Image via WikipediaIn just over a week, it will be the 25th anniversary of the Rainbow Warrior bombing in Auckland Harbour. It was a pivotal moment in history for Greenpeace and for New Zealand. It galvanised our identity as a peaceful, nuclear-free nation.
It’s also a timely reminder that New Zealand once made a difference by standing for something bigger than ourselves.
We can stand for something again. We can be a country that leads the way in pioneering a clean, sustainable economy, rather than one which mines its national parks, drills for oil and does not take climate change seriously.
After the original Rainbow Warrior was bombed in Auckland Harbour, the Rainbow Warrior II was launched and the phrase; “you can’t sink a rainbow” was born.
New Zealanders especially donated generously then to help Greenpeace get resurrect the Warrior and together we showed the world that you can’t sink a rainbow!
Now, 25 years later the Warrior has sailed to every corner of the globe, she’s been rammed, shot at and impounded, but now at 52 she’s tired and needs a replacement. And the world needs her more than ever.
We need our help to get a new Rainbow Warrior. In the story of a ship that became a legend you can be in the next chapter…
Would you like to help us build the Rainbow Warrior III?. The job has really just begun!
Greenpeace New Zealand