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Waihopi Spy Base Protest

January 30, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Here is Anti-Bases Campaign’s programme for Saturday January 30th.


The protest will start at 10.30 a.m. at the spy base outer gate, Waihopai Valley Road. There will be speakers, including new Green MP Teanau Tuiono


After that, we’re going to the Nativity Church, 76 Alfred Street, in central Blenheim. We will be in the lounge.

There will be three speakers.

At 1 p.m. freelance investigative journalist Ollie Neas will speak about Rocket Lab, the American company which operates an NZ launch pad for US military and spy agency satellites. It is, effectively, a US base on NZ soil. Ollie has written extensively about Rocket Lab, on investigative NZ sites like The Spinoff.

At 2 p.m. world renowned investigative journalist and writer Nicky Hager will speak about: “What Is Five Eyes Today? An Update”.

At 3 p.m new Green MP Teanau Tuiono will speak on how to get Waihopai/Five Eyes/defence & foreign policy back onto the political agenda

We also plan to screen some extracts from the recently updated documentary “Islands Of The Empire”, the definitive study of the NZ/US military and inteliigence relationship.

Please join us at Waihopai and/or in Blenheim on January 30th. You are welcome to join us for lunch at the Nativity Church (from 12-12.30) but please e-mail us at abc@chch.planet.org.nz in advance, so that we know numbers for catering.

Further details are below, including our bank account. The afternoon meeting in Blenheim is free but ABC welcomes donations towards the cost of the campaign to close Waihopai.

Murray Horton


Anti-Bases Campaign

Box 2258, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand





January 30, 2021
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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PO Box 652, Brunswick ME 04011, USA

(207) 389-4606



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