The group was founded by Owen Wilkes. According to the New Zealand Herald, "Claims by Wilkes in the early 1980s that the communications centre at Tangimoana in the lower North Island was actually an electronic spy station and part of an American worldwide network (Echelon) were immediately denied by the Government. Activists to this day are calling for the closure of Tangimoana and Waihopai base near Blenheim, another suspected spy base".
- Bromby, Jocelyn (2000-01-11). "Group hopes for end to Waihopai base". The Press.
- Horton, Murray (July 2010). "Owen Wilkes' SIS file - Spies Play Hard To Get". Peace Researcher (40). ISSN 1173-2679.
- Falconer, Phoebe (14 May 2005). "Obituary: Owen Wilkes". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 16 September 2011.