Muslim community leaders have been escorted back to one of two mosques targeted in the New Zealand terror attack.
Two groups were taken through the cordon to Masjid al Noor on Saturday morning, accompanied by a delegation of dignitaries.
They received a briefing from officers on the street being led to the front door where the shooting rampage that killed 50 last Friday began.
In the park opposite, supporters shed silent tears and continued to lay flowers while junior cricketers cheered in a sign the community is returning to normal too.
During a memorial service in nearby Hagley Park on Friday to mark one week since the attack Al Noor Imam Gamal Fouda reflected on the hatred and rage he saw in the killer's eyes.
Thousands gathered to support the community in their Friday prayers, and he saw their love reflecting back.
"We are broken-hearted, but we are not broken," he said.
"We are alive, we are together, we are determined not to let anyone divide us."
A terrorist sought to tear the nation apart with evil ideology, but New Zealand showed itself to the world as an example of love and unity, Fouda said.
"Today, from the same place, I look out and I see the love and compassion in the eyes of thousands of fellow New Zealanders and human beings from across the globe that fill the hearts of millions more who are not with us physically, but in spirit," he said.
That compassion will be reflected again in a March of Love in Hagley Park on Saturday morning, when the community will gather again for speeches and performances.
Fouda's words were met with prayers and applause from the community and the Muslims there to pray on the most sacred day of the week in Islam.
Survivors attended, including 13-year-old Zaid Mustafa who took his place in the front row two days after the burial of his father Khaled and older brother Hamza, 15.
Following the memorial more than 5000 people made their way to the Memorial Park Cemetery for the mass burial of 26 mosque victims, and another man who died returning to his Dunedin home after mourning his uncle's death with family.
The last of the Christchurch burials, the goodbyes included the youngest victim, three-year-old Mucaad Ibrahim, new father Ramiz Vohra, 28, and his father Arif, 58.
A week on, more of the injured are being released from hospital, though 27 remain, including five critical in intensive care.
A four-year-old girl remains critical in Auckland's children's hospital.
The man charged with murder over the attack, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, used two semi-automatic rifles legally bought with a licence.
From 3pm on Thursday such weapons became illegal under interim measures, until legislation is expected to be introduced by April 11.
Police received more than 1000 online notifications from gun owners surrendering weapons on Friday, and a dedicated hotline received 474 calls within 15 hours of the announcement.
Australian Associated Press