News
Harbourmaster killed in Coast motorcycle crash
Mon, Dec 22, 14
GISBORNE harbourmaster Captain Charlie Jamieson was killed on Saturday while riding his motorcycle on the East Cape highway at Waihau Bay near Cape . . .
Odour complaint is addressed at port
Mon, Dec 22, 14
PREPARATIONS for an eight-month project at the port’s upper log yard have drawn a complaint about strong odours from contaminated soil wafting into . . .
Christmas Day weather outlook almost perfect
Mon, Dec 22, 14
TODAY marks the summer solstice and the weather is a good sign for Christmas Day . . .
Victims of time
Sat, Dec 20, 14
GISBORNE children with a parent in prison face a sentence of their own for a crime they did not commit . . .
Putting back the water
Fri, Dec 19, 14
A TEST well will be part of trials continuing into next next year to see if it will be possible to inject water to recharge a major aquifer on the . . .
Mix of objectives in Waihirere plan
Fri, Dec 19, 14
PRESERVING native wildlife, plants and water quality is a key objective of a new draft management plan for Waihirere Domain . . .
SUMMERTIME
Fri, Dec 19, 14
School is out and summer is here . . . for the next couple of days anyway. The MetService updated 10-day forecast says the next two days are hot and . . .
House price OK but home affordability here still struggles
Thu, Dec 18, 14|2 comments
HOUSES in Gisborne are cheap by national standards but a home is still not affordable for a “typical buyer”, says the Roost home loan affordability . . .
Christmas lights and lollipops
Thu, Dec 18, 14|1 comment
SEVERAL Christmases have come at once in Collins Street . . .
Mind Lab is on its way
Wed, Dec 17, 14
EASTLAND Community Trust and Activate Tairawhiti say they have delivered the region’s first economic development initiative — one that will . . .
Carols in the church tonight
Wed, Dec 17, 14
ST ANDREW’S Church has decided to relocate the annual Carols in the Vines to the church, after dreary weather continues to foil outdoor carols . . .
NZ’s hidden abuse
Tue, Dec 16, 14|1 comment
A CONFERENCE to examine recommendations made following a critical report into the widespread abuse of disabled people here was yesterday streamed . . .
Too many drink-drivers caught at checkpoints
Tue, Dec 16, 14|3 comments
OPERATION “Eastern Unite” netted 18 drink-drivers in Gisborne at the weekend and it means police will now focus harder on the problem . . .
Valuable rain right on cue
Tue, Dec 16, 14
CHRISTMAS has come early for the district’s farmers, croppers and horticulturists, with Sunday’s south-easterly wet spell described as . . .
Council to spend $80m less over next decade
Mon, Dec 15, 14
DRAFT estimates for the next 10 years, approved by Gisborne District Council, will realise a saving of $80 million on the previous 10-year plan . . .
Austin opens letter to bright future in dance
Mon, Dec 15, 14
AUSTIN Rice could not believe his eyes when he opened a letter last week to find he had gained a place in the country’s most prestigious ballet . . .
Look for common ground
Fri, Dec 12, 14|2 comments
MEDIATION between Gisborne District Council, Nga Tama Toa and submitters is recommended by the independent commissioner engaged to review the placing . . .
Plea to repair the rail line
Fri, Dec 12, 14
GISBORNE Rail Action Group is asking the Government to review the decision to not fund the repair of the Gisborne-to-Napier rail line . . .
Rebuilt theatre is taking shape
Fri, Dec 12, 14|1 comment
UPGRADES to the War Memorial Theatre are on target and on budget, says project manager David Wilson . . .
Conviction for CEO who stole
Thu, Dec 11, 14
A FORMER chief executive of a Maori trust who unlawfully obtained about $15,000 from it, was refused a discharge without conviction at her sentencing . . .
Beetham resident supreme gardener
Thu, Dec 11, 14|1 comment
RESIDENTS at Beetham Village were rapt that neighbour Valerie Harris won the annual Gisborne Community Garden Competition . . .
Keeping rates affordable
Wed, Dec 10, 14|2 comments
HIGH levels of social deprivation mean the district’s ratepayers will struggle to meet the cost of a $616 million infrastructure strategy, says a . . .
Planning important to avoid a big overspend
Wed, Dec 10, 14
LIST -making, prior planning and avoiding pushy door-to-door salespeople are all ways people can avoid going broke over Christmas, Gisborne Budget . . .
Port to spend $12 million to enlarge upper log yard
Tue, Dec 9, 14
THE Eastland Group is about to start a major $12 million contract to construct the upper log yard extension at the Gisborne port and work will start . . .
Caravan suburb and tent city arriving for summer
Tue, Dec 9, 14
CAMPING in Gisborne has begun for the season as usual, with tents and caravans already lining the coast . . .
Two golden tickets left Out East
Tue, Dec 9, 14
THE hunt is on to find the last two remaining BW Summer Festival and Rhythm and Vines golden tickets . . .
