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Port expects delays in southerly
PORT officials were not expecting any issues with loading from the southerly today, though they do expect some delays due to surge action from tomorrow. The inf...
New directors at ‘significant’ time for Eastland Group
Eastland Group has two new directors, one a former chief executive of KiwiRail. The Gisborne-based infrastructure, logistics and energy company’s shareholder, T...
A sign designed to fit
A tall slab-like sign suggestive of a pou was installed on Thursday at the shopping centre and community hub formerly known as Kaiti Mall. The new sign bears th...
Back-up locomotive for Wa 165
THE group behind one of Gisborne’s favourite visitor attractions are so confident about the region’s tourism future they have bought a locomotive. The ex-New Ze...
Relief but need to stay vigilant — Mayor
Gisborne Mayor Rehette Stoltz said this morning she was relieved Tairawhiti would stay at Covid-19 Alert Level 2, after last night's Government announcement. “I...
Community detention sentence for shooting neighbour’s puppy
A Taruheru Crescent man says he shot his next-door neighbour's Labrador puppy because it kept going through his rubbish. Chris John Winiata, 40, pleaded guilty...
Two crashes in city
A woman in her early 60s suffered minor injuries in one of two vehicle crashes in Gisborne city yesterday. The first happened at the Rutene Road-de Lautour Road...
‘Buy only what you need’
People are being asked to shop normally after the country went into Covid-19 Alert Level 2 on Wednesday. Customers have seen the return of physical distancing a...
Street fight reported
Police responded to an incident in Bright Street between Gladstone Road and Hardy Lane late yesterday morning after reports two men were fighting. Police receiv...
Cold weekend on the way, snow likely in hills
Parts of the district may get some snow today. A Gisborne District Council spokesman said this morning it looked as though there could be some snowfalls overni...
Discharge consent sought by council
Gisborne District Council has applied for a resource consent for the next 20 years for discharges from the wastewater network into the Taruheru, Turanganui and ...
Gisborne district councillors yesterday formally committed to an “anti-racism journey” policy in the aftermath of the Endeavour models controversy. The ”journey...
Denies drugs charges
A Gisborne man has appeared in court accused by the New Zealand Customs Service of importing large quantities of narcotics, including ecstasy, methamphetamine, ...
Tolaga Bay beach burnings stalled
THE weather has interupted the burning of debris on the Tolaga Bay beachfront and those involved will wait for a more settled period of offshore weather before...
Asphalt in spring
Contractors have been flat out this week working on a $3.2m Provincial Growth-funded upgrade of Aerodrome Road. Keeping one eye on the weather forecast, Fulton ...
Gisborne house prices take off
Gisborne’s acute housing shortage has pushed prices up to an all-time record, pricing out rental investors and leaving one new business with nowhere for workers...
Patutahi accused admits shooting boy with slug gun
A man has admitted shooting an eight-year-old boy with a slug gun at Patutahi last year, but has not given any reason. Kirk Brian Davis, 43, whose case was to b...
Majority happy to have Covid test if advised by a health professional
An overwhelming majority of voters in The Herald's web poll this week said they would take a Covid test if a health professional said they should. The question,...
Fire destroys house in Mangapapa
A house in Walsh Street, Mangapapa was destroyed by fire in the early hours of the morning. Fire and Emergency NZ sent crews to the property at around 2.30am. ...
Aucklanders cancel plans to visit as lockdown extended
A flurry of late cancellations from Aucklanders who had previously been booked in for trips to Gisborne this weekend has been described as “a bit of a blow”. Tu...
Truck crash on SH35, driver OK
The driver of a scrap metal truck escaped injury this morning when his rig went into a drain on Panikau Hill at Whangara on SH35 The highway was blocked for som...
Calendar Girls connects, with humour, poignancy
Knapely Parish Hall, artfully created by stage designer Graeme Nicoll, is the setting for the opening of Unity Theatre's spirited production of Calendar Girls. ...
Judged best of ‘super-talented’ lot
Alternative rock act The Arcade have won the East Coast Smokefreerockquest competition's band category. The win puts the five-piece Gisborne Girls' High band in...
Sewer overload alarm bells
Since the move to Level 2 Gisborne's sewer system has come under intense pressure, Gisborne District Council lifelines director David Wilson says. “We are exper...
Stung by dodgy builders
When Gisborne woman Patricia Walsh needed a couple of small building jobs done at her home she rang around some registered builders. They were so busy that the...
First to swim the distance
Just 13 days into the 10th Swim the Distance event, someone has already swum from Gisborne to Mahia. Former Olympian Michelle Rennie completed the 45.5km dista...
Nurse bound by red tape
Stuck in New Zealand due to Covid-19 travel restrictions is a commonly-heard story these days. But British nurse Lucy Hawkins has been further frustrated by the...
Bail for teen who robbed French tourist
A teenager who attacked and robbed a French tourist in Gisborne earlier this year has been granted electronically-monitored bail pending sentence in November. J...
All the colours of the rainbow at Christmas Parade
It promises to be a colourful Christmas Parade this year with the call going out to start thinking about designing floats with the theme Colours Of The Rainbow....
Groomed, abused boys
Covid test without consent
‘Finally being heard’
Joy for SH35 speed limit campaigners
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