Stewart Island Rakiura

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.

Community Partnership Leader

Michelle Stevenson


Bruce Ford

Cr Bruce Ford
5 Argyle Street, PO Box 91, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island 9846
(03) 219 1282, 027 231 7815


Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board

The chair of the Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board is:

Jon Spraggon
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).

Dog map

The Stewart Island dog map displays where dogs are allowed, where they need a lead and where they are prohibited.



Oban Playground

Elgin Terrace (across road from South Sea Hotel)
Stewart Island

Area Office

Stewart Island Area Office

0800 732 732
10 Ayr Street
Halfmoon Bay
Stewart Island 9846
Monday - Friday 9am-12pm


Stewart Island Library

10 Ayr Street
Stewart Island 9846
Monday-Friday 8.30am-12noon
Wednesday, 8.30am-12noon and 2-4pm
Saturday 11am-12noon

Recycling Centre

Rakiura Resource Recovery Centre

(03) 219 1581
Horseshoe Bay Rd
Stewart Island
Monday, Weds, Thurs, Friday 9.30am-4.30pm
Saturday 8am-12pm


Halfmoon Bay Cemetery

13 Mapau Road
Riverton Area Office

Stewart Island Electrical Supply Authority

About 440 consumers are connected to Stewart Island's electricity supply, which is owned and managed by Stewart Island Electrical Supply Authority (SIESA).

SIESA logoSIESA's network is powered by five diesel generators at a central power station and the power is delivered by 30km of overhead lines, 10km of underground cables and 35 distribution transformers.

SIESA is also investigating the possibility of alternative power generation through renewable resources such as wind and solar, with wind turbines and solar panels installed on the island last year in a trial. Right House, a subsidiary of Meridian Energy, and SIESA are partners in this trial.

The Rakiura Resource Recovery Centre and waste collection on the island are also managed by SIESA.

Visit the SIESA website (external link)