Wellington: Australian terrorist who killed 51 people in the March 15 attack on two mosques in Christchurch is appealing his conviction and sentence.
Brenton Tarrant was sentenced to life without parole after pleading guilty to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and a terrorism charge.
The New Zealand Court of Appeal has confirmed that he has appealed his conviction and conviction for the 2019 attack.
No hearing has been set up at this stage.
The gunman carried out the worst-ever terrorist attack in New Zealand, killing 43 people at Al Noor Mosque and another seven at Linwood Islamic Center during Friday prayers. The shooting was streamed live online and shared thousands of times.
The attack sparked major gun reforms in New Zealand and sparked the Christchurch Call, an initiative to eliminate extremist content online.
It is still unclear whether the appeals procedure will bring a temporary halt to the coronal investigation into the events of March 15, 2019.
Coroner Brigitte Windley previously launched an investigation into the attack, with the first phase of the inquest set to take place from May 15 to June 9 at the Christchurch courts.