7 Jan 2017

To the Chathams!

From The Weekend, 8:44 am on 7 January 2017
View from Chatham Islands

View from Chatham Islands. Photo: Supplied

The Weekend heads 45 minutes into the future and about 8 hundred kilometres east now. To the most easterly part of New Zealand in fact... to the Chatham Islands, where a hoped-for runway extension could open up the isolated group of two main and 12 scattered smaller islands to more visitors. Mayor Alfred Preece was re-elected mayor in October of what is our smallest local authority.