Waitangi, Chatham Islands

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Waitangi
Municipality and town
Town of Waitangi on Chatham Island.
Town of Waitangi on Chatham Island.
Waitangi is located in Oceania
Waitangi
Waitangi
Coordinates: 43°57′5″S 176°33′40″W / 43.95139°S 176.56111°W / -43.95139; -176.56111Coordinates: 43°57′5″S 176°33′40″W / 43.95139°S 176.56111°W / -43.95139; -176.56111
Country  New Zealand
Territorial authority Chatham Islands
Time zone Chatham Standard Time Zone

Waitangi is the main port and settlement on the Chatham Islands. It is located on the southern shore of Petre Bay, on the west coast of the main island. This community is by far the largest settlement in the archipelago, with a population of about 300, about 40% of the group's population of 750. The population is decreasing and a more realistic estimate is about 600.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]

Waitangi experiences an oceanic climate with mild winters and warm summers. Precipitation can fall at any time throughout the year, with the highest percent of rain being centered during the winter.

Climate data for Waitangi, Chatham Islands
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.8
(64)
18.1
(64.6)
17.3
(63.1)
15.4
(59.7)
13.4
(56.1)
11.5
(52.7)
10.9
(51.6)
11.4
(52.5)
12.3
(54.1)
13.2
(55.8)
14.6
(58.3)
16.5
(61.7)
14.37
(57.85)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.8
(58.6)
15.1
(59.2)
14.4
(57.9)
12.5
(54.5)
10.5
(50.9)
8.8
(47.8)
8.0
(46.4)
8.6
(47.5)
9.5
(49.1)
10.6
(51.1)
11.9
(53.4)
13.7
(56.7)
11.53
(52.76)
Average low °C (°F) 11.9
(53.4)
12.2
(54)
11.5
(52.7)
9.7
(49.5)
7.6
(45.7)
6.2
(43.2)
5.2
(41.4)
5.8
(42.4)
6.7
(44.1)
8.0
(46.4)
9.3
(48.7)
11.0
(51.8)
8.76
(47.78)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 52
(2.05)
56
(2.2)
85
(3.35)
74
(2.91)
90
(3.54)
93
(3.66)
109
(4.29)
79
(3.11)
68
(2.68)
56
(2.2)
53
(2.09)
71
(2.8)
886
(34.88)
Source: http://en.climate-data.org/location/475472/

History[edit]

Facilities[edit]

  • Centre for Chatham Islands Council 1995
  • Port Waitangi & Fish Processing Factory
  • Health services - Four bed hospital facility, is staffed by a Doctor and a minimum of two Nurses at any one time
  • Police - one Constable
  • Justice - 6 monthly visiting District Court Judge
  • Schools - Te One School, Kaingaroa School and another school on Pitt Island.
  • Banking - ANZ Bank that is in the same building as the Post Office.
  • Shop - Waitangi General store which tends to be better stocked and more expensive than Dough 'n' Go.
  • Cafe - Food you might expect from a Fish & Chip shop, with a selection of burgers and various toppings.
  • Radio - FM station "Radio Weka" - volunteers.
  • Television - as of May 1991 New Zealand broadcasts are recorded on video and arrive for rebroadcast - volunteers.
  • Telephone by satellite to New Zealand. There is no mobile phone reception on the island.
  • Hotel - Hotel Chathams, on seafront. Doubles as Pub.
  • Liquor Store - Waitangi wholesalers liquor merchant fine wine, spirits and beer, in Hospital Road. There is a shell display house on the same site.

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