Aotea Fiction

There’s a climactic scene in Don E McGregor’s latest book where a Barrier guerilla fighter and a wily Japanese soldier stalk each other in the rocky crags around Ruahine above Rosalie Bay. Defiant Great Barrier Islanders have played a crucial … Read More

Aotea Great Barrier Island New Zealand Dave Watson at the Milk Grain and Honey museum
The history keepers

Tony Christiansen is the Chair of the Great Barrier Island Historical Research Group Incorporated, which has recently erected The History Hut in Ben Sanderson’s paddock next to the radio station in Claris. It serves as the archives for the island, … Read More

Two two eight
Accommodation - Listing

Nestled in a sheltered, secluded nook above Tryphena harbour, Two Two Eight Shoal Bay Road is a well-appointed house with personality. Perched on the hillside, the living spaces are at tree top level with panoramic views through the mature pohutukawa … Read More

Astrophotography woman on bridge at Kaiaraara Hut on Aotea Track
Through the lens

As lockdown brought travel to and around the island to a halt I reached out to several island professional photographers, asking them if they would share a favourite image and about how Aotea has challenged and inspired their work. Hillary … Read More

Islands and Uncertainty

The next festival on Aotea’s calendar – Small Island Big Ideas in September – promises to cater for hearts and minds. Its theme is Uncertainty – an odd theme you might think – but accepting that change is constant is … Read More

POSTPONED Wharf to wharf – Postponed to 2022 due to COVID

Please note the wharf to wharf is postponed until October 2022 due to COVID. Keep training! 19 events (5km – full marathon) Run/bike/walk Enter at Permanent local residents can enter at Kaitoke School before 17th September Enquires to … Read More

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