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Police Raid NSW Homes Over Christchurch Shootings

Counter-terrorism police have raided two homes on the NSW mid-north coast as part of investigations into the Christchurch terrorist attack.

Officers from the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team searched a property in Sandy Beach, near Coffs Harbour, about 8.30am on Monday, before storming a second house at Lawrence, near Maclean.

"The primary aim of the activity is to formally obtain material that may assist New Zealand Police in their ongoing investigation," the Australian Federal Police and NSW Police said in a joint statement.

"The community can be assured that there is no information to suggest a current or impending threat related to this search warrants."

Australian man Brenton Tarrant from Grafton in NSW has been charged with murder over the massacre that killed 50 people at two Christchurch mosques on Friday.

Tarrant was not on any watchlist in Australia or New Zealand, despite online profiles linked to him containing white supremacist material

The 28-year-old posted a 74-page "manifesto" online before the attack. A 17-minute video of the shootings was live-streamed.

Authorities say Tarrant's family "continue to assist police with their inquiries".

"The NSW JCTT is unable to provide further detail regarding this matter," police said in a statement.

The JCTT is made up of officers from the AFP, NSW Police, as well as ASIO and the NSW Crime Commission.


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