Story: Terrorism and counter-terrorism

Jim Anderton launching new X-ray machine, 2002

 Jim Anderton launching new X-ray machine, 2002

This March 2002 cartoon by Ashley Smith shows Acting Minister of Customs and Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity Jim Anderton launching a new X-ray machine to be used by Customs. New Zealand is an active supporter of international trade and transportation security standards in the fight against terrorism. As a country whose economy is strongly based on agriculture and tourism, biosecurity is also extremely important. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Cartoon by Ashley W. Smith

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Lance Beath, 'Terrorism and counter-terrorism - Securing New Zealand against terrorism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Lance Beath, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Sep 2021