The reality of living off the grid on Great Barrier Island

The reality of living off the grid on Great Barrier Island

Many of us have probably dreamed about living off the grid at some point - relying on solar power, growing your own vegetables and living in harmony with your distant neighbours.

Well, we have a place exactly like that in New Zealand. From golden beaches with dramatic cliffs to the wild bush home and secluded personal paradises - Great Barrier Island does seem to have it all.

Although perhaps not so surprisingly, life is not always as idyllic as you would expect.

Story travelled to the island to find out why.

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