East Timorese leader Xanana Gusmao presenting a specially woven scarf to New Zealand force commander Brigadier Martyn
Dunne in recognition of the loss of Warrant Officer Tony Walser, who died in a vehicle accident near Suai late last
Photo NZDF - LAC Nancy Cox
Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the
media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.