Susie Newborn, Very early Greenpeace Activist from Waiheke Island

Interviewed by

Tim Lynch

Susie Newborn, Very early Greenpeace Activist from Waiheke Island

This week we interview Susie Newborn, a founding member of Greenpeace when activism was pioneering ecological action.

She signed the cheque that bought the boat which became the Rainbow Warrior and was the person who gave the boat this name.

Involved in saving whales and harp seals she was on the Rainbow Warrior that was captured by the Spaniards but stealthily escaped causing the admiral of the Spanish fleet to resign.

Susie is a human ecologist of green, social and artistic action and also a mother. Originally from the UK, Susie Newborn now resides on Waiheke Island.

Involved today in films, social justice and eco housing, listen to someone who has lived her life to the full and is still very much involved in community and life.

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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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