Christchurch shootings

Christchurch shootings: Mosque attacker charged with terrorism

Brenton Tarrant was charged with "engaging in a terrorist act", police said in a statement on Tuesday.

He is already facing charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder following the attack on two mosques in the South Island city on 15 March.

The Australian is next due in court in June.

It is the first time a person has been charged in New Zealand with an act of terror under this law.

Egyptian filmmaker announces film on Christchurch mosque shootings

Director Moez Masoud plans to make a movie about the terror attack that claimed 51 lives and injured dozens of others on March 15.

The Cairo-based writer, director, songwriter and noted public speaker made the announcement on Twitter just over a week after the attack.

"What has happened and is happening in New Zealand deserves history and human documentation," Masoud wrote.