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What next for Te Urewera?
Sat, Nov 29, 14
A DECISION to stop row boat hire at Lake Waikareiti has left many wondering what is next for the Lake Waikaremoana/ Te Urewera area . . .
Police station cuts
Sat, Nov 29, 14
GISBORNE police station’s public counter will close from 9pm each night and six non-sworn police staff have lost their jobs as a result of . . .
SH35 passing lane project under way
Fri, Nov 28, 14|1 comment
THE potential for accidents on the East Coast highway should be reduced as part of the Government’s Accelerated Regional Roads Package, the New . . .
Which guide holds a Golden Ticket?
Fri, Nov 28, 14
THE Rhythm and Vines and BW Summer Festival golden tickets are back, with a bigger shine than last year . . .
Funding blow
Thu, Nov 27, 14|4 comments
GISBORNE parents could face additional requests for funding assistance due to a reshuffle in school decile ratings . . .
Labour MPs Whaitiri, Nash ‘delighted’ at decision to lease rail line
Thu, Nov 27, 14|1 comment
KIWIRAIL’S decision to allow the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council (HBRC) to lease the Napier to Gisborne rail line is welcomed by Labour’s East Coast . . .
Pink sky at night a skydiver’s delight
Thu, Nov 27, 14
FINE weather conditions over Gisborne provided a spectacular training ground for New Zealand Air Force trainees last night as about a dozen . . .
How much is too much?
Wed, Nov 26, 14
POLICE are educating motorists ahead of the drop in the drink-drive limit and some Gisborne drivers have been shocked at how little they drank to go . . .
Determined to make race day a winner
Wed, Nov 26, 14
POVERTY Bay Turf Club is determined to make work the one day it has been allocated next year and keep the sport alive in Gisborne, president Alan . . .
Amassing knitting forces for Anzac Day
Wed, Nov 26, 14
THE Tower of London has a “moatful” of ceramic poppies but in Gisborne, battalions of women are knitting hundreds of blood-red poppies for Anzac Day . . .
Jet ski surf trip ends in air and sea rescue
Tue, Nov 25, 14
TWO teenage surfers from Tokomaru Bay were rescued in a combined air and sea operation last night after the jet ski they had used for a surfing trip . . .
Gisborne to host TRY athlon again
Tue, Nov 25, 14
THE world’s largest triathlon series for kids is coming back to Gisborne, this time with Olympian Valerie Adams leading the charge . . .
‘We felt lucky to be alive’
Mon, Nov 24, 14|4 comments
A WAINUI couple were seconds from potential disaster when a logging truck blew a tyre and lost its trailer just ahead of them on State Highway 35 . . .
Outlook positive on Gisborne to Napier rail line
Mon, Nov 24, 14|2 comments
PROSPECTS are looking better for the Gisborne to Napier rail link since the general election, Gisborne’s regional transport committee was told by . . .
Inquiry under way
Sat, Nov 22, 14
THERE is nothing wrong with having a supporter of the new C Company Memorial House co-ordinating part of an inquiry into the resource consent . . .
Leaders’ endorsement gives forum huge mana
Sat, Nov 22, 14
THE endorsement of a mayoral forum by Prime Minister John Key and premier of China president Xi Jinping gives the forum relationship the highest . . .
IN HAKA WE STAND
Sat, Nov 22, 14|1 comment
A highly successful 30th Turanganui Schools’ Maori Cultural Festival ended yesterday as it began . . . with young performers from schools throughout . . .
A plan to transform Gisborne
Fri, Nov 21, 14
WHETHER you look at business development, improved access to health services, digital literacy and education or investment opportunities, one thing . . .
Marae urged to review fire safety
Fri, Nov 21, 14
THE fire service and other fire protection specialists are urging marae committees around the region to review fire safety measures heading into . . .
Plans for processing facility at Matawhero deferred ‘indefinitely’
Thu, Nov 20, 14
HOPES of a further wood processing facility by Gisborne forestry company Hikurangi Forest Farms have been further dashed with the lapse of the . . .
Hurricanes visit in the wind
Thu, Nov 20, 14
THE Hurricanes are road-tripping to Gisborne this summer for the first time since February of 2009 . . .
‘Xmen’ to the rescue
Wed, Nov 19, 14
A CREW of Xmen forestry workers have been credited with stopping a potentially major forest fire in its tracks yesterday on the Glenroy Road between . . .
Playful addition to arboretum
Wed, Nov 19, 14
THE country’s largest collection of trees is about to get a playful boost with construction under way on a playground at Eastwoodhill Arboretum . . .
Under threat from ocean
Tue, Nov 18, 14|1 comment
OWNERS of a Tokomaru Bay house face a prospective bill of up to $500,000 to save it from sea erosion while owners of another threatened property on . . .
Gig-Start Fund launched
Tue, Nov 18, 14
AS people here are being urged to vote for Gisborne in Chorus’s Gigatown competition, entrepreneurs across New Zealand are being given the chance to . . .
