Story: Auckland places

Roadside Stories: Tales of the Auckland waterfront

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.

Listen to a Roadside Story about the Auckland waterfront. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (ID36488: Dispute : an account of the 1951 waterfront dispute).

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How to cite this page:

Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Waitematā Harbour', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35133/roadside-stories-tales-of-the-auckland-waterfront (accessed 2 March 2021)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016