WIN A SHOP FOR SUMMERA huge opportunity has popped up for someone to get their own business started this summer.The winner of the community competition will get a shop, rent free, from December 21 to January 19 in a prime inner city spot.To enter, create a video of up to one minute long, post it to the Facebook events page called Summer Hustle by 5pm, Monday, December 16. Entrants have two days to get their video uploaded.The shop on offer was the old premises of Taiki E, a group of people who work in a shared space on projects that have an impact on the community socially or environmentally.They have now moved to Treble Court into the corner shop by Peel Street.Their rent is all paid up on their old shop at 118 Gladstone Road, and they want to give it to someone this summer as a pop-up shop.Taiki E's Renay Charteris said in the entry videos, they would like to hear a bit about yourself, or the group, and tell them what you would do with four weeks of prime pop-up shop space this summer.'Let us know why this would be a great thing for you and our community.'The top five posts with the most likes, will be short-listed and a winner chosen from there.None
Counting upThree Gisborne students have been given a helping hand into the world of business through the Gisborne-East Coast Financial Assistance Fund programme. Recipients Jaclyn Twigley, Kerre Haynes and Petra Winitana each received $1500 to go towards their tertiary studies. The programme is designed to help equip recipients with unique perspective, insight and diverse business, finance and leadership skills required to approach complex business challenges in a uniquely effective and ethical way and was created by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, with the support of Eastland Group, Coates Associates Ltd, Graham & Dobson Ltd and Flavell and Chamberlain Ltd. Pictured from left are CAANZ regional manager Neal McDiarmid, Eastland Group's Michelle Hall, recipients Kerre Haynes and Petra Winiata with Graham & Dobson's June Hall, and recipient Jaclyn Twigley.None
Urged to clean hull to avoid marine pests catching a rideThe district's boating fraternity has been asked to keep hulls clean to ensure harmful marine pests like Mediterranean fanworm do not enter the port over summer.In a statement on Gisborne District Council's website, boaties are urged to pay close attention to hidden areas on their crafts as these could contain contaminants from other ports.'The Regional Pest Management Plan allows for no more than a 'slime layer' on the hull of a vessel and we recommend anti-fouling every one to two years,' said GDC biosecurity team leader Phil Karaitiana.'Marine pests disrupt the natural biodiversity of the ecosystem and can pose a huge risk to native flora and fauna.'Mr Karaitiana says pests like Mediterranean fanworm form dense colonies, disrupt native wildlife and look unsightly.The council's biosecurity team and Eastland Port work together on monitoring and education to keep the harbour pest-free.'Biosecurity divers will be in Gisborne later this summer to complete a survey of marine pests at the port,' said Mr Karaitiana.'We recommend local boat owners check the rules for other regions before travelling there.'It is a good idea to submit antifouling documentation before arriving. This will avoid travel delays or the risk of being turned away at a port.'If you see anything suspicious or suspect you have found a marine pest, don't attempt to remove it yourself but instead record the location, take a photo and let the council's biosecurity team know immediately.'None
‘Like everyone else’There are no boundaries. Everyone can take part in society.That was the fundamental message at the Day of Persons with Disabilities information and fun event at The Warehouse yesterday.The event, co-ordinated by CCS Disability Action, involved the community of providers and people with disabilities.“It’s about participation and leadership, which is the theme in 2019, said Katie Mackey, CCS Disability Action service manager.“We are showing the community that people who have a disability have just as much right as others to be out showing their leadership skills.“Disabled people are like everyone else.”Participating providers included Te Hapori Disability Trust, Life Unlimited, Gisborne-East Coast Cancer Society, Te Wananga o Aotearoa, Tairawhiti Community Voice, Parafed Gisborne- Tairawhiti, ACC, New Zealand Family Planning, St John Medical Alarms and Barnardos.Vehicles were on hand from Sunshine Buses and Scotty’s Transport Solutions.Walton Mathieson told the Herald he used Sunshine Buses often.“They are very reliable,’’ he saidEntertainment included games, bounce-a-castle, and free raffles and barbecue food. Huggles the horse was also present.International Day of People with Disabilities has been promoted by the United Nations since 1992, with the aim of promoting the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development..The event will be held in Gisborne again next year, said Ms Mackey.