It must have been Xmas 1967 when I lay in bed at my grandmother's place listening to her old radio with a longwire antenna in the middle of the night, and heard the first fascinating bits of audio wending their way through the ether. Being a wanna be radio nut at 20 years old, this was high impact stuff as the Tiri broadcast from what was supposed to be international waters!! It was those wild and woolly announcers who made the most impact... breaking all those rules... Loved it.

It brings a lump to my throat listening to Hauraki through 93.2 FM Invercargill on Friday 10th November... So good!

Chris Diack
(wannabe pirate)