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Rainbow Warrior Memorial
Northland

In July 1985 during Greenpeace’s protests against the French nuclear testing in the South Pacific the Rainbow Warrior, which at the time was Greenpeace’s flagship was based in Auckland Harbour. On the night of the 10th of July the occupants of the ship heard a loud explosion coming from the ship, this was soon followed by another explosion which sank the ship and also killed one of the occupants. The attack was carried out by the French intelligence service in response to Greenpeace’s protests against their Nuclear tests. The following month the wreck was refloated and later relocated to a location near Matauri Bay. Today a memorial stands on top of this hill and the wreck is now one of the most popular dive wreck in New Zealand.

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