APRIL 23, 1985: French army lieutenant Christine Huguette Cabon arrives in Auckland under orders to infiltrate Greenpeace.
JUNE 22: French army major Alain Mafart and captain Dominique Prieur arrive in Auckland.
JULY 7: Rainbow Warrior also arrives in Auckland and ties up at Marsden Wharf.
JULY 10: Two bomb blasts rip through the ship. Crew member Fernando Pereira dies.
JULY 12: France denies involvement. New Zealand Police arrest Mafart and Prieur.
AUG 4: Mafart and Prieur charged with murder, conspiring to commit arson and wilful damage.
SEP 21: French Defence Minister Charles Hernu resigns and DGSE head Pierre Lacoste is sacked.
NOV 4: Mafart and Prieur admit manslaughter and wilful damage.
NOV 22: Both sentenced to 10 years' jail in New Zealand.
FEB 21, 1986: France initiates trade bans against New Zealand.
JULY: France pays New Zealand $13m. Prieur and Mafart sent to Hao for three years. Prieur's husband made head of security there.
DEC 12, 1987: Rainbow Warrior is scuttled off Northland's Cavalli Islands.
DEC 14: Mafart repatriated to France.
MAY 6, 1988: The Prieurs repatriated to France.
NOV 26, 1991: Swiss authorities arrest Gerald Andries.
DEC 18: New Zealand drops its attempt to extradite Andries.