Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 7. 1969.
There has been negotiations between the U.S.A.F. and the University of Canterbury on leasing the site.
It has no direct connection with the University Observatory, which is maintained and financed by the University of Canterbury and the University of Pennsylvania.
It has been suggested that this station could be used by the U.S. for part of its early warning system, and as such might become a target in the event of a nuclear war.