A light introduction to the events on 9-11-2001 in New York

I know that for many Kiwi’s the terror attacks of 9/11 are long in the past. They are accepted by most as perpetrated by 19 young extremist Arabs send to their death by a madman in a cave. But how could these 19 young man evade the CIA and the FBI for years and than hijack […]

US says it has right to kidnap British citizens

AMERICA has told Britain that it can “kidnap” British citizens if they are wanted for crimes in the United States. A senior lawyer for the American government has told the Court of Appeal in London that kidnapping foreign citizens is permissible under American law because the US Supreme Court has sanctioned it. The admission will […]

Key’s Tuhoe trip questioned

Ok, so the police spends $ 8.000.000,- of tax payers money to investigate alledged “terror activities”in the Uruweras. They have been investiging for over a year. One of the “targets” was; National leader John Key. And than two months before they decide to invade and arrest the alledged perpetrators, John Key visits an isolated Marae […]

Angeline Greensill to stand for Hauraki Waikato

The Hauraki-Waikato Maori Electorate announce the successful selection of Angeline Greensill as the candidate for this electorate. In a closely fought contest between four candidates, Angeline was selected and confirmed by the Maori Party National Council to stand in the 2008 elections. Angeline GREENSILL, 59, Hamilton, Waikato University Lecturer, is an environmental and land rights […]

The Live Taser Saucer To Become A Reality.

One of the biggest Taser representatives outside the US base has declared the company’s intention to produce and sell internationally a small airborne drone version of the weapon that can administer electrical jolts of 50,000 volts. Antoine di Zazzo has told the AFP that his French company is “developing a mini-flying saucer like drone which […]

More spying in the future, drones over te Urewera?

Heather Brooke Two weekends ago at the V Festival, revellers were surprised to see a remote-controlled surveillance drone flying and filming overhead. Little to nothing was known beforehand about the drone’s use, and news reports after the fact shed little light on why or how its use was approved. I put in a Freedom of […]

Wider phone tapping considered

The trial run for the anti-terror law showed up deficient, next time just saying something that might indicate that maybe your thinking about doing something will get you arrested and convicted. What’s next?(travellerev)  Prime Minister Helen Clark says allowing intercepted telephone conversations to be used as evidence in a wider range of crimes is one possibility to […]

Last ‘terror raid’ accused freed as hikoi starts

The last four people held in custody after police anti-terror raids last month were released on bail today. Jamie Beattie Lockett, 46, of Takanini, in south Auckland; Tuhoe Francis Lambert, 58, of Manurewa, in south Auckland; Rawiri Kiyomi Iti, 29, of Hamilton; and Watene Paul McClutchie, 33, of Poroporo, near Whakatane, all face firearm charges. […]

Nicky Hager: How To Decide Who Is A Terrorist?

Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 3:52 pm Opinion: Nicky Hager How To Decide Who Is A Terrorist? The Solicitor-General will shortly make a decision whether to approve terrorism charges against the Maori, peace and environmental activists arrested last month. Nicky Hager describes how the decision will be made and the factors the Solicitor-General needs to take […]

The Maori resistance

Most outsiders think that New Zealand’s indigenous people are well integrated into a liberal state. But the arrest of an alleged terrorist cell has put the focus on the injustices suffered by the Maori. Jon Henley reports Tuesday November 6, 2007 The Guardian The Maori activist Tame Iti. Photograph: Reuters   Henry Williams (b February […]

Civil rights concerns over DNA

There are civil rights concerns over National’s plans to extend the use of DNA to catch criminals. The party has proposed DNA samples could be taken from anyone arrested for any crime which carries a prison sentence. Leader John Key says the samples and records would be destroyed in cases where charges are dropped or […]

Traditional Maori values more important than ever

Maori are increasingly recognising the importance of their traditional cultural values, according to latest research. A survey of 1500 Maori, conducted by The Nielsen Company, found a sharp rise in the importance of traditional cultural values among them. Three-quarters of those surveyed said traditional values were really important to them, compared with under half in […]

Terror raids suspect beaten in jail

A man arrested in the terror raids has been badly beaten in prison but is refusing to name his attacker. The Corrections Department confirmed that a prisoner – understood to be Jamie Lockett, who faces three Firearms Act charges – was taken to hospital after an assault but was now back in prison. He had […]

Evidence ‘will judge raids’

Prime Minister Helen Clark says the police operation against alleged terrorists operating out of the Urewera training camps will be judged “on the strength of the evidence”, as fresh claims emerge. Among those claims yesterday was a report in the Sunday Star-Times that Miss Clark, Opposition leader John Key and US President George W Bush […]