November the 18th is the anniversary of New Zealand's only suicide bombing. On this day in 1982, a young punk rocker and anarchist, Neil Roberts, blew himself up in front of the Government computer centre in Whanganui.
Hamish McDouall was a young man in Whanganui, too, at the time. Hamish remembers the events of November 18th 1982.
- Tim McBride - author of The New Zealand Civil Rights Handbook on a lifetime opposing surveillance
- David Leyonhjelm on opposing security legislation in Australia
- A 1975 Insight programme about the Wanganui Computer
- A 1982 news report about the Wanganui Computer Centre bombing
Historic audio supplied by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.