The Ghost of New Zealand’s Terrorism Past and Present

Author: Battersby, J. M.
Published in National Security Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2019

34 Scott Shane, Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President and the rise of the Drone (New York, Tim Duggan Books, 2015), p.163. The woman did not remain long, leaving him after only four months.

35 “’I should have killed the pilot’ – hijacker’”, The Press, 31 January Available at http://www.stuff. (accessed 3 February 2018).

36 “The Terrorism Files”, The Dominion Post; 14 November 2007; “Watched at every step,” The Dominion Post, 14 November 2007, NLNZ. These items were accessed using microfilm hardcopies – the online versions have been taken down by The Dominion Post following prosecution for publishing legally privileged material that was leaked after the Solicitor General’s decision not to charge anyone under the Suppression of Terrorism Act 2002.

37 “Review of terror laws stopped”, Sunday Star Times, 15 September. Available at http://www., (accessed 27 February 2018).

38 “Threat to contaminate infant formula with 1080: Arrest made”, New Zealand Herald, 13 October 2015. Available at, (accessed 11 June 2018); see also John Battersby, “Facing up! The legal and definitional challenges of New Zealand’s approach to terrorism”, New Zealand National Security: Challenges, Trends and Issues, eds. Wil Hoverd, Nick Nelson & Carl Bradley, (Auckland, Massey University Press, 2017), 261-262.

39 “1080 protesters threaten to ‘bring down’ DoC helicopters”, Newshub, 5 December Available at (accessed 11 June 2018).

40 “Muslim bin John made bid to recruit Sydney Man”, The Australian, 18 July 2014. Available at (accessed 7 June 2018).

41 “Self-radicalised’ Kiwi most likely cause for NZ terror threat alert, intelligence expert says”, 3 November 2016. Available at (accessed 28 February 2018).

42 “A little less danger? Deadly threats to New Zealand fall”, New Zealand Herald, 7 December Available at (accessed 11 June 2018).

43 “Man shouted ‘Isis is here’ in scuffle was officers”, New Zealand Herald, 23 June Available at (accessed 28 February 2018).

44 “Kiwi teenager radicalised online planned mass killing in Christchurch ‘for Allah”, 16 February 2018. Available at (accessed 28 February 2018).

45 “Dannevirke man sentenced for Isis propaganda, child sex abuse images”, New Zealand Herald, 23 April 2018. Available at (accessed 7 June 2018).

46 “Call for care in handling case of men facing first home-grown radicalisation charges”, 6 May 2016. Available at men-facing-first-home-grown-radicalisation-charges (accessed 28 February 2018).