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    How gunman got weapons licence - the referees and police home visit

    How gunman got weapons licence - the referees and police home visit


    A police vetting officer visited the Dunedin home of the accused Christchurch gunman in the month before he received his gun licence. Police today revealed the gunman also used two referees, both residents...

    A police vetting officer visited the Dunedin home of the accused Christchurch gunman in the month before he received his gun licence. Police today revealed the gunman also used two referees, both residents ...

    Matthew Hooton comment: Jacinda Ardern's moment has come


    COMMENT For the Prime Minister, it is as if all her past life has been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial. In the last week Jacinda Ardern has demonstrated the empathy of Ronald Reagan...

    COMMENT For the Prime Minister, it is as if all her past life has been but a preparation for this hour and for this trial. In the last week Jacinda Ardern has demonstrated the empathy of Ronald Reagan ...

    Teen survivor wishes to trade places with dead family


    A Syrian teenager who survived the Al Noor Mosque shooting today wishes he could trade places with his dead father and brother. Zaid Mustafa, 14, saw his beloved elder brother Hamza, 16, shot in the...

    A Syrian teenager who survived the Al Noor Mosque shooting today wishes he could trade places with his dead father and brother. Zaid Mustafa, 14, saw his beloved elder brother Hamza, 16, shot in the ...

    Terror attack aftermath: Mongrel Mob abandons Nazi catch-cry, symbolism


    The world's biggest Mongrel Mob group says it will abandon use of Nazi symbolism in the aftermath of last Friday's terrorist attack in Christchurch. Mongrel Mob Kingdom president Paito Fatu told Maori...

    The world's biggest Mongrel Mob group says it will abandon use of Nazi symbolism in the aftermath of last Friday's terrorist attack in Christchurch. Mongrel Mob Kingdom president Paito Fatu told Maori ...

    'It's out of control': World's divided reaction to New Zealand gun ban


    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's swift decision to ban military-style guns in the immediate aftermath of the country's worst massacre has put the spotlight back on the US. Just days after...

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's swift decision to ban military-style guns in the immediate aftermath of the country's worst massacre has put the spotlight back on the US. Just days after ...

    Thousands expected at Auckland Domain vigil: What you need to know


    Motorists are being warned of possible delays tonight due to traffic congestion around the vigil being held in Auckland Domain in response to the terror attack last week that claimed 50 lives. A large...

    Motorists are being warned of possible delays tonight due to traffic congestion around the vigil being held in Auckland Domain in response to the terror attack last week that claimed 50 lives. A large ...

    Live: Crowds gather for call to prayer, two minutes' silence


    KEY POINTS: FRIDAY EVENTS - Call to prayer starts at 1.30pm, two-minute silence starts in Hagley Park at 1.32pm - The nationwide reflection will be broadcast on nzherald.co.nz and on Newstalk ZB - Hundreds...

    KEY POINTS: FRIDAY EVENTS - Call to prayer starts at 1.30pm, two-minute silence starts in Hagley Park at 1.32pm - The nationwide reflection will be broadcast on nzherald.co.nz and on Newstalk ZB - Hundreds ...

    Europe offers UK more time to leave the bloc


    Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the UK more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating...

    Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the UK more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating ...

    'This is not us!': Brian Tamaki slams Muslim call to prayer


    Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki has slammed the Muslim call to prayer which will take place at 1.30pm today. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the prayer would take place to recognise the lives lost...

    Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki has slammed the Muslim call to prayer which will take place at 1.30pm today. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the prayer would take place to recognise the lives lost ...

    Speedway driver in coma after Western Springs crash


    A speedway driver is in a critical condition after a crash at Auckland's Western Springs last weekend. Stuart Marshall was taken to Auckland City Hospital on March 16 after he was injured during a Formula...

    A speedway driver is in a critical condition after a crash at Auckland's Western Springs last weekend. Stuart Marshall was taken to Auckland City Hospital on March 16 after he was injured during a Formula ...

    'Bullies, thugs and drug dealers' ruining CBD


    Some business owners in Rotorua's CBD are urgently calling for further safety measures on the city streets as they say unruly behaviour has increased, despite a recent summer safety campaign. Hennessy's...

    Some business owners in Rotorua's CBD are urgently calling for further safety measures on the city streets as they say unruly behaviour has increased, despite a recent summer safety campaign. Hennessy's ...

    Father swept away while swimming with family at Auckland beach


    A father who got caught in a rip while swimming with his family at a beach on Auckland's west coast last night has not been found. The 34-year-old man was swimming with his partner and child at Bethells...

    A father who got caught in a rip while swimming with his family at a beach on Auckland's west coast last night has not been found. The 34-year-old man was swimming with his partner and child at Bethells ...

    Watch: Faces at the flowers - incredible short film captures our grief


    A short film has been unveiled today documenting the faces of mourners who stood in masses in sombre vigils at floral tributes in central Christchurch. This clip is titled "Faces at the Flowers" and...

    A short film has been unveiled today documenting the faces of mourners who stood in masses in sombre vigils at floral tributes in central Christchurch. This clip is titled "Faces at the Flowers" and ...
    Live: Funeral held for youngest victim as NZ reflects, falls silent

    Live: Funeral held for youngest victim as NZ reflects, falls silent


    KEY POINTS: • The nation fell silent at 1:32pm today to honour the 50 killed in Christchurch's shootings • 'We are broken-hearted but we are not broken' - Imam tells hundreds who came to pray...

    KEY POINTS: • The nation fell silent at 1:32pm today to honour the 50 killed in Christchurch's shootings • 'We are broken-hearted but we are not broken' - Imam tells hundreds who came to pray ...
    Youngest victim of terror attack among those buried at mass funeral for 26 victims

    Youngest victim of terror attack among those buried at mass funeral for 26 victims


    The youngest victim of the Christchurch terror attack is among those being buried after a mass funeral today. Mucaad Ibrahim, 3, was killed at Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch after becoming...

    The youngest victim of the Christchurch terror attack is among those being buried after a mass funeral today. Mucaad Ibrahim, 3, was killed at Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch after becoming ...