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Chatham Islanders know they won't be getting any windfalls in the wake of John Key's visit.
Our reporter travelling with him, Katie Bradford-Crozier, says the Prime Minister's received the message loud and strong that the Government is not doing enough to support the tiny outpost of New Zealand.
She says an announcement is due today, but it's going to be very small, and about housing.
Katie Bradford-Crozier says the locals are begging for infrastructure upgrades, energy projects and protection of the fisheries.
This is the first time the Prime Minister has visited - the last top level trip was by Helen Clark in 2005.
After two powhiri and a feast of crayfish yesterday, Mr Key will today visit wind generators and a sports club.
Locals confronted him about fishing quotas, saying too much money gained from fishing the area is heading back to mainland New Zealand
John Key says little can be done to resolve the fishing quota issue, because those decisions were made many years ago.
"Probably we can't resolve that issue but we can resolve new quota limits here and I think we can develop other industries here so it's not the perfect solution but it's reality."
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