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Bunny McDiarmid

Bunny is a long-time Greenpeacer who started off as a deckhand on board the original Rainbow Warrior, then became campaign leader for the Pacific and is now the executive director of Greenpeace New Zealand.

  • Remembering the Warrior

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - July 10, 2012 at 16:55

    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 >

  • Crisis in Japan

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - March 18, 2011 at 9:07

    Damage at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactor no. 4 and no. 3.Damage at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant reactor no. 4 and no. 3.

    Because of the earthquake disaster in Christchurch, New Zealanders right now are probably feeling more deeply for those affected by Japan’s earthquake disaster than they might o... Read more >

  • A message in the floods

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - January 20, 2011 at 13:56

    Bunny McDiarmidA new year has begun and, as always, brings with it a sense of new potential and hope. And even though I’ve only been back at work a week it already feels like this will be a crucial year, a year where all that we do needs to count.

    If you’ve been... Read more >

  • Attitude change a crucial step

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - July 21, 2009 at 9:18


    Over the past two weeks, something extraordinary has happened; the Government has handed the torch of leadership on climate change to Greenpeace.  

    At a series of public meetings to discuss what emission reduction target New Zealand should set, peop... Read more >

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