What it’s like running an off-grid bakery on Great Barrier Island

“When I first started I didn't actually pay myself for a good nine months. And then I started paying myself $400 a week. I'm still on $400 a week,” says Adrienne Bowler, the 21 year old who runs Baked on Barrier, an off-the-grid bakery on Aotea Great Barrier Island.

From relying on solar panels, rainwater tanks and having to deal with expensive freight - here is what it takes to run a business on a remote island. 

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