Banking and Eftpos
Most shops and cafes accept credit cards and eftpos, but carrying cash is also advisable. Generally prices are slightly higher than mainland New Zealand due to freight costs.
A combined ANZ Bank/Post Office is located in Waitangi. Cash withdrawals are available. The bank is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10.00am – 2.00pm (Closed on Wednesdays and weekends).
An ATM machine is available at the Hotel Chathams Public bar during trading hours.
Calling the Chathams Islands from Mainland New Zealand is a standard national call. There is no cell phone coverage on the Chatham Islands, which means it is a real escape from the rat-race. There is a public telephone in Waitangi (card phone).
High-speed wi-fi Internet is available in many locations. Enquire with your host.
Electricity is produced by diesel generators and two wind turbines. Power supply and plugs are the same as in mainland New Zealand so all your appliances will operate.