Muslims make up just over 1 percent of New Zealand's population. But they are far from strangers in the islands at the bottom of the world. Two months after the mosques terror attack in Christchurch where 51 Muslims were slaughtered during Friday prayer, Herald senior journalist Kurt Bayer explores the remarkable history of Islam in New Zealand.

They were literal ships that passed in the night. Unknown to one another and worlds apart at the bottom of the globe, their paths never to cross again. One lot lauded as legendary explorers of a bold New World, Captain James Cook and

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Canterbury's long history

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"It's good to know that they put their hands up"

Al Noor Mosque's grassroots history

"We are one"