Tarrant, 28, originally from Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, but more recently a resident of Dunedin, 360km from Christchurch, had his hands chained to his waist. Police allege that after opening fire in the Al Noor mosque, Tarrant drove to the Linwood Masjid mosque across town and continued his rampage.
Daniel John Burrough, 18, has been charged with “exciting hostility or ill-will” in relation to the mosque attacks but he did not appear in court.
Police arrested three men - including Tarrant and Burrough - and a woman following Friday’s attack. The unnamed woman remains in custody, while the third man was not linked to the attacks and has been released.
None of those arrested had a criminal history or were on watch lists in New Zealand or Australia.