She expected that all the bodies would be returned to families by Wednesday.
"The mere fact. that this individual had acquired a gun licence and acquired weapons of that range, then obviously I think people will be seeking change, and I'm committing to that", she told a press conference.
Key suspect Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder since March 16.
He was remanded in custody without entering a plea and is due to appear in court again on April 5.
Coroners said they hoped to release at least one body late Sunday, allowing pious families - anxious to fulfil Muslim burial customs - to begin their sacred rites.
The Pakistanis who were martyred in the horrific terror attack by a white supremacist Brenton Tarrant included Sohail Shahid (Lahore), Syed Jahandad Ali (Lahore), Syed Areeb Ahmed (Karachi), Mahboob Haroon (Islamabad), Naeem Rashid (Abbottabad), and Talha Naeem (Abbottabad).
A Pakistani man, who died trying to tackle the gunman behind a deadly shooting at a New Zealand mosque, will be honoured posthumously with a national award, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.
She said the intent of the attack was to target a city and country that was well known for its safety.
Rashid, a resident of Jinnahabad in Abbottabad and a professor in New Zealand, was at the Al-Noor Mosque in Christchurch when gunman Tarrant attacked the worshippers.
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When they return to work, school and hobbies on Monday however, they will find a high police presence, said commissioner Mike Bush.
The parliamentarians, in their views, have strongly condemned the terror attack on a mosque in New Zealand.
But he went to add that even though his brother was being hailed as a hero by some people, it was "still a shock for us". One woman carried sandwiches and falafel.
A student, who asked not to be identified, said a friend had been killed. "He was studying to be a pilot and we saw him for morning classes".
"Many of the people require multiple trips to the theatre to deal with the complex series of injuries they have", said Christchurch Hospital's Chief of Surgery Greg Robertson. "I got a call last night from a friend, around midnight, to say he has passed away".
Most of the victims of the attacks were immigrants from Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Turkey, Somalia and Afghanistan.
At least one Palestinian died, Palestine's ambassador to Australia and New Zealand said in a statement.
Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern previously confirmed Tarrant as a licensed gun owner.
The cabinet will also hear from intelligence agencies about how a self-avowed fascist legally purchased and trained to use two semi-automatic weapons, reportedly AR-15s, two shotguns and a lever-action gun without drawing the attention of the authorities.
However Ardern was very clear that New Zealand's gun laws would change in the wake of the massacre - the same message she has reiterated over and over since hours after the first shots were fired.