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Developers’ pleas heard
Sat, May 23, 15
PROPOSED hikes in development contribution costs for outer areas of Gisborne have been abandoned in favour of a uniform charge across the region . . .
‘Big, rich opulent’ wine wins supreme trophy
Sat, May 23, 15
CORBANS 1902 Chardonnay 2013 took the top award at the 2015 Gisborne Regional Wine Awards, edging out 115 other wines to take the supreme trophy . . .
Activate Tairawhiti loses bid for extra funding
Fri, May 22, 15|1 comment
ACTIVATE Tairawhiti has failed in its long-term planning submission to gain additional funding of $100,000 a year for the next five years . . .
Property owners ‘could be caught out’ by Budget changes to tax
Fri, May 22, 15
PROPERTY owners could be caught out by new tax legislation in Budget 2015 intended to ensure property speculators pay their share of tax, says BDO . . .
Capital idea for council
Thu, May 21, 15
A PROPOSAL that would see the replacement council building built by someone else could free up capital for projects like the Papawhariki Society’s . . .
Netball lover’s trip is pure magic
Thu, May 21, 15|1 comment
FOR 38 years Julie Mamae-Lawson was the driving force of netball in Hicks Bay. She was coach, manager, umpire and taxi for teams, travelling thousand . . .
CHOIR COMBO
Thu, May 21, 15
As part of their preparation for The Big Sing, the largest singing competition in the country, members of Gisborne Boys’ High and Girls’ High choirs . . .
‘Conception day’ holiday mooted
Wed, May 20, 15
THE trust organising national commemorations of the first meeting between Europeans and Maori in Gisborne says this region should have its own . . .
Eye doctoring made easier
Wed, May 20, 15|1 comment
A GISBORNE doctor has managed to cram the equivalent of six kilograms of technology worth $20,000 into something that fits in the palm of your hand . . .
New Buddhist lama is here
Wed, May 20, 15
AFTER 18 months without a resident religious leader, Gisborne’s Buddhist community is at last welcoming a new Tibetan lama . . .
Few buying cheap homes in Wairoa
Tue, May 19, 15
A LACK of know-how about how buyers can get low or no-deposit mortgages could be behind a low uptake of state houses by buyers in Wairoa . . .
Cemetery friends want headstones unearthed
Tue, May 19, 15|2 comments
STOP duckshoving over the issue of buried headstones at the old Makaraka Cemetery — that was the message yesterday to Gisborne District Council from . . .
Judge slates blanket ban
Mon, May 18, 15|1 comment
A JUDGE has expressed concern at what appears to be a blanket prohibition by Housing New Zealand against allowing defendants on . . .
Rockquest East Coast final in Gisborne Friday
Mon, May 18, 15
YOUNG musicians throughout the Gisborne region are on a melodious quest to become the best . . .
ALL LIT UP
Mon, May 18, 15
LOB A play LOB Masters in a Poverty Bay men’s club hockey game under lights at the LJ Hooker Turf at Harry Barker Reserve on Saturday night . . .
Sky Tower is the limit
Sat, May 16, 15|1 comment
THREE Gisborne firefighters who will take on the 1103 steps of the Auckland Sky Tower at the end of next week are fit, ready and raising good money . . .
Seal all the way to lake
Fri, May 15, 15|1 comment
THE final 30km metalled stretch of highway to Lake Waikaremoana is expected to finally be sealed — encouraging more tourists to Urewera National . . .
Two passing lanes opened on SH35
Fri, May 15, 15
THE first project in the Government’s $200 million programme to improve regional roads was completed on State Highway 35 yesterday, with the creation . . .
Surf club work begins
Fri, May 15, 15|2 comments
BUILDING work has begun on the new Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club but more funding is needed to cover all the costs . . .
No more cafeteria classroom at Kaiti
Thu, May 14, 15
THE days of teaching in the cafeteria are over for a Kaiti School teacher following the official opening of a new building on Monday . . .
Tak and tools are in Nepal
Thu, May 14, 15
GISBORNE man Tak Gurung has flown out to Nepal, hammer in hand, to help to rebuild the devastated Gorkha region of Nepal . . .
Sallies criticised for report’s ‘grim picture’
Wed, May 13, 15|7 comments
A SALVATION Army report painting a “grim picture” of Gisborne as unsafe has been criticised by police for failing to take into account the changing . . .
‘Reconnection’ in the provinces
Wed, May 13, 15|1 comment
LABOUR MP Grant Robertson says provincial New Zealand has been neglected by the National Government but admits his party has to reconnect with the . . .
KAITI HILL REVEALED
Wed, May 13, 15
The contours of Kaiti Hill, not seen since the early 1970s, can be clearly seen in this picture following the removal of nearly nine hectares of . . .
Funding boost to drive road safety issues
Tue, May 12, 15
THE New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) statistics show Gisborne has third-highest rate of drug and alcohol-related deaths and injuries on New . . .
