Message from the Governor of New South Wales and Governor-General Designate of Australia, General The Hon David Hurley.
" Your Excellency,
On behalf of the people of New South Wales, I write to express my sincere condolences over the tragic events that have taken place in Christchurch today.
The crime is heinous - an act of violence in a place of faith carries with it a particular element of horror. For this outragous act to have taken place in a city that has faced wide scale loss and grief over recent years, is even more heartbreaking.
We stand alongside you and the victims and indeed the nation of New Zealand as you oppose such violence and hatred.
General The Hon David Hurley AC,DSC (Ret'd)
Governor of New South Wales