Story: Terrorism and counter-terrorism

The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, 1985

This clip from the 1986 TVNZ documentary Rainbow Warrior affair shows a reconstruction of the events immediately before and during the bombing of the Greenpeace protest vessel Rainbow Warrior in 1985, including the death of photographer Fernando Pereira. This is followed by news footage of the immediate response to the bombing. The attack was carried out by agents of the French external intelligence agency, the Direction Général de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE).

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Lance Beath, 'Terrorism and counter-terrorism - Government responses to terrorism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 February 2023)

Story by Lance Beath, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Sep 2021