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Great Barrier Island,
90km north east of Auckland in NewZealand,
is a world away from the
hustle and bustle of a city. A unique
holiday destination, 'off the
grid', with a small population of
permanent residents, around 1,000.
Throughout the years stories
have been written of the history of the
island, the people and the
way of life including events both natural and
those caused by
people. Read about these in the many articles on
For visitor information visit;
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Destination Great Barrier
located off the western coast of Great Barrier Island
forms the natural harbours of Port FitzRoy and Port Abercrombie.
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Great Barrier Island
Lisa Jansen escapes far from the
madding crowd in her Ford Transit campervan to Great Barrier Island, where
relaxation has never been easier.
NZ Kayak Magazine 2007.
Great Barrier the week before Christmas – what better way to avoid the
The Listener May 2017
'We have to live a little
On Great Barrier Island the nurses are the 'keepers of
secrets', the witnesses to life, love and death in a small community.
"Island Nurses" 2016 is a memoir of over 30 years of caring for generations
of residents in a remote, rural island community.
Island herbal tonics
Winters on the island could be harsh, and native herbs
were a part of his whanau’s daily life.
20 years on and Tama now makes a liviinng from these
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Help us prevent the spread
of Kauri Dieback disease
on the island.