Lucy has tweeted she will attending the Attend Mururoa Peace Flotilla Rainbow Warrior Reunion 9 Jan 2013
Lucy was at the The Rainbow Warrior memorial back in June 2012 where she tweeted
Memorial for the Rainbow Warrior, GreenpeaceNZ, Matauri Bay, Northland. A very moving experience for me. twitter.com/RealLucyLawles…— Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) June 2, 2012
On 10 July 1985, The Rainbow Warrior, Greenpeace's flagship, was bombed by French Government agents. One crewmember, Fernando Pereira, drowned after the ship was bombed. and to the arrest of the French intelligence agents who were charged with manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years. They served only 2. In 1992 Lucy played the role of Jane Redmond, Rainbow Warrior Crew member in the movie The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior. Jane Redmond was the fictional character but the role was based on Bunny McDiarmid, a crewmember of the Rainbow Warrior. Bunny is now still in Greenpeace but is the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand.
Bunny and Lucy worked together during the 2009 Greenpeace Sign On Campaign
PRESS RELEASE FOR THE EVENT
Press Release: R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust
31 December 2012 For immediate release
Rainbow Warrior Reunion
Back in 1995 during an interview on the TV Programme 60 Minutes, David McTaggart, Greenpeace anti-nuclear campaigner invited New Zealanders to join him in a peace flotilla at Mururoa. Northland’s iconic tall ship the R. Tucker Thompson, was one of the vessels that responded to that invitation. Now, 17 years later, the new state of the art Rainbow Warrior III is visiting New Zealand for the first time and visiting Matauri Bay, resting place of the original Rainbow Warrior.
To mark this event, the R. Tucker Thompson will be joining them on 9th January 2013 to their return to the site of the original ship and offering a special sailing down the coast.
Transport will be provided for passengers from Opua wharf up to Matauri at 1000 am where passengers will first visit the Rainbow Warrior memorial created by world renowned local artist Chris Booth and after lunch on board, to visit her resting place in the water off the beautiful Cavalli Islands.
After paying respects, the ship will sail back down the coast with some of the original crew from the Peace Flotilla that went to Mururoa, with reminiscing and storytelling on board. The traditional Tucker afternoon cream tea of scones and jam will be served en route as the ship takes in the stunning scenery off the Northland Coast.
The ship will be rounding Cape Wiwiki at the entrance to the Bay of Islands around 6 pm. Return will be to Opua Wharf around 8.30 pm, winds and weather permitting.
Prices for this special extended sailing is $195 per person and includes coach from Opua to Matauri Bay, visit to Rainbow Warrior Memorial and sail down the coast, lunch, afternoon tea and evening antipasto platter. For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/rainbow-warrior-reunion-sail/paihia