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Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

The mission of the Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace ship, was to oppose French nuclear testing in the Pacific. In 1985 the Rainbow Warrior was sunk in Auckland Harbour by French agents, with the death of crew member Fernando Pereira. France’s action epitomised what many New Zealanders saw as the arrogance of larger powerful nations.

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Stephen Levine, 'Political values - Political values and the ‘Kiwi’ way of life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36616/sinking-of-the-rainbow-warrior (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012