How much do you know about the Chatham Islands and the people who live there? It takes a special type of person to reside in such an isolated and remote part of New Zealand - resilient, resourceful and content with a slower pace of life.
But not one of them would have it any other way, surrounded by the beauty of this windswept and rugged archipelago. And they all have a common goal - to protect the land, the sea and its resources for future generations to enjoy.
Juliette Siversten retells the colourful tales of those who call the Chathams home, after a memorable trip this year.
This story was first published in the New Zealand Herald Travel on 3 November