Dozens of New Zealanders handed in their firearms Saturday as a gun buyback scheme went into operation aimed at ridding the country of semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
The Canterbury Crusaders overwhelmed Otago Highlanders 38-14 Friday to storm into the Super Rugby semi-finals and reinforce their status as favourites for a third consecutive title.
The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks in March smiled Friday as his lawyers entered not guilty pleas to multiple murder and terrorism charges.
New Zealand police on Wednesday ruled out any link between a bomb found in Christchurch and mosque shootings in March which killed 50 Muslim worshippers.
As Jews around the world marked the final day of Passover on Saturday, a service at a synagogue in the US turned deadly when a teenage gunman opened fire.