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Footsteps of fire

by Angus Gillies

Series: Ngāti Dread (book 1)

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"Between 1985 and 1990, Ruatoria on New Zealand's east coast was terrorised by a religious sect calling itself the Rastafarians"--P. 6.
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When you talk about terrorism, most people in New Zealand think about problems overseas. But those in Gisborne and the East Coast merely cast their minds back to the Ruatoria Troubles. From 1985 until 1990 the township was terrorised by a cannabis-growing Maori sect calling itself the Rastafarians. Their story is one of the most bizarre chapters in modern New Zealand history. Yet most people have never heard of The Rastas or their reign of terror... until now. The first book in the series, Footsteps of Fire covers the philosophies and roots of the Rastas and the early crimes that cemented their fearsome reputation, such as “beating the devil out” of an acquaintance, the beheading of Lance Kupenga, the dragging of a horse which later died, and the kidnapping of a police officer.

Ruatoria - Rastafarians - a good insight. ( )
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