Category: Radio Hauraki 40 Years On

Radio Hauraki co-founder David Gapes has died

One of the founders of New Zealand’s pirate radio station and then commercial radio station Radio Hauraki, David Gapes, has died.

Remembering the Tiri

On the Eastern shores of Matakohe-Limestone Island lie the derelict remains of a once-famous floating pirate radio studio. Scattered skeletal piles of rusting metal is all that remains of the shipwrecked Tiri, once the beating heart of Radio Hauraki and the centre of a political and media storm of the swinging sixties. From her cockpit on the Hauraki Coast, she debuted to the carefree tune of Matt Monro’s Born Free, defiantly blasting through wireless into the homes of thousands of 1960s young Kiwi fans.

Radio Hauraki 40th Anniversary Broadcast

2006 marked the 40th anniversary of the launch of Radio Hauraki, then a pirate station broadcasting from the waters of the Hauraki Gulf, near Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand. In November of 2006 the modern-day land-based Radio Hauraki in Auckland aired an 8 hour “special” to mark the anniversary.

Pirate Radio Hauraki 40 Years On: Merchandise

Pirate Radio Hauraki Merchandise Gift Offer *** No Longer Available *** Be in fast to get one of these special Radio Hauraki combo packages… The…

Pirate Radio Hauraki 40 Years On: Pirate CD

Fantastic ‘Pirate’ Radio Hauraki Memorabilia *** No Longer Available *** ‘A Fresh Pacific Wind’ Radio Hauraki 1966-1970 CD “We made lots of friends.We made lots…

Pirate Radio Hauraki 40 Years On: Image Gallery

Hauraki QSL Brian Withers sends in a nice item of memorabilia – one of the early audience listener cards sent from the station to confirm…

Pirate Radio Hauraki 40 Years On: Events

‘Pirate’ Radio Hauraki 40th Anniv Newsletter08 November 2006 1. New Hauraki competition announced end of November 2. Former Hauraki DJ’s on air on November 10…

Pirate Radio Hauraki 40 Years On

On Sunday, December 4th 1966, pirate Radio Hauraki began broadcasting from aboard the Tiri in international waters in the Hauraki Gulf. This was the first…

Pirate Radio Hauraki 40 Years On: 1480 Club

Calling All 1480 Club Members How many 1480 Club Members are still out there? Why not register your number [if you can remember it!] and…