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  Chatham Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chatham Island is the largest, Pitt Island is the second largest, and South East Island is the small island to the right of Pitt.
The main island of the chain is dotted with numerous lakes and lagoons, notably the large Te Whanga Lagoon.
The Chatham Islands Council operates as a district council with regional council functions, making it in effect a unitary authority but with not quite as many responsibilities as the others.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chatham_Islands   (1728 words)

  
 Chatham Island/Rekohu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chatham Island is by far the largest island of the Chatham Islands group, in the south Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of New Zealand, — not exactly "halfway between the equator and the pole, and right on the International Date Line" but close enough for tourism marketing purposes.
Chatham Island was named after the survey ship HMS Chatham which discovered the island in 1791.
The island's main settlement of Waitangi is located on Waitangi Bay, a small indentation in Petre Bay's southern coast.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chatham_Island   (268 words)

  
 Chatham Islands - LoveToKnow 1911
CHATHAM ISLANDS, a small group in the Pacific Ocean, forming part of New Zealand, 536 m.
The geological formation is principally of volcanic rocks, with schists and tertiary limestone; and an early physical connexion of the islands with New Zealand is indicated by their geology and biology.
The islands were discovered in 1791 by Lieutenant W. Broughton (1762-1821), who gave them the name of Chatham from the brig which he commanded.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Chatham_Islands   (803 words)

  
 Pacific Ocean : Chatham Islands
The islands, with a land area of 97 km²;, consist of two main islands and numerous smaller islets and rock formations; in all there are around 40 or so minor islets.
Chatham Island is by far the largest island at around 90 km²;, with Pitt Island at 6.2 km²; being the second largest.
The largest of the smaller islands is Rangatira (South East Island), located 2 km off the southeast coast of Pitt Island, covers 2.18 km²; rising to height of 224 m near the cliffs on the west coast.
www.oceandots.com /pacific/chatham   (329 words)

  
 Chatham Islands, New Zealand
So back to Chatham Island, and as we land I realize, in my imaginary global tour, that this is one of the few inhabited oceanic island groups in the world at this general latitude, in either the northern or southern hemisphere.
Also present was the endemic Chatham Island mahoe or Melicytus chathamica of the Violaceae family, with lance-shaped, sharply-toothed leaves 5-12 centimeters long, growing as an understory tree to 5 meters tall in rapidly revegetating regions of the coastal reserves.
Chatham Island Pigeon, an endemic subspecies of the New Zealand Pigeon.
www.spiritone.com /~brucem/chatham.htm   (3052 words)

  
 About DOC on the Chatham Islands : Regional Info.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Chatham Islands are located 860 kilometres east of Christchurch, at about latitude 44°S. The land area of around 97,000 hectares is spread unevenly among some 40 islands and islets.
Chatham Island, the largest of the islands, has a high southern tableland flanked by towering cliffs, while a gentle northern portion encompasses extensive waterways, low peatlands and long sandy beaches.
Around the main islands are two smaller islands (Mangere and Rangatira), and several clusters of islets and rock stacks.
www.doc.govt.nz /Regional-Info/Chatham-Islands/001~About/index.asp   (193 words)

  
 Chatham Islands - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
CHATHAM ISLANDS [Chatham Islands] island group, 373 sq mi (966 sq km), South Pacific, c.500 mi (800 km) E of New Zealand, to which it belongs.
The two largest islands are Chatham Island, which has a large central lagoon, and Pitt Island.
The chief town is Waitangi, on Chatham Island.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c/chathmi1n1z1.asp   (281 words)

  
 New Zealand Birds, Chatham Islands, birding, birdwatching   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Chatham Island, the largest of the islands, has a high southern tableland flanked by towering cliffs and a gentle northern portion encompassing extensive waterways, low peatlands and long sandy beaches.
The Chatham Islands were the very last islands to be settled by people in the Pacific.
Chatham Islands snipe and Forbes' parakeets are common, and the shore platforms are home to Chatham Island oystercatchers.
www.nzbirds.com /ChathamIslands.html   (265 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Chatham Island temperate forests (AA0401)
The Chatham Islands are a small group of subantarctic islands with a unique and astonishingly rich biological heritage: the island group is home to 20 percent of New Zealand’s threatened bird species, and 14 percent of its threatened plants (NZDOC undated a).
The taiko was rediscovered breeding in dense forests on Chatham Island in 1978 (Crockett 1994).
Chatham Island species are extremely vulnerable to extinction due to their restricted ranges and small populations.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/aa/aa0401_full.html   (1724 words)

