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.
Tiri I On Slipway
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
The newly acquired Kapuni receiving her first coat of yellow paint and signage. February 1968.
Announcer Ian Johnston
Announcer Ian Johnston prepares for another shift in the studio aboard the Tiri II. 1969.
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
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 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 a supporter tighten one of the guy wires holding the new steel aerial. February 1968.
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
The Tiri II bridge and wheelhouse.
Tiri II Gets 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
On the mooring in the Hauraki Gulf. 1969.
Tiri II Gets New Aerial
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 the slipway at St Mary’s Bay Auckland. 1969.
Tiri II On Mooring
Tiri II (real name Kapuni) on the mooring in the Hauraki Gulf. 1969.
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
The official Radio Hauraki 40th Anniversary logo. Only used on current Radio Hauraki sanctioned events.
Radio Hauraki 40th Anniversary Concert Tour
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.
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