Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk
The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior 3, will arrive in Auckland tomorrow on the next stage of her “Making Oil History” tour of New Zealand.
The ship is a custom designed eco-campaign vessel designed to replace the original Rainbow Warrior bombed by French secret agents trying to stop her antinuclear voyage to Moruroa – this is now a living reef under water in Matauri Bay.
The Rainbow Warrior is now “part of our national identity, as a symbol of New Zealand’s successful nuclear free movement”, says Greenpeace New Zealand executive director Russel Norman.
He says New Zealand must rediscover bold action now for the struggle against oil and catastrophic climate change.
The Pacific Media Centre was on hand for the Rainbow Warrior welcome in Matauri Bay, Northland, yesterday.
Photographs: David Robie