The Press 23rd of Jan, 2010.
The files include reports of UFO sightings from 1979 to 1984 and references to the Kaikoura sighting of December 1978.
The files are held by Archives New Zealand and were to have been made public this month, but the Defence Force is removing personal information from them to comply with the Privacy Act.
“At the moment we are working on making copies of these files, minus the personal information,” a Defence Force spokeswoman said. “Once this work is completed, we are hoping to be able to release a copy of all the UFO files, including some ahead of their release time, within the year.”
Lights were seen in the sky over Kaikoura in December 1978 and were filmed by an Australian news crew. Aircraft tracked the lights, which were also seen on radar.
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