A man raises a New Zealand flag at a vigil in Christchurch. Photo: AFP

New Zealand to hold national remembrance service for Christchurch massacre victims

  • The national remembrance would provide an opportunity for people from around the world “to come together as one to honour the victims of the terrorist attack”, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
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A man raises a New Zealand flag at a vigil in Christchurch. Photo: AFP
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: Bloomberg

New Zealand bans semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles in reforms to gun laws following Christchurch terror attack

  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles would be banned under stronger new gun laws
  • The new law is expected to be in place by April 11 and a buy-back scheme will be established for banned weapons
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo: Bloomberg
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