Rongomai Pero Bailey (aka) Simon Bailey, age 28 has been acquitted of all charges relating to alleged “quasi-military” training camps in the Urewera mountains.
Bailey originally faced four firearms charges, including possession of a rifle and a Molotov cocktail.
Rongomai Bailey is the sibling of remaining defendants Tim (aka Ira) Bailey and Emily Bailey.
Rongomai Bailey, like all the Wellington based arrestees had ties to the anarchist community. He was involved in setting up an anarchist “alternative space” in central Wellington associated with the Oblong Cafe.
Ostensibly an environmental film, Kotahi Te Ao chronicles Emily Bailey and Marama Mayrick’s visits to foreign radical groups including Mexico’s Zapatista rebels.