Damian from More FM cleans the toilets aboard the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
Damian from More FM cleans the toilets aboard the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / SHAROMOV
Damien from the More FM breakfast show has joined us on the Rainbow Warrior for the transit between Dunedin and Wellington. Here's what he has to say...

" I got a ticket on the hippy ship, with full toilet cleaning privileges.

Any and all mock accents are put on hold due to cultural sensitivity and twelve nationalities represented aboard the Rainbow Warrior II.

Far from the expected ‘Contiki with a cause’ this team has a mortal mission dejour and their common passion is contagious to the point of notifiable. A refreshing change from the e-clones and drones of the emo generation who can’t seem to get out of their own way.

Damian from MORE FM in the mess of the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
Damian from MORE FM in the mess of the Rainbow Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
All free love with the inevitable hook ups and pending heartbreak.

A dolphin-like escort most of the way up the coast, they hoon past like a Gore bogan flipping you the bird as they do a burn out just in front, the albatross too mock as the less fortunate battle the conditions eyes watering and blood shot stomach aching like five rounds with Tua ….there is No escape.

It’s a new breed of hippy aboard with iPods, Laptops, skull candy and high-speed satellite internet. The cause remains the same but the mediums available make the message infinitely more accessible to we, the people.

In this world of incense and communal living Pep (1st Mate) runs a dictatorship with charm and the most delightful accent. But make no mistake …it IS a dictatorship…..

”heya dictacts whata appens of the shipppa!”

Had the grand tour of our ship ‘RWII‘; no hydroponics to be found.

Safety is paramount on the good ship with familiarization briefing including the donning of a full emersion suit …I would like one of these at home …for reasons not necessary to explain now…but it does involve nappies and 14 month old.

The kai from the enigmatic Babu outstanding with recipes century’s old and full of soul . Big seas forecast - the fish will be fed….seems a waste of Babu’s finest though…

When they speak about their ‘action’ in Lyttleton harbor it is with the same pride we saw on the atoll or against the yanky nuclear ships…They risk life and limb not on a whim but with military precision and surgical accuracy …it’s not done off the cuff or without regard for self …

’It’s just that important man ‘.When pressed about further ‘action’ planned …rye smiles appear …and the hippies become uncharacteristically coy.

….i think there is more to come .Lets hope so…

Lets face it – this lot was banging on about sustainable food and energy sources long before microwaves could deal with tin foil and preaching about the dangers of nuclear energy long before Chernobyl. They were talking about greenhouse and global warming before Al Gore got his first toupee’

Are the members on RWII changing the world ….I hope so.

- Damien