Spotlight Appeal

        email: Light Up the Museum Put your Name on a Spotlight The new Chatham Islands Museum needs your help to purchase 60 spotlights for the exhibition gallery. The spotlights are high quality, individually dimmable and will show the gallery items in an attractive but controlled way, meeting modern museum lighting standards. A donation of $300 will ensure your name appears on our “Spotlight Sponsorship Board” within the reception area. Please send your donation to The Chatham Islands Museum & Cultural Heritage Charitable Trust, Bank number: 01-1192-0020122-00. Use the code ‘Spotlight’ and give your Name as the reference with your donation. Email us your contact details for a charitable donation receipt. Donations are tax-deductable. We will add your name to the Spotlight Sponsorship Board unless you wish to remain anonymous. READ MORE

Two Free Digital Workshops

TWO FREE DIGITAL WORKSHOPS       Workshop 1. Tips and Tricks for Using Social Media Presenter: Kelvin Tapuke Kia ora koutou katoa, Ko Kelvin Tapuke tenei. He uri nō Ngāti Mutunga ki Urenui. He kaimahi nō Massey University. Ka mihi ki a koutou katoa. With the arrival of the 4G network to the Chatham islands I am offering an introduction course to those who are interested in using social platforms such as Facebook, Private Messaging, Linkedin, Tik Tok. I can guide those newbies in building confidence, filming, avoiding common online cons, and protecting identity. Date: Tuesday 19th October 5-6pm The Hub This is a FREE workshop supported by MPI All Welcome Light Refreshments Provided Workshop 2. Creating Engaging Content for Facebook Presenter: Hannah Noble Join Hannah Noble for a hands-on workshop, learning strategies to help Facebook work for you for free with engaging organic content and then putting these into practice creating content for your own social media accounts. There is no device or internet connection needed for this workshop. Date: Thursday 21st October 10am – 12noon The Hub This is a FREE workshop supported by MPI All Welcome Light Refreshments Provided Hannah has created a business using her READ MORE

Festival of Science

17th – 22nd August 2021 The festival aims to draw local and visitor attendees to enjoy several days of science-inspired events including talks, field visits and panels with world-renowned scientists. Click on the poster or register to receive more information by emailing Jennifer Lillo on     READ MORE

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