A police officer stands guard outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch in March 2019. Photo: Reuters
Paul Spoonley
Opinion

Opinion

Paul Spoonley

Far-right extremism still alive in New Zealand, a year after Christchurch mosque attacks

  • While police have increased surveillance on extremist groups, there is still a tendency within the country to view the act of terror as a one-off event
  • But with 60 to 70 groups still active in New Zealand and far-right extremism growing worldwide, the risk of hate crimes occurring remains
A police officer stands guard outside the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch in March 2019. Photo: Reuters
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