|Author Margaret Mills speaking at the launch of The Nine Lives of Kitty K |
at Waiheke Library today. IMAGE: David Robie
Introduction for the book launch of The Nine Lives of Kitty K by Margaret Mills
Waiheke Library, Waiheke, 27 February 2021
AUTHOR Margaret Mills and I go back a long way. All the way back to 10 July 1985 (and a bit before) when a certain environmental ship sank in Auckland Harbour in outrageous circumstances that sent shocked headlines around the world.
The fateful bombing of the Rainbow Warrior by French secret agents has etched its memories deeply into our lives - and the lives of many activists on Waiheke Island. This is how I first came to get to know Margaret as a journalist on board the Greenpeace flagship when researching one of my own books, Eyes of Fire: The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior.
As it turned out, while it might have been the last voyage of the original Warrior, two more campaigning ships of the same name came in its wake.
As we all know, You can't sink a Rainbow!