Tales of the Auckland waterfront - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to the Auckland waterfront.

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to the Auckland waterfront in the Video tab.

Auckland’s busy waterfront has seen dramatic political and sporting conflict over the years, including the divisive 1951 waterfront labour dispute, the 1985 bombing of Greenpeace protest ship the Rainbow Warrior, and New Zealand’s successful defence of the America’s Cup sailing trophy in 1999–2000.

Related web links:
Strikes and labour disputes: the 1951 waterfront dispute
The 1951 waterfront dispute
Rainbow Warrior sunk at dock
Sinking the Rainbow Warrior
The America’s Cup
Auckland places: Waitematā Harbour

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number T81).

Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way – its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit http://www.mch.govt.nz/roadside/ 

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