Boy racers show respect to Christchurch victims

Police are pleased with the behaviour of boy racers at an event in Christchurch overnight.

Car enthusiasts gathered in the city for the third 'Aves Invasion', which caused chaos on the city's streets last time it took place. Drivers threw bottles, made hoax police calls and clogged the streets with cars.

Officers are on high alert this time, the event taking place just over a month after New Zealand's worst-ever mass shooting rocked the city.

Police worked with the organisers to stop racers driving down Deans Avenue, past the Al Noor mosque, where 42 of the 50 victims lost their lives.

They asked attendees to avoid revving their vehicles, yelling and playing loud music.

Police told Newshub on Saturday there was "nothing to report" from Friday night's activities.

"We had a few people ringing up complaining about the noise, but no arrests or major problems," a spokesperson said.

Last year's event saw 177 tickets issued, and one arrest.

The event will last until Easter Sunday.