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Nelson College students deliver haka and waiata of Hallelujah to honour victims

Thousands of people in Nelson streamed into the city to fill the street outside the Nelson Islamic Cultural Society centre as the nation marked one week since the Christchurch terror attack. 

People from across New Zealand came together for two minutes of silence, and to observe the Call to Prayer. 

The Nelson tribute was called Hands Around Nelson Mosque. It involved people standing together, hands clasped, in support of their Muslim community. 

Prior to the gesture of solidarity, there had already been significant moments. Nelson College students performed a haka, which they had been practicing to pay respect at the event, followed by a waiata of Hareruia (Hallelujah). 

Nelson will also be celebrating diversity this weekend, during the city's Race Unity Day on Sunday.

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Hands Around Nelson Mosque is honouring the victim’s of the Christchurch terror attack. Source: 1 NEWS