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Private Radio Hauraki ruled the waves back in 1966…

Radio Hauraki rules the waves

1966 Radio Hauraki rules the waves – NZ History Report:

Pirate station Radio Hauraki broadcast its first scheduled transmission from outside New Zealand’s 3-mile territorial limit. Read more..

Presented by Peter Petterson:

I used to listen to this pirate radio station on my transistor radio in my flat in Auckland’s North Shore in 1966. I was a 22 year old who had just come up from the South Island. Radio Hauraki made a big impression on NZ society at that time. It was the first pirate radio station in New Zealand’s history. The small ship the MV Tiri was anchored outside the three mile territorial limit each night. Music and comments were pre-recorded and sent out to the ship on a regular basis. The broadcasts lasted three and a half years.


Published by peter petterson

Father of four, grandfather of thirteen, and great-grandfather of eight. Resides in Taita, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. Living happily in retirement and enjoying the company of my many young descendants.

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