Chatham Islands Festival 2020

The Chatham Community Focus Trust are very excited to announce the details of the next Chatham Islands Festival! The Den – Norman Kirk Memorial Reserve  Saturday 7th March 2020 11.00am – 7.00pm Our theme for next year’s Festival is “The Roaring 20s”! Taking a walk back 100 years ago to the era 1920 on the......

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Chatham Islands Festival 2019

All too often we bury ourselves in work, in our kids, in running circles and we forget to stop and appreciate the many amazing things in our lives which we often take for granted. For our Chatham Islands Festival 2019 we are going to take the time to celebrate ourselves. Our theme of the day......

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Chatham Islands WILD Food Challenge

Be a part of the Chatham Island Wild Food Challenge to be held at Admiral Gardens, Chatham Islands on the 15th of December, 2018. Celebrity Judge: Jax Hamilton Demonstration: Tim Aspinell The Challenge: Create a dish using at least 1 Wild ingredient. Categories include: Professional Amatuer Marae Kids Check out more information on the flyer......

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Chatham Islands Festival 2018

Better than Anywhere : Experience something from off the edge of time…forty-five minutes ahead of mainland NZ, the Chatham Islands will be holding their 10th Annual Festival on March 10th 2018. With the theme “Absolutely Chathams” this is a Festival not to be missed. Each year the festival organiser finds an outstanding entertainment package that......

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Chatham Island Time

Chatham Islands’ Time The Standard Time Act 1945 prescribed New Zealand standard time to be 12 hours ahead of GMT (not including DST) and applied to all of New Zealand, such as the Chatham Islands. However, Chatham Islanders informally set their clocks 45 minutes forward of the rest of New Zealand. It is unclear as......

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Charter Fishing

A number of operators are available for charter fishing or chartered cruising. Inquire at your accommodation provider about making a booking for a chartered fishing trip around the Chathams.  Experience the pleasure of reeling in your own tea. Species that can easily be caught from a vessel include Moki, Terakihi, Blue Cod, Groper and...

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Chatham Islander Online

Back issues of The Chatham Islander newspaper are available here courtesy of the publisher. The Chatham Islander is published monthly and distributed to islanders for free. Subscriptions are available for friends, family and anyone connected to the islands. One year (12 issues) is $60 including GST and postage within New Zealand. Overseas subscriptions are also......

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Chatham Islands Festival 2017

Experience something real off the edge of time.. forty-five minutes ahead of mainland  NZ, the Chatham Islands is holding their ninth annual Festival on March the 4th 2017. The festival showcases the Chatham Island culture, arts, food and music with many family activities such as speed shearing, bread baking, cake decorating, best tasting local honey, creative arts competitions, at......

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Chatham Islands Yacht Club

CHATHAM ISLANDS YACHT CLUB The Chatham Islands Yacht Club Fishing Tournament is held on the 1st and 2nd of January each year and has been running since 1990. The January 1st competition day is strictly shore-fishing only and the 2nd January is open to boat and shore fishing. There are various catagories in the tournament,......

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