Aotea FM

Great Barrier Island is home to New Zealand's only 100% solar-powered radio station - Aotea FM.

Run by volunteers and a finalist in the 2016 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority Awards, Aotea FM broadcasts from a shack in Claris, from 8am-6pm in the winter, and 7am-9pm in the summer.

Jazz, blues, folk, electronica, pop, rock…whatever your music tastes you’ll find a show to enjoy on Aotea FM. It’s also where you’ll hear about the latest local news and events.

Tune in at 94.6fm in the South of the Island, 104fm in the North or 107fm if you’re in Whangaparapara. You can also listen online at or check out their Facebook page –

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