1 NEWS & # 39; Live updates after 49 people were killed in a terrorist attack at two mosques in Christchurch yesterday. Update the page for the latest updates.
18:36: The closure at Hawke's Bay Hospital was lifted.
The police were called at around 15:15 after a threatening report in the hospital.
Police say, "After extensive investigations in the hospital and surrounding areas, it has been determined that neither hospital staff nor the public are at risk."
18:35: Kiwis of all races and religions have been mourning the attacks today.
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Religious leaders and mourners all fight to understand the massacre of the mosque in Christchurch.
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6:30 in the evening: John Campbell talked to the survivors and their families in Christchurch today.
Click here to view his report on the harrowing stories.
18:15: A frightened teenager says he'll never pray in a mosque again after a work call has saved his life.
6:05 pm: MP David Parker said at the Auckland picket that the PM announced a ban on semi-automatic weapons.
This was met with loud applause and cheers from the crowd.
Shortly after Mr. Parker retraced his comment, he told RadioNZ he "did not want to go further than the Prime Minister."
17:50: A bleak start to the Warriors' opening NRL game against the Bulldogs in Auckland with a Minutes silence observed.
The Kiwi team have a good start and lead at halftime 22: 0.
17.40 clock: This only in the police: Police respond to a threat report at Hawke's Bay Hospital and are working to identify the circumstances.
"As a precaution, the hospital was closed."
17:30: Jacinda Ardern has spoken with 1 NEWS about her visit to the Christchurch Hospital, where she said she spent time in intensive care and met health professionals on the frontline of the response.
She met with family members during this "terrible time for her" and said, "It really was an opportunity to receive support and to give them the best wishes of all New Zealanders."
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Ms. Ardern visited the intensive care unit and spoke with family members during her visit.
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17:06: 1 NEWS reporter Donna-Marie Lever says the accused gunman Brenton Tarrant "showed very little emotion during his court appearance today".
The security was understandably scarce for its appearance and the police are still outside the court.
5:00: Click here to see the 2-hour message from 1 NEWS about the attacks on the mosque in Christchurch.
16:35 clock: A victim support The Givealittle site has just reached a staggering $ 1.5 million in donations for the attacks.
4:25 pm 1 NEWS shows a special coverage of the attacks at the Christchurch Mosque, which starts at 17.00 and runs until 19.00.
Turn on TVNZ1, if desired and live here on 1 NEWS NOW.
16:18: Last update from the Canterbury District Health Board:
"While some people with light injuries were discharged last night, we still care for 36 people at Christchurch Hospital.
"In our intensive care unit, eleven people who are critically unwell are being cared for and a critically injured child has been transferred to the Starship Hospital in Auckland.
"The age of the patients ranges from 2 years to the late 60s."
16:15 The City Council of Christchurch has just announced that the Slayer concert at the Horncastle Arena was canceled tomorrow night.
"Following a council from the Christchurch Police and City Council, Vbase has decided to cancel the Slayer concert scheduled for Sunday, March 17, at the Horncastle Arena."
15:50: The weapons used in the shooting seem to have been modified, which will appeal to the government in amending the gun laws, says Ardern.
15:47: The number of deaths from the attacks has not increased this afternoon.
The Prime Minister confirmed that there are still eleven people in intensive care.
15:40 Ms. Ardern has praised the "Lincoln rural policemen" who "put New Zealand first" in response to the attacks at the Christchurch Mosque.
Her quick actions avoided the shooter who made further attacks.
15:36: The Prime Minister says the focus now is on "ensuring that the funeral process of relatives follows the custom."
15:35: Mrs Ardern said: "Many of you will know that I met with church leaders in Christchurch this morning.
"The discussion acknowledged that this is not the New Zealand that each of us knows.
"Police safety will persist in mosques across New Zealand until we know there is no threat."
15:25 clock Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will soon address the media on the attacks.
15:10: The Australian police say the suspect's family is helping with their shootings in the mosque.
14:55 clock Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and National Party leader Simon Bridges have joined forces to support the Muslim community in Christchurch today.
14:50 A quick review of what we know as the second day of the shooting aftermath:
There are 49 dead, 41 in the Deans Ave Mosque, seven in the Linwood Mosque and one in the hospital.
At Christchurch Hospital, 48 people were shot with gunshot wounds. A 4-year-old girl is in the Starship Hospital in Auckland. Two people in critical condition.
All the injured were identified by police working to identify the dead.
39 patients are still in hospital, six are children and seven have been discharged. Four people died before they arrived
Eleven people are in intensive care, two are children (one is two, the other is 13), one was a woman.
The people in the mosques came from Pakistan, Syria, Bangladesh, Jordan, India, Turkey, Afghanistan, Indonesia
14:25 clock People are united in mourning for the nation. In Tauranga flowers have built up outside the gates of a local mosque.
In Auckland, people gather in Aotea Square to promote "love instead of hate".
1:45 pm Today's Highlanders Crusaders Super Rugby match in Dunedin has been canceled.
1:40 pm From the arrest, Commissioner Bush said, "This person was unwilling to get arrested, I think you've probably seen part of the live video, and there was live audio at this Wellington command center.
"I can tell you when I heard that the person was not compliant.
"Our employees were well-equipped, committed to this person and put themselves in real danger to protect the community from further damage."
13:36 The Defendant Brenton Tarrant was not known to any authorities and had no previous convictions, said Commissioner Bush.
13:29 After the call, the police took 36 minutes to arrest the defendant. Police bosses are satisfied with this reaction time.
13:26 Commissioner Bush says he has no information about further attacks, but the police do not do anything.
13:24 clock Officials of various agencies have also recognized the courageous work of the emergency services.
1:20 pm Commissioner Bush also thanked the religious leaders who offered support.
13:18 He says the priority is public safety with staff in Christchurch and across the country to ensure public safety.
1:17 pm Commissioner Mike Bush now faces the media in Christchurch.