New Zealand terror attack suspect appears in court on murder charges

New Zealand mosque shooting: At least 49 killed after gunmen open fire

Tarrant was remanded in custody without plea to the high court in Christchurch on 5 April.

None of those apprehended had a criminal history either in New Zealand or in Australia, nor were they on any watchlists in either country, Ms Ardern said.

He said there will be a heightened police presence at community events on Saturday "for safety and reassurance".

That said, the two countries are dramatically different in size, with New Zealand having a population of less than 4.8 million people while the USA has an estimated 327.2 million people, but the gun violence rates are notably different when looked at with comparitive sizes.

He live-streamed footage of himself going room-to-room, victim to victim, shooting the wounded from close range as they struggled to crawl away in the main Christchurch mosque. One other died in hospital.

She said she had been advised the gunman obtained a Category A licence in November 2017, and "under that, he was able to acquire the guns that he held".

Ardern said "Many of those who will have been directly affected by this shooting may be migrants to New Zealand, they may even be refugees here".

"I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change", Ardern told reporters, saying a ban on semi-automatic weapons would be considered.

"There have been attempts to change our laws in 2005, 2012 and after an inquiry in 2017". This is a partial transcription of those press conferences in which she touches on her country's diversity, sending condolences to victims and their families and communities.

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Two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were found in a vehicle and neutralized by the military, while police raided a home in Dunedin, where Ardern said the suspect was based.

Witnesses described bloody scenes and bodies falling to the ground as worshippers ran for doors and the shooter moved from room to room for around 20 minutes.

One man, blood stains across his shirt, told AAP he hid under a bench and pretended to stop breathing as the gunman reloaded seven times.

Notification of a shooting at the second mosque followed, before video emerged of police ramming a vehicle and pulling out the occupant. As New Zealand has stood by us so we stand shoulder to shoulder with them, and with Muslims in New Zealand, here in the United Kingdom and around the world.

Tarrant grew up in Grafton in NSW and stated in a rambling 74-page "manifesto" posted online before the attack he had spent years planning in vengeance for deaths in Europe, before deciding on Christchurch three months ago.

"He had a big gun. he came and started shooting everyone in the mosque, everywhere."
Authorities rushed to stop it circulating.

New Zealand tightened its gun laws to restrict access to semi-automatic rifles in 1992, two years after a mentally ill man shot dead 13 people in the southern town of Aramoana.

Green Leader Elizabeth May did not mention Muslims in her first Tweet but retweeted several others who did.

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