We need to categorical our deep sympathy, our sorrow and our aroha to the households, the folks of Christchurch and people again residence in New Zealand. Like many world wide we’re shocked at what occurred in Christchurch on Friday, as a result of it was an unprecedented act of cowardly, unprovoked violence in opposition to harmless folks together with kids who had been at a spot of worship and peace. As we heard this morning, the dying toll is now 50.
These assault have affected us deeply, they’ve affected our migrant communities, Kiwis younger and outdated … As a result of we do see it as an assault on our residence, on our lifestyle, on us. Those that do make New Zealand residence – they’re us. And because the prime minister [Jacinda Ardern] stated: this isn’t who we’re.
However it’s not who Australia or Australians are both. The outpouring of help and sympathy and solidarity, affection and acts of kindness from our Australian mates has been simply implausible.”