Christchurch terror attack: Halal food drop set up for affected community

Well-wishers in Christchurch have set up a halal food drop for people affected by the terror attack.

Forty-nine people were killed in separate attacks at the Deans Ave and Linwood Ave mosques in Christchurch on Friday.

Forty-two people are being treated for their injuries, two of them in critical condition. One of the critical is four years old.

"The devastating events of March 15 have taken beautiful fellow Cantabrians away from us," the event description on Facebook says.

"We need to rally around our Christchurch Muslim community and support them in any way possible, and tomorrow I'd like to encourage you to help in a small way that you can."

It asks for Cantabrians to donate any food they can and label the ingredients on the lid.

"Please pack food well, and in containers/bags that you are comfortable giving away."

Food can be dropped off at Theos Fisheries, 82 Riccarton Rd. There is a large chiller there able to collect and store halal and vegan food.

Commenters on the page have said they are bringing fresh fruit and discussed what constitutes halal food.

One post suggests people avoid bringing pork products, alcohol, non-halal meat or items containing animal rennet, which is often found in cheese.

Three people are currently in police custody over the attack and a 28-year-old man has been charged with murder.

He will appear in the Christchurch District Court on Saturday.

Newshub Nation will be starting at the earlier time of 8am on Saturday to cover the latest events. You can watch it online here or on Three.

If you would like to donate to the official Victim Support fund, go here. Victim Support's number is 0800 842846.