Straight off the Tussock: Wahine – a survivor’s story

Just after 6am on Wednesday April 10, 1968, passengers on the Union Steamship Company’s inter-island vessel, Wahine, were woken in Wellington Harbour when the ship hit Barrett’s Reef. Jack was a director of the Canterbury Frozen Meat Company – and one of many Wahine passengers heading to the capital that day on business trips. I had a meeting with the Meat Board and heard the weather forecast early on the