000 members of the public, University of Otago staff and students are marching in complete silence to Forsyth Barr Stadium ahead of this evening's vigil in honour of the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks.
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Opposition, Fed Farmers support tougher gun laws

5 hours 9 min ago
The Opposition has backed the recently announced ban on military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles and Simon Bridges says the terrorist attack in Christchurch has changed New Zealand as a nation.
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All 50 Christchurch victims formally identified

5 hours 38 min ago
mike_bush_rnz.jpg Police Commissioner Mike Bush. Photo: RNZ Police Commissioner Mike Bush has announced the process of identifying all 50 victims has been complete and next of kin have been advised.
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Highlanders lift spirits at city mosque

6 hours 20 min ago
The Highlanders turned out in full force today to show their support for the Muslim community following the Christchurch shootings last week.
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Q&A: What you need to know about the gun ban

7 hours 10 min ago
1. What semi-automatic firearms will be affected by the ban?The ban will apply to all firearms are now defined as Military Style Semi-Automatics (MSSAs) and will also include assault rifles.
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Assault rifles and military-style semi-automatics banned

7 hours 50 min ago
Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws announced today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
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Review of school lockdowns in wake of attack

8 hours 22 min ago
Police imposed a city-wide lockdown in Christchurch last Friday. Photo: AP The Ministry of Education is to review the process of school lockdowns in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack.
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'Overseas he would have been dead': Aramoana cop analyses arrest

8 hours 34 min ago
ap19074081873864_medium.jpg Armed police patrol in central Christchurch after the shooting. Photo: AP An anti-terrorist squad leader involved in hunting and shooting David Gray at Aramoana has given an insight into what would have happened in the minutes leading up to the capture of the alleged mosque gunman.
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As more buried, emotional prayer service planned

8 hours 38 min ago
al_noor_mosque_cop_ap.jpg An officer stands guard in front of the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch. Photo: AP Thousands of people are expected to come together for an emotional Friday prayer service led by the imam of one of the two Christchurch mosques where 50 worshippers were killed.
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NZ 'has major human rights problems'

9 hours 23 min ago
Paul Hunt New Zealand needs to have a mature, considered conversation about racism, the chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says.
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65,000 sign petition against weapons

10 hours 13 min ago
MPs have today been handed a petition with more than 65,000 signatures calling on them to ban all semi-automatic weapons.
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Real estate agents dropped over racially charged social media posts

10 hours 30 min ago
Ray White has parted ways with Paul and Kathryn Davie. Photo: NZ Herald/File. Ray White has dropped a husband and wife real estate agent team because of their racist posts on social media.
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Two killed in Waikato crash

10 hours 43 min ago
Two people were killed in a crash involving a ute and a truck in the Waikato district this morning.
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Priest accused of groping women during last rites

11 hours 17 min ago
The Austin diocese has deemed Gerold Langsch is no longer able to serve as a priest. Gerold Langsch. Photo: Austin Police Department/YouTube A Roman Catholic priest in the United States has been accused of groping a woman in home hospice care while giving her last rites.
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Hundreds raised from students' quiz night

11 hours 45 min ago
An Otago Medical Students Association quiz has raised more than $1000 to support Muslim families affected by the Christchurch terror attacks.
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‘There is death all over’: Cyclone toll above 300

12 hours 14 min ago
Rescuers carry a body from a military helicopter in Chimanimani, about 600km south east of Harare, Zimbabwe. Mozambique began three days of national mourning on Wednesday for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, while the death toll in neighbouring Zimbabwe rose to more than 100 from one of the most destructive storms to strike southern Africa in decades.
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Teachers' strike postponed after mosque attacks

12 hours 14 min ago
Teachers, pictured here during their last strike on November 12, have postponed their next strike, which had been planned for April 3. Photo: NZ Herald A national teachers' strike which had been pencilled in for April 3 has been postponed because of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
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Doctor stood down after anti-Muslim comments posted

13 hours 18 min ago
Photo: Getty Images A senior Auckland doctor has been immediately stood down pending an investigation by his employer into vile, anti-Islamic rants posted on the right-wing blog Whale Oil.
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Well-known farmer killed in jet-boat crash

13 hours 25 min ago
The man who died earlier this week following a jet-boat crash on the Hollyford River in Fiordland National Park was Shane Paul Gibbons, a well-known farmer from the Te Anau Basin.
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