International desk: Worshippers have returned to the Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch for the first time since a mass shooting there in which dozens of people were killed.
The building had closed so police could investigate the attack but on Saturday small groups were allowed to return, reports BBC.
Fifty people were killed in shootings at two mosques on 15 March.
As the Al Noor mosque reopened, some 3,000 people walked through Christchurch on Saturday for a ‘march for love’ intended to honour victims.
Many walked in silence and some carried placards calling for peace and opposing racism.
Shila Nair, a migrant from India, travelled from Auckland to take part in the march. “We appreciate the solidarity, but it must be carried on,” she said. “It cannot be allowed to fizzle out. “
Australian Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old self-proclaimed white supremacist, has been charged with one murder in connection with the attacks and he is expected to face further charges.