May Newsletter

Tourism Chatham Islands E-Newsletter May 2020 Kia ora,  Welcome Thank you to everyone for the great response to our first newsletter and for those who responded with photos and donations. This newsletter has further information on what is happening in tourism on the Island and a request for help with research and the writing of content for the exhibits to be installed in the museum. We would like to make a huge shout out to anyone who can help us promote the Chatham Islands as a visitor destination. The new website is almost ready to go and our new brochure will be digital as well as hard copy.  Tourism Forecasts for the Chatham Islands, Post Lockdown 4 Key Drivers Many of our tourism businesses have incurred significant losses due to Covid-19. With the move to Level 2 we are expecting the numbers of people looking to holiday on the Chatham Islands to increase. Our main tour companies have all confirmed their continued packages for the coming season. There are four key drivers of this anticipated new growth. Firstly, New Zealanders who normally travel overseas may still want to fly somewhere different and the Chathams is one of the few options.   Next, Tourism New Zealand is now mandated READ MORE

TCI Newsletter

Tourism Chatham Islands Newsletter Kia ora,  Welcome Kia ora and welcome to our very first newsletter for Tourism Chatham Islands. The formation of this new entity is a milestone in the management and development of this industry. It has the potential to become a much more significant driver of the Chatham Islands economy and a much greater positive contributor to the communities of the Chathams. In this newsletter we have a message from the Chair, Duane Emeny, and we provide an overview of our main activities and news. At Tourism Chatham Islands we are also providing the opportunity for visitors to contribute back to the Islands. We highlight three very good causes that can be supported. In the future we will be showcasing attractions on the Islands, featuring businesses and business development and providing tourism updates. Chat from the Chair – Duane Emeny Kia Ora Everybody and thanks for subscribing to our tourism newsletter! It has been a very busy year for tourism on the Chatham Islands. And I’d personally like to thank our governance group for volunteering their time to drive home the goals put forward in our strategic roadmap for tourism development and management on the Chathams. Special mention must go to our ‘dogged’ interim READ MORE

Wild Food Challenge

Chatham Island Wild Food Challenge The Local Wild Food Challenge is an international cooking competition spread over five countries around the world. The event on the Chatham Islands is held at the Admiral Gardens on the second Saturday in December every year. In a partnership with Kiwi Kids Can Cook by NZ Chefs Association, the challenge involves adults and children, amateurs and professionals, locals and visitors. Food tastings, vendors, entertainment and live demonstrations will fill in the scene for a competition rich of fantastic food and great prizes sponsored by local businesses and NZ networks. For bookings contact:  Facebook: Check it out Phone: 03 3050048

Chatham Island Half Marathon

Dust off those trusty trainers, put away the tv remote and get some practice in for the next Chatham Island Half-Marathon. Feel the wind in your hair, feet pounding, the gravel roads whizzing by ….. Sound familiar? Its that time again. The annual Chatham Island Half Marathon will be upon us soon. The actual date is yet to be confirmed .   Half marathon 10km walk 5 km walk All inquiries to