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Beyond the Headlines: New Zealanders shaken but unbowed by terrorist attacks

We hear from one victim's mother and our own resident New Zealanders to mark one week since the mass shooting in Christchurch.

A woman holds a fern during a vigil for the victims of the mosque attacks during an ecumenical celebration in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 21, 2019. Reuters
A woman holds a fern during a vigil for the victims of the mosque attacks during an ecumenical celebration in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 21, 2019. Reuters

It's been a week since the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The mass shooting was the worst peacetime attack in the country’s history, and has shaken its people to the core.

In the week that followed the murder of 50 people by a white supremacist gunman at two separate mosques, New Zealanders rallied around the victims, while grappling with shock, grief and anger. The government, meanwhile, has moved swiftly to announce stricter gun laws.

The National's journalists and expatriated New Zealanders, Ashleigh Stewart and Campbell MacDiarmid, discuss how their homeland is responding to the tragedy, and bring stories of some of the victim's families.

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Updated: March 22, 2019 09:21 AM

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