The government, with support from opposition parties, immediately rushed through legislation to tighten New Zealand's gun laws.
The national team narrowly avoided being caught in the New Zealand mosque attacks of March 15 that killed 51 people.
He also discussed picking off Jews walking to synagogue, shooting police officers or attacking a church or military base, according to investigators.
It has now been revealed that the National Thowheeth Jama'ath group which carried out the Sri Lanka attacks had close links with JMI, affiliated to a similarly named group in Bangladesh.
Daniel Nicholas Tuapawa was said to have been shocked and did not realise what he had done until police showed him a video in which he was yelling abusive comments including "all Muslims are terrorist
Apart from the 50 murder charges, the accused gunman in the Christchurch mosque attack will also face 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in the high court in Christchurch on Friday.
The gunman's footage showed Mohemmed Daoud Nabi, a 71-year-old from war-torn Afghanistan, offering a welcome at the doors of the Al Noor mosque. He was shot and the killer moved inside.
At least 50 people were killed and dozens wounded by a lone gunman at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday in what is the country's worst modern mass shooting.