27 Apr 2020

Lockdown on Great Barrier Island

From Karyn Hay Presents..., 9:09 am on 27 April 2020

As we all went into Level four, dozens of people from Whitianga to Whangarei boarded their yacht and headed out onto the Hauraki Gulf. They anchored off Great Barrier Island and proceeded to wait it out.  There was a shop on the island so they knew they could get supplies if they got stuck.  But the islanders haven’t been too pleased about the risk they posed in potentially bringing the virus to the island. Izzy Fordham, chair of the Aotea Great Barrier local board explains the locals' fears.


Great Barrier Island, looking down onto Orama's Bay.

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