Rekohu/Wharekauri/Chatham Islands are remote and rugged. The island is a wild adventure from the minute you arrive at the airport to the rough gravel roads and the persistent south westerly wind which shapes the island.
The Chatham Islands is 45 minutes ahead of mainland NZ
3, 2 on mainland Chatham and one on Pitt Island
Fishing, Farming, Adminstration, Senior Management, Drivers, Construction, the building of the new airport infrastructure
The sea is our pantry which never fails to feed a crowd. Hunting wild pigs, black merino sheep and wild cattle is a rush while you get to experience the spectacular scenery of the islands. For those milder at heart, there is beach fossicking where you can find great white shark teeth, a reminder of the larger creatures which are so close but largely unseen, a great reminder to keep life in perspective.
Explore the history and culture of the islands which is as unique as the islands themselves. Experience some of Aotearoa’s most endangered fauna and flora species. The islands are not governed by the calendar but by the weather. Fishing, farming and tourism are the main industries. With a population of around 650 people on two inhabited islands. You will forever be changed by the Chatham Islands.
Jobs in education, health, trades people, police, ministry of primary industries, conservation, roading and infrastructure are always needed and welcomed by the island. Accommodation and island subsidies are often provided for these positions.