Today is the day that terrorism came to New Zealand

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I was just thinking the other day how innocent, easy-going and care-free New Zealand feels when you walk around in Wellington, compared to cities in Australia.

I was thinking how much safer New Zealand feels, at least for me, compared to Australia. Today is the day that terrorism and its associated paranoia, fear and sense of separation affected New Zealand and indelibly changed our country forever. Today I realised how simple and easy it is for someone to get a hold of high powered weapons and cause unbelievable devastation.

Today the unarmed Police in Christchurch had to take out their guns. It’s like someone has taken a giant shit all over everything great in New Zealand, the feeling you get here of complete safety. I’m not sure it will ever be the same here again.

I just can’t move or do anything today at all. It’s too sad to even believe.

4 thoughts on “Today is the day that terrorism came to New Zealand

    1. Content Catnip – Catnip, The World. – Digital dawdler, foodie, bookworm, culture vulture, rainbow lorikeet perennially in love with the arts, history and science. Constantly seeking inspiring people, knowledge and places.
      Content Catnip says:

      I know, I read the manifesto, it doesn’t even make any sense to a sane person. He is a lunatic

  1. Tish Farrell – I am an award-winning writer of children's fiction and non fiction. My career began in Kenya where I lived for nearly eight years. The light, the landscape, the shining generosity of Kenya's people all conspired to drive me to the desk to write stories.
    Tish Farrell says:

    My heart goes out to you, Athena, and to New Zealand, and to all of us.

    1. Content Catnip – Catnip, The World. – Digital dawdler, foodie, bookworm, culture vulture, rainbow lorikeet perennially in love with the arts, history and science. Constantly seeking inspiring people, knowledge and places.
      Content Catnip says:

      Thank you Tish. It’s not me who needs sympathy though, it’s these families in Christchurch 🙁

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