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Waihopai: deflated dome (2nd of 3)

Waihopai: deflated dome

In April 2008 three protesters from a peace group, Anzac Ploughshares, used sickles to deflate one of the protective plastic domes covering the station’s satellite dishes. The men were charged with unlawful entry and wilful damage; they pleaded not guilty before a jury in March 2010 and were acquitted.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Upper Wairau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31862/waihopai-deflated-dome (accessed 26 May 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015