Kōrero: Labour Party

Prime Minister Norman Kirk, 1973

Norman Kirk, prime minister of the third Labour government, believed New Zealand could take a prominent role in world affairs. To reinforce the country's opposition to atmospheric nuclear tests, in 1973 he ordered a naval frigate into the French testing zone at Moruroa (Mururoa) Atoll in the South Pacific. Watch this clip from the 1986 television documentary The Rainbow Warrior affair, showing this dramatic incident.

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Peter Aimer, 'Labour Party - Second and third Labour governments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/34037/prime-minister-norman-kirk-1973 (accessed 17 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Peter Aimer, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jun 2015