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.

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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.