29 Aug 2020

More funding announced for Chatham Islands

4:57 pm on 29 August 2020

More government funding has been announced for the Chatham Islands, in a bid to stimulate the local economy.


File photo. Photo: flickr

It has allocated $107,475, to renovate the sports hub known as the Norman Kirk Memorial Reserve building and repair Waitangi's War Memorial Hall.

It's in addition to the $40m announced earlier this month for infrastructure projects.

Rongotai MP Paul Eagle, whose electorate includes the Chathams, said the projects would give the islands more confidence in its economy.

He said Covid-19 has hit two of the islands' three main economic sectors - fishing and tourism.

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