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'Light a candle for peace' - four-year-old's heartwarming song at Tauranga Mosque

A four-year-old girl added a heartwarming touch to this afternoon's gathering at the Tauranga Mosque to honour victims of the terror attack in Christchurch a week ago.

Hundreds of members of the public joined the local Muslim community at the Tauranga Mosque for two minutes silence and the Call to Prayer exactly a week after a gunman killed 50 people and injured another 50 at two mosques in Christchurch.

A young girl named Willow performed her song about lighting a candle for peace, for the 1 NEWS camera.

"Light a candle for peace, light a candle for love," Willow sang.

"Light a candle that shines all the way around the world," the song continued, with well-rehearsed actions for "around the world".

Willow's song ended with: "Light a candle for me and light a candle for you and a wish for the peace all the way around the world."

Students from Tauranga Boys' College performed a rousing haka outside the Tauranga Mosque. 

And bikers from around the region rode in to show their support for the Muslim community at service.

Also Among the hundreds attending was Tauranga MP and National Party leader Simon Bridges.

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    Willow performed her song, complete with actions, for 1 NEWS at the service for the Christchurch attack victims. Source: 1 NEWS