The Wahine foundering

The <em>Wahine</em> foundering

The Wahine founders off Steeple Rock; New Zealand Railways' much smaller road/rail ferry Aramoana and other vessels stand by.

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Keith Whitehead

Posted: 14 Apr 2023

I lived in Eastbourne and went to the beach in the morning and saw the broken life boats and discarded life jackets amongst the rocks, it was so scarry for a young boy to see.


Posted: 12 Apr 2023

I lived in Seatoun heights Rd. And watched the whole thing unfold. I look at it everyday from my kitchen window.

Suzanne Bell maiden name Heslip Married name Anonymous

Posted: 11 Apr 2023

We where there up in park all the huge trees where blown over in one derection I was 10 years old had photos taken with ship in background not shore where photos are we had got train frome Auckland to Wellington


Posted: 10 Apr 2023

I was a 7 year old boarder at Star of the Sea in Seatoun. We had a front seat to the day.


Posted: 10 Apr 2018

My wife's birthday. A memberable time for the wrong reasons. Disasters are not accidents they are man made.