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Murray Heasley says victims have been re-traumatised.

Unexpected defrocking of paedophile priest re-traumatises victims - advocate

Horrible memories have been triggered for survivors around New Zealand.

Watch: The Project's Jesse Mulligan talks about autism.

Why drinking bleach is a bad idea, according to scientists

It's being sold in New Zealand as a 'cure' for autism and AIDS.

Alfred Ngaro on Newshub Nation.

Ngaro hints at coalition with Tamaki

His new party will struggle to make it without help from other Christian groups, he says.

Hannah Tamaki on The AM Show.

Where Hannah Tamaki stands on homosexuality

She also gave her thoughts on Jacinda Ardern and drugs on The AM Show.

Manal Dokhan is struggling to cope with the grief of losing her husband in the Christchurch terror attack.

Terror attack widow's life in limbo after losing husband

Mohsen Al-harbi initially survived the shooting, but later died in hospital.

Watch: Hannah Tamaki, the wife of Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki, announced she will lead a new political party called Coalition New Zealand.

'It should be secular': The implications of religion in Parliament

The prospect of a Christian party in New Zealand's halls of power sparked debate.

Watch the announcement.

Hannah Tamaki to lead political party Coalition New Zealand

She says it is a party not just for Christians.

Watch: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the Government won't ban criticism of religious groups.

Mormon leader labels Ardern 'courageous consensus-builder'

The PM was raised Mormon but stepped away over its anti-gay views.

Watch: The struggles of raising autistic kids in the provinces.

YouTube cracks down on videos claiming bleach can cure autism

It doesn't, but that hasn't stopped parents giving it to their children.

A Paris-based architectural company wants to bring the burned Notre Dame cathedral into the future.

Solar-power design proposed for Notre Dame

Fit with crystals that transform light into power.

Simon Bridges on The AM Show.

'Good' to have Christian allies on-side - Bridges

But he's aware not all church-going folk would want to vote for Alfred Ngaro.

Judith Collins says she wasn't aware of rumours her colleague Alfred Ngaro might be quitting the party to form his own.

Alfred Ngaro to set up Christian conservative party - report

Judith Collins says she knows nothing, but calls it an "interesting idea".

It is the worst outbreak of violence in the country since the Easter bombings.

Curfew in Sri Lanka after violence against mosques

It's the worst outbreak of violence since the Easter bombings.


Warnings about threat from white supremacists were ignored - Imam

Mosque Imam suspects there were three visits from extremists.


How much will be paid to Christchurch attack victims revealed

Victim Support has faced criticism for the speed at which payments were made.


Victim support releases plan for terror attack victims

"Today, I am seeking to dispel any uncertainty."

Watch: Catholic Church still abusing children in New Zealand - former victim.

Pope declares bishops will be held responsible for covering up abuse

Clerics must now report any cases to Catholic Church superiors.

Watch: Brian Tamaki defended his controversial tweets on the Islamic call to prayer.

'Extremely disgusting': Church's anti-abortion billboard appalls Kaitaia locals

"We are stronger together and you've just pulled a whole bunch of people apart."

Watch: Aziz Al-Sa'afin explains what you need to know if you're visiting a mosque.

Worldwide first for new security system at Al-Noor Mosque

The technology uses artificial intelligence to detect a weapon and alert police.

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - APRIL 21: An inside view of the St. Anthony's Shrine after an explosion hit St Anthony's Church in Kochchikade in Colombo, Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019. According to reports at least 129 people killed and over 200 injured in blasts during the Easter Sunday service at churches and hotels as worshippers attended Easter services. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Persecution of Christians reaches genocide levels

Christianity is at risk of disappearing in the Middle East.