ABC Updates

5 March 2022


Waihopai Domebuster Adi Leason Lost His Family Home To Fire. Rebuilding Fundraising Appeal


Dear All,


Along with Peter Murnane and Sam Land, Adi Leason was one of the three Ploughshares activists who deflated one of the two giant domes at the Waihopai spy base in 2008. All three were acquitted by a Wellington jury at their 2010 trial and, although the State then went after them with a $1 million-plus civil damages suits, that too was dropped. But the Key government did change the law so that no future criminal case defendants could mount the same defence that so spectacularly worked for the Domebusters.


Adi Leason has been a key anti-bases activist for many years and now he and his family need help, because their Otaki home burnt down in a February fire.


I suggest you also view the video which is in this Stuff article. It is the trailer for the excellent independent documentary "The 5th Eye", about the Waihopai Domebusters' action, and sets the context of Five Eyes.


Below is the fundraising appeal circulated by Jim Consedine of the Christchurch Catholic Worker.


Anti-Bases Campaign urges you to support it.


Best wishes,




Murray Horton



Anti-Bases Campaign

Box 2258, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand



Kia ora e hoa ma,


People have been asking if there is anything they can do to support the Otaki Catholic Worker people and Leason family whose house burnt down during Cyclone Dovi. I understand they lost just about everything in the blaze, which started when electric wires from a fallen power pole caught alight. They are coming to terms with their loss and are being supported by many in the Otaki community.


The best we can do is send money as they will have many expenses in the weeks and months ahead, the biggest of which will be rebuilding their home. You may wish to leave your name when you make your donation so that in time you can it can be acknowledged.


If you wish to you may contribute directly to –


Adrian (Adi) Leason's bank account details:

01-0509-0219005-00  AJ & SM Leason


Thank you,


Jim Consedine