8 Oct 2010

Waihopai claim includes includes pies eaten by workers

7:09 am on 8 October 2010

Court documents show the Government's damages suit against three men acquitted of damaging the Waihopai spybase is for $1.2 million - and includes pies eaten by workers.

The Attorney-General has filed papers in the High Court at Wellington on behalf of the Government Communications Security Bureau, which runs the base near Blenheim.

The three men admitted deflating a 30-metre high dome in 2008, but a jury in the Wellington District Court acquitted them in March.

Documents released to Radio New Zealand contain a summary of invoices for work carried out after the attack.

They show producing and installing the new dome cost the bureau $1.1 million. Just over $80,000 weas spent hiring cranes.

Wrenches and hard hats, as well as pies, savouries, beer and juice for workers are also included.