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Outpouring of emotion

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
Photo: Stephen Jaquiery A woman adds flowers and a children's toy to the collection outside the Al Huda mosque, in Clyde St, Dunedin, yesterday. 
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Club president favours changes but not total ban

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
Grant Dodson holds a Beretta sporting-style semi-automatic shotgun, used for clay disc target shooting, at the Dunedin Clay Target Club range in Waldronville yesterday. Photo: Peter McIntosh A Dunedin gun club member has joined calls for new restrictions on military-style semi-automatic weapons in New Zealand.
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Tarrant bought firearms online from Gun City

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
Gun City owner David Tipple at a fiery press conference in Christchurch yesterday afternoon. Photo: Gregor Richardson The Christchurch terror suspect bought four of his firearms online from Gun City, along with ammunition.
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Waiting and connecting in Chch

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 04:30
Alison Gilmore (left) and Caroline Maze wear headscarves in Christchurch yesterday afternoon, to show solidarity with the Muslim community after the Friday mosque shootings. Photos: Gregor Richardson Muslims in Christchurch have continued to stun the city and the world with their patience and quiet dignity as dozens of graves are dug and they wait for authorities to release their dead.
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Journey of raw discovery

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 03:30
Rusty-red sandy soil fans across the forecourt of the Willare Roadhouse. Photos: Mike Yardley Flying across the yawning girth of Australia on multiple occasions, Mike Yardley had mistakenly assumed the continent’s interior was empty.
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'I forgive him': Mosque survivor's message to gunman who killed wife

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 22:12
farid_ahmed.jpg Farid Ahmed pictured holding a photograph of his family, including wife Husna Ahmed who was killed in the Christchurch terror attack. Photo: NZME As a gunman stormed into the Al Noor mosque firing indiscriminately at worshippers, Husna Ahmed had one priority - getting the women and children to safety.
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Campus Watch offers to escort scared Muslim students

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 20:54
New Zealand's $5 billion international education business is bracing for a hit from the Christchurch mosque attacks - but some Muslim students say the public outpouring of support for them could actually encourage students to come here.
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Police investigating Dunedin airport bomb hoax

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 20:34
Dunedin Police continue to investigate a bomb hoax that led to the closure of the Dunedin Airport yesterday.
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Thousands gather for vigil in resort

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:58
There was hardly room to move at Queenstown’s Earnslaw Park, as thousands of people came together to mourn those lost in the Christchurch terror attack.
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Inquest into Waikouaiti man's death begins

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:44
A coronial inquest into the death of a Waikouaiti man killed in 2016 when a driver mounted an Oamaru footpath and ploughed into him and two others has started at the Oamaru District Court this afternoon.
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The Kiwis giving up their guns

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 18:13
A number of gun owners have voluntarily given up their semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack and the Government's announcement that it will ban these weapons.
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'We are absolutely united': PM on gun law reforms

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 17:51
jacindaardernrnz.jpg PM Jacinda Ardern at today's press conference. Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has vowed to unveil gun law reforms within 10 days and announced a review into security agencies after the mosque shootings.
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Kiwi companies set to pull ads from Facebook, Google

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 16:23
it is still unclear how extensive the pull-back will be or for how long the companies are likely to pull their digital ads. Photo: ODT files A collective of some of New Zealand's biggest brands is set to pull ads from Facebook and Google after a gunman live-streamed his massacre of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques.
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Squire sidelined over knee injury

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:54
Liam Squire Highlanders and All Black loose forward Liam Squire is out for eight to 10 weeks after injuring his knee.
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Teen accused of sharing shooting live-stream denied bail

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:52
An 18-year-old accused of sharing a live-stream of the Christchurch mosque mass shooting has been refused bail.
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Building evacuated after battery mistaken for bomb

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 15:26
Moray Pl office workers return to their stations after police gave the all-clear after a Wormald worker's battery was mistaken for a suspicious package. Photo: Christine O'Connor A large battery left in a corridor of Dunedin's Ministry of Education building in Moray Pl, was mistaken for a bomb by a well-meaning staff member, sparking a police response this afternoon.
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Australia could take accused gunman back

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:49
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne. Photo: Getty Australia is open to bringing home the accused gunman behind the Christchurch mosque massacre if he is convicted of the mass shooting attack.
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Gun City sold Brenton Tarrant four guns and ammunition

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:26
gun_city_google.jpg Gun City Dunedin. Photo: Google Gun City owner David Tipple said on behalf of Gun City and the staff he extended his deepest sympathies so the families that have suffered such an unspeakable act.
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'Eggboy' deserved slapping: Anning

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:17
ap19075301446689.jpg Fraser Anning appears to take a swipe at a teenager who broke an egg on his head during a press conference in Melbourne at the weekend, in this still taken from video. Photo: AP Senator Fraser Anning says the mother of a teenage boy who broke an egg on his head should have slapped her son around a long time ago.
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Vigil for 'grieving city': Mayor hails response to terror

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:52
A civic vigil to be held in Dunedin later this week is a chance for residents to "put their arms around each other'', Mayor Dave Cull says.
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