The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon are watershed events in history in that they fundamentally changed the direction the world was heading, just as a physical watershed marks the turning point where river waters divide.
Will the Christchurch gun massacre also prove to be a turning point in terms of our interactions with and treatment of those who are different to us, and will it be the trigger for major changes to gun laws in New Zealand, and even beyond its shores?
Time will tell.
Theresa May's EU withdrawal agreement has been defeated twice in the UK's parliament; the speaker of the House of Commons has ruled that a third "Meaningful Vote" cannot take place without change to the content, something that won’t happen before the agreed Brexit date of March 29th. Hence May must seek an extension to Article 50 from the EU 27 or risk crashing out with no deal in place.
Yes, there was a shooting in Utrecht. We still don't know the motive but xenofobic political parties and alt-right vultures already know whodunit.