GREAT BARRIER ISLAND - A World of it's Own.

Community is at the heart of everything on the Barrier, living on a remote island with a small population forces people to support one another in ways not seen in bustling cities. This can bring its challenges, incredible benefits and unexpected acts of kindness. From swapping fish for veggies, horse poo for seaweed, seedlings for fresh baked bread, volunteers sewing COVID-19 masks for the entire community, community vegetable gardens, sharing art in the community gallery, sharing firewood with your neighbour, sharing your sour dough starter or kombucha scobie, sharing cuttings from your favourite plants, fixing your power or water system with the help of your neighbour… the list is endless and these acts are often followed by the much-used term; ‘only on the Barrier’.