The latest Council news and events
Our staff and elected representatives
Find out about upcoming meetings and read agendas
Social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing
How to request official information from the Council
The Chathams Islands is a remote, awe-inspiring place
Information on the upcoming local election
Sets out our work and priorities for the next financial year
Our work and priorities for the next decade
An overview of the Council’s activity for 2020/21
Understanding hazards and risks to build capability
A report on the Chatham Islands economy
We are responsible for all public roads on the Chatham Islands, as well as maintaining an adequate water supply and sewerage system.
Minimising waste helps protect and sustain our environment for future generations.
Everyone in the Chathams has a part to play in protecting the Islands’ native plants and animals.
Numerous conservation groups and passionate individuals are working to protect and enhance the Chatham Islands’ unique flora and fauna.
The Chatham Islands Council is responsible for leading the identification and reduction of significant hazards and risks through integrated and coordinated emergency management systems.
The environment function of the Council is carried out in terms of the requirements of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).
We carry out animal control functions on the Chatham Islands, including the control of stock on public roads, dogs and other domestic animals.
Most urupā on the Chatham Islands are on family land and are not listed as public.
The Chatham Islands Council has a small library situated in the reception area. Fiction and non-fiction books have been donated and are free to borrow.
Our objective is to ensure that the Council and community has influence over the provision of new gambling facilities.
We protect historic areas and wahi tapu on the Islands by ensuring compliances with the Historic Places Act 1993.
All property owners on the Chatham Islands pay rates, which are assessed every three years.
Information on how to apply and fees for building and resource consents.
Our Liquor Licensing Policy sets out the expectations of Council and the community in respect of meeting the object of the Sale of Liquor Act 1989.
The Chatham Islands Council collects a levy on all goods imported and exported from the Chatham Islands.
The Chatham Islands relies on shipping for essential resources, like diesel for the electricity grid and fuel for air services.
The Chatham Islands has about 360 kilometres of coastline that is used extensively for commercial fishing as well as recreation.
The placement of swing moorings in the Chatham Islands is a permitted activity under the Chatham Islands Resource Management Document.
Marine pests are most likely to arrive on boat hulls, in ballast water or water intake systems such as sea chests.
The latest rainfall data for sites around the Chatham Islands.
The latest river flow and water level data for sites around the Chatham Islands.
The latest soil temperature data for sites around the Chatham Islands.
Tide predictions and forecasts for the Chatham Islands.
Water quality information and data for sites around the Chatham Islands.
The latest wind direction and speed data for sites around the Chatham Islands.
Find out about the new set of standards and regulations.
Find out about the new requirement for a Freshwater Farm Plan for your farm.
Find out how the new rules might affect wetland management on your farm.
Find out how the new rules might affect stock exclusion on your farm.
Find out how the new rules affect fish passage on your property.