The southernmost of New Zealand’s three main islands has a population of around 400.
Around 85 percent of Stewart Island is protected national park and the island has just 28 kilometres of road compared and around 280 kilometres of walking tracks.
Tourism and fishing are the biggest economic contributors for the area.
Council representation and facilities in Rakiura are listed below.
The chair of the Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board is:
14A Whipp Place
Stewart Island 9846
(03) 219 1449
Other members of the Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board are: Dale Chittenden, Aaron Conner, Greg Everest, Anita Geeson, Steve Lawrence and Cr Bruce Ford (Council representative).
The Stewart Island dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.
About 440 consumers are connected to Stewart Island's electricity supply, which is owned and managed by Stewart Island Electrical Supply Authority (SIESA).
The Rakiura Resource Recovery Centre and waste collection on the island are also managed by SIESA.