Story: Chatham Islands

Farming on the Chathams

A 2011 Country calendar television programme looked at the lives of Greg Horler, who arrived on the Chatham Islands in 1977, his wife Rosemarie and their family. They ran a farm and homestay on the islands, but it was hard work making a living. Because of fickle weather and the islands’ inaccessibility, transporting stock can be difficult, as Greg explains.

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Rhys Richards, 'Chatham Islands - Since the 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2021)

Story by Rhys Richards, updated 1 May 2015