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Watch: Haka, waiata ring out across the country in memory of Christchurch terror attack victims

Right across the country, haka and waiata rang out as thousands gathered to pay tribute to those who lost their lives a week ago today.

From Auckland down to Christchurch and many more cities and towns throughout New Zealand, people gathered together outside mosques to pay their respects to the 50 killed and dozens more injured in last week’s terror attack.

In Nelson, a group of Year 13 Nelson College students performed a haka that they prepared all week leading up today’s remembrance ceremony. A haka was also performed by a group of school boys in Dunedin.

In Hamilton, the Mongrel Mob formed as a guard of honour to protect those who came to pray at the mosque.

And in Auckland, women wore headscarves outside mosques in Ponsonby and Mt Roskill in solidarity with those attending Friday prayers. Meanwhile, a crowd in Wellington gathered outside Parliament for the two minutes of silence.