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Encyclopedia > Waitangi, Chatham Islands

Waitangi is the main settlement on the Chatham Islands. Population: About 300. The Chatham Islands from space. ...


History

Facilities

  • Centre for Chatham Islands Council 1995
  • Port Waitangi & Fish Processing Factory
  • Health services - Four bed hospital facility, is staffed by a Doctor and Nursing Sisters
  • Police - one Constable
  • Justice - 6 monthly visiting District Court Judge
  • Schools - Te one, 4 teacher school
  • Banking - ANZ Bank, only one on Island
  • Shop - one main shop, sells petrol. Also a cafe nearby.
  • Radio - FM station "Radio Weka" - volunteers.
  • Television - as of May 1991 New Zealand broadcasts are recorded on video and arrive for rebroadcast - volunteers.
  • Telephone by satellite to New Zealand.
  • Hotel - Hotel Chathams, on seafront. Doubles as Pub.

External links

  • Chatham Islands

  Results from FactBites:
 
Chatham Islands - LoveToKnow 1911 (777 words)
CHATHAM ISLANDS, a small group in the Pacific Ocean, forming part of New Zealand, 536 m.
The geological formation is principally of volcanic rocks, with schists and tertiary limestone; and an early physical connexion of the islands with New Zealand is indicated by their geology and biology.
The islands were discovered in 1791 by Lieutenant W. Broughton (1762-1821), who gave them the name of Chatham from the brig which he commanded.
Waitangi - Definition, explanation (229 words)
Waitangi is a township located in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand.
The Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) was signed on February 6, 1840 in a marquee erected in the grounds of James Busby's house at Waitangi by representatives of the British Crown, the chiefs of the Confederation of the United Tribes of New Zealand, and other Maori tribal leaders.
Waitangi is also the name of the main port of the Chatham Islands.
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