Live

The Chatham Islands is one of the most exciting places in New Zealand to choose to live. By far the smallest region of New Zealand, the Chatham Islands have a total population of about 600, many of whom are…

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Work

Work and Employment There are no shortage of jobs on the Chatham Islands and the unemployment rate is well below the national average. Fishing, farming  and tourism operators provide the bulk of work opportunities on both Chatham and Pitt…

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Business

Doing business on Chatham Islands Chatham Islanders are a very resourceful and entrepreneurial group of people. With a limited customer base and their main markets located on the mainland, doing business requires significant skills in relationship building and partnerships. It…

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Visit

Discover the Chathams Your Chatham Islands adventure holiday will be a journey of discovery. Take a step back in time, to how life used to be. You will pleasantly surprised as these mysterious islands open up their secrets to you. Landscapes with volcanic…

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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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