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Kaiti Winz office closing?
Mon, Sep 15, 14|1 comment
THE lease for the Work and Income office at the Kaiti Mall is up for renewal, sparking rumours it might close . . .
‘Olympic’ turf for hockey pitch
Mon, Sep 15, 14
GISBORNE is “tantalisingly close” to getting its first purpose-built hockey stadium — complete with the same turf used at the London Olympics . . .
Plans to focus on wine quality
Mon, Sep 15, 14
A LIFT in the quality and consistency of Gisborne grapes and wines is the aim of Gisborne Winegrowers Association, says new president Alan Knight . . .
Boardwalk a step closer
Sat, Sep 13, 14
THE proposed boardwalk/cycleway from Grey Street to Midway Beach could go ahead without the need for a hearing . . .
BOOBS IN A BASKET
Sat, Sep 13, 14
A GISBORNE woman is calling for volunteers to “knit some knockers” in support of women who have undergone a mastectomy . . .
Sisters injured in crash flown to Waikato Hospital
Fri, Sep 12, 14|1 comment
TWO Tokomaru Bay sisters injured in a vehicle crash on State Highway 35 south of Ruatoria yesterday have been flown to Waikato Hospital for . . .
Community Centre upgrade put on hold
Fri, Sep 12, 14
A WAIT-AND-SEE approach is being taken by Wairoa District Council over additional funding applications for its Community Centre upgrade . . .
Bud burst
Fri, Sep 12, 14|1 comment
The 2014-15 grape vintage is under way around the district as bud-burst starts on the vines. Long-time local grower Roger Jones from Totaranui vineyar . . .
Caravanners’ challenge poses problem for GDC fee regime
Thu, Sep 11, 14
FREEDOM camping will carry on as normal this summer but Gisborne District Council faces a problem in the future as a result of a challenge from the . . .
Problem of ‘limited funds’ in education
Thu, Sep 11, 14
EAST Coast candidates agreed more than they disagreed at a respectful education-orientated meeting last night but still called for voters to give . . .
Knocked out by random attacker
Wed, Sep 10, 14|1 comment
A YOUNG Kaiti man is in Gisborne Hospital with a serious head wound inflicted by someone with a weapon as he walked along a street in Riverdale last . . .
Honours for two Gisborne men
Wed, Sep 10, 14|1 comment
TWO more of Tairawhiti’s Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients received their awards yesterday from the Governor-General in investiture ceremonies at . . .
SAFETY FIRST ON THE CYCLEWAY
Wed, Sep 10, 14
Fulton Hogan mechanical engineer Tim Blair fits safety fencing on a 50-metre section on the highest point of the new Wainui to Kaiti cycleway on a . . .
Agency will ‘save millions’
Tue, Sep 9, 14
THE formation of Tairawhiti Roads, the first unit of its kind in the country, will save the district millions of dollars and will usher in a new era . . .
Tuai farmer in care of Waikato trauma team
Tue, Sep 9, 14
THE Tuai farm manager who lay critically injured in his crashed 4WD utility overnight on Saturday until he was found on Sunday morning is in the . . .
‘Excessive levies’ ruling would cost port millions
Mon, Sep 8, 14
EASTLAND Port stands to take a hit of $48 million over a 10-year period from 2017, if the Commerce Commission agrees with claims that its future . . .
Harvest Festival a celebration of our best local produce
Mon, Sep 8, 14
ORGANISERS behind Gisborne’s first Harvest Festival hope to make the inaugural event on Sunday an annual celebration of this region’s produce . . .
ERO critical of GGHS
Sat, Sep 6, 14
A GISBORNE high school faces Ministry intervention after a critical Education Review Office report. The review, released this week, has identified . . .
Gisborne tops country’s alcohol-related crashes
Fri, Sep 5, 14|1 comment
THE fact that Gisborne leads the country for the number of accidents involving alcohol is horrifying, says regional transport committee chairman . . .
Gizzy army in full flight
Fri, Sep 5, 14
GISBORNE appears to have well and truly taken the Gigatown bit firmly between its teeth. The city has soared to second place in the competition . . .
Three in ten from ‘nervous’ Veronica
Fri, Sep 5, 14
A GISBORNE fish and chip shop had its small screen debut last night on a late night show for TV3 . . .
Winz staff here ‘safer’ “safer” now
Thu, Sep 4, 14
SECURITY has been tightened up at Winz offices in the Gisborne district and staff are feeling “safer” in the wake of the Ashburton shooting tragedy . . .
Highway to south is open but slip caution urged
Thu, Sep 4, 14
THE NZTA had the slip-affected section of SH2 at Devils Elbow open to two-lane traffic again by mid-afternoon yesterday but further clearing work . . .
A special spot for native wildlife
Thu, Sep 4, 14
ESTABLISHING a native forest at school is a fast-developing trend for Gisborne . . .
No dirty politics here: Mackey
Wed, Sep 3, 14
DIRTY Politics is dominating the national headlines but such behaviour does not happen in the East Coast electorate, Labour list MP Moana Mackey said . . .
