Christchurch mosque terror attacks day 11: What you need to know

4:56 pm on 25 March 2019

All 50 of the victims of the Al Noor and Linwood mosque attacks have been buried in Christchurch or repatriated to other places.

Scenes from the burial of Haji-Daoud Nabi

Mourners as Haji-Daoud Nabi is laid to rest Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

The burial services for 41 of the victims took place at Memorial Park Cemetery in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood.

The other nine victims were either repatriated to their country of origin or sent to other parts of New Zealand for burial, a Christchurch City Council statement said.

24 patients still in hospital

  • There are still 24 patients in Christchurch Hospital from the terror attacks and of those, four remain critically ill and in intensive care.
  • A 4-year-old girl is still critically ill and in intensive care in Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital. Her father is stable in Auckland Hospital.

Vigils and commemorations

  • A national remembrance service organised by the government, the city of Christchurch, Ngāi Tahu and the Muslim community will take place at Hagley Park on Friday at 10am, with further details about the service set to be released later this week.

Royal Commission of Inquiry into the attacks

  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a Royal Commission of Inquiry into security agencies after the Christchurch mosque attacks.
  • It will look at the Government Communications Security Bureau (GSCB), the Security Intelligence Service (SIS), police, Customs, Immigration and any other relevant agencies.
  • The terms of reference have not yet been finalised.

Aid donated

  • Over $15.7 million has been donated to Victim Support, Christchurch Foundation and the New Zealand Islamic Information Centre to help those affected by the Christchurch terror attacks.
  • Victim Support has raised $8.5m through a Give a little page, which is being used to give immediate help to families.
  • The Christchurch Foundation has received $4.8m in donations, money which is being used to look after the longer-term needs of families.
  • The New Zealand Islamic Information Centre has raised more than $2.5m.