Gisborne girls win trip to the Knights
Tue, May 12, 15
WHANGARA School student Honey Higgins will dedicate her award of three days of marine activities at Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve to her father . . .
Gisborne gets trial for education programme
Fri, May 22, 15
MORE than $2 million will be allocated to a new secondary school programme in Gisborne to help raise student achievement over the next four years . . .
Council funding for hub business study
Fri, May 22, 15
A $4.5-MILLION sport, recreation and community hub in Kaiti could have a big chunk of its multimillion-dollar budget in place by July next year if a . . .
Ritana crowned champs of ‘mind-blowing’ festival
Fri, May 22, 15|1 comment
A FULL house of more than 1000 people enjoyed the Tairawhiti regional secondary schools kapa haka competition yesterday in what was described as a . . .
Need to make most of our surfing image
Thu, May 21, 15
GISBORNE should take advantage of the fact it is a world-recognised surfing centre, Gisborne District Council was told yesterday . . .
Chamber calls for council to ‘aim high’
Thu, May 21, 15
GISBORNE Chamber of Commerce says Gisborne District Council has a conservative “steady-as-she-goes” approach, which would not transform the economy . . .
No BYO, no music at BW
Wed, May 20, 15
TEAM Rhythm and Vines plans to tighten its focus while aiming to widen and freshen the appeal of its new-look summer music festival . . .
Cedenco says water charges rising too fast
Wed, May 20, 15|3 comments
ONE of Gisborne’s biggest employers says it would struggle to survive here if it had to pay an increase in the charge for using water, after it was . . .
Fishing club records back up signs of smaller fish
Wed, May 20, 15
AVERAGE fish sizes in New Zealand could be decreasing says a genetics researcher, and records collated from fishing clubs between the East Cape and . . .
Wood mill plans mooted
Tue, May 19, 15|3 comments
A NEW sawmill could be operating here within six months, with an immediate 50 new jobs and potentially 200 direct and 300 indirect jobs created, if . . .
Call for fast-tracked cycleways
Tue, May 19, 15
PLEAS for funding for cycleways occupied a large part of the first day of submissions on Gisborne District Council’s long-term plan yesterday . . .
‘Stormwater gardens’
Tue, May 19, 15
TWO gardens are being built on the roadway at the Waikanae Beach end of Grey Street to filter stormwater before it enters the ocean . . .
Some Toyotas here could be recalled
Mon, May 18, 15
THE international Toyota recall is likely to affect some owners in the Gisborne region but details are still not clear . . .
Steele Road pipeline upgrading under way
Mon, May 18, 15
ONE of the biggest PVC pipelines in the district is about to be installed over the next two weeks as Gisborne District Council starts work on the new . . .
Cycleways hottest topic
Sat, May 16, 15|1 comment
OPINIONS on cycle and walkways have dominated the submissions from the community that will be part of three days of intensive hearings by Gisborne . . .
Pride in ‘this fantastic industry’
Sat, May 16, 15
GISBORNE forestry contractor Scott Torrie from Dewes Contractors was proud and humbled to win the top award at the 2015 BDO Eastland Wood Council . . .
East Coast wharves ‘very close to failure’
Fri, May 15, 15
INTERIM measures to return pedestrian access to the Tokomaru Bay and Hicks Bay wharves may cost an estimated $500,000 for each wharf, according to . . .
Museum celebrates with free-for-all
Fri, May 15, 15
IT will be a free-for-all at Tairawhiti Museum this Sunday as staff mark the first anniversary of the opening of their roomy new extension . . .
Drink-driver shocker
Thu, May 14, 15
POLICE were shocked and disappointed after netting 14 drink-driving offenders in just a few hours during a road safety campaign in Gisborne last . . .
Gisborne ahead of change for earthquake risk rules
Thu, May 14, 15
NEW proposals to tighten rules around strengthening earthquake-prone buildings will see Gisborne placed into a “high-risk” area, but building owners . . .
Two days of the district’s best at gym festival
Thu, May 14, 15
THE Poverty Bay Gymnastic Festival came to a close last night with a special evening for the region’s top gymnasts . . .
Six years jail for gunpoint robbery
Wed, May 13, 15
A MAN who robbed a Gisborne dairy at gunpoint last August has been jailed for six years with a three-year minimum non-parole period . . .
Schools up for excellence award
Wed, May 13, 15|1 comment
GISBORNE schools have secured four of 14 places on the Prime Minister’s Excellence Awards finalists list . . .
Gisborne gets ‘bad deal’
Tue, May 12, 15|7 comments
GISBORNE has been rated in a Salvation Army report as New Zealand’s most dangerous place to live and people here are getting a “bad deal” compared to . . .
Council takes a closer look at aquifer options
Tue, May 12, 15
WATER issues including a pilot trial to recharge the Makauri aquifer were the subject of a field trip for Gisborne District Council’s environment and . . .