Great Barrier Island stands ninety kilometres away from Auckland City and is twenty eight thousand hectares of beautiful but rugged landscape and beaches. This four part series looks at issues arising from the changing dynamics of the island.
For the small permanent population, life can be very demanding particularly over the winter. But in the summer the island is an increasingly popular holiday destination and now more property than ever… Read moreAudio
Most of Great Barrier Island's twenty eight thousand hectares is owned by DOC. The island is home to fewer than a thousand people, many of whom struggle to find worthwhile work there. David Steemson's… Read moreAudio
Great Barrier Island is home to fewer than a thousand people, many of whom struggle to find worthwhile work there. Marine farming could provide jobs for islanders, and the government is considering… Read moreAudio
The sparsely populated landscape of rugged hills and beautiful beaches of Great Barrier Island is a draw card for tourists looking for a bit of a wilderness experience. Some locals think ecotourism is… Read moreAudio