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Covid 19

The Chatham Islands has remained covid free (fingers x-ed) to date (October 2020). That means there have been NO known cases on the Chathams. During the lockdown, the Chathams used their unique location to isolate from the rest of New Zealand. Aside from essential suppies that were flown in by Air Chathams no 'outsiders' came to the islands during that time. Even locals arriving back were sent into self-exile until they were deemed 'safe'. Awarakau Lodge is one of those premises that can easily isolate from the community, if needed, as the nearest neighbour is some distance away. Bookings from known areas of infection, or areas under specific Alert levels may be declined, or special conditions may be imposed, depending...

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Changes ahead for Chatham’s Port

Waitangi, the main centre on the remote Chatham Islands is to receive a brand new $52 million wharf. The wharf is a critical lifeline for one of New Zealand’s most remote communities and it is to be completely rebuilt as a result of new funding in Budget 2015. The construction project will take around 3 years to complete and the invest will enhance economic development opportunities for the Chatham Islands. “This contingency funding will significantly improve this community’s infrastructure, which is vital for economic development and quality of life on the islands. The wharf is the only cargo-handling facility for essential supplies, including diesel for the electricity grid and fuel for the air services. The existing wharf is a structural...

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