Christchurch shootings: ‘real issues’ not being heard by inquiry, critics say

Survivors of mosque massacres not consulted and reporters shut out of royal commission hearings into March attack that killed 51 people Concern is growing that New Zealands royal inquiry into the Christchurch massacre is lacking teeth and transparency with survivors, the media and security experts raising red flags. On 15 March a lone gunmen killed 51 people in a white supremacist-inspired attack at two inner-city Christchurch mosques. Prosecutors say the massacre was livestreamed by the Australian-born shooter, Brenton Tarrant, and is the biggest mass murder in New Zealands modern history. Jacinda Ardern announced a royal commission of inquiry would be held to ascertain what could have been done to prevent the tragedy, particularly by the security and intelligence sector, who …