Christchurch terror attack: Givealittle for victims' families breaks $1m

A Givealittle page for Kiwis to donate money to the victims of the mosque shootings has already raised over $1 million.

The official page was launched by the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups (NZCVSG) on Friday in the aftermath of the terrorist attack.

As of 1pm Sunday it has raised just over $1,050,000 from over 15,000 donations.

"This is the official Victim Support donation page for victims of the Canterbury shootings," NZCVSG writes.

"Dozens of families have been bereaved and many more injured by today's horrific shootings.

"They deserve our help and support! All donations received to this page will be used to provide support and resources for people affected by the Christchurch shootings and their family members."

The donations have come with a heartbreaking series of messages from Kiwis deeply affected by the tragedy.

"Our love and thoughts are with all those families affected by this tragic event," one family wrote.

"We are so sorry that this horrific tragedy happened here in our homeland," another message said.

"There is no amount of money that can bring back loved ones. But we hope this will help those family members of the lost to continue to live and find peace in this country that is also their home. Our hearts go out to all those suffering from this and we pray for healing. Much Aroha."

Another donations site, LaunchGood, has raised nearly $900,000. The page says all funds raised are going to be distributed to the families by the New Zealand Islamic Information Centre.

"No amount of money will bring back their loved ones, but we do hope to lessen their burden in some way," it says.