Chatham Islands Council recently called for tenders, closing on 30 August 2019, to open Te Whanga lagoon.

Following consultation with Imi, Iwi, and the Department of Conservation, an agreement was reached that the lagoon is not full enough to open at this time.

We will continue to monitor the level of the lagoon and will once again invite tenders to open the lagoon when all parties are in agreement that the timing is appropriate.

Thank you to those who expressed interest during the initial tendering process.