The first of more than 250 collections to be held nationwide was in Christchurch, where 51 Muslim worshippers were gunned down while at prayer less than four months ago.
The Australian man accused of murdering 51 people attending Friday prayers at two mosques pleads not guilty to all 92 charges against him.
Lawmakers voted on the first substantial changes to New Zealand's gun laws in decades, reforms which will ban the use and circulation of semi-automatics. The bill must now receive royal assent from the governor general to become law.
The Christchurch terrorist exemplifies white-supremacist ideology - a mindset born in the Orientalist tradition.
Australian police said that the counter-terrorism teams raided two homes linked to the mass shooting that killed at least 50 people at two New Zealand mosques last week.
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