High hopes

THE day before Air New Zealand released details of its record annual profits, some of the national carrier’s top representatives were in Gisborne...

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A GISBORNE band is only a few text messages away from being the first band from this region to compete in the Smokefree Rockquest national finals...
FOLLOWING an “awesome” inaugural event last year, plans are in place to make Gisborne’s Sunsplash Summer Festival as nationally synonymous with...
A CONSULTATION document on transferring Gisborne District Council’s municipal buildings into the ownership of Gisborne Holdings Ltd will be publicly...
THE man seriously bitten in a dog attack in Ruatoria continues to make good progress and will not need to go to Waikato Hospital for further...
RUGBY - POVERTY Bay coach Mutu Ngarimu has made personnel and positional changes for the Heartland Championship clash against Thames Valley at Rugby...
ROAD RUNNING - LOCAL athletes had trouble turning home advantage into gold medals at the Hawke’s Bay/ Gisborne centre road running championships held...
RUGBY - NGATI Porou East Coast got off to the worst possible start in the Heartland Championship on Saturday with a 60-15 thumping from LeaderBrand...
REVIEW - ON a day like today a woman, a decent woman, should get on the blower to James Packman just to make sure that fella’s alright...
MUSIC - FIRST they split from Gisborne then they split as a couple, split from their guitarist and split from their record label. Yet, the sophomore...
MUSIC - SHOT against a backdrop of fairy lights, the brief video shows a virtuoso guitar performance skittering over a thunderous rhythm section...
Credit given to the council and its gardeners for plantings in the city centre and median strip on its approach is well deserved...
The consultation document for the transfer of the district’s municipal buildings in Fitzherbert Street to council-controlled Gisborne Holdings Ltd...
Tackling gangs, new drugs and the scourge of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are front and centre in the Government’s new five-year plan to...
IT is acknowledged that the recent high-intensity rainstorms have triggered slips within recently harvested areas of plantation forest. Newly planted...
YOU know how it is with buses? You wait ages for one, far longer than seems reasonable — and then three arrive all at once. Financial crises are a...
OUR precious Earth’s greenhouse blanket is thickening, the chemistry and temperatures in our atmosphere and seas are changing as human activity...
The Gisborne East Coast Cancer Society sincerely thanks all members of the community, its volunteers and staff for their support this Daffodil Day —...
A good reason for more investment in this region is to reduce exposure to some catastrophic event...
I compliment the whole cast on the powerfully convincing performance in Friday night’s Unity Theatre “Death of a Salesman”...
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Prisms of bright light dance across the warm limestone floor and flit up the wood-paneled walls like fragments of a fractured rainbow...
Justine Tyerman overcomes her fear of solo travel and revises her ideas about coach tours . . ...
Sandra Walsh writes about visiting the seven wonders of the inland waterways of the UK. Husband Barry Teutenberg took the pictures...
A dragon’s tail sideswiped me as I was standing inside the Taoist temple among hundreds of zealous worshippers with their offerings to the Goddess...

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Gisborne District Council has decided not to proceed with a free parking trial in September, from 3-5pm, after the 8.30-10.30am trial in August. The cost of the extended trial was estimated at $11,000; the aim was to boost shopping in the CBD.

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