NEW ZEALAND's FAR NORTH .....
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            and still the Boats Remain ....                      
                     
 
         "Takanini"

   By mid 1970 the Northern Carrying Co-Op. had developed a modern transport
  fleet and the Kaitaia Dairy Company Wharf was all but redundant. Though the
  coastal trading vessels had disappeared the passion with the Awanui River
  continued.  Where Steamer, Scow and Barge had once tied up a proliferation
  of little fishing vessels took their place.

  The "Dairymaid", "Roma", "Takanini", "Mako" and "Coney Island" sat along
  the rivers edge,  The small jetties as colourful as the boats moored to them.
  Local family and identities earning a living fishing the Rangaunu Harbour and
  northern coastline as had the generation before. 
 
     The Subritzky presence still much evident with the "Huawai"
                      and "Rothesay" still there to this day.
 
 
             "Huawai"
 
              "Mako"
 
              "Takanini"
 
            "Mako"
 
             "Dairymaid"
                              
                                      "Rothesay"
                 
                          "Lynnrae"
 
 

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