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  • Published: 5 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9781869693299
  • Imprint: Huia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 340
  • RRP: $45.00

Terror In Our Midst?

Searching For Terror In Aotearoa Nz


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On 15 of October, 2007, three hundred police officers dressed in full riot gear, including balaclavas and sunglasses, raided the township of Ruatoki which lies at the northern end of the Ureweras. At the same time as Ruatoki was being locked-down, police raids were taking place in other parts of the country. By the end of the day, 17 people were reported as arrested; four from Wellington, six in Auckland, one in Palmerston North, one in Hamilton and five in the Bay of Plenty area.

The 'global war on terror', launched in the US five years earlier, had finally arrived in New Zealand.

  • Pub date: 5 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9781869693299
  • Imprint: Huia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 340
  • RRP: $45.00

About the Author

Danny Keenan

Danny Keenan is of Ngati Te Whiti ki Te Atiawa descent. He was born in New Plymouth and educated at Pungarehu Primary, New Plymouth Boys’ High School and Massey
University.

Keenan has a public service background, mainly the Department of Maori Affairs from
1981 to 1989. When the Department was disestablished in 1989, he returned to Massey University, completing a PhD in history in 1994. Appointed lecturer in New Zealand history, he became senior lecturer in 2004.

He was a founding member of Te Pouhere Korero, the Maori historians network. In 1995, he was granted a Fulbright Postdoctoral Award to study in the Centre for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Keenan was granted a further Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in 2009 to teach New Zealand history at Georgetown University, Washington DC.

Keenan has published widely on Maori and New Zealand history. His most recent book, Te
Whiti O Rongomai and the Resistance of Parihaka, received a Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book
Award in 2016. He is now a full-time writer, living in Whanganui.

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