Incident Summary:

02/04/2016: Assailants threw two Molotov cocktails at the office of Social Development Minister Anne Tolley in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. There were no casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources stated that the attack was carried out in protest of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).



New Zealand

Australasia & Oceania

region/u.s. state:

Bay of Plenty


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity New Zealand Parliament
Specific Description Office of Member: Anne Tolley
Nationality of Target New Zealand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Two Molotov cocktails were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"NZ MP's office firebombed over signing of TPP," Sunshine Coast Daily (Queensland), February 5, 2016.
"Anne Tolley's office attacked in TPP protest," New Zealand Herald, February 4, 2016.
"'Not much IQ' behind arson attack on MP," Gisborne Herald, February 4, 2016.