W/S Christ Church cathedral, Grafton
W/S Bishop enters cathedral in procession for service
W/S Bishop leads service
M/S Woman lighting candle
SOT, Dr Murray Harvey, Bishop of Grafton: "The reaction in the local community, as you perhaps can imagine, has been a reaction of shock and disbelief at these tragic events in New Zealand."
M/S Woman lighting candle and blowing out match
SOT, Dr Murray Harvey, Bishop of Grafton: "At the cathedral there's a prayer vigil for the, to remember the victims and their families and the people of New Zealand and the Muslim community as well. That's a prayer vigil here at the cathedral, but it's not really an Anglican event, as such. It's for people of all faiths and people of no faith as well and we're inviting the Muslim community to that as well and as well as people of other Christian denominations."
SOT, Grafton resident 1: "Well everyone's talking about it of course, but, and the Tarrant family in town is quite well known and very well-respected. So it's very shocking thing that one of them could, could possibly, you know, be this, obviously some, some cerebella problem, some, you know, that hasn't been diagnosed, treated. But, you know, it's a real shock. There's no doubt about it."
SOT, Grafton resident 2: "It makes, it makes our town look like all the bad people come from Grafton, you know."
SOT, Grafton resident 1: "Putting Grafton on the map for the wrong reasons. I think that's what a lot of people are really pissed off about."
SOT, Grafton resident 3: "You know, I know a lot of the Tarrant family round here. They're a long-standing family in the valley and to say when his Dad died, but to use that as an excuse, it's not an excuse. We've all hard times in our life and the reality is, if it comes down to it, what a way to honour your Dad. Dreadful. Dreadful. And I, I feel dreadful for his family."
SOT, Grafton resident 4: "Especially my Filipino community. We are shocked because we love going out, having parties and hitting the town. And now we are just watch out, aware."
SOT, Grafton resident 5: "I suppose like everyone else, you know, you're pretty shocked by it all really. Yes, especially being an Australian bloke that did it makes it, makes you feel like you're a bit responsible for it, you know."
SOT, Grafton resident 6: "But it's pretty much an Anglo part, Anglo-Saxon town."
Grafton resident 7: "Yes, largely."
Grafton resident 6: "And, maybe that's a, that is a problem, because people in Grafton often don't understand accents from other countries and ever quite, can be a bit xenophobic that way, that, that we don't see the broader world in a way that when you're in the city you see a lot of people from other cultures."
Locals from Grafton commented on Friday's shootings at two mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, and on the main suspect, Brenton Tarrant, who grew up in Grafton, on Sunday.
"The reaction in the local community, as you perhaps can imagine, has been a reaction of shock and disbelief at these tragic events in New Zealand," said Grafton Bishop Dr Murray Harvey.
"The Tarrant family in town is quite well known and very well-respected...it's a real shock. There's no doubt about it," said another local.
Another Grafton resident expressed that he felt partially responsible since Tarrant came from Australia, saying "especially being an Australian bloke that did it makes it, makes you feel like you're a bit responsible for it, you know."
A total of 50 people were killed in the shootings and a further 50 were wounded in what is New Zealand's worst attack.
The first report of an attack came from Masjid Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch during Friday prayers. The gunman then drove to the nearby Linwood Islamic Centre, where the second shooting occurred.
The main suspect, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, appeared in court on Saturday charged with murder.
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