Chatham Islands Newcomers Network

About us

The Chatham Islands are a picturesque group of 10 islands with a total population of approximately 600 people. Chatham and Pitt Islands are the only inhabited islands. We are the first to see the sun, located 800km from mainland New Zealand we are 45 minutes ahead of mainland time.


Join Chatham Islands Newcomers Network

Join us to make new friends, find out about events and get involved in your new community.

Our Coordinator: Chatham Islands Newcomers Network

Welcome to the Chatham Islands! This is a small and welcoming community, so if you find yourself here please send us a message through the ‘Join Us’ button!

Contact Chatham Islands Newcomers Network


Register for free and get to know people in your new community.

Find people to socialise with, try new skills, sports or just enjoy a coffee with other newcomers, we know how it feels to be new in your community.


Volunteers and donations are the life blood of our organisation.