• You’re never far from the sea on the Chathams - which makes for very changeable weather

Time Travellers

June 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

A holiday usually starts not when you shut your front door, but when you first venture out from the airport at your destination. The flight is just the necessary evil you must negotiate to get there. But not when you fly to the Chathams. Our plane alone has an interesting history. Commissioned as a Convair [...]

Tsunami at 44 South – Chatham Islands Then and Now

October 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Unsurprisingly, one of the major threats to a small group of islands east of New Zealand is that of a tsunami. At 1am on August 15, 1868, tsunami waves generated the previous day by an earthquake offshore from Arica, Peru – some as high as six metres, nearly the height of a two-storey house – smashed [...]