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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Since training at Northland Polytechnic, graduating in 1998, Winnicott's nursing career has taken him from acute surgical at Whangarei Hospital, to the health centre on the Chatham Islands to accident and emergency agency nursing in Auckland.
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.
Some of the easternmost corners of earth, including Samoa, Kiribati and the Chatham Islands of New Zealand, were the first places to herald the new year.
Others chose to stay at home and watch the celebrations as they occurred throughout the world, with the Chatham Islands, Tonga, Fiji and Kiribati experiencing the new millennium first at 1000 GMT, whilst the people of Samoa celebrated 25 hours later as the millennium arrived there last.
Beginning in 1849, lawyer Adam Ewing (Jim Sturgess) discovers a slave stowed aboard a ship bound for America from the Chatham Islands.
Rating: CLOUD ATLAS (15) IN 1849, lawyer Adam Ewing (Jim Sturgess) discovers a slave called Autua (David Gyasi) stowed aboard a ship bound for America from the Chatham Islands.
In 1849, lawyer Adam Ewing (Sturgess) discovers a slave called Autua (David Gyasi) stowed aboard a ship bound for America from the Chatham Islands.
In line with the New Zealand Chatham Islands Focus survey (Ministry of Health, 2005), the sampling structure was designed to sample as many members of the Stewart Island usually-resident population as possible.
novaezehmdiae, the trace metals in whole body tissues were site-specific with mean values ranging from 18-59 [micro]]g/g dry weight (dwt) for most sites and high Cd in scallops collected from the Chatham Islands (mean, 332 [micro]g/g dwt).
The remote Chatham Islands was the first of more than 100 nations and territories to turn off the power at 8:30 pm local time, in a rolling event around the globe that ends just across the International Dateline in Samoa 24 hours later.
In the Chatham Islands, diesel generators that supply power locally were switched off.
More than 4,000 cities and towns took part in Earth Hour, starting with the remote Chatham Islands offthe coast of New Zealand.

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