Te Hauraki

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TE HAURAKI

The photos above show the ex workboat – Te Hauraki, built for the Auckland Harbour Board, in her current presentation, as owned by Rodger Moore.
Previous to Rodger Moore, Te Hauraki was owned by John Street – in the video below John talks of his ownership period and sale to Rodger. Turn your sound up, its a great tale.

Input from Martin Howson – Great story from John Street, for many years Te Hauraki was stored in a barn in Wellsford while owned by George and Alma Hansen, they bought her after she had languished on a mooring in Little Shoal Bay and motored her up to Mangawhai Harbour from there she put on a transporter and into their barn waiting for George to fit a new engine ,that never happened meanwhile she just sat surrounded by vintage cars and covered in bird droppings. After George died she was sold to the Kaipara Harbour where she had a powerful engine fitted and blew away the opposition at the next Pahi Regatta. The rest of the story we all know thanks to John.