Chatham Islands / Wharekauri

The Chatham Islands are the most eastern part of New Zealand, lying far out in the Pacific Ocean and so close to the International Date Line that they have their own time zone, 45 minutes ahead of the mainland.

Wild, rugged and beautiful, the Chatham Islands were originally settled by Moriori who called their home 'Rekohu', which translates as 'misty skies' or 'misty sun’.

Today, fishing, agriculture and tourism sustain the Chatham Islands and its 600 residents.

Chatham Islands long term plan — Chatham Islands Council

For full details on projects funded in the region:

Funding announcements

Published: 30 October, 2020 · Updated: 1 December, 2020