Ollie Neas

Local Elections
Oct 25, 2019

Policy Local: 10 things we learned from surveying thousands of local election candidates

Boomers versus zoomers, the great uncontested swathes, and what makes Greymouth special.

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Business
Aug 1, 2019

Spying on Earth: Rocket Lab's payloads get more and more interesting

The launch of satellites for private companies that sell data to spy agencies raises fresh concerns about New Zealand's fledgling space industry.

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Business
May 17, 2019

'She'll be right' attitude to Rocket Lab putting Nuclear Free NZ at risk, experts say

The government has deliberately limited public understanding of Rocket Lab's US military connections in order to support American security interests, documents show. 

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Business
Mar 30, 2019

Rocket Lab just launched another payload for the US military. It’s time we talked about it

The Kiwi success story is working for an agency that developed stealth aircraft and the scheme to bombard Vietnam with Agent Orange.

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Business
Dec 17, 2018

Revealed: Rocket Lab has just made NZ a launch pad for US defence satellites

Its latest mission may be inadvertently exposing New Zealand to the militarisation of space, writes Ollie Neas.

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Business
Nov 20, 2018

What lies inside Rocket Lab’s secret US military contracts?

Rocket Lab is celebrated as a positive New Zealand success story. Yet it is funded in part by the world’s largest weapons manufacturer, and many of its key contracts are with the US military and its suppliers

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