Live: Hundreds gather for vigil in Nelson in honour of Christchurch attack victims

6.03pm: Two children were killed in the terrorist attack, police confirmed today. One of them is believed to be a three-year-old Somali boy.

5.45pm: Police Commissioner Mike Bush today clarified the police’s response times in a press conference, saying that armed police were on the scene within six minutes of receiving a call, while the AOS were on the scene within 10 minutes.  The gunman was in custody in 36 minutes. 

5.40pm: Police say there will be an increased police presence across the country tomorrow and for the remainder of the week, with more than 200 police officers carrying out a variety of roles. 

5.29pm: The nationalities of the victims cannot be confirmed at this stage, the Chief Coroner said.

5.24pm: Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall said in a press conference this afternoon that two other coroners and four support staff have been made available in Christchurch to

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