Salient. Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 25. October 4, 1976
Obviously, the need to struggle for the establishment of the zone is urgent. The rivalry between the two superpowers, the USA and the Soviet Union is increasing in the Pacific region. Recent Soviet moves among the Pacific Island States, and the visits to New Zealand by U.S. Nuclear Warships are only two aspects of a much wider development.
New Zealands security and future well-being lies in the adoption of a truly independent foreign policy, and in uniting with all other peoples in the Pacific for the establishment of a Nuclear Free Zone. Only thus will we remove the threat of being directly involved in a nuclear war between the superpowers.