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Licensed firearms owners in New Zealand will have 6 months to surrender weapons that have now been deemed illegal under the new gun laws, with an amnesty ensuring they will not face prosecution during that period
The Philippine embassy in New Zealand 'stands ready to provide the necessary assistance to the Filipinos and their families'
Philip Arps pleads guilty to two charges of distributing objectionable material for sharing footage that was livestreamed to social media during the attack
New Zealand's civil defense organization says if a tsunami was generated it would take at least two hours to reach the country
Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian national, is committed to stand trial next year on 51 counts of murder, 40 of attempted murder and engaging in a terrorist act
The Court of Appeal quashes a ministerial decision to extradite Kyung Kim to China, saying doing so when there is a risk he would be tortured breaches New Zealand's international obligations
In addition to the terror charge, Brenton Tarrant also faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder over the March 15 attacks
'There is no room for hate speech – online or offline,' United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says
Jacinda Arden of New Zealand and France's Emmanuel Macron are the driving force behind the 'Christchurch Call' pledge which wants to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online
While the government describes its legislation as 'binding,' Greenpeace New Zealand says it did not include any way to enforce the targets, rendering it "toothless'
A spokesman for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her long-term partner Clarke Gayford says the couple agreed to tie the knot over the Easter break
Local media name the man as Jay Michael Harding-Reriti and say the charges against him include possession of a handheld improvised explosive device, powergel explosives, and detonator cord
'Police have located a package containing a suspected explosive device and ammunition at a vacant address on Newcastle Street in Christchurch,' superintendent John Price says
The company and 3 people targeted in the lawsuit operate a service to raise the profile of Instagram accounts by giving them bogus followers, views, and likes
The Prince is also scheduled to meet survivors of the March 15 shooting in which 50 people were killed
Police and security agencies reduce the threat level from high to medium, meaning authorities judge that another attack, violent criminal behavior, or violent protest remains 'feasible' rather than 'very likely'
Six people appear in court Monday, charged with possessing or spreading the footage of the March 15 mosque attack
Details of the kidnapping had been kept under wraps until the International Committee of the Red Cross appealed for news about Louisa Akavi and two Syrian drivers kidnapped with her in October 2013
'We worked really hard to make this model. It was so pleasant that we were ready to stand like this for the whole day,' says one participant
The new rules are aimed at removing semi-automatic firearms from circulation through a buy-back scheme, prohibition, and harsh prison sentences
Lawmakers pass the legislation on final reading, less than a month after a gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch killing 50 people
Privacy Commissioner John Edwards says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was 'disingenuous' in saying bad actors were going out of their way to circumvent the site's systems.
The Royal Commission probe will be led by Supreme Court Judge William Young and report its findings by December 10, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says
Under the proposals, a new regulator will have the power to force platforms and others to publish annual transparency reports
Survivors and relatives of those killed in the March 15 attacks pack into a Christchurch courtroom as the alleged gunman appeared via audio-visual link from a maximum-security prison in Auckland
'The man arrested in relation to the Christchurch terror attacks will face 50 murder and 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in the High Court in Christchurch on Friday,' police say in a brief statement
Jacinda Ardern, reluctant to discuss the incident revealed on social media, swiftly wrapped up a media appearance by replying only, 'because she was a mom'
Lawmakers vote 119-1 in favor of the bill, which bans military-style semi-automatic rifles like those used in the Christchurch mosque shootings which claimed 50 lives
Ardern says her visit to Beijing aims to 'underline the importance' she placed on ties with China – New Zealand's largest trading partner
Jacinda Ardern makes it clear she believes the curbs are a direct response to the criticism levelled at Facebook, which a gunman used to livestream an attack on two mosques in New Zealand
(UPDATED) 'It is important that no stone is left unturned to get to how this act of terrorism occurred and how we could have stopped it,' says New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
The donations came from over 130,000 donors from New Zealand and all over the world
Among the first to enter the Al Noor mosque is massacre survivor Vohra Mohammad Huzef who managed to live only by hiding under bodies
After the Christchurch attack, women in New Zealand wear makeshift hijabs in a statement of peace and solidarity with their Muslim countrymen
Violence driven by Islamophobia requires 'genuine, comprehensive and systematic measures to address this affliction,' ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation say in a statement
'Ensuring Muslim communities in New Zealand feel safe and secure is a particular focus,' New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters tells an emergency meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul
As the call was broadcast around the country, thousands of people – including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern – stood silently in a park opposite the mosque where the killing began, as the country of 4.5 million came to a standstill
Hundreds of mourners also turn out in Christchurch for a second straight day for the funerals of those killed
(4th UPDATE) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons were now banned with immediate effect
Philip Arps is charged with two counts of distributing objectionable material under the Films Act
(3rd UPDATE) Hundreds of mostly Muslim mourners gather at a cemetery in the southern city of Christchurch to lay to rest Khalid Mustafa and his 15-year-old son Hamza
The House Committee on Homeland Security ask for a briefing by tech executives regarding the online proliferation of the 'horrific' Christchurch video
Police say that all 50 autopsies have been concluded but only '12 victims have been identified to the satisfaction of the Coroner'
'He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless," New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern adds
A New Zealand Defense Force ordinance team is brought in to neutralize the object, but the airfield didn't reopen until Monday morning
Mia Garlick from Facebook New Zealand says the firm is 'working around the clock to remove violating content using a combination of technology and people'
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says details of the measures would be rolled out before a cabinet meeting next Monday, saying 'the time to act is now'
Duty lawyer Richard Peters, who represented the alleged shooter during the preliminary court hearing, says he 'indicated he does not want a lawyer'
The teenager is also charged with publishing a photograph of the mosque with the message 'target acquired,' and for inciting violence
David Tipple, the managing director of Gun City, confirms selling the alleged gunman 4 firearms and ammunition