UFO Article (Blog): “Massive Quantity Of Unreleased UFO Files Held By New Zealand Government”

By Paul Dean, 14 July 2017
(UFOs – Documenting The Evidence, Melbourne, Australia)
Quote from the article:
“On the 3rd of August, 1985, researcher Timothy Good wrote to the Air Vice Marshal Ewan Jamieson, Chief of the Air Staff, at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Wellington, New Zealand, asking what the New Zealandmilitary’s official stance on UFOs was. In a 6th of September, 1985 reply to Good, Wing Commander S. D. White, writing on behalf of Air Vice Marshal Ewan Jamieson, stated:
‘New Zealand’s Ministry of Defence is not specifically charged with any formal responsibility for investigating UFOs… …and neither is any other government department. The Ministry does however take an active interest in all such reports and within the limitations of its resources conducts investigations as necessary.’
This official statement, and quite a few others like it, was somewhat misleading.
In March, 2017, I accessed Archives New Zealand, which is that country’s official national archive and records repository, and entered a series of keywords into the ‘Archway’ search engine. Using the keywords ‘unidentified flying object,’ ‘ufo,’ ‘unidentified flying objects,’ ‘ufos,’ ‘unknown object,’ ‘unknown objects,’ ‘flying saucers’ and the like, I was surprised to see numerous hits displayed in the results. Of course, New Zealand’s government has already released numerous files, so any search results which included these items were expected. What I didn’t expect was a listing of hitherto unknown files, some of which are ‘restricted’ from public access for decades to come. I should state that these unreleased files were not totally unknown to at least a handful of researchers. British based researcher Isaac Koi, for example, discussed the existence of these records some time ago on the internet forum Above Top Secret, and Keith Basterfield mentioned some of the items in various New Zealandfocused blogposts in 2010.
The first file of note, which should have been released in 2010, is titled ‘Intelligence – Defence – Unidentified Sightings.’ The record number for this item is ‘244/1/7’ and the date range spans from 1963 to 1976. The current controlling agency of the file is the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), but the original controlling agency, presumably, will be either a top–echelon division of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), or, one of New Zealand’s armed forces branches. Traditionally, New Zealand’s defence apparatus has, like most nations, always included an Army, Navy and Air Force. Either way, the file metadata gives no clue as to its origin. Moreover, as noted, this file is clearly a MoD item of some sort, and the NZDF is listed as the most recent controlling entity, so the notion that the NZDF released all of its UFO files in 2010 is quite incorrect. Having said that, the file is listed as ‘Open Access,’ so someone in the NZDF has cleared it for release.”


The logo of the New Zealand Ministry of Defence
(wikimedia.org image)

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