The latest Council news and events
Our staff and elected representatives
Find out about upcoming meetings and read agendas
Social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing
How to request official information from the Council
The Chathams Islands is a remote, awe-inspiring place
Information on the upcoming local election
Sets out our work and priorities for the next financial year
Our work and priorities for the next decade
An overview of the Council’s activity
Resource management framework summary
Transport priorities for 2021 – 2031
Dog Control Bylaw overview
Waitangi Beach vehicle bylaw
Managing boating and other activities on water
Understanding hazards and risks to build capability
A report on the Chatham Islands economy
An accessible website is one that accommodates a full range of users. Accessible websites prioritise clear content, structure and ease of navigation over superfluous aspects of design; however, they need not be visually unattractive − nor are they prevented from using the latest web technologies.
We aim to achieve and maintain good levels of accessibility on the Chatham Islands Council website by following best practice guidelines provided by international web accessibility initiative W3C(external link) and allowing the use of access keys.
Access keys are keyboard shortcuts which allow a user to navigate around a website or piece of computer software without having to use a mouse or other pointing device.
You can use the following access keys throughout our website.
To use these shortcut keys hold down the Alt key (Windows) or Ctrl key (Apple) and one of the keys as listed above.
In some browsers you may have to press Enter to confirm your choice.
You can use your browser settings to change the text size and colours for all websites that you visit − something you may want to do if you find the text too small to read or if the contrast between text colours and background colours is not great enough.
The technique for doing this is slightly different depending on the browser that you use. For advice on how to make text changes in the browser you're using, we recommend visiting the W3C(external link) website, which provides up-to-date information on this topic.