Survivors and families of the Christchurch mosque attacks are standing up in court to confront the man who killed 51 people, describing the Australian as a "hate-filled low life". WARNING: This story contains graphic details which may disturb some readers.
The Christchurch gunman joins that list of mass murderers, animated by a hatred of tolerance, equality and multicultural values, who came to believe indiscriminate violence against unarmed civilians was justified, writes Alexander Gillespie.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party appeared on track for a resounding victory in New Zealand's general election on Saturday, early returns showed, after a campaign dominated by her handling of COVID-19.
After a thumping election win, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday that she would form a government within three weeks but declined to say whether she would rule alone or form a coalition.