Norfolk Island

January 2014

Norfolk Nippers

By |January 5th, 2014|

Norfolk Nippers, a non-for-profit group supported by Lions, is celebrating its 10th birthday on NI in 2014.

The first Sunday of the five week program for 2014 to develop beach awareness and water skills for children who live on Norfolk Island, and are four to 10 years of age, was held on Sunday at Emily Bay.

It was a sunny warm morning – temperature 23 degrees C, sea temperature 22.4 degrees C, blue sky and sea – magic!

Here is a very short video of some of the crowd at Emily this morning:  —–>   (0.5 Mb)

This could be you

By |January 1st, 2014|

One of the best places in NI is the Norfolk Island National Park.

The Park covers about 14% of the island, and is home to beautiful flora and fauna, easy to moderate walks along quiet and mysterious tracks, and amazing views across Norfolk to the offshore islands.

It is also a place with an interesting WW II history that you can learn about from interpretative signage.

We decided to walk the tracks at Mt Pitt and Mt Bates first thing on New Year’s Day. It was a little hazy, but a beautiful way to start the day.

Others had the same idea because […]

December 2013

Commonwealth Games Baton Relay arrives

By |December 22nd, 2013|

In 1958 the Queen’s Baton Relay became a feature in the leadup to each Commonwealth Games.

The relay begins at Buckingham Palace where the Queen hands over her game’s message, enclosed in a specially designed silver-gilt Baton, to two relay runners. The Baton is carried to every participating country, and in 2014 at the games in Glasgow the message will be read out.

The Baton arrived on Norfolk Island today (Sunday 22nd December) on board the Air New Zealand flight from the island of Niue via Auckland. And yes, that does mean Norfolk Island participates in the Commonwealth Games! It is […]

Live and invest

By |December 13th, 2013|


The Hon Robin Adams, Minister for Cultural Heritage and Community Services, advised today that a web page has been created which will assist potential new residents and investors to access relevant information about Norfolk Island as a place to live and invest.

“This new web presence will be a useful resource for people to access information to help them understand the recent changes to the Immigration Act 1980”, the Minister said.

“The web page can be viewed at and the promotional material on the site can be downloaded. I encourage all local businesses to ‘spread the word’ by creating a […]

There’s more to Norfolk Island

By |December 7th, 2013|

Kerri-Ann on NIs new immigration regime

By |December 2nd, 2013|

This is an interview that DNIs Kerri-Ann Brooks had with Radio National in 2013.   —–>  (6 Mb audio)