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Newsgroups: alt.skinheads,alt.politics.white-power,alt.politics.nationalism.white,soc.culture.new-zealand
Subject: ADL: Skinhead International; New Zealand
Summary: The ADL's "Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey
         of Neo-Nazi Skinheads"
Followup-To: alt.skinheads

Archive/File: pub/orgs/american/adl/skinhead-international/skins-
Last-Modified: 1995/09/03

                        New Zealand

A small racist and anti-Semitic Skinhead movement is known to
exist in New Zealand, although estimates of its numbers are
difficult to come by. The adult neo-fascist groups that
provide the Skins with ideological guidance are themselves
believed to have no more than 200 members combined.

One far-right group, the New Zealand National Front, has
published a newsletter called _Skinhead_.

Skinhead attacks are rare. Where they have occurred, the
victims have tended to be members of the Indian community.

New Zealand's most notorious Skinhead crime took place in
October 1989, when Skinhead Glen McAllister went on a shooting
spree with a pump action shotgun in Cathedral Square in
Christchurch. He killed 22-year-old Wayne Motz, and then shot
himself to death. McAllister had been released from jail only
a week before the shooting, after having served two years and
three months of a four-year sentence for stabbing another
Skinhead. At McAllister's burial, several Skinheads, including
his brother, Craig, displayed a Nazi flag and gave the
stiff-arm Nazi salute.

Recently, there have been reports of at least one prosecution
of a Skinhead in Christchurch for violation of the Anti-Racial
Vilification Section of the Human Rights Act. (Anti-Defamation
League, 56)

                          Work Cited

Anti-Defamation League. The Skinhead International: A Worldwide
Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads. New York: Anti-Defamation League,
1995. Anti-Defamation League, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY
10017.

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