Aotea FM Great Barrier Islands Solar Powered Radio Station

Aotea FM has come a long way in a relatively short time. From an initial small set of batteries and a couple of solar panels up a hill it now has three transmitting stations to cover as much of the Island as possible and a new broadcasting hut near the Claris shops. That’s not a […]


Well, I suppose I had better start writing some stuff down. I have done a couple of training walks (shock treatment I call them) in order to get my fitness/confidence up. The Barrier is pretty much the perfect place to train for anything like this. My Training The first walks were pretty much beach walks […]

Internet upgrades

It looks like the Local Board and everybody contacting Chorus and Ministers with their concerns might be having some effect. Amy Adams sent this the other day. Internet Upgrades Dear Mr Harre Thank you for your email dated 6 March 2016 to Hon Nikki Kaye, Member of Parliament for Auckland Central, regarding broadband services on […]

Great Barrier Island Broadband Survey

Part 1 Two weeks ago I placed an ad in the Barrier Bulletin asking people to give us the results of a test on their broadband. then things went wrong, people were unable to load the page because the internet was to slow, Sparks broadband speed test decided to fail, etc…. but 24 people replied […]