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. It is home to 404,500 residents, making it New Zealand's third-most populous city behind Auckland and Wellington. The Avon River flows through the centre of the city, with an urban park located along its banks.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said regulations around who could hold firearm licences would also be tightened. Police Minister Stuart Nash said the latest changes were needed to keep track of firearms.. Firstpost - Published
New Zealand on Monday revealed plans to establish a firearm register and to overhaul its licensing systems for gun owners in the second set of gun law reforms introduced in response to mass shootings.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand police on Saturday (July 13) labelled the country's first firearm buy-back event a "success" after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the city of Christchurch. Rough cut..
New Zealand emergency services evacuated residents near what they said was a suspected gas explosion in the South Island city of Christchurch on Friday that left a house on fire and several people.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand police said on Friday there had been a "serious" incident in the South Island city of Christchurch that left a house on fire after residents described hearing the sound of an explosion. Reuters - Published
New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, has aroused concern with plans for a mega store.. Reuters - Published