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.
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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)
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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. Higher up, the woods gradually became greener; and as soon as we crossed the ridge of the island, we were cooled by a fine southerly breeze, and our sight refreshed by a green and thriving vegetation.
Of terrestrial mammals, there is only one which must be considered as indigenous, namely, a mouse (Mus Galapagoensis), and this is confined, as far as I could ascertain, to Chatham Island, the most easterly island of the group.
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?
Forests are located across New Zealand, from Northland, to the Chatham Islands, to Wellington City Council's Outer Green Belt and Hinewai Reserve on Banks Peninsula.
This describes the recent tragedy that left 51 pilot whales lifeless and stranded on New Zealand's Chatham Islands.
It was an article in Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand two years ago that inspired Christchurch Hospital emergency department (ED) nurse Jayne Glynn to apply for a one-year nursing position in New Zealand's remotest island community, at the Chatham Islands Health Centre.
Shortly after a mass beaching of whales at the southern end of Hanson Bay near Owenga Township on the Chatham Islands, New Zealand, more than half of them were found dead on Friday (Thursday in the U.S.), by the time the Department of Conservation (DoC) arrived at the scene.
Following the earthquake people were warned that a tsunami could hit coasts including Christchurch, Wellington and the Chatham islands.

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