‘It gives them life again’
Mon, Nov 17, 14|2 comments
THE “tramp, tramp, tramp” of 60 pairs of brand new army issue boots and the mana of the predominantly young men wearing them echoed across 100 years . . .
Forest to reap $18m
Fri, Nov 28, 14|2 comments
AN $18 million contribution from the sale of logs off the Tauwhareparae Farms could help Gisborne District Council meet its target to keep rate . . .
TPPA raises lawsuit concern if locals favoured
Fri, Nov 28, 14|1 comment
GISBORNE District Council has been warned it could face being sued by foreign corporations if local companies are favoured for contract work over . . .
Slip slidin' away
Fri, Nov 28, 14|3 comments
Max Bramwell (left) and David Clark stand behind Georgia Hope and Sam Bramwell as Monte Radburn flies off the end of a waterslide down Stafford . . .
Digital plan is to go ahead despite Gigatown defeat
Thu, Nov 27, 14|1 comment
GIGATOWN Gisborne’s digital strategy to improve the economy and living standards of Tairawhiti will still be put in place despite the city’s narrow . . .
Pou installation review starts today
Thu, Nov 27, 14
THE applicants, opposers, councillors and council staff will be interviewed this week as part of a review into how Gisborne District Council handled . . .
Gisborne's Gig hopes dashed
Wed, Nov 26, 14|3 comments
AFTER a 13-month campaign Gisborne's Gigatown hopes tonight fell at the final hurdle, with the town losing out to Dunedin . . .
Fires take off in wind as district dries out
Wed, Nov 26, 14
PEOPLE need to take extreme care when lighting fires as the Gisborne, East Coast and Wairoa district dries up, say rural fire chiefs . . .
IT JUST WASN’T CRICKET
Wed, Nov 26, 14
IF Jeremy Kewley had not heard what former Kiwi Prime Minister Rob Muldoon said about Australian cricketers before he came to Gisborne, he will have . . .
Lifeline for railway
Tue, Nov 25, 14
KIWIRAIL has conditionally agreed to lease the Napier-to-Gisborne rail line to Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, giving the local authority an option to . . .
Safety focus saves trucking company $10,000
Tue, Nov 25, 14|1 comment
A FAMILY-RUN Gisborne trucking company stands to benefit from a $10,000 reduction in yearly costs after ACC noted its safety standards were higher . . .
No more shop talk after 26 years at the counter
Tue, Nov 25, 14|3 comments
AFTER more than 26 years much-loved couple Ken and Connie Beets have sold the Shiralee Dairy and are ready for a well-earned retirement . . .
‘Absolutely right’ to evacuate
Mon, Nov 24, 14
TSUNAMI experts say East Coast residents should not become complacent about evacuation procedures following last Monday’s 6.5-magnitude earthquake . . .
T.A.I.N network rebranded as Violence Free Tairawhiti
Mon, Nov 24, 14
THE Tairawhiti Abuse Intervention Network (T.A.I.N) has a new name and a new co-ordinator based at Barnardos Gisborne . . .
Gigatown supporters urged to seek four more votes
Sat, Nov 22, 14
A FINAL call to arms has been issued to residents to recruit four people each to vote for Gisborne in the Chorus-run Gigatown competition, to help . . .
Try walking a mile in her shoes
Sat, Nov 22, 14
MEN of Gisborne and the East Coast are asked to stand tall in a national campaign against violence towards women . . .
Wetlands proposal on hold
Fri, Nov 21, 14
AN expensive $45 million disinfection process might still be needed for the city’s wastewater if an experiment shows a wetland complex will not work . . .
Awards a tribute to our unsung heroes
Fri, Nov 21, 14
EVERYDAY people doing exceptional things were the toast of the town last night as Gisborne honoured its local heroes . . .
Airport ran at loss under GDC control
Thu, Nov 20, 14|2 comments
THE last time Gisborne’s airport was under council control, ratepayers ended up picking up the bill, Eastland Group chief executive Matt Todd says . . .
Cricket World Cup trophy on tour
Thu, Nov 20, 14
THE Cricket World Cup trophy is making a tour throughout New Zealand visiting 22 centres but this region has been excluded because Gisborne District . . .
YOUNG WARRIORS
Thu, Nov 20, 14
Rutene Road Kindergarten took the stage yesterday, including these five fearsome tongue-pokers, during the third day of the Turanganui Maori Cultural . . .
Votes needed in final push to win Gigatown
Wed, Nov 19, 14|2 comments
PEOPLE are being urged to get online and vote for Gisborne, as the year-long campaign to become the Southern Hemisphere’s first “Gigatown” nears an . . .
‘Take back the airport’
Tue, Nov 18, 14|2 comments
GISBORNE District Council should look at taking back ownership of the airport and having someone else own the new administrative building needed at . . .
No reports of quake damage
Tue, Nov 18, 14
A POWER pole fell over and dropped live lines on to the front lawn of a house in Titoki Place in Elgin just before midday yesterday and firefighters . . .
SHEEP DIP
Tue, Nov 18, 14
A SHEEP on an escape bid had a lucky break after it took a wrong turn and headed into the sea at Makorori. The runaway Romney ewe absconded . . .