October Update

Tourism Chatham Islands E-Newsletter  October 2020   Kia ora  Welcome What an interesting few months it has been. Firstly, the closure of tourism on the Island through Covid-19 and now the complete reverse with some accommodation operators indicating they have very few gaps through till the end of June 2021. Everyone is still very mindful of the future and the uncertain times ahead. Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Visit Last month we welcomed Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Stephen England-Hall and Industry Relations Manager Paul Yeo. This provided an ideal opportunity to show them some of the attractions, meet people involved in the industry, Council, Enterprise Trust, Iwi and Imi and get an understanding of tourism on the Island. We are now beginning work with the team at TNZ on a number of projects to help local  businesses, careers in tourism and the tourism offering. A big thank you to everyone who helped out and was involved.   Air Chathams Update We are still pushing through our slow recovery from Covid-19 travel restrictions, including the second lockdown in Auckland which suspended 70 weekly flights.  Fortunately, the Chathams has been the silver lining in our recovery with increased demand due to international travel restrictions. And as READ MORE

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 office@haoteora.org.nz