Welcome to the Chatham Islands Council’s website. Our council is the smallest local authority in New Zealand providing services to around 650 people living on Chatham Island and Pitt Island. The other islands in the group are uninhabited.

Tsunami scientists from Tohoku University in Japan, the University of New South Wales, and NIWA have been studying evidence for pre-historic tsunamis on Chatham Island, most recently at Okawa Point. Come along to the Norman Kirk on Thursday 17 November…

Annual report 2015-2016 and summary are available now. Click here to read the Annual report 2015-2016. Click here to read the Annual report 2015-2016 summary.