Bunny McDiarmid is the outgoing head of Greenpeace New Zealand. Her life as an environmental activist began in earnest with her joining the crew of the anti-nuclear protest ship The Fri in the early 1980s. She later crewed on the Rainbow Warrior – bombed by the French 30 years ago this month.
Bunny McDiarmid reflects on the individuals, thinkers, books and events that have influenced her own ideas. A list that includes: her mother, Mary, who took up reading in her 80s and discovered Mills and Boon; Dutch philosopher Frans Geraedts; US senator Elizabeth Warren; Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy; and moving the people of Rongelap away from their radioactively contaminated home island in 1985.