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Great Barrier Island becomes International Dark Sky Sanctuary.

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    The pitch-black night skies of Great Barrier Island look set to become a magnet for star-gazers after being recognised with a rare award.

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    The island is the third place in the world to be named an International Dark Sky Sanctuary.

    The island, also known as Aotea, is the third place in the world to be named an International Dark Sky Sanctuary.

    Island residents Richard and Gendie Somerville-Ryan assisted with the application to the International Dark Sky Association and are delighted at the outcome.

    "Chuffed is probably a mild word," says Mr Somerville-Ryan

    Pitch-black night skies of NZ's Great Barrier Island to become a star-gazers magnet with new Dark Sky Sanctuary recognition
     

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