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Four lessons we must take away from the Christchurch terror attack
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
By Dr Joe Burton in Hamilton In the aftermath of the tragic loss of life in Christchurch last Friday, the focus needs to be on supporting those who have lost their loved ones and on fostering a sense ...

Momis calls on Bougainvilleans to be unified and vote for independence
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
By Anthony Kaybing in Buka Bougainvilleans have been urged to present a unified front in casting their votes when the Autonomous Region of Bougainville goes to the polls for the referendum on its poli...

Christchurch terror shooting: First victims buried, calls for unity
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
By RNZ News As the police worked to release victims’ bodies to families by tonight, the first were buried this afternoon. Father and son, 44-year-old Khaled Mustafa and 15-year-old Hamza, were l...

Online hate speech ‘gives green light’ to religion, race attacks
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
By Michael Andrew Religion and race-based attacks will continue as a result of the rise of online hate speech, says a leading New Zealand academic. Professor Paul Spoonley, pro vice-chancellor of Mass...

Gunman arrested ‘within 21 minutes’ and saved lives, says police chief
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
By RNZ Police Commissioner Mike Bush says police knew where the suspect from the Christchurch mosque attacks was going after the New Zealand shootings and intervened. During a media conference today, ...