Armed police are outside the Tauranga Mosque following the Christchurch shootings this afternoon. Photos: Daniel Hines.
Police have confirmed the lock down of schools throughout Christchurch has been lifted.
"We would like to reassure members of the public that there is a large Police presence in the city and the safety of the community is our priority."
Meanwhile, armed Police are posted outside the Tauranga Mosque following this afternoons shootings.
At least 30 people are feared dead, according to Stuff.co.nz.