Posts Tagged ‘Waihopai’

Acquitted Waihopai spy station priest faces new charges

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
Waihopai Spy Station

Acquitted Waihopai spy station priest Peter Murnane O.P. is denying accusations he took part in an illegal Blockade Australia protest. Murnane became a household name in New Zealand in 2010. He had been charged with burglary and wilful damage to the Waihopai spy base near Blenheim – charges the High Court acquitted Murnane and two Read more

Crown drops case against Waihopai protesters

Friday, February 7th, 2014

The Crown has dropped its civil lawsuit against protesters who damaged the Government Communications Security Bureau listening station at Waihopai in Marlborough. In 2008 Adrian Leason, Father Peter Murnane and Sam Land were acquitted of causing intentional damage during a protest at the site In October 2010, the Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, lodged a civil claim, Read more

Law professor questions sense of pursuing case against Waihopai 3

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Auckland University law professor Bill Hodge wonders why the Crown is pursuing the civil action against the three peace protestors  who damaged the Waihopai spy base in Marlborough, New Zealand. “There really isn’t much a creditor can do with respect to a debtor who truly is out of funds. You can’t get blood from a Read more

Waihopai Protesters offer their clothes to the Prime Minisiter

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

The three protesters, facing a civil claim for 1.2 million dollars by the Government Communications Security Bureau,  made a symbolic gesture at Parliament last Wednesday, the first day of an appeal hearing, by handing over their clothes. They based their action on the Christ’s admonition, found in Matthews’s Gospel, that if you are sued and Read more

Gold Award winning Article on Waihopai 3

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Jim Consedine’s article  “With Joy- Filled Hearts”, recently won the Australasian Religious Press Association’s Gold award for the best story on Social Justice. The article was about the trial of the Waihopai Three, priest Peter Murnane, teacher Adrian Leason and farmer Sam Land who had broken in to the Waihopai spy base in 2008 and slashed Read more

Waihopai three back in Court

Friday, August 5th, 2011

The New Zealand Government will next week begin arguing its case to extract $1.2 million in damages from the three men who sabotaged the radar dome at Marlborough’s Waihopai Valley spybase. A preliminary hearing in the High Court at Wellington on Monday will hear the merits on whether the civil case the Government has taken Read more