Festival focus ‘back where it should be’

HAVING Gisborne’s annual wine and food festival back in local hands is an opportunity to create a truly iconic event, organisers say...

Ceiling cave-in prompts warning
A GISBORNE mother is angry the ceiling of her Housing New Zealand (HNZ) rental caved-in just one day after contractors told her it was safe...
THE 2014 secondary schools kapa haka champions will be named today after a fierce onstage showdown between the national competition’s top nine...
TICKETS to the first Harvest Festival for Gisborne go on sale tomorrow...
OPENING night for the public screening of The Dark Horse in Gisborne met with competition from the national secondary schools’ kapa haka...
RUGBY - HICKS Bay manager Graeme Summersby says Hikurangi only have to turn up tomorrow to win the Rangiora Keelan Memorial Shield...
RUGBY - POVERTY Bay coach Mutu Ngarimu has named a 33-man squad to attend a training camp this weekend — from which 22 players will be picked to play...
CROSSFIT - THEY pumped iron, jumped and carried for cancer support — a wide range of sports, fitness and community groups got behind the fourth...
FILM - MIKE Dwyer was slaughtered by a serial killer in New Zealand film The Ugly. As Shortland Street’s psychotic Dr Brett Franklin, Matt Dwyer had...
ENTERTAINMENT - GEORGE Henare missed war by a whisker — he was born on the East Coast on September 11, 1945, just nine days after Japan signed the...
THEATRE - THE Captain dreams of his long lost love. The undertaker yearns for his childhood. The school master fantasises about offing his ‘orrible...
AROUND 50 heading and huntaway sheep dogs were put up for sale on Saturday in the Whatatutu dog trail club’s annual working dog sale, held this year...
FEDERATED Farmers is happy to see the legal footprint of New Zealand’s dairy industry continue to improve...
PIONEER Seeds will host their annual “Industry Get Together” for Gisborne next Thursday and the guest speaker this year is television personality...
There is a strong feeling of frustration about the findings of a police inquiry into their investigation of the murders of Harvey and Jeanette Crewe...
The Eastland Group is an enormously important player in the Gisborne economy, as the operator of key community-owned infrastructure assets and our...
John Key’s announcements on Monday backing electorate seats for ACT and UnitedFuture, but not the Conservatives, have shaken out a fuller picture of...
IT seems to me to be a clear case of Damned if you do, Damned if you do. This week saw the council hearing on an acceptable location for the sale of...
THE roots of the Arab-Israeli conflict lie in the political settlement following World War 1. Turkey’s Ottoman Empire was divided up between the...
WHAT’S ON IN COUNCIL THIS WEEK - A HEARINGS committee meeting on Wednesday, from 10am, will hear submissions on the Draft Psychoactive Substances...
Re: Only way to defeat evil, July 29 letter...
The funniest thing so far in this year’s election campaign is Laila Harre deciding to take on John Key in Helensville. Key’s spin machine is trying...
What an amazing documentary Nigel Latta presented on Tuesday night on television, showing the decline of our society in regards to poverty and the...
There was “pandamonium” at Taipei Zoo the day we visited, with thousands of excited adults and children queueing up to see Yuan Zai, the giant panda...
Justine Tyerman is mesmerised by the exquisite gold mosaics at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul . . . Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest...
In 2013, after our two six-month trips on the inland waterways of the UK in a (not so) leaky boat, Barry and I bravely took the plunge and returned...
SEVENTEEN-year-old Gisborne Girls’ High School student and Social Sector Trial Youth Advisory member Tomairangi Mareikura shares her experiences of...
THE Loves-Me-Not healthy relationships workshop was piloted for the first time with year 12 and 13 Health Studies students from Gisborne Girls’ High...
National Volunteer Week began yesterday and runs through to Saturday. The theme for the awareness-raising national promotion is “naku te rourou nau...
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THE GUIDE AS AT JULY 31, 2014
We’re planning a theatrical week with two completely different shows on offer. Auckland actress Renee Lyons (pictured) is in town on Friday with her o...
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