Backgrounder – By Len Garae in Port Vila
On the night of 10 July 1985, three decades ago, the Vanuatu government representative on board the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior, Charles Rara, was on shore leave with Baldwin Lonsdale – current Head of State.
He was staying at his home at St John’s Theological College in Auckland, where President Lonsdale was then doing his studies.
Captain Pete Willcox and some of his crew were already asleep on board the campaign ship. Read more »