Truck crashes signal start of a horror year

JUST a quarter of the way through the year, two people have been killed in truck accidents in the Gisborne region — the same number recorded for the...

Cenotaph Anzac services all go
GISBORNE’S 2014 Anzac Day commemorations will be held at the Cenotaph despite its state of repair, says Gisborne Returned Services Association...
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GISBORNE’S port has had another record year for shipping, with more than 2.2 million tonnes of cargo, predominantly logs, handled in the 12 months to...
NEARLY two years after promising that a dozen schools in the Gisborne/Wairoa region would get access to faster internet speeds, the Minister of...
WAINUI Lions have been granted rights to operate the “Noddy” train at the Adventure Playground and store it in a council shed there on a two-year...
WAVESKI SURFING - THERE’S a good reason why Gisborne will host the Kirkpatrick Estate New Zealand waveski surfing titles for the 13th time in 28...
TRAMPOLINING - FOUR Gisborne trampolinists — Dylan Hall, Kaiya Huta, Seth Williams and Finn Vette — are to compete at the Australian national...
HOCKEY - THE attitude, work ethic and skill of Gisborne Girls’ High School captain Maika Akroyd have been rewarded with selection for the Central...
MUSIC - YOU would think that wrangling a band of 11 members would be something akin to wrestling cats but, as far as band leader Julie Lamb is...
FILM - WITH 45 students spread over seven teams, Opotiki College is a big contributor to this year’s Rialto 48Hours Furious Filmmaking contest but...
CULTURE - NAMED after a town south of Auckland, the Glenbrook paint colour is a kind of warm gunmetal grey that reflects the industrial origins of...
THE Angus Ward Tour this week provided the 120 participants with a spectacular and certainly different view of Angus cattle breeding in this region...
SUSTAINABILITY and innovation were the two key observations the judges made when they selected Wairakaia Station as the multi-award and supreme award...
BRILLIANT runs by Waimata veteran Merv Utting highlighted the Waipaoa dog trial last Friday and Saturday, and again in Sunday’s Bayleys centre...
Another royal tour ends today and it appears some things never change. The much-adored young couple, and their infant son, have completed what was...
The selection last week of eight proposals to reduce the debt on Maori freehold land was an outward sign of progress Gisborne District Council is...
Are Maori victims of institutional racism in their own country?...
THE National Party candidate for Napier Wayne Walford suggesting we turn our rail asset into a cycleway is simply another way of trying to justify...
I SEE all these arguments about the rail between Gisborne and Napier, and beyond. I would like someone to explain to me why the demise of the rail...
WHAT’S ON IN COUNCIL THIS WEEK by Craig Bauld...
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Re: Strategy to create Makaraka suburb, April 14 story...
Re: Fossil fuels needed for now, April 14 column...
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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...
T he oddness of it appealed to me — Kiwis eating Indian food on a Greek island. My husband Chris came bounding up the steep steps to our villa in...
The power of suggestion . . . or the power of healing? A busload of lively, not particularly spiritual Kiwis and Aussies felt soothed and tranquil...
GISBORNE Boys’ High School student William Haringa has won a place at the 11th annual Sir Peter Blake Youth EnviroLeaders Forum...
IT takes great courage, respect and dignity to be a school prefect...
LYTTON High School’s 2014 prefects have a strong skill set and offer a high level of leadership, says principal Wiremu Elliott...
LYTTON High School 2013 dux Corey Croker shares insightful words of wisdom to inspire young scholars. Corey closes the final chapter in this Super...
Te Puke teenager Bobbie Paki spent the summer in the district. She shares her camping experiences on the East Coast with the Voice...
GISBORNE Boys’ High School 2013 dux Gavin Hedley from Ruatoria has insightful words of wisdom to inspire young scholars. Gavin shares the school’s...
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The Psychoactive Substances Act does not allow blanket bans for legal highs, so councils have to determine where they would prefer the products to be sold. Gisborne District Council has opted to allow retailers to set up in the industrial subdivision and on Gladstone Road, between Reads Quay and Roebuck Road. This draft policy now goes out to public consultation. Do you agree with their decision?

If you choose elsewhere, please state where in the comment box


Please read: No inner city ‘highs’ ban Substances Policy

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No, just industrial subdivision
No, just Gladstone Road
No, elsewhere
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THE GUIDE AS AT APRIL 17, 2014
San Francisco singer Diana Harris has been to Gisborne a number of times before but we’ve never seen her perform live. So, since the soul s...
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