Flotilla welcomed by te Whānau ā Apanui

Video | April 4, 2011

A flotilla of five yachts - many of whom have opposed French nuclear testing in the Pacific and nuclear fuel shipments through the Tasman Sea were ceremonially welcomed by te Whānau ā Apanui at around 11am. The lead flotilla boats departed Auckland last Sunday and have since been joined by boats from the Bay of Islands and Whitianga.

Opotiki, 2 April, 2011 - Skippers, crew and activists from the flotilla of boats, which travelled from around the North Island were welcomed today at a hui in Whangaparoa Bay which was attended by an estimated 600 people opposed to deep sea oil drilling in the Raukumara Basin, off East Cape.