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New Zealands Spy Base (waihopai)

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New Zealands Spy Base (waihopai)

New Zealand has a satellite monitoring station at Waihopai.

http://www.gssr.de/MYSTISCHES/NewZealand_W...cholon/pic2.jpg

What does Waihopai actually do?

The electronic intelligence gathering base is located in the Waihopai Valley, near Blenheim.

First announced in 1987, it is operated by New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), in the interests of the foreign powers grouped together in the super-secret UKUSA Agreement (which shares global electronic and signals intelligence among the Intelligence agencies of the US, UK, Canada, Australia and NZ).

Its two satellite interception dishes (shielded by giant domes) intercept a huge volume of satellite phone calls, including New Zealanders’ international calls, plus telexes, faxes, e-mail and computer data communications. It gathers this data from our Asia/Pacific neighbours, and forwards it on to the major partners in the UKUSA Agreement, specifically the US National Security Agency.

Its targets include international communications involving New Zealanders. The codename for this – Echelon – has become notorious worldwide. New Zealand is an integral, albeit junior, part of a global spying network, one that is ultimately accountable only to its own constituent agencies, not governments, and certainly not to citizens.

http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/sp/sp_c2.htm

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Notice the USAF Starlifter on the last pic, what exactly are they carrying i wonder.

http://www.converge.org.nz/abc/Keep%20Out.JPG

Sign on outer fence of Waihopai spybase, near Blenheim, January 2003

http://www.converge.org.nz/abc/Waihopai%202.JPG

Main gate, Waihopai spybase protest, January 2003. Note electric fence and spikes

http://www.converge.org.nz/abc/Harewood.JPG

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Quaneeri, none ot the links in your second post work.

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