Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, during his earlier court appearance on March 16. Photo: Reuters

Christchurch massacre suspect appears in court, faces psychological test to determine whether he is fit to face trial on 50 murder charges

  • Suspect appeared by audiovisual link from Auckland, where he is being held in isolation in a maximum-security prison
  • Several relatives of victims were in the court getting their first glimpse of the man charged with the massacre
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Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, during his earlier court appearance on March 16. Photo: Reuters
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Andrew Little, the New Zealand government minister responsible for the intelligence services, says he is allowing spy agencies to carry out “intrusive” activities following the Christchurch mosque shootings. Photo: New Zealand Herald / Mark Mitchell

New Zealand approves ‘intrusive’ spy operations after mosque attacks, as questions swirl about how shooter evaded attention

  • Minister Andrew Little says he has approved an undisclosed number of surveillance warrants since the attacks that claimed 50 lives
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Andrew Little, the New Zealand government minister responsible for the intelligence services, says he is allowing spy agencies to carry out “intrusive” activities following the Christchurch mosque shootings. Photo: New Zealand Herald / Mark Mitchell
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