Waihopai Protest 2023


The day starts at WESLEY CENTRE, 3 Henry Street, central Blenheim

                                      10 a.m. - 3 p.m.          

                        THE CHANGING FACE OF SPYING

This will be a participatory discussion (as opposed to simply listening to experts), with resource people (Green MP Teanau Tuiono, Rocket Lab Monitor's Sonya Smith, Waihopai Domebuster Adi Leason and Anti-Bases Campaign's Warren Thomson).

A simple lunch will be provided. If you're coming to the meeting, please RSVP to abc@chch.planet.org.nz by Wednesday February  15 for catering purposes. There will be a koha collection for lunch & costs in general.

After that finishes, we will go out to the spy base, Waihopai Valley Road, for a protest at 4 p.m.

Since our last protest (2021) the look of the spy base has drastically changed, with the 2022 removal of the two giant domes and the satellite dishes they concealed.

They were officially deemed obsolete.

But although the domes have gone, Waihopai is still a spy base, albeit a less conspicuous one, and the spying by the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) goes on

Our campaign has always been to call for the closure of the base.

We started the campaign in 1988, when Waihopai was an empty paddock yet to be built on.

The spying goes on, so ABC's campaign goes on.

Join us at Waihopai/Blenheim on Saturday February 18.

Media coverage February 17 - Protesters say spying 'goes on' at Waihopai Station

Murray Horton


Anti-Bases Campaign

Box 2258, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand