New Zealand school children perform haka in honour of their killed classmates

Schoolchildren in Christchurch have performed an impromptu haka to pay tribute to two of their classmates who were killed in an attack on mosques in the city.

A small group of teenagers began the traditional Maori war dance beside a makeshift memorial as others laid flowers, three days after the shootings that left 50 dead.

They were soon joined by dozens more in a show of support for the Muslim community targeted in New Zealand’s deadliest shooting in modern history.

Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, has been charged with murder over the attack during Friday prayers and appeared at court on Saturday. He was remanded until 5 April.