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Brenton Tarrant, 29, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on all charges in an appearance by video link in the High Court at Christchurch this morning.

As well as the 51 murder charges, he also pleaded guilty to 40 charges of attempted murder, and a terrorism charge.

Tarrant's trial, which had been set down for June, will now not take place.

The date for his sentencing is yet to be set. New Zealand police say it will only take place when it is possible for all...

New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were investigating a threat made this week against one of the Christchurch mosques where 51 Muslim worshippers were killed in a mass shooting a year ago.

Amid plans to mark the one-year anniversary of the March 15 mass killing, police said the threat to Christchurch's Al Noor mosque was posted this week on encrypted messaging app Telegram.

Reports said the message showed a man in a balaclava sitting in a car outside the mosque accompanied...

All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams has hit out at Instagram, after a picture of him and a teammate praying was removed from the social media site.

Before Saturday's World Cup game against South Africa, Williams and fellow Muslim Ofa Fuungafasi were photographed in prayer. 

Both posted the image on their Instagram accounts, but both have had it removed, after another user complained that it violated their rights.

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The man accused of killing 51 people during a shooting spree in March at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, has pleaded not guilty to all charges levelled against him.

A lawyer for Australian-born Brenton Tarrant, 28, said on Friday his client pleaded not guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 attempted murders and one charge of committing a terrorist act. This is the first time a terrorism charge has been brought in New Zealand.

Tarrant was not in court in person in...

Students at a top Auckland girls school were told the hijab violates dress code despite national calls to support Muslim community in the wake of a terrorist attack.

Less than a week after the terror attack in Christchurch that killed 50 muslim worshipers, a top New Zealand girls school has enforced a ban on the headscarf as part of its dress code.

The principal of Diocesan School for Girls, Heather McRae, informed staff yesterday the Islamic hijab violated the dress code and...

The white supremacist suspected of killing 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch flashed a “white power” symbol as he appeared in court charged with murder.

Led in handcuffed, wearing a white police-issue tunic and with noticeable bruising on his upper lip, Brenton Tarrant, 28, stood in Christchurch district court as a formal charge of murder was read.

The judge, Paul Kellar, said it was “reasonable to assume” that Tarrant, a short, broad-shouldered man, would face further...

A recent Sunday programme on TVNZ reported on a “remarkable survivor” of World War II who arrived in New Zealand in the 1950s. This was not a Jewish refugee who survived the war and the horrors of death camps. Nor was the subject of celebration an ANZAC survivor of an alpine ski unit. The reporter, Cameron Bennett, was interviewing Willi Huber – a former Nazi Waffen SS soldier.

Huber’s Nazi past was given a light once-over treatment by a fawning Bennett. His main focus was the fact...