Couple ‘seemed happy’ before alleged murder

THE High Court in Gisborne was yesterday told a fire started by a Gisborne man accused of burning his partner to death was so hot it melted a...

Turakina darlings of stage
TURAKINA Maori Girls’ College were the stage sweethearts at the national secondary schools’ kapa haka competition yesterday...
A SECOND case of measles in Gisborne has been confirmed by Tairawhiti District Health’s medical officer of health Dr Geoff Cramp...
WITH only two days left to do the Gigatown masterclass quiz, project managers are urging the community to make one last major push...
FIRE that destroyed a beach bach at Whangara on Monday night was started by a fault in a fridge-freezer, says fire investigator Derek Goodwin...
CROSSFIT - THEY pumped iron, jumped and carried for cancer support — a wide range of sports, fitness and community groups got behind the fourth...
RUGBY LEAGUE - PAIKEA Whalers “legend” Chris Brown is adamant he is hanging up his boots after a fantastic 21-year career, which ended when Paikea...
RUGBY - HENRY Maxwell’s calculated gamble paid off when lock Willie Waitoa kicked a late penalty to give Pirates a 17-16 win against High School Old...
FILM - MOVING from roles as background-Mexican-baddie to leading man, Cliff Curtis’s Hollywood profile has been going gangbusters. Then he packed on...
CULTURE - IF he has to go into the studio, he will, but for Filipino photographer Tony Ganal the real joy is photographing dancers in...
FILM - WHEN Tom Hern hits the red carpet for the Gisborne premiere of The Dark Horse on Saturday, he may be looking a little harried...
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...
John Key’s announcements on Monday backing electorate seats for ACT and UnitedFuture, but not the Conservatives, have shaken out a fuller picture of...
The 20th Commonwealth Games has been a thundering success so far for both New Zealand and the host city of Glasgow...
The 20th Commonwealth Games has been a thundering success so far for both New Zealand and the host city of Glasgow...
WHAT’S ON IN COUNCIL THIS WEEK - A HEARINGS committee meeting on Wednesday, from 10am, will hear submissions on the Draft Psychoactive Substances...
WHAT’S ON IN COUNCIL THIS WEEK - A HEARINGS committee meeting on Wednesday, from 10am, will hear submissions on the Draft Psychoactive Substances...
NGATI Porou runanganui applaud themselves once again via your newspaper for upholding the breaches to the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, signed by six Te...
I was most interested to read the recent article about the Gisborne town clock. It is indeed a city “icon” and I agree with everything Ken Huberts...
I’m an 82-year-old pensioner. This week I went to NZ Post to pay my monthly Telecom bill. I was a little shocked to find they have to charge me an...
Winston Moreton (29th July) praises your “electrifying” editorials about the Eastland Community Trust and reminds us of the shameful way such trusts...
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...
Poll

Gisborne District Council is being advised to investigate using wetlands to further treat the city’s wastewater, rather than build a second biological trickling filter (BTF) treatment plant at a cost of about $40 million. The cost of developing wetlands complexes is yet to be determined, but GDC engineering and works manager Peter Higgs says it would be significantly less than $40m. What do you think the council should do?

See also:

Wetland could save millions
Wetlands proposal a win-win solution to wastewater treatment issues

Investigate the wetlands concept
Build a second BTF plant
Do neither, continue to use outfall pipe into the bay
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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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