Terror in Our Midst?: Searching for Terrorism in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Danny Keenan
Huia Publishers, 2008 - Civil rights - 280 pages
On 15 October 2007, 300 hundred police officers dressed in full riot gear raided the township of Ruatoki, which lies at the northern end of the Ureweras. At the same time Ruatoki was being locked-down, police raids were taking place in other parts of the country. By the end of the day, 17 people were reported as arrested: 4 in Wellington, 6 in Auckland, 1 in Palmerston North, 1 in Hamilton, and 5 in the Bay of Plenty area. The "global war on terror," launched in the U.S. five years earlier, had finally arrived in New Zealand.
 

Contents

Preface The Constancy of Terror
1
Acknowledgements
11
Introduction Searching for Terror
17
Abbreviations
35
Armed Mäori and the Early Settler Parliament
63
The Urewera Native District Reserve Act 1896
79
Rüätoki the Police and Mäori Responsiveness
95
Tühoe and Terrorism on Television News
113
Wars of Terra
151
The Logic of Terror
165
Narrative
181
The Emperors New Clothes
197
Writing as the Struggle
223
An Enduring Tūhoetanga
245
Notes on Contributors
259
Index
275

The Terror Raids and the Criminalising of Dissent
129

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