Back in June 2016, woody Mark Edmonds was cruising around Waiheke Island (ashore) & came across an old launch hauled out at a residence in Surfdale. We did a ‘Mystery Launch’ story on her but never uncovered any more details.
Now out of the blue I get an email saying that her name is Te Haruni & she is for sale on Facebook.
A little digging around & I found the fb listing, the asking price is $1800, she has no motor & would have to fit into the ‘work-in-process’ category.
In the listing it states that it was the sellers fathers working project & now needs a new home. I have a contact ph # is anyone is interested.
Hopefully with a name & the above photos we can ID the old girl.
Te Huruhi is the name of a bay on Waiheke where it’s from, like the school ect…
Actually, changed my mind. It is clearly TE HARUNI.
Of course! TE HARUHI. Still don’t know her, though.
TE HARUHI? After Te Haruhi Bay, Whangaparoa?
The name looks more like TE HURUNI to me, but neither TE HARUNI nor TE HURUNI appear to be Maori so wothehell?