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"Mururoa Nuclear Veterans
In 1973, the then Prime Minister of New Zealand, Norman Kirk, determined that the French Government where disregarding the World Court by continuing to test Nuclear Devices in the Pacific, namely at Mururoa Atoll (also pronounced Moruroa Atoll).
Mr Kirk sent a Government Representative the Right Honourable Fraser Colman, aboard the frigate HMNZS Otago, followed by the frigate HMNZS Canterbury to promote world opinion against nuclear testing.
STANDING ON THE DECK OF OTAGO IN 1973,
PRIME MINISTER KIRK PROMISED TO PROVIDE THE FULL RESOURCES OF NEW ZEALAND TO ENSURE THE SHIPS COMPANY WOULD BE LOOKED AFTER SHOULD THERE BE ISSUES AFTER RETURNING TO NEW ZEALAND.
UNFORTUNATELY THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED "UNLESS" THE INDIVIDUAL FITS INTO ONE OF THE CATEGORIES LISTED IN THE CREATED "PRESUMPTIVE LIST", ADMINISTERED BY VANZ.
We are NOW TOLD
that the Crews received
than the families that remained in New Zealand !!
M.N.V.G. will continue to present evidence to both VANZ & The Minister of the Day to PROVE DIFFERENT !
M.N.V.G. is also requesting the Government to implement "Genetic Testing" of the Children & Grandchildren of the Mururoa Veterans.
This is currently in discussion with the proviso set by the Govt, that MNVG provide the medical evidence for the same !
This site is intended to keep the Families & Crew members of HMNZS Otago ,HMNZS Canterbury ,HMAS Supply that were on the “tour of duty” at MURUROA ATOLL in June, July and August 1973, along with the news media personnel, the Government representative (R.I.P.), and a representative from the National Laboratory, informed of medical and other developments that have transpired and affected NOT ONLY the personnel aboard these ships BUT also the Generations that have followed.... OUR CHILDREN & GRAND CHILDREN.
M.N.V.G. is proud to have
Mrs Noeline Colman
PATRON of M.N.V.G.
Please read the Tribute to an MP in the ABOUT US Section
RIGHT HONOURABLE FRASER COLMAN