Christchurch attack: White supremacist Philip Arps files appeal against release conditions

White supremacist Philip Arps has filed an appeal in the High Court against two of his release conditions.

Arps was released from prison on Wednesday following his sentence for sharing the mosque attack live stream. He was jailed last June.

Five extra restrictions were placed on him on Wednesday ahead of his release - including wearing a GPS electronic monitor, access being provided to his residence so his electronic monitoring equipment can be maintained, not being able to enter or loiter near any mosque, prayer room or any other area where the Muslim community meet, not making contact with any member of the Muslim community, and not being able to own firearms or be involved in any activity with them - including playing Airsoft.

On Thursday, Arps' lawyer confirmed to Newshub he is appealing two of those conditions; the GPS monitoring and the ban on playing Airsoft.

Judge Stephen O'Driscoll imposed the conditions on Wednesday following concern about phone calls and letters he sent from prison. 

Arps is also banned from accessing the internet.

The Christchurch businessman sent video footage of the mosque shootings to 30 associates and asked for it to be modified with crosshairs and a kill count.

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison in June.

Fifty-one people were killed in the attack on two mosques, which was live-streamed on Facebook.