I don't really know what to call this post. A week ago a lunatic went on a gun rampage at two mosque's in the South Island city of Christchurch, killing 50 innocent children, women and men who were going about their daily lives in a peaceful way. This senseless event has shaken our country and made everyone look at themselves and how they view others. We've had two memorial events at school in the past week and I'll say that I'm glad I have five year olds as there has been little talk from them to prompt me to say more, of which I'm thankful.
There is a lot of anger and disbelief with many saying "this is not us". Our prime minister Jacinda Ardern has shown incredible leadership around this, with her face even beamed onto the world's tallest building in Dubai as a mark of respect for the dead and her.
May the world come to its senses and nothing like this ever happen again in New Zealand. Jacinda has moved fast to ban all military style weapons - I don't understand why anyone needs a gun personally. We now have armed police outside mosques/schools etc - this is NOT New Zealand - I'd never seen any police armed here, until this hideous event happened.