"One of my friends, he's not on that list, and he's not in the hospital list, so that's shocking - where he is?" he said.
"Hi guys how are you".
"Many of you may have seen the footage of the arrests, and I can only describe it as an act of bravery on behalf of all New Zealanders, and an act that shows very little regard for their own personal safety", she said.
He said they were praying "to our God of all peoples and of all cultures for peace, tolerance and good will". He was among several Fijians visiting Christchurch to see friends and relatives when he was killed at Al Noor mosque, his friend Abdul Sahid, who had flown in from Fiji to pay his respects, told Reuters.
Victims came from across the Muslim world, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Muslims account for just over 1 percent of New Zealand's population.
"By the time we were advised of that email, the attack had taken place".
"Police will continue to maintain a presence at all Mosques across New Zealand", New Zealand Police tweeted on Sunday.
Khaled Mustafa, a recent refugee from Syria, had also been killed at the Al Noor mosque, Syrian Solidarity New Zealand spokesman Ali Akil told news website Stuff.
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This is the fourth time Beijing has thwarted the move to designate Azhar a global terrorist under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UNSC.
The attacks in two mosques in central Christchurch killed at least 49 people and injured 48 others.
The video of Ardern's press conference in Wellington was published online by local broadcaster.
However, because none of the bodies have been returned to the victims' families because of the investigation, many having been unable to bury their dead within the 24 hours customary in Islam.
When asked what he thought of the prime minister suggesting there should be a change in New Zealand's gun laws, the police commissioner said he was "happy to hear" that.
Four New Zealand women hugged each other outside the cordon. There are an estimated 1.5 million firearms in New Zealand, which has a population of only five million, but the country has had low levels of gun violence. The news organization reported the manager of a gym where Tarrant was employed said he began traveling overseas in 2011.
The AR-15 is a semi-automatic version of the United States military M16 rifle. She did not offer too much detail, but said a ban on semi-automatic weapons would be looked at.
Australia imposed stricter rules on gun control and bought back firearms after a mass shooting left 35 people dead and 23 injured at a cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania, in 1996. Until Friday, the country's worst mass shooting was in 1990, when a lone gunman killed 13 people in the small town of Aramoana.
The Pacific Islands Association of non-governmental Organisations (PIANGO) also expressed its "heartfelt grief and sorrow" over the attacks.
U.S. President Donald Trump, who condemned the attack as a "horrible massacre", was praised in the accused gunman's manifesto as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose". The scale of the tragedy and the task still ahead became clear as supporters arrived from across the country to help with the burial rituals in Christchurch and authorities sent in backhoes to dig new graves in a Muslim burial area that was newly fenced off and blocked from view with white netting.