Greenpeace vessel, Rainbow Warrior.

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The 30th anniversary of the Rainbow Warrior bombing in New Zealand is approaching.

The Greenpeace vessel, used for campaigning against nuclear testing was bombed twice and sunk by two French operatives in the port of Auckland on 10 July 1985.

To mark the occasion, journalism and television students from the Auckland University of Technology have started on a story telling project this week.

Journalism majors Anya Truong- George and Mabel Muller are enthusiastic about the task and talk about being part of one of New Zealand’s most historically significant events.

The project is being organised by the Pacific Media Centre in association with Little Island Press, which is shortly republishing a 1986 book about the bombing and last voyage, Eyes of Fire by David Robie, with fresh content.

Reporter/Editor: Alistar Kata, contributing editor of the Pacific Media Centre’s Pacific Media Watch freedom project.


    Anya Truong- George, Journalism student, AUT
    Mabel Muller, Journalism student, AUT

Video clip sources:

    Television New Zealand
    9 News, Australia
    Still image of the crew: Fernando Pereira, Greenpeace

(CC) Pacific Media Centre, School of Communication Studies, AUT University, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.