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MrsFychan Mar 15th 2019 3:44 am

Active Shooter in Christ church
 
at least 6 dead, could be 2 or 3 shooters still out there, please everyone lock your doors and keep away from windows until Police say the area is safe.
2 shootings at Mosques in Dean Avenue and Linwood and now possibly the hospital which is in lockdown

Pollyana Mar 15th 2019 4:08 am

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Originally Posted by MrsFychan (Post 12654015)
at least 6 dead, could be 2 or 3 shooters still out there, please everyone lock your doors and keep away from windows until Police say the area is safe.
2 shootings at Mosques in Dean Avenue and Linwood and now possibly the hospital which is in lockdown

Following all the updates online at work.

Stay safe everywhere

scrubbedexpat094 Mar 15th 2019 4:17 am

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Stay safe everyone. My thoughts are with all those that are caught up in this terrible incident.

Mishclark Mar 15th 2019 5:33 am

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My daughter would have been in lockdown, she's home sick today. One of my friends is in lockdown at work.

such a sad thing to happen :(

Michelle

Charismatic Mar 15th 2019 5:43 am

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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix (Post 12654027)
Stay safe everyone. My thoughts are with all those that are caught up in this terrible incident.

Indeed, we always hope to side step global violence in our remote corner of the world but now it is here we must face it head-on. We don't yet know the circumstances or motive but there will be much grieving to be done, divisions to heal and trust to be reestablished.

Kia kaha! :wub:

Fredbargate Mar 15th 2019 8:53 am

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The news we are getting here in Europe is 40 dead.
Our thoughts are with you.

Buzzy--Bee Mar 15th 2019 9:20 am

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We're hearing 49 dead now. This is an extraordinary number of people for one shooter, an absolute tragedy. There's going to be a hell of a lot of post-mortem, literally and figuratively, over the coming weeks. I feel ashamed, illogically, that it was an Australian-born man who was the perpetrator. Unfortunately, Christchurch is going to be known for all the wrong reasons in the near future.

My children are flying unaccompanied to Christchurch in a few weeks.

I'm afraid of reprisals.

This is so terrible.

Violence is never the answer.

Bobogib Mar 15th 2019 9:56 am

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Saw the news when I woke up this morning. In total shock.

I fail to understand why anyone would do it, to anyone.

I hope those affected can eventually find peace, and that everyone stays safe.

Truly heartbroken for New Zealand.

Mishclark Mar 15th 2019 10:07 am

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Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee (Post 12654086)
We're hearing 49 dead now. This is an extraordinary number of people for one shooter, an absolute tragedy. There's going to be a hell of a lot of post-mortem, literally and figuratively, over the coming weeks. I feel ashamed, illogically, that it was an Australian-born man who was the perpetrator. Unfortunately, Christchurch is going to be known for all the wrong reasons in the near future.

My children are flying unaccompanied to Christchurch in a few weeks.

I'm afraid of reprisals.

This is so terrible.

Violence is never the answer.


It's just so damned awful. As an Aussie I am ashamed as well. How dare he, how dare anyone do this to those poor Innocent people just going about their day.

I think your kids will be fine but I understand your worry x

MrsFychan Mar 15th 2019 11:08 am

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White supremacist at its best. at least 2 shooters with 4 people in custody. they are now looking at Dunedin as apparently that was the initial target.

spouse of scouse Mar 15th 2019 1:25 pm

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Those poor people and their families. Again a relatively small group of people who contribute nothing worthwhile to our world use their evil and twisted ideology as self-justification to indiscriminately slaughter innocent people. It doesn't matter a toss what they like to call themselves - 'white supremacists', 'isis' or whatever other made up title they use, they all share the same characteristics, they're all sub-human.

I'm so sorry Kiwis.

















Danny B Mar 15th 2019 3:19 pm

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God damn that is terrible new to wake up to.

GeniB Mar 15th 2019 4:56 pm

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Terrible terrible day for New Zealand Heartsick for you Kiwi's this is indeed a black day ..

brits1 Mar 15th 2019 5:21 pm

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Having lived in Manchester when we were bombed in 1996 I was shopping at the time and then had.family in the recent bombings it's a hurrendous thing to happen but you must all Stay strong and not let these mindless, inexcusable acts change they way you live your lives. Our thoughts are with all.New Zealanders

macliam Mar 15th 2019 5:47 pm

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My thoughts are with the Muslim community - and the whole of New Zealand - dragged into the headlines by this horrific outrage.

Religious/racist polarization and extremism is a worldwide phenomenon now, but it can only be defeated by the rest of us banding together to counter their divisive bile... wherever it comes from.

Catchafire Mar 15th 2019 11:03 pm

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Horrible and utterly sad times for New Zealand.

I am proud to live in this country, where people will go out of their way to help someone and expect nothing in return. For us its been a safe place, full of everyday heroes.

Fear won't win.

BEVS Mar 22nd 2019 12:09 am

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As this thread was really where posters expressed their shock and condolence to New Zealand , I have move the ensuing discussion to a thread of its own

BEVS Mar 22nd 2019 12:19 am

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Originally Posted by Catchafire (Post 12654534)
Horrible and utterly sad times for New Zealand.

I am proud to live in this country, where people will go out of their way to help someone and expect nothing in return. For us its been a safe place, full of everyday heroes.

Fear won't win.

Yes. I have been encouraged by the leadership and the people of this country this past week.

We are immigrants to New Zealand. We mix with other immigrants . We have lived in New Zealand now for 15 years. I maybe had not realised just how safe we felt in our everyday lives .

To have your safe place taken from you is just too awful. To flee as a refugee to a safe haven to have that ripped from you is beyond dreadful.

My heart and thoughts remain with Christchurch. This is a city that has already weathered terrible earthquake destruction . Now those same people and community had this atrocity brought to their door. Worse, whilst they were about their peaceful acts of prayer.

I just hope that we all hold the faith and do our best to keep New Zealand a land where Kiwis & immigrants can come and live their lives in harmony and peace.

macliam Mar 22nd 2019 1:28 am

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Originally Posted by BEVS (Post 12658010)
Yes. I have been encouraged by the leadership and the people of this country this past week.

We are immigrants to New Zealand. We mix with other immigrants . We have lived in New Zealand now for 15 years. I maybe had not realised just how safe we felt in our everyday lives .

To have your safe place taken from you is just too awful. To flee as a refugee to a safe haven to have that ripped from you is beyond dreadful.

My heart and thoughts remain with Christchurch. This is a city that has already weathered terrible earthquake destruction . Now those same people and community had this atrocity brought to their door. Worse, whilst they were about their peaceful acts of prayer.

I just hope that we all hold the faith and do our best to keep New Zealand a land where Kiwis & immigrants can come and live their lives in harmony and peace.

Events in New Zealand have not just evoked sympathy from around the world - they have also caused a deal of re-evaluation.

It made me think of when I lived in London, we returned one night to find the street cordoned off because a drug dealer had been shot dead - outside our house :blink:
The reason was that we lived in a quiet area, with little crime - and this encouraged the dealer to ply his trade there (and he brought his rivals with him).
New Zealand seemed to be similar, a quiet backwater that attracted evil because it was peaceful.

Portugal has recently seen a huge rise in tourism and settlement because it is peaceful in comparison with other destinations............ but for how long?


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