Victims and relatives embrace as they wait to enter the Christchurch High Court for the final day in the sentencing hearing for Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant. Photo: AP Victims and relatives embrace as they wait to enter the Christchurch High Court for the final day in the sentencing hearing for Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant. Photo: AP
Victims and relatives embrace as they wait to enter the Christchurch High Court for the final day in the sentencing hearing for Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant. Photo: AP
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Even New Zealand must be eternally vigilant

  • The Christchurch mosque massacre gunman has become the first person in New Zealand given the maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole. While the tragedy brought about changes to gun laws and a buy-back, firearms remain embedded in an outdoors society that has one registered rifle for every four people

Victims and relatives embrace as they wait to enter the Christchurch High Court for the final day in the sentencing hearing for Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant. Photo: AP Victims and relatives embrace as they wait to enter the Christchurch High Court for the final day in the sentencing hearing for Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant. Photo: AP
Victims and relatives embrace as they wait to enter the Christchurch High Court for the final day in the sentencing hearing for Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant. Photo: AP
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