Christchurch

Metropolitan area in South Island, New Zealand

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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. At the request of the Deans brothers โ€” whose farm was the earliest European settlement in the area โ€” the river was named after the River Avon in Scotland, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near to where their grandfather's farm was located.

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The Muslim call to prayer rang out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people killed by a lone gunman at..
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Women all over New Zealand put on headscarves on Friday to show solidarity with Muslims a week after 50 people were killed at two mosques in the city of..
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The Muslim call to prayer rang out over Christchurch and around New Zealand on Friday, as thousands gathered to remember the 50 people gunned down at two mosques..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 hours ago

New Zealanders on Friday marked one week since a mass shooting killed 50 Muslim worshippers in the South Island city of Christchurch, holding nationwide prayers..
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New Zealanders prepared for nationwide prayers on Friday to mark one week since a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch killed 50 worshippers.
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Mike Salvesen was working on his farm in the foothills of New Zealand's Southern Alps last Friday when his phone began pinging with news of a tragedy unfolding..
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New Zealand is currently recovering from the shock of its first 21st Century terrorist attack, one of the worst in recent history globally, and the worst ever in..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 23 hours ago

Ibrahim Abdelhalim was at his mosque last week in the Linwood neighborhood of Christchurch, New Zealand, delivering a prayerย as he usually does on Friday..
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatics Thursday in a muscular response to the..
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The bullet-riddled Al Noor mosque in Christchurch was being repaired, painted and cleaned ahead of Friday prayers, as grieving families buried more victims of..
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The bullet-riddled Al Noor mosque in Christchurch was being repaired, painted and cleaned ahead of Friday prayers, as grieving families buried more victims of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish..
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Members of rival New Zealand gangs gathered in unity on Wednesday to slap their thighs, thump their chests and stick out their tongues in a traditional Maori..
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The bodies of victims from New Zealand's mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch's..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Turkey to "confront" comments made by Turkish..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

The bodies of two victims from New Zealand's mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch's..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

New Zealand's police chief said on Wednesday that the police were working with global intelligence agencies to build a profile of the shooter who killed 50..
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Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan paid their respects on Tuesday for the victims of last week's mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New..
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President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on New Zealand to restore the death penalty for the gunman who killed 50 people at two Christchurch mosques, warning..
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has drawn a sharp rebuke from New Zealand for using controversial video shot by the Christchurch mosque gunman as an..
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Other haka performances have burst forth across Christchurch and elsewhere in the country as well as in Australia, where large communities of New Zealanders..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 3 days ago

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has slammed leaders' unwillingness to call out hate, while the parliament unanimously passed a motion to stand against..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 3 days ago

Like other extremist groups, racist ideologues have leveraged the power and reach of the internet to disseminate violent ideas, and give advice on the logistics..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 3 days ago

Preparations were underway on Tuesday to begin burials of victims from the Christchurch mosques attacks after days of intense grieving for the 50 people killed..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

By Tom Westbrook CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - A wheelchair-using worshipper who survived the slaughter at Christchurch's Al Noor mosque, but whose wife was killed,..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 3 days ago

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - After days of intense grieving for New Zealand's worst-ever mass shooting, attention began to turn to how the country's gun laws need to..
Credit: Firstpost - Published 3 days ago

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