Terror in Our Midst?: Searching for Terrorism in Aotearoa New Zealand
Huia Publishers, 2008 - History - 280 pages
On 15 of October, 2007, 300 Police Officers dressed in full riot gear, including balaclavas and sunglasses, raided the township of Ruatoki which lies at the northern end of the Ureweras. At the same time as Ruatoki was being locked-down, police raids were taking place in other parts of the country. By days end, 17 people were reported as arrested; four from Wellington, six in Auckland, one in Palmerston North, one in Hamilton and five in the Bay of Plenty area. The global war on terror, launched in the US five years earlier, had finally arrived in New Zealand.
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