Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa: our ocean still in need of warriors
Date:5 July 2019, 6:00pm - 5 July 2019, 7:30pm
AUT The 1985 bombing of the Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior by the French intelligence service (DGSE), while docked in Auckland en route to protest the bombing of Mururoa Atoll, pitched New Zealanders into the global future surrounding the violent nuclear-era geopolitics of our waters. For ocean engineer and artist Jane Chang Mi, the Rainbow Warrior protest flotilla, and the Greenpeace evacuation of 300 Marshallese from Rongelap that same year mark a pivotal point in the international resistance to nuclear testing and the exploitation of the Pacific. Despite the Treaty of Rarotonga established the same year in 1985 and the establishment of a South Pacific Nuclear-Free Zone (SPNFZ), the French continued testing in Mururoa and Fangataufa sites until 1996.