Emerge Aotearoa Group stands with the Muslim community to remember 15 March anniversary

Today, Aotearoa New Zealand marks the fifth anniversary of the 2019 Christchurch Mosque attacks. Tragically, 51 people were killed as they worshipped in what should have been a place of safety and peace. They were people who came from 21 different countries and spoke 13 different languages.

Emerge Aotearoa’s auditor, PwC lost one of their colleagues, Areeb Ahmed in the shootings. Areeb spent time in our Kennedy Place office in 2018 through the audit process. Below is a link to the NZ Hearld article that talked briefly about Areeb and the reasons he moved to New Zealand. There are 50 other stories like this.


Emerge Aotearoa Group stands with the Muslim community as people continue to mourn the loss of their spouses, parents, children, siblings, loved ones, and friends. As we did in the immediate aftermath, days, weeks, and months following these dreadful events, we continue to be there for those affected and the people we work alongside whose lives were forever changed on that day. We stand with the community leaders making a difference to build bridges and ensure hatred and violence are stamped out here and across the globe.

We encourage you to join us today as we remember the people lost in the 15 March Mosque attacks and acknowledge the whānau and friends who continue to grieve and live with the memories of that day.