Chatham Islands


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Chatham Islands

An island group of New Zealand in the southwest Pacific Ocean east of South Island. The original inhabitants were conquered and assimilated by Maori invaders in the 19th century.

Chatham Islands

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(Placename) a group of islands in the S Pacific Ocean, forming a county of South Island, New Zealand: consists of the main islands of Chatham, Pitt, and several rocky islets. Chief settlement: Waitangi. Pop: 609 (2006 est). Area: 963 sq km (372 sq miles)

Chat′ham Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the S Pacific, E of and belonging to New Zealand. 372 sq. mi. (963 sq. km).
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In the morning (17th) we landed on Chatham Island, which, like the others, rises with a tame and rounded outline, broken here and there by scattered hillocks, the remains of former craters.
The Beagle sailed round Chatham Island, and anchored in several bays.
In the first part of the road we passed through leafless thickets, as in Chatham Island.
Although no one has a right to speculate without distinct facts, yet even with respect to the Chatham Island mouse, it should be borne in mind, that it may possibly be an American species imported here; for I have seen, in a most unfrequented part of the Pampas, a native mouse living in the roof of a newly built hovel, and therefore its transportation in a vessel is not improbable: analogous facts have been observed by Dr.
When I landed at Chatham Island, I could not imagine what animal travelled so methodically along well-chosen tracks.
Now let us suppose the mocking-thrush of Chatham Island to be blown to Charles Island, which has its own mocking-thrush: why should it succeed in establishing itself there?
Minister of Civil Defence Hon Kris Faafoi says the reopening today of the Waitangi Wharf by Minister of Internal Affairs Hon Tracy Martin is a milestone that will improve the resilience of the Chatham Islands to natural disasters and other emergencies.
Following the earthquake people were warned that a tsunami could hit coasts including Christchurch, Wellington and the Chatham islands.
The role of nurse manager/registered nurse (RN) at the Chatham Islands Health Centre is a perfect fit for incumbent Sally Lanauze.
He returned to the Chathams in 1991 to join the Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust where he spent 15 years as CEO.
The evening also featured the unveiling of a documentary film introduced by Songhees Elder Joan Morris (see her profile on page 27) which expressed her powerful personal ties to the nearby Chatham Islands.
The Chatham Islands a small group of islands about 750 km east of the South Island and home to about 600 people was put under the state of emergency on Monday as emergency services battled a spate of rural fires and the cyclone bore down on the community.

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