Spectrum 575. Rawene

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Jack Perkins visits Rawene, a tourist haven and focal point of Northland's Hokianga harbour and its Māori communities.

Hugh Williams, a launchman, talks about the boats that regularly took passengers from the wharf. Jack Perkins describes Rawene as it stands today.

Barry Andrews, the hospital secretary, talks about old Rawene, the harbour, fishing and the picture theatre run by his uncle Arthur.

Joyce Cresswell, a fish seller, talks about her work and being brought up on the Hokianga river.

Rawene offers free medical treatment to those who have moved there, like Norm Delamore who talks about his house in Rawene, which used to be a hotel, then a hospital and why he moved there.

Madeline talks about why she too left Auckland and her current accommodation situation. Ray Cox recalls the butter factory which was powered by the river and transporting goods down the river.

Hugh Williams describes the cream run and about his association with Opo the dolphin. Elaine Naismith owns local motorcamp and is asked about the people who come to Rawene to retire. Barry Andrews talks about trying to attract people to the area.

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Year 1987

Reference number 1514

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Documentary radio programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits RNZ Collection
Perkins, Jack (b.1940), Producer

Duration 00:30:01

Date 24 May 1987

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