Press Release from the Prime Minister of New Zealand:
New Zealand is in shock tonight at the terrorist bombings in Sydney.
Our brothers and sisters across the Tasman have been the victims of a heinous crime, and on behalf of all New Zealanders I express our deepest sympathies, and our outrage for this attack.
Sydney is home to more New Zealanders than any other place outside New Zealand. It is not yet known how many people have died.
I have phoned the Australian Prime Minister and not only passed on our sympathies, but also offered every assistance with tracking down those responsible.