Christchurch attacks

Last updated 18 June 2019

Response timeline

Timeline of Police response to the Christchurch attacks on 15 March 2019.

Timeline (PDF, 359KB)

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Name release updates

Support

The contact details of organisations that help crime victims and those experiencing mental distress can be found below:

  • The Ministry of Health and 1737 have created resources which give advice for those experiencing mental distress, including how to help and support children, and help with grief.
    For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 – free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - to talk it through with a trained counsellor.
  • Victim Support is an independent incorporated society that provides a free 24/7 community response to help victims of serious crime and trauma.
    For immediate assistance please call 0800 842 846.

Missing person register

Police is working to contact everyone who has registered a missing person on the Restoring Family Links (RFL) website.

Police’s focus remains on supporting victims and their families.

Video updates

21 March 2019, 4.00pm
Christchurch attacks: Commissioner Bush video update 12

20 March 2019, 10.00am
Christchurch attacks: Commissioner Bush video update 11

18 March 2019, 5.30pm
Christchurch attacks: Commissioner Bush video update 10


18 March 2019, 3.00pm
Christchurch attacks: Deputy Commissioner Wallace Haumaha video update 9


17 March 2019, 5.30pm
Christchurch attacks: Commissioner Bush video update 8


17 March 2019, 5.00pm
Christchurch attacks: Deputy Commissioner Wallace Haumaha video update 7


17 March 2019, 5.30pm
Christchurch attacks: Commissioner Bush video update 6


16 March 2019, 4.00pm
Christchurch attacks: video update 5
Superintendent Naila Hassan and Muslim leaders offer some important advice to our Muslim community in Christchurch - video in Urdu and English. Please share with your families and friends.

16 March 2019, 1.15pm
Christchurch attacks: Commissioner Bush video update 4


15 March 2019, 9.00pm
Christchurch attacks: Commissioner Bush video update 3


15 March 2019, 5.30pm
Christchurch attacks: Commissioner Bush video update 2


Christchurch attacks: Commissioner Bush video update 1
Commissioner Mike Bush outlines the latest information about the attacks in Christchurch on 15 March 2019.

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