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Panoramic photo by David Rowley EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 07:01, 30/09/2012 - Views loading...


Rainbow Warrior Memorial

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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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This panorama was taken in Northland

This is an overview of Northland

Auckland is the commercial capital of New Zealand but anything to the North can be considered "Northland". Preferred destination for tourists and workers alike when surf, sand, diving and fishing is involved. It has a solid rural base of Dary, Beef and Sheep as well as horticulture and wineyards.

Whangarei is the regional city on the way up to Cape Reinga at the northernmost tip of the island.

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