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Waitangi, Chatham Islands

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 250, about 40% of the group's population, estimated in 2016 to be 610. The population has been decreasing but has stabilized over the last four years.


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.


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