'Lei of Aloha' gifted to Christchurch by Hawaii after terror attack

A gift from Hawaii arrived in Christchurch on Monday as a symbol of love, peace and connectedness from the other side of the world following the terror attacks.

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel tweeted expressing her thanks for the gift of the Lei of Aloha for World Peace.

"The effort and love that has gone into making this lei is extraordinary, and I am honoured to receive it on behalf of the city of Christchurch," she said.

The lei is made from 14 truckloads of ti leaves, and is similar to those gifted to other towns and cities around the world that have experienced terror attacks.

It took 300 volunteers 42 hours to make - 14 hours each day, for three days.

The Christchurch City Council said the lei was made in eight sections, intended to be gifted each to the Al Noor Masjid, the Linwood Mosque, Christchurch Hospital, the police, St John ambulance, Victim Support and Ngāi Tahu.

The eighth has been given to the city of Christchurch, presented this morning to Dalziel.

She said the gifting of the lei shows how far the tragedy of the Christchurch shootings spread across the world.

It will be added to the tribute wall on the edge of the Botanic Gardens, says the Christchurch City Council.