It’s being reported that at least 40 people are dead after shootings at two mosques in Christchurch. The attacks happened around 5 hours ago, during afternoon prayers.
Three men and a woman have been arrested.
Officers say a number of explosive devices including some attached to vehicles have also been made safe.
All of the city's mosques have been told to close, while schools were placed on lockdown.
Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has confirmed that one of the shooters who was taken into custody was an “Australian-born citizen”.
A spokeswoman for Facebook New Zealand, has confirmed that videos which appeared to show the Christchurch shootings have been taken down.
Police say they can't rule out if others were involved.