Christchurch mosque shooting survivor Farid Ahmed has thanked New Zealanders for their love and support following the March 15 attack.
Ahmed, a senior leader at the Deans Ave Mosque, called Magictalk on Friday to deliver his heartfelt message.
"I want to take the opportunity to thank you, to thank your team, to thank all the New Zealanders for their love and support.
"I want to wish all New Zealanders a great festive season and happy new year," he continued.
Ahmed tragically lost his wife in the attacks but has continued on with his 15-year-old daughter.
Earlier in the year, he visited US President Donald Trump and thanked him for his "leadership, standing up for humanity, standing up for religious groups and their rights".
Since meeting the US President, he has been raising awareness of religious hatred and was invited to a conference in the Hague, Netherlands.
"We discussed religious hatred and violence and how to pushback. It was a knowledgeable and stimulating conference," he told host Ryan Bridge.
After the attacks, Ahmed told Newshub he had forgiven the shooter.
"I cannot deny the fact that he is my human brother, each human being is my brother, is my sister.
"This is my faith, and this is what Allah has taught me. That's why I do not hate him, and I cannot hate him.
"I cannot hate anyone."