Today is the 27th anniversary of the 1985 bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French secret service agents here in Auckland harbour.
That is a long time ago now, but every year at this time I am reminded in crystal clear detail of the day and the times, and of Fernando.
I’m reminded of what happened to New Zealand and to Greenpeace and of how important what happened then is still today.
I was on the Warrior as we sailed into Auckland on July 7th. It was a bitterly cold winter day but we were welcomed by lots of boats out on the water. Many of which were from the Peace Squadron, a group of people that took to the water and protested every time a nuclear powered or armed ship sailed into our waters.
This time they were welcoming one of their own.
I remember very well sailing down the coa... Read more >