  
 Natural history tours & travel with Heritage Expeditions - Kermadec Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The islands are located at the eastern extension of the Chatham Rise which runs due west toward New Zealand and which together with Campbell Plateau, the Lord Howe Rise, Norfolk Rise and Three Kings Rise, is considered to be part of the ancient supercontinent Gondwanaland.
The islands lie in the convergence zone of the colder (north bound) ocean currents from the south and the warmer (southbound) ocean currents from the north.
Because the Chatham’s are isolated in distance and geological time from New Zealand mainland, it is not surprising that they have the highest proportion of endemic plants of any region of comparable size in New Zealand, with 40 to 45 species and varieties found nowhere else.
www.heritage-expeditions.com /travel/chatham-islands   (2065 words)

  
 A visit to the Chatham Islands - An interview with Ken Laing
Chatham Island, the largest of the island group, is mainly flat with some small peaks in the northwest.
Pitt Island is large enough to be farmed and there are a number of small islands, some of which are mutton birding islands, and some home to endangered bird species.
The latest news from the Department of Conservation is that all seven of the Chatham Islands' record 2002 crop of rare taiko chicks have fledged.
www.nzine.co.nz /views/chathams.html   (2680 words)

  
 NZ Chatham Islands Information
The main island is softly hilly land, dotted with inlets and lagoons; in fact, the Te Whanga Lagoon takes up 1/5th of Chatham Island.
The islands were named for William Broughton’s 1791 voyage on the HMS Chatham, claiming the islands as a part of the British Empire.
One peculiarity of the islands resting on 180 degrees longitude is that they have their own time zone, observing it 45 minutes ahead of New Zealand time due to its location in relationship to the International Date Line.
www.accessnz.co.nz /chatham-islands   (523 words)

  
 Chatham Islands (New Zealand)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is the unofficial flag of the Chatham Islands (Wharekauri in Maori; Rekohu in the indigenous language, Moriori).
The Chatham Islands are controlled directly from New Zealand [and the population is too small to have any direct self-governance within the country] the island's affairs come under the jurisdiction of one political electorate.
I believe the islands have their own council, which operates in the same way as local borough, county or district councils in the rest of the country.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/nz-chi.html   (639 words)

  
 Chatham Island
Physical Geography: Chatham Island’s land is about the size and shape of Cape Cod, Massachusetts with 20% being lagoons and inland lakes.
Paua (fl abalone): This shellfish is harvested in the inshore waters of the Chatham Island and exported fresh and frozen to many countries.
The history of Chatham Island is very interesting, as is the island itself.
www.musc.edu /cando/kidsat/chatham   (1163 words)

  
 CHATHAM ISLANDS - Online Information article about CHATHAM ISLANDS
Island, about 440 S., 1770 W. It consists of three islands, a large one called Whairikauri, or Chatham Island, a smaller one, Rangihaute, or See also:
Broughton (1762-1821), who gave them the name of Chatham from the brig which he commanded.
Andrews, " The Extinct Birds of the Chatham Islands," Novitates Zoologicae, vol.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /CHA_CHR/CHATHAM_ISLANDS.html   (1033 words)

  
 Chatham Lodge, Resort on the Chatham Islands in New Zealand
First Class accommodation situated in the centre of the Island midway between the Airport and the township of Waitangi.
Chatham Lodge is fully licensed to serve alcohol on its premises.
Chatham Lodge offers something for everyone, whether you are looking for rest and relaxation or a full and active holiday schedule.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /new_zealand/hotels/cha_chathamlodge.html   (332 words)

  
 Black Robin Chatham Islands Map
The Chatham Islands are part of New Zealand.
The islands are small, surrounded by rough seas and strong winds.
Black robins used to be found on many of the islands in the Chatham Islands group, but are now found only on Mangere Island and South East Island.
www.kcc.org.nz /birds/blackrobin/map.asp   (344 words)

  
 Chatham Islands NZ - Last home of the Moriori - Travel, Tourism and Accommodation
The Chatham Islands are renowned for being the last home of the Moriori, their peaceful existence coming to an end in the 1820’s and 1830’s as European and American whalers and sealers began to arrive, not to mention Maori tribes from the mainland.
The Moriori are believed to be Polynesians who sailed to the islands from New Zealand between 900AD and 1500AD and since the first arrival of a European in 1791 the population of Moriori dwindled from around 2000 to only 100 by the 1860’s.
Auckland : Bay of Plenty : Chatham Islands : Coromandel Peninsula : Gisborne & the East Cape : Hamilton : Masterton : Napier & Hastings : New Plymouth : Palmerston North : Rotorua : Taupo : Waitomo Caves : Wanganui : Wellington : Whangarei
www.newzealandnz.co.nz /chatham-islands   (405 words)

