Source: New Zealand Parliament – Hansard
TUESDAY, 16 MARCH 2021
The Speaker took the Chair at 2 p.m.
DEPUTY SPEAKER: E te Atua kaha rawa, ka tuku whakamoemiti atu mātou, mō ngā karakia kua waihotia mai ki runga i a mātou. Ka waiho i ō mātou pānga whaiaro katoa ki te taha. Ka mihi mātou ki te Kuīni, me te inoi atu mō te ārahitanga i roto i ō mātou whakaaroarohanga, kia mōhio ai, kia whakaiti ai tā mātou whakahaere i ngā take o te Whare nei, mō te oranga, te maungārongo, me te aroha o Aotearoa. Amene.
[Almighty God, we give thanks for the blessings which have been bestowed on us. Laying aside all personal interests, we acknowledge the Queen, and pray for guidance in our deliberations, that we may conduct the affairs of this House with wisdom and humility, for the welfare, peace and compassion of New Zealand. Amen.]
Attacks on Christchurch masjidain—Second Anniversary
IBRAHIM OMER (Labour): Point of order, Mr Speaker. I seek leave to move a motion without notice and without debate to recognise the second anniversary of the attacks on the Christchurch masjidain.
SPEAKER: Is there any objection to this course of action being followed? There appears to be none.
IBRAHIM OMER:IBRAHIM OMER (Labour): Thank you, Mr Speaker. I move, That this House mark the second anniversary of the terror attacks that targeted Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019, that we remember the 51 people whose lives were taken in the most tragic and horrific way and the more than 40 people who were injured, shattering Muslim families and communities forever.
Motion agreed to.