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Goods for ads: how bartering kept the Hauraki crew afloat 50 years ago

Fifty years ago the Radio Hauraki DJs, pirates, ‘Good Guys’ (or whatever you would like to call them) were cruising around the Hauraki Gulf on the Tiri, blasting rock and roll tunes out through the airways and into the eager ears of Kiwis from north to south. We chat to former pirates Ian Ferguson and Curtis Dobbie about how the original Radio Hauraki managed to get advertisers on board and what their favourite stories are from back in the day.