Getting Hakura ready for the south sea isles June 11th 2010 Hakura is back in Norsand Boat Yard, Whangarei.
This time to get her ready for a three month sail to Tonga, Samoa and Fiji.
What more could there be to do after last year, I hear you say. Unfortunately there are still some jobs to do.
Some are to get Hakura up to Cat 1 safety status as required by the NZ Government for NZ yachts heading offshore.
These jobs include installing two manu ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Whangarei The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
Hi, I'm Doug Nicol, who has been sailing around parts of New Zealand in the South Pacific on my 36 foot yacht Hakura (Maori for Grey's beaked whale).
The trip is with Lorraine Miller as my trusted No 1.... full info