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Tiri II Bridge and Wheelhouse

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Hauraki QSL

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

Reports from listeners all over the country helped Hauraki determine how good their signal was on any given day

13 December 1966.

Radio Hauraki QSL
Radio Hauraki QSL

Tiri I On Slipway

Tiri I On Slipway
Tiri I

After going aground on rocks on Great Barrier Island, the old Tiri is towed back to Auckland and slipped so that assessors can view the damage. January 1968.


Kapuni Gets Signage

Kapuni signage
Kapuni. 1968

The newly acquired Kapuni receiving her first coat of yellow paint and signage. February 1968.


Announcer Ian Johnston

Ian Johnston
Announcer Ian Johnston 1969

Announcer Ian Johnston prepares for another shift in the studio aboard the Tiri II. 1969.


Technical Direction

Denis O'Callahan and John Tremain
Denis O’Callahan and John Tremain

Technical Director Denis O’Callahan and Technician John Tremain working on the transmitter in the hold of the ship. 1967?


Tiri II on Uretiti Beach

Tiri II on Uretiti Beach
Tiri II on Uretiti Beach

An attempt is made to pull the Tiri II off Uretiti Beach near Waipu where she had been driven ashore during a severe gale. June 1968.


David Gapes Eyes Up Kapuni

David Gapes Eyes Up Kapuni
David Gapes Eyes Up Kapuni

David Gapes watches the newly acquired Kapuni, about to be renamed Tiri II, move quietly away from the wharf and make her way to the slip at St Mary’s Bay. February 1968.


Colin Broadley and Supporter

Colin Broadley and Supporter
Colin Broadley and Supporter

Colin Broadley and a supporter tighten one of the guy wires holding the new steel aerial. February 1968.


Tiri II and Great Barrier Island

Tiri II and Great Barrier Island
Tiri II and Great Barrier Island

An aerial view of the Tiri II with Great Barrier Island on the background. 1969


Tiri II Bridge and Wheelhouse

Tiri II Bridge and Wheelhouse
Bridge and wheelhouse

The Tiri II bridge and wheelhouse.


Tiri II Gets Coat of Paint

Tiri II Gets Coat of Paint
New coat of paint

Whenever the ship was slipped there was an opportunity to clean the hull and slap on another coat of paint. 1969.


Tiri II On Mooring

Tiri II On Mooring
Moored in the Hauraki Gulf. 1969

On the mooring in the Hauraki Gulf. 1969.


Tiri II Gets New Aerial

Tiri II Gets New Aerial
Tiri II Gets New Aerial. 1968

After being converted into the pirate radio ship, the Tiri II is about to receive a brand new steel aerial. February 1968.


Tiri II On Slipway

Tiri II On Slipway
Tiri II on the slipway. 1969

Tiri II on the slipway at St Mary’s Bay Auckland. 1969.


Tiri II On Mooring

Tiri II On Mooring
Tiri II On Mooring. 1969

Tiri II (real name Kapuni) on the mooring in the Hauraki Gulf. 1969.


Crew Change

Crew Change
Pirate Radio Hauraki Crew Change. 1970

Crew change-over day.

Bill Gibbs in his Maurauder pulls alongside the Tiri II as the crew wait patiently to head to shore. 1970.


Radio Hauraki 40th Anniversary Logo

Radio Hauraki 40th Anniversary Logo
Radio Hauraki 40th Anniversary Logo
© Radio Hauraki.

The official Radio Hauraki 40th Anniversary logo. Only used on current Radio Hauraki sanctioned events.


Radio Hauraki 40th Anniversary Concert Tour

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Radio_Hauraki_Tour2
Radio Hauraki 40th Anniversary Concert Tour Posters, August 2006
© Radio Hauraki

In the 1970s Radio Hauraki was New Zealand’s most famous ‘pirate’ radio station. Now in 2006 it celebrates 40 years on air with a major nationwide concert tour of New Zealand, featuring Kiwi rock icons Th’ Dudes, Hello Sailor & Hammond Gamble.


This website is not affiliated with the current Radio Hauraki owned by The Radio Network.
The original pirate Radio Hauraki was realised by David Gapes, Denis ‘Doc’ O’Callahan, Derek Lowe and Chris Parkinson and owned by Pacific Radio Advertising Ltd.
Material from this site is part of the Radio Heritage Foundation Archive, which holds all © unless specified.

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