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  • The launch of the book 'More True Tales of Great Barrier Island' ... will take place at the Pavillion, by the Great Barrier Island Sports Club at Claris, Great Barrier Island at10am, Saturday 28th June, 2014. At the launch and from now until the launch, books may be purchased at $25 per copy (plus postage if required). From 29th June they will then be $35 per copy. Books will be available from the day of the launch. To pre-order books contact Lyn Oxborough, the society's treasurer, either by phoning her 09-4290895 or email The book is 220 A4 pages, colour on the outside and inside of the front and back cover, and good quality black and white pages within. There are 100 short stories about the ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2014, 12:21 PM by Admin Moderator
  • All’s (not so) well in paradise Nice sea views may ‘nourish the soul’ but certainly not the stomach. While hunger may not be rampant on our island, recent findings warn of a growing gap between those that have and those that do not.Without being alarmist, Great Barrier Island does fall into the lowest decile category in New Zealand, with half of residents getting by on less than $16,300 per annum. This compares with a median of $32,400 for the entire Waitemata/Gulf Ward. The low average income accounts for the fact that the number of people with support has grown by nearly 10% since 2009, mostly those receiving accommodation supplements because of low income.Nearly 50% of residents are living alone, and nearly ...
    Posted May 2, 2012, 6:23 PM by Admin Moderator
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