Hawke Coachwork Limited was a New Zealand bus and coach body manufacturer.
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Established in 1952 by brothers Haddon and Leslie Hawke, it was based on Great South Road, Takanini. It became a subsidiary of New Zealand Motor Corporation. In the late-1970s Australian bus manufacturer Pressed Metal Corporation acquired a minority stake in Hawke.
In 1983 Hawke merged with New Zealand Motor Bodies to form Coachwork International. The Takanini plant was retained, specialising in building and repairing buses for city authorities. As well as building bodies for New Zealand operators, Hawke completed buses for Singapore Bus Service.
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- CI Sizes up the Aussie Market Truck & Bus Transportation April 1987 pages 60-63
- SBS buys bus bodies Business Times 3 July 1980 page 2
- Contract awarded to New Zealand Motor Bodies Business Times 20 June 1981 page 5
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