Christchurch business owner remains in custody after allegedly reposting livestream of the Christchurch terror attack

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A Christchurch businessman will remain in custody for allegedly reposting the livestream of the Christchurch terror attack after appearing in the Christchurch District Court on Monday.

Philip Neville Arps is facing two charges of distributing the video of the Christchurch terror attack, and was remanded in custody without plea to April 26.

Both charges were laid under the Films, Video and Publications Classifications act 1993 and relate to the distribution of a livestream of the shooting at the Deans Avenue Mosque by the alleged shooter.

Judge Stephen O'Driscoll warned people about making threats or offering support online to the other five people facing charges of distributing the footage.

All of the others charged have name suppression.

Arps' company, Beneficial Insulation, uses a "Black Sun" as part of its logo while advertising its services as starting at $14.88 per metre - a number used as a common hate symbol.

Both symbols appeared inscribed on images of guns posted on Twitter by the alleged Christchurch mosque shooter in the lead up to the terror attack.

The Black Sun was designed under the guidance of Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler and is commonly used by neo-Nazi groups.


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