  
 RedOrbit - Images Of The Day - Chatham Islands
The larger Chatham Island, image center, has a central lagoon between Petre Bay to the west and Hanson Bay to the east.
Sheepraising and fishing are the primary occupations on the islands, which were first explored by Europeans in the late 1700s.
The islands are ecologically very rich; they're home to the Taiko, the world's most endangered seabird, and a number of other endangered bird species.
www.redorbit.com /images/images-of-the-day?image_id=337   (199 words)

  
 Adventure tour - 8 day guided Chatham Island experience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The islands are administered by the County Council with the Enterprise Trust running the airport, wharf, power supply and other utilities.
Having now been on the Island Escorting Tours over the last 5 years I am well placed and enthusiastic about what is on offer there for a holiday, especially for those interested in birds, native plants, wild seascapes, walking, history including Moriori and Maori, seafood and farm and garden visits.
Note: flights to Pitt Island and tours there are an extra cost and are dependent on weather/operating conditions and also may only be possible earlier in the week meaning that participants going there would forfeit that day's activity.
www.explorertours.co.nz /chatham.html   (1481 words)

  
 Chatham Island Taiko, Pterodroma magentae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Of the 24 species of seabird which breed on the Chatham Islands six of them are New Zealand’s most threatened seabirds while several species have already become extinct on the island following human settlement.
The Chatham Island Taiko is now regarded as the world’s rarest seabird and is classed as a critically endangered endemic with a total population of 100–140 birds and only 6 known nesting burrows.
The Chatham Island Taiko should not, however, be confused with the Taiko which breeds only on Little and Great Barrier Islands.
www.nzbirds.com /birds/taikochatham.html   (695 words)

  
 Chatham Islands Council :: Welcome
Chatham Islands consist of a group of ten islands of which only two islands are inhabited, the total population being 700-750 people.
The main settlements are Waitangi, Kaingaroa, Te One, Port Hutt, Owenga and Pitt Island.
The Chatham Islands Council is a Unitary Council, this unique situation created by the Islands isolation, small population and small rating base, having both regional council and territorial authority responsibilities, will ensure that council will perform all of its statutory responsibilities to a level of compliance.
www.cic.govt.nz   (149 words)

  
 Chatham Islands
At Year 2000, The Chatham islands Note Corporation Limited { which is located at Waitangi the capital city of the Chatham Islands }, has issued a set of 4 trade notes with denominations of - $ 2, $ 3, $ 10 and $ 15,
Which are valid on the Chatham Islands until the end of Year 2000.
The overall layout and design of the Chatham Islands Notes has not changed for this issue other than a number of small alterations including colouring and the inclusion of different back pictorials and the inclusion of new unique security features.
polymernotes.fws1.com /catalog.html   (713 words)

  
 Chatham Motel & Charters - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Chatham Islands as a holiday destination offers a unique experience for all ages and is particularly suited to those with a love of the outdoors.
Regular flights to and from the Islands are provided by the local airline, Air Chatham.
The Chatham Island is approximately 90,000 ha in size and has a population of around 650 people.
www.chathammc.co.nz   (330 words)

  
 Mr. H. O. Forbes's Discoveries in the Chatham Islands, by Alfred Russel Wallace
Forbes's Discoveries in the Chatham Islands, by Alfred Russel Wallace
The most startling new fact is the proof of the recent existence on the Chatham Islands of two birds whose nearest allies inhabited the distant group of the Mascarene Islands within the historical period.
If however, the birds in question lost their powers of flight in or near the islands where their remains are found, all difficulties of this kind disappear.
www.wku.edu /~smithch/wallace/S469.htm   (686 words)

  
 Chatham Islands, New Zealand, Jasons Travel Channel
Visit the Chatham Islands and be amongst the first people to see the light of the new day.
The largest island, Chatham Island, is flanked by towering cliffs to the south and waterways, peat bogs and sandy beaches to the north.
Air Chathams flis direct to the Chatham Islands from Auckland, once a week, from Wellington three times a week and from Christchurch once a week; flight times range from one to two hours.
www.jasons.com /002010,,,,,PG,1,0.mel   (593 words)

  
 Chatham Islands Dollars
Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Murray Sherwin said: “These so-called Chatham Island dollars are harmless as a promotional gimmick and as a bit of fun.
The Reserve Bank some time ago indicated to the group producing the Chatham Islands notes that, so long as they didn’t pretend to be issuing legal tender, that was fine.
Nobody on the Chatham Islands or anywhere else is in any way obliged to accept Chatham Islands dollars as payment for anything,” Mr Sherwin concluded.
www.polymernotes.org /resources/chatham.htm   (467 words)

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