Beneficiaries in debt

BENEFICIARIES in Gisborne were last week shown to be some of the most likely to be in debt in New Zealand and concern is mounting here over the...

Fight for Life . . . friends for life
THE Gisborne Fight for Life Ed event is looking for people willing to step into the ring and take a blow or two in support of Life Education Trust...
OUTGOING District Council engineering and works manager Peter Higgs has one major item left on his agenda for Gisborne — standing on the beach the...
OPERATORS who work to reduce the number of drunk drivers on our roads have expressed dismay that the drink-drive rate is still so high here...
GISBORNE people have continued to support a volunteer lunch-making operation that is providing for those who need it most...
RUGBY - POVERTY Bay coach Mutu Ngarimu has pulled the pin on tomorrow night’s Town-versus-Country trial game...
SURFING - GISBORNE surfer Kai Woolf dominated the Billabong Junior Series event in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, this month — taking out the under-14...
RUGBY - HIGH School Old Boys booked a place in the Lee Bros Shield premier club rugby final with a nailbiting 18-16 win over a gallant OBM at Rugby...
MUSIC - WITH entries having closed and a “stunning” line-up of young artists heading to the region for the 2015 Gisborne International Music...
MUSIC - JUST months after he was in town for a vineyard performance in Gisborne, blues maestro Paul Ubana Jones is back in town to play a winter...
ARTS - EPHRAIM Russell’s family lived in Waituhi until the wall of mud brought by 1988’s Cylone Bola drove them out of the countryside and into...
Two major legacies have been left behind by District Council engineering and works manager Peter Higgs, who spends his last day at work today — the...
Horse trading is at fever pitch in Hawaii as negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim nations work to finalise the ambitious and controversial trade deal we...
News the Allan Wilson Centre (AWC) will close later this year is a tragedy for evolutionary biology in New Zealand, for efforts to protect the...
WATCHING the mighty ABs scramble across the line for a win in the dying stages of the match against the ’Boks last week reinforced my view that we...
LAST Friday, Turkey joined the war against Islamic State (IS) — the terrorist-run entity that now controls eastern Syria and western Iraq. After four...
THE only moral obligation that the council owes to anyone is to give value to its ratepayers, and I call this into question over the handling of the...
Re: The changing face of retail, July 28 letter...
Re: Cautious nod to concept of ‘tourist tax’ for growth, July 30 story...
I have just received a communication from a firm calling itself Sky Castle Travel explaining that it is based in Malaysia and is a high-profile...
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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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