Northam remembers Christchurch week on from terror attack

A week on from the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people and injured 50 more, the town of Northam has gathered to remember the victims, families and locals impacted by the events.

In a service led by Christchurch-born Northam resident James West on Friday morning, more than 60 people gathered in the village green to pay their respects.

Mr West thanked the first-responders for their help and compassion.

In an prayer by local Muslim man Mohamad Alkhatib, love was the focus.

"Let us be loving and have brotherhood between us," he said.

"Turn away the hatred from us and make us united with love and peace.

"Save our mind and soul from darkness."

A rendition of traditional New Zealand song Pokarekare Ana was played, followed by a minute silence and the haka.