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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 12. 5 August 1970


Photo of Cliff Emeny

In October last year, I wrote to the leaders of several right-wing political groups seeking information about the policies and activities of each group. The result of this correspondence and associated activity was the 6 May Salient supplement on 'New Zealand's far right'. Readers may remember that the three groups dealt with most fully in that supplement were the Nazi Party, the National Front, and the Country Party.

At the beginning of last month, I received a reply to my October letter from Cliff Emeny, Leader of the Country Party. The text of Mr Emeny's letter is reproduced below. The letterhead read "The New Zealand Liberal Reform Party—Formed to Defend the Responsible Freedom and Property Rights of All New Zealanders" and gave Mr Emeny's Stratford address. I should explain that my original made no reference to Salient and looked in every way the perfectly innocent inquiry that it of course was.