Flower show brings out the blooming best
Wed, Sep 3, 14
A FRAGRANT Showgrounds Park Events Centre was full of spring as it hosted the Camellia and Daffodil Show on Saturday . . .
Video link proving its worth in consultation
Mon, Sep 15, 14
JUST a week after a new video-conferencing system was set up to connect patients in far-flung corners of the East Coast to doctors in Gisborne . . .
Handbrake pulled on Wairoa ‘reboot’
Sat, Sep 13, 14|1 comment
SPENDING on key projects in the planned “reboot” of Wairoa was suspended at an extraordinary meeting of Wairoa District Council last night . . .
The Dark Horse rated ‘A’
Sat, Sep 13, 14
A FEATURE film about Gisborne speed chess champ, the late Genesis Potini, has received its first international review and, as predicted, it scored an . . .
Hospital getting new cancer ward
Sat, Sep 13, 14
CANCER patients are expected to receive faster treatment from next year through a new $850,000 cancer ward at Gisborne hospital . . .
Farmer describes discovering crash site
Fri, Sep 12, 14
THE man who found Tuai farm manager Neil Christie after his fatal crash has described finding the unresponsive driver near his crumpled ute the . . .
Wairoa focus for Ata Milk man
Fri, Sep 12, 14
THE ATA Milk concept may yet come to fruition as ‘Caring Dairying’ initiator Dr Hugh Jellie works to finalise investment finance to base Ata Milk at . . .
Losing ‘joy of teaching’
Thu, Sep 11, 14
INEQUALITY and poverty were the main concerns raised with Labour Party education spokesman Chris Hipkins during his visit to Gisborne schools . . .
Helping CanTeen help others like them
Thu, Sep 11, 14
WHEN a life-threatening disease like cancer is first diagnosed it is a shock for all family members . . .
Many barefooted steps back in time
Thu, Sep 11, 14
GISBORNE has its own Bear Grylls walking the length of New Zealand, following in the footsteps of his Maori ancestors . . .
Man who lay overnight in wreck dies
Wed, Sep 10, 14
THE Tuai farm manager critically injured when his ute crashed down a steep bank on the Lake Waikaremoana road on Saturday night has died in Waikato . . .
Voting is getting easier ...
Wed, Sep 10, 14
CHIEF Electoral Officer Robert Peden says voters should check their mailbox for their Easyvote pack from Thursday . . .
New charitable trust will back community projects
Tue, Sep 9, 14
SEED money from the Tindall Foundation has helped launch a new funding stream to help support good causes in Gisborne . . .
Freedom camping could be no-go at Rere, south Tolaga
Tue, Sep 9, 14|1 comment
RERE Falls and the southern end of Tolaga Bay will be taken off the list of areas at which freedom camping is permitted if Gisborne District . . .
Hastings cat found here after four years
Tue, Sep 9, 14
A FORMER Gisborne cat missing for four years, will be reunited with its owner in Hawke’s Bay . . . thanks to a microchip implant . . .
No weather drama on horizon
Mon, Sep 8, 14
PASTORAL farmers, croppers and horticultural growers can take heart that the long-range climate outlook for the Gisborne-East Coast area is for . . .
Big truck compliance to extend further up Coast
Mon, Sep 8, 14|1 comment
STATE Highway 35 is now fully compliant for HPMV vehicles between Eastland Port and Tauwhareparae Forest, and attention will now go towards extending . . .
Wheels detect pavement flaws
Sat, Sep 6, 14
Gisborne-East Coast Multiple Sclerosis Society takes the opportunity provided by MS Awareness Week this week to draw attention to concerns about . . .
Blaze destroys shed, jet boat and Pontiac
Fri, Sep 5, 14|2 comments
FIRE destroyed a large workshop and office on a property in Tansley Road at Patutahi overnight, and no one knew it was burning until the smouldering . . .
Helicopter lifts man with leg broken in hillside fall
Fri, Sep 5, 14
A TIKITIKI man is recovering in Gisborne Hospital after breaking a leg in a fall on a farm hillside at Tikitiki late yesterday afternoon . . .
Alarm rings for morning market
Fri, Sep 5, 14
RESIDENTS around Alfred Cox Park are hoping they still have a place to pick up an early Saturday morning bargain, even if Tourism Eastland stops . . .
Inequality, poverty raised by East Coast candidates
Thu, Sep 4, 14|2 comments
EAST Coast MP Anne Tolley has refuted claims from her election opponents that inequality has increased under her government . . .
First votes are cast in advance
Thu, Sep 4, 14
GISBORNE voters were quick to take advantage of advance voting, which began yesterday morning . . .
Ihimaera’s story will put Gisborne back on screen
Wed, Sep 3, 14
GISBORNE is yet again the focus, inspiration and setting for a major New Zealand movie project . . .
Lions’ plan for cycling facility
Wed, Sep 3, 14|1 comment
GISBORNE Wainui Lions Club are keen to sink their teeth into a new junior cycleway project . . .