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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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Accused NZ mosque shooter pleads guilty [Video]

Accused NZ mosque shooter pleads guilty

The Australian man accused of carrying out New Zealand's worst mass shooting in history pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder on Thursday (March 26) after having previously pleaded not guilty. Libby..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published
New Zealand mosque gunman changes plea to guilty [Video]

New Zealand mosque gunman changes plea to guilty

The man who committed the worst atrocity in New Zealand's modern history when he slaughtered 51 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques unexpectedly pleaded guilty to all charges on Thursday...

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:08Published
New Zealand marks anniversary of mosques shooting [Video]

New Zealand marks anniversary of mosques shooting

New Zealand marks the first anniversary of the attack on two mosques in Christchurch in which 51 people were killed. A formal memorial event was cancelled because of coronavirus fears, but small groups..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:30Published
Flowers and messages of support adorn NZ mosque for shooting anniversary [Video]

Flowers and messages of support adorn NZ mosque for shooting anniversary

Hundreds of people gathered in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday (March 13) to honor the 51 lives lost in the attack on two mosques in the city last year. Gloria Tso reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday the guilty plea and conviction of the Christchurch mosque attacker brings some relief to many people affected by last year's attack.
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The Australian man accused of the attacks on two New Zealand mosques last year entered a surprise guilty plea in a Christchurch court on Thursday to 51 charges of murder, local media reported.
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New Zealand calls off Christchurch attack commemoration amid coronavirus fears

New Zealand on Saturday called off a national remembrance service marking the one-year anniversary of the attack on Christchurch mosques due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
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New Zealand's Ardern leads Christchurch shooting memorials amid coronavirus scare

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Friday the country has "fundamentally changed" since last year's Christchurch shootings, as the coronavirus pandemic loomed over a planned weekend..
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One year after mosque massacre, New Zealand is fighting rising hate

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New Zealand police step up patrols after new threat against Christchurch mosque

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

New Zealand's ambitious firearm amnesty ends on Friday with questions over its success, as critics say the police only managed to collect about a third of the weapons that were outlawed after the..
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New Zealand gun owners stage protest over tighter controls

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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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New Zealand awards for police who captured Christchurch shooting suspect

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Livestreamed killings test social media measures to block extremist content

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Accused New Zealand mosque gunman withdraws bid to move trial: media

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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

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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

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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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Two hundred survivors, relatives of victims of New Zealand's Christchurch shooting undertake hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

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New Zealand man jailed for sharing video of mass shooting: media

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