1 Sep 2020

Christchurch mosque gunman officially designated a terrorist

From Checkpoint, 6:13 pm on 1 September 2020

The Christchurch mosque shooter has been officially designated a terrorist entity by the Prime Minister.

The designation under New Zealand legislation freezes the assets of terrorist entities and makes it a criminal offence to participate in or support their activities.

Jacinda Ardern says it's an important demonstration of New Zealand's condemnation of terrorism and violent extremism in all forms.

Political reporter Yvette McCullough has more.