Story: Chatham Islands

Chatham Islands and Auckland (3rd of 3)

The Chatham Islands seem a small area of land when seen on a map of New Zealand and its outlying islands, but larger when superimposed on a map of Auckland. This emphasises another contrast – in 2012 Auckland had a population of around 1.4 million people, compared with the 600 or so on the Chathams.

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Rhys Richards, 'Chatham Islands - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 March 2024)

Story by Rhys Richards, updated 1 May 2015