Character of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board area
Over 60 per cent of Aotea / Great Barrier Island is under Department of Conservation administration.
The island has no externally provided electricity supply, no local banking facilities, no supermarkets, footpaths, streetlights or public transport.
Residents are a proudly independent and innovative community.
While settlements on Aotea / Great Barrier Island are scattered there is a strong sense of community spirit.
Most residents make their living from farming or tourism.
Geography of the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board area
Aotea / Great Barrier Island has a diverse and beautiful landscape, from beaches to sheltered bays, steep forest-covered hills to mangrove estuaries and diverse wetlands.
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