On Friday last week, New Zealanders were devastated by a terrorist attack in Christchurch. We offer our deepest sympathies for families dealing with the trauma of overwhelming loss. We stand together with the Christchurch community and condemn terrorist acts and propaganda.
We echo the words of New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, who said: “We represent diversity, kindness, compassion, a home for those who share our values, refuge for those who need it’’.
As Prime Minister Ardern said, those values “will not, and cannot, be shaken by this attack”.