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Thursday 14 May 20 12:00pm

The tug Maui was built by the Whangarei Engineering Company in 1970 for the Taranaki Harbour Board. She is still working in Auckland.


By publisher ADELIA HALLETT


Whangarei Engineering Company – better known as Weco – was once the country’s biggest shipyard.

Not only did it build tugs, naval ships, fishing boats and even a replica of 18th century sailing ship the Bounty, it also built a workforce of skilled people that founded New Zealand’s modern boat-building industry.

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