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AUDIO: Planet FM's Amuse-Gueule talks Rainbow Warrior with David Robie

Pacific Media Centre's David Robie talks to Amelie David on the Amuse-Gueule programme. Image: Del Abcede/PMC

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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AUCKLAND (Planet FM/Amuse-Gueule/Pacific Media Watch): The French-language Amuse-Gueule programme on the New Zealand community broadcaster Planet FM has featured the Rainbow Warrior affair on its weekly programme just before the 30th anniversary of the bombing in Auckland Harbour.

Guests were interviewer Amelie David, a young French journalist who recently arrived in Auckland and talked to Pacific Media Centre director Dr David Robie, author of a book about the affair entitled Eyes of Fire: The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior.

He took part in the voyage and a new edition of his book is being launched on Friday at the Cloud on Queen's Wharf, near Marsden Wharf where French secret agents sabotaged the ship on 10 July 1985.

Also taking part in the wide-ranging discussion were producer Elisabeth Degrémont, who migrated to New Zealand 40 years ago, and presenter David Dromer, who arrived in New Zealand on Anzac Day in 1996, just three months after President Jacques Chirac halted French nuclear tests at Moruroa Atoll.

Every week, the team at Amuse-Gueule greets listeners with news and events from French-speaking countries, from within New Zealand, and from around the world.

Planet FM's Amuse-Gueule programme

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