Chatham Islands / Wharekauri

Wild, rugged and beautiful, the Chatham Islands are the most eastern part of New Zealand, lying far out in the Pacific Ocean close to the International Date Line.

Fishing, agriculture and tourism helps sustain the local Chatham Islands economy, but the region does face constraints due to its small population and its distance from other markets.

Kānoa – Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit is investing in the Chatham Islands to help improve its infrastructure, digital connectivity and add to its attraction as a visitor destination.

Chatham Islands long term plan — Chatham Islands Council

For full details on projects funded in the region:

What we have funded

Chatham Islands stories