Chatham Islands


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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. The inhabitants engage mainly in sheep raising and fishing. The islands were explored by Britons in 1791. The native Moriori population was nearly exterminated when Maoris from New Zealand invaded after 1832.
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Waitangi Wharf is a critical lifeline for the Chatham Islands, and this upgrade will provide greater security for the supply of vital supplies, such as diesel for the electricity grid, fuel for air services, and regular transport of basic essentials such as food.
Chatham Islands Mayor Alfred Preece said in a statement Thursday that the cyclone has passed and the last remaining wildfire on the islands remains contained.
Some of the easternmost corners of earth, including Samoa, Kiribati and the Chatham Islands of New Zealand, were the first places to herald the new year.
Others chose to stay at home and watch the celebrations as they occurred throughout the world, with the Chatham Islands, Tonga, Fiji and Kiribati experiencing the new millennium first at 1000 GMT, whilst the people of Samoa celebrated 25 hours later as the millennium arrived there last.
Beginning in 1849, lawyer Adam Ewing (Jim Sturgess) discovers a slave stowed aboard a ship bound for America from the Chatham Islands.
Rating: CLOUD ATLAS (15) IN 1849, lawyer Adam Ewing (Jim Sturgess) discovers a slave called Autua (David Gyasi) stowed aboard a ship bound for America from the Chatham Islands.
In 1849, lawyer Adam Ewing (Sturgess) discovers a slave called Autua (David Gyasi) stowed aboard a ship bound for America from the Chatham Islands.
In line with the New Zealand Chatham Islands Focus survey (Ministry of Health, 2005), the sampling structure was designed to sample as many members of the Stewart Island usually-resident population as possible.
novaezehmdiae, the trace metals in whole body tissues were site-specific with mean values ranging from 18-59 [micro]]g/g dry weight (dwt) for most sites and high Cd in scallops collected from the Chatham Islands (mean, 332 [micro]g/g dwt).
The remote Chatham Islands was the first of more than 100 nations and territories to turn off the power at 8:30 pm local time, in a rolling event around the globe that ends just across the International Dateline in Samoa 24 hours later.
In the Chatham Islands, diesel generators that supply power locally were switched off.

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