Jacinda Ardern says suspect in Christchurch attack meant to continue attack

Cheryl Sanders
March 17, 2019

Tarrant was remanded into custody and is expected to appear in court again on April 5.

Rick, another customer at Gun City on Sunday afternoon, said he wanted modified semi-automatic rifles to be banned. According to the ACC website, families may be able to get compensation of 80 percent of the deceased's income if he or she was working in New Zealand at the time of death. No images have emerged from there.

Bush said the man was apprehended 36 minutes after police were alerted.

Huang Yan, the manager of the Christchurch branch of China's Southern Airlines, told Xinhua the mass shooting would bring negative impact on New Zealand tourism as Christchurch has just been recovered from the aftermath of the 2011 deadly quake.

She said the intent of the attack was to target a city and country that was well known for its safety. "Mosques are welcome to open their doors if they choose to do so".

Tarrant was not on any watchlist in Australia or New Zealand. Thirty- six people were still being treated on Saturday, 11 of whom remained in intensive care.

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At least one victim was expected to be returned tonight, he said, and emphasised that "the most important thing is to ensure that identifications are done to 100 per cent certainty".

The video, which was live-streamed on Facebook, has since been removed from the platform.

"Hi guys how are you". Her father Waseem, 33, is said to be in a stable condition.

Dozens of people laid flowers at cordons near both mosques in Christchurch, which is still rebuilding after an quake in 2011 killed nearly 200 people.

Mohamed Hassan, a journalist who lived in New Zealand for most of his life, says Muslims have been grieving alongside numerous other communities.

Forty-nine people were killed and dozens more were left injured in two separate attacks on two mosques in Christchurch.


Indonesian-born aeronautical engineer Lilik Abdul Hamid and a refugee from Afghanistan, Daoud Nabi, were among the victims.

"I'm not sure how to deal with this".

"By the time we were advised of that email, the attack had taken place".

Among the throngs shopping there on Sunday was a former New Zealand soldier who gave his name as Anthony, browsing for bullets. "That work is already underway", she said.

Hagen Hopkins via Getty ImagesPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament on Friday.

New Zealand tightened its gun laws to restrict access to semi-automatic rifles in 1992, two years after a mentally ill man shot dead 13 people in the southern town of Aramoana. Story continues after video.


The alleged shooter appeared in court amid strict security, shackled and wearing all-white prison garb, and showed no emotion when the judge read him one murder charge.

"Any loss of life at the hands of extremists regardless of religion, race or colour should be condemned in the strongest of terms".

The Queen released her own statement about the mass shooting, in addition to the Sussexes and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Leaders around the world expressed sorrow and disgust at the attacks, with some deploring the demonisation of Muslims.

US President Donald Trump, who condemned the attack as a "horrible massacre", was praised by the accused gunman in a manifesto posted online as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose".

Ms Ardern was greeted by members of the Islamic community as she visited the Kilbirnie Mosque.


"This act of terror was brought to our shores and rained down upon us".

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