Radio Hauraki … 50 years since they told us we couldn’t

Staff Writer

The world famous pirate radio station across the ditch, Radio Hauraki celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.

On December 4, it will be 50 years since the legendary Hauraki Pirates broadcast from a boat named the Tiri in the Hauraki Gulf, even though authorities told them they “couldn’t”. That day in 1966 marked a turning point for radio in New Zealand, against the then government run monopoly.

Hauraki is now on the buildup to  December 4th, with a series of promos bang on with their target audience. Amongst them Show Us Your Doodle (no what you you think it is), a marketing splash with some new TVC’s and exclusive Hauraki gear and a heap of parties planned.

NZME Group Entertainment Director Dean Buchanan, says, “The Hauraki brand is unique and reflects the humour of everyday Kiwis. The team has some fantastic plans to mark this special piece of New Zealand broadcasting history.”

Follow the celebrations by visiting, Facebook or Instagram. Listen live on iHeartRadio NZ.


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