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

Chatham Islands Airport – Longer and Stronger Project

          PRESS RELEASE – CHATHAM ISLANDS AIRPORT LONGER & STRONGER PROJECT – PHASE TWO FUNDING APPROVED. 6 July 2021 The Government has advised that funding has been approved to proceed with the construction phase of Chatham Islands Airport’s (CIAL) project to Lengthen and Strengthen the runway. This funding is in addition to the funding previously approved to complete an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) and design process. The Contractor selected to undertake the construction works to Lengthen and Strengthen the CIAL runway is Downer New Zealand Limited with BECA Limited undertaking contract management for CIAL. The Construction project is due commence in late August 2021 with completion of the runway components being anticipated in July 2022. In addition to the lengthening and strengthening of the runway and the expansion and strengthening of the apron there are a number ancillary works included to ensure the airport is in a position to accommodate and manage jet aircraft. This project sits within a suite of projects identified through the Chatham Islands Investment Strategy which is a whole of Islands and all of government strategy to support sustainable growth on the Chatham Islands. The airport extension has been identified as critical READ MORE