It's been great to see the majestic Rainbow Warrior out on Lyttelton Harbour over the past few days.
The new ship looked stunning out on the water with Banks Peninsula hills as the backdrop - a far cry from the awful images of the original Rainbow Warrior crippled at an Auckland wharf in 1985.
Seeing the new version Rainbow Warrior in port was a welcome change from all the container ships. And it reminded me just how glad I am that nuclear testing was ceased at Mururoa in 1996.
Ralph Hotere Dawn/Water Poem 1986. Acrylic on canvas. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, purchased with assistance from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council 1986. Reproduced courtesy of Ralph Hotere