Survivors and victims' families gave statements in front of a New Zealand court during the sentencing formalities for Australian, Brenton Tarrant and hope for severe punishment from the court. Tarrant pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one of terrorism over the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch in March last year. Lawyers reportedly expect the 29-year-old to be the first person jailed for life without parole in New Zealand. Tarrant was arrested as he drove to attack a third mosque in Ashburton, about an hour south of Christchurch. The court was told Tarrant arrived in New Zealand in 2017 and based himself in Dunedin, 360 kilometres south of Christchurch, where he built up a collection of high-powered firearms and purchased more than 7,000 rounds of ammunition. He also bought military-style ballistic armour and tactical vests.