Fast internet still not here before 2018
Mon, Dec 22, 14
AN extra 900 people will next year have access to ultra fast broadband but Chorus has no plans to bring forward its 2018 completion date after . . .
HE’S DONE IT
Mon, Dec 22, 14
An agonising wait ended in jubilation for Richard “Ricardo” Christie early Saturday afternoon, with confirmation he will compete on the world’s elite . . .
Residents sick of ‘relentless’ trucks
Sat, Dec 20, 14
ANDREW Street residents say the “relentless” torrent of heavy trucks using the street as a shortcut has left them sleep-deprived and concerned for . . .
Region gets ready for 20,000 visitors
Fri, Dec 19, 14
GISBORNE is ready for the pending arrival of around 20,000 New Year revellers, Mayor Meng Foon says . . .
Temporary ban on liquor near the beach
Fri, Dec 19, 14
A TEMPORARY liquor ban will be in force on public areas near Midway Beach for the duration of the Baywatch and Rhythm and Vines festivals from . . .
Health budget pressure
Thu, Dec 18, 14|2 comments
UNEXPECTEDLY high demand for medical treatment has left Tairawhiti District Health (TDH) with a current deficit of more than $500,000, which . . .
Pistol club aims for new home
Thu, Dec 18, 14|2 comments
GISBORNE Pistol Club is on the look-out for a new home after complaints from some neighbours on Gaddums Hill have made the future of the club’s range . . .
Man in red has parked up at Treble Court
Thu, Dec 18, 14
A TRAIL of chalked stars leads to a pop-up Santa grotto in Treble Court, where a galaxy of silver stars glitters on the floor and Santa awaits . . .
Town Clock out of step
Wed, Dec 17, 14
ALTHOUGH Gisborne will be the first city in the world to welcome 2015, that is still not soon enough for the town’s impatient clock . . .
Launched career on right foot
Wed, Dec 17, 14
Lana Phillips began dancing at age seven, the now 21-year-old international dancer is excited to see what happens next . . .
$11,000 grant to GBAS ‘very much needed’
Tue, Dec 16, 14
A FUNDING boost will help maintain financial safeguards at the “top and bottom of the cliff”, Gisborne Budget Advisory Service says . . .
Christmas is back in the park on Sunday
Tue, Dec 16, 14
SANTA will return to Christmas in the Park this Sunday, after taking a rain check when the event was postponed last Sunday . . .
Maori women most likely to be targets for assault
Mon, Dec 15, 14|2 comments
MAORI women are much more likely to be victims of assault than any other ethnicity in New Zealand and in this district the ratio is higher than . . .
Waipaoa River flood control scheme ‘protects the city’
Mon, Dec 15, 14
IMPROVING the Waipaoa River Flood Control Scheme was “a no-brainer and ought to be done,” Bill Burdett told other Gisborne District councillors as . . .
Tribunal says Crown should have paid tribes for hydro water
Mon, Dec 15, 14
THE Crown has failed to pay tribes to use Lake Waikaremoana for hydro-electric generation and has caused damage to a significant taonga in Tuhoe . . .
Should aim to resolve differences
Fri, Dec 12, 14
A RESTORATIVE justice-type meeting to see if substantive differences regarding the pou erected in Kelvin Park could be resolved has been suggested by . . .
Revelation no ‘mystical prophecy’
Fri, Dec 12, 14|1 comment
THE tea-towel-headed actors, mud huts and the wind-swept deserts that are the staple of Hollywood’s biblical epics drive Gisborne artist, art . . .
Christmas arrears deadline
Thu, Dec 11, 14|3 comments
GISBORNE District Council staff are trying to recoup the district’s $8 million rates debt by demanding ratepayers pay overdue bills before Christmas . . .
Bulldogs targeted by dog thieves
Thu, Dec 11, 14|2 comments
A $1000 REWARD is being offered for the safe return of family pets believed to have been stolen for use as fighting dogs . . .
Kids leave a ray of sunshine as legacy
Thu, Dec 11, 14
ROOM One at Makauri School has finished an ambitious project to make a sundial and reflect Gisborne’s unique identity . . .
The Design School to open here
Wed, Dec 10, 14
THE Design School, an alternative pathway for NCEA level education, will be up and running with its doors open to students by February . . .
Swim-ulating young minds
Wed, Dec 10, 14
EARLY -morning swimming lessons have produced great results for Kaiti School students, says teacher and Kaiti Swim Academy head coach Rose Casey . . .
Scrub fire fought with Waiapu river water
Tue, Dec 9, 14
A LARGE fire in trees and scrub alongside the Waiapu River near Ruatoria caused a few anxious moments for the team across the river at the Hedley . . .
Take your extra mate camping
Tue, Dec 9, 14
A SMART- phone application is in use to encourage conscientious camping this summer . . .