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Protest against GCSB stations: Tangimoana (1st of 2)

Protest against GCSB stations: Tangimoana

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) Tangimoana station, in Manawatū, was opened in 1981. Its presence was revealed to the public in 1984 by peace researcher Owen Wilkes. Wilkes had accidentally discovered the station while holidaying on a friend's farm nearby. The early 1980s was a time of heightened international nuclear tension and a growing campaign for a nuclear-free New Zealand. The Manawatū branch of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War brought out this poster to express their concerns over Tangimoana. NSA refers to the US intelligence organisation the National Security Agency.

Courtesy of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-PEACE-1980s-01

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How to cite this page:

Peter Clayworth, 'Intelligence services - New Zealand goes it alone, 1984 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/34078/protest-against-gcsb-stations-tangimoana (accessed 20 November 2017)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 20 Jun 2012