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NEW ZEALAND


Waimarie  
Cruising the Whanganui River on North Island, this 1889 - built paddler returned to passenger service in 2000 after 51 years. Photo taken in April 2015 by kind courtesy of Phil Barnes

Tamati :
One small paddler has been built recently - the privately-owner Tamati, using the 1902-built hull of a propellor boat of the same name which lay derelect for many years after long service on lake Taupo and elsewhere. Now in service on Lake Ianthe 

MOTOR SIDE WHEELERS



MPV Waipa Delta

Built in 1985 and sailed on the Waikato River from Hamilton until 2009 but is now based in Auckland : Website
Photo courtesy of Hamilton City Council who have put this photo into the public domain via the Wikimedia project



MPV Otunui
Seen in 2008 near Paeroa Maritime Museum. Photo by kind courtesy of Phil Barnes

OLD ENGINES PUT TO NEW USE
In Queenstown, the engines of the former paddle steamer Antrim (built in 1868) continue to operate the Kinloch slipway which is still used by the screw steamship Earnslaw (coal fired, built in 1912) which appeared on Lake Wakitpu eight years after Antrim was laid up. Antrim was finally dismantled in 1920. A second historical paddle steamer on Lake Makitpu was Mountaineer (1879-1932, scrapped in 1941)


EXTERNAL INTERNET LINKS


Whanganui River, New Zealand : History of the numerous steamers by Cameron McNeil including PS Waimarie
Riverboatsnz.com 

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