Our Prime Minister has shown incredible grace, humility and empathy in her leadership of our country through this extraordinarily awful time including and since the Christchurch mass shooting.
Being so far away has been hard. And it is interesting as most people we have been around are impressed by her style.
This abhorrent act of racist/religious terrorism is not who we are. We are generally a mostly secular nation of relatively tolerant and welcoming people.
Of course, this is an enormous generalisation, and the rise of white supremacy globally has now included us.
I love how Jacinda has ensured the focus is on the victims, their families and communities, what we as a nation can provide in the way of support, and her deliberate unnaming of the terrorist.
Kia kaha. Arohanui.