7 Jun 2019

Police scrambling after mosque attacks, says far-right author

From Morning Report, 6:39 am on 7 June 2019

Far-right author Kerry Bolton says the police are scrambling around in the clampdown following the Christchurch mosque attacks in March.

The Minister responsible for the intelligence agencies, Andrew Little, says they only began a work programme looking at the far-right a year ago.

He says it is not yet at the stage of focusing on individuals and organisations. Mr Little believes the national security system is still not good at anticipating and preventing terrorist attacks.

Kerry Bolton from Kāpiti was interviewed by police after the attacks. He's written 17 books about far-right ideas and was secretary of the National Front in 2004. However he insisted to RNZ reporter Phil Pennington, that he's not a threat to anyone.