15 Dec 2023

First phase of mosque inquest comes to an end

From Checkpoint, 5:43 pm on 15 December 2023

The truth is transitioning from darkness to light. Those were the words uttered by the Coroner as she drew the curtain on the inquest into the deaths of the 51 people shot at Christchurch's Al Noor mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in 2019. For seven weeks, brutal evidence has been heard by the court about what happened on March 15th, the emergency response that followed and what improvements could be made. Niva Chittock was there.