8 Jul 2015

Rainbow Warrior bombing memorial planned

2:54 pm on 8 July 2015

Ports of Auckland wants to erect a memorial to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Rainbow Warrior bombing.

A file photo of the Rainbow Warrior dated August 14, 1985.

A file photo of the Rainbow Warrior dated August 14, 1985. Photo: AFP

It said it was important to commemorate such a significant event in Auckland and the Port's history.

The proposed memorial will be on Quay Street opposite Marsden wharf where the Rainbow Warrior was bombed.

It consists of a seat facing north and incorporates the bollard the Warrior's bow line was moored to when she was sunk.

On the gate a steel sheet describes the bombing.

Marsden Wharf is being removed as part of Ports re-development.