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First rays shared in remembrance
Sat, Apr 25, 15
THERE were tears, pictures held of relatives lost in the World Wars, and shared stories of fallen family members today at one of the biggest dawn . . .
Budget education cuts criticised
Sat, Apr 25, 15
HUNDREDS of people are missing out on vital education here because of government cuts of more than $2 million affecting Eastern Institute of . . .
First NZ woman who qualified for combat
Fri, Apr 24, 15
GISBORNE woman and former soldier Su Gingles was ready for combat back in 1978 — but the army appeared not to be ready for her . . .
Reynolds Hall ready to reopen
Fri, Apr 24, 15|1 comment
TOLAGA Bay is in major celebration mode this weekend as it joins together to commemorate soldiers lost in war and celebrates the renovation of the . . .
Concert performance to open new theatre
Thu, Apr 23, 15
THREE centres in New Zealand, and several in Australia, will stage concert performances of The Armed Man — composer Karl Jenkins’ modern mass to . . .
Eating district’s food not simple
Thu, Apr 23, 15
EATING food only from within 200 kilometres of Gisborne for a month might sound easy but one Gisborne woman has found it is not as simple as it . . .
Pistol club bites bullet
Wed, Apr 22, 15
GISBORNE Pistol Club — forced to move location because of residential development — will be granted up to $10,000 by Gisborne District Council to . . .
Exempt businesses offer Anzac service
Wed, Apr 22, 15
THOUGH trading is limited on Anzac Day, a Gisborne man says he hopes people will support businesses that are allowed to open their doors . . .
Crosses and poppies Makauri’s tribute
Wed, Apr 22, 15
THIRTY white crosses and 1000 poppies were planted at Makauri School yesterday in recognition of 30 New Zealand soldiers who died during World War 1 . . .
Worker injured by falling tree, air rescue tricky
Tue, Apr 21, 15
A FORESTRY worker is in a serious condition in intensive care at Gisborne Hospital after he was struck by a falling tree yesterday in a forest inland . . .
Long service to civil defence by ‘special people’ honoured
Tue, Apr 21, 15
GISBORNE has been one of the exemplars of community management and resilience in civil defence and emergency management in New Zealand, says Sarah . . .
Gisborne ‘low-need’ in social housing ratings
Mon, Apr 20, 15|1 comment
GISBORNE has been allocated a low-priority status on the Government’s new schedule of “purchasing intentions” for social housing . . .
Making an impact
Mon, Apr 20, 15
SOFTBALL Strikes Back — a collaborative initiative between Tairawhiti Softball Association and Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti — has won the Community . . .
TPP resolution to be revisited
Sat, Apr 18, 15|4 comments
GISBORNE District Council will consider a 12-point resolution that sets conditions for the Government to conclude an “acceptable” Trans-Pacific . . .
Continuing ‘highly effective curriculum’ at Makaraka School
Sat, Apr 18, 15
JUST a year after taking up the post, Makaraka School principal Hayden Swann has received a glowing report card from the Education Review Office . . .
HarvestPro fallout continues
Fri, Apr 17, 15
THE demise of HarvestPro has impacted on the Gisborne forestry sector but most of the fallout has been in Northland, where the company operated more . . .
Port wall repair to start this month
Fri, Apr 17, 15
REPAIRS to the surge-damaged section of the river training wall at the port will commence within the next 10 days and will take up to two weeks to . . .
Pultron head to join PM on trade mission
Fri, Apr 17, 15
JUST days after Prime Minister John Key held up Gisborne company Pultron as an example of New Zealand companies succeeding in innovation and overseas . . .
Mahia tipped for rocket launch
Thu, Apr 16, 15
A KIWI -founded rocket company is eyeing a remote location on the Mahia Peninsula as a possible launch base for getting international satellites into . . .
Makauri water aquifer level raises concern
Thu, Apr 16, 15
THE water level of the Makauri aquifer is failing to replenish back to 100 percent and is “a worry for everyone”, especially those in need of . . .
An unhappy child ‘much better than no child ... ’
Wed, Apr 15, 15
A GISBORNE mother who has nursed her daughter through seven years of significant illness, which developed before her childhood immunisation, fully . . .
‘Easy to keep them safe’
Wed, Apr 15, 15
CATHY Houlihan has seen first-hand the worst-case scenario when people don’t get vaccinated . . .
WALKWAY STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE
Wed, Apr 15, 15
Bricklayers John MacDougall and Jimmy Lawrence are building a curved wall at the beach end of Roberts Road. The wall is a feature of the Waikanae . . .
March house sales boom
Tue, Apr 14, 15
GISBORNE’s residential property market took off in March with 61 sales — a 73 percent increase on the same month last year . . .
New path an echo of the way it was
Tue, Apr 14, 15|1 comment
A PATH that swept around the base of the mound the Cenotaph stands on, as depicted in a 1927 photograph, will be brought back to life but with some . . .
Gisborne designer changes the rules
Tue, Apr 14, 15
WHEN Australian rules football club St Kilda trots into Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on Anzac Day, players will wear team tops known as ‘‘guernseys” . . .
Ready to remember
Fri, Apr 24, 15
THE culmination of two huge projects representing more than $10 million will be celebrated in Gisborne this weekend. . . .
Was a living soldier’s name on a cenotaph?
Fri, Apr 24, 15|1 comment
A MAORI war veteran who might have been thought dead prematurely and a collection of lost war medals are this year’s Anzac Day mysteries . . .
Still push to keep rail
Thu, Apr 23, 15
RAIL supporters remain positive that Hawke’s Bay Regional Council can still get a lease for the mothballed Gisborne to Napier rail line, while other . . .
Anzac Day clean-up to honour the fallen
Thu, Apr 23, 15|1 comment
FOR one Gisborne business owner, a communal rubbish clean-up is the perfect way to commemorate the Anzac centenary and he is prepared to give away . . .
Runway renewal work completed
Thu, Apr 23, 15
CONTRACTORS this week laid down the last of 40,000 square metres of asphalt needed to complete a multimillion-dollar re-seal of Gisborne Airport’s . . .
TDH staff lead way for flu jabs
Wed, Apr 22, 15
STAFF at Tairawhiti District Health know that keeping vulnerable patients safe is their highest priority . . .
Stupid abuse distresses fire victims
Wed, Apr 22, 15
THE tenants of the fire-damaged Moko Store in Gladstone Road have been subjected to considerable abuse since the fire and they are angry about it . . .
Heartbreak as they quit their home
Tue, Apr 21, 15
A WALLIS Road couple will leave Gisborne because land stability issues have forced them out of their home — issues they claim were caused by poor . . .
Hughes one of final four in a leadership race for the Greens
Tue, Apr 21, 15
NOMINEES for the position of male co-leader of the Green Party have been finalised and Gisborne man Gareth Hughes is one of the four . . .
Drug charges reflect rising demand for ‘P’
Mon, Apr 20, 15
SIX cases of methamphetamine offending called on the same day in Gisborne District Court but not related, show this region as much as any other is . . .
Boost for final stages of church restoration
Mon, Apr 20, 15
A $38,500 DONATION from Eastern and Central Community Trust is almost enough to complete finishing touches to the restoration of the Toko Toru Tapu . . .
Te Hapara dairy hit by arsonist
Mon, Apr 20, 15
A FIRE that extensively damaged a section of the Moko Store at the Gladstone Road-Collins Street corner on Saturday night is being treated as arson . . .
Trade Me figures show optimism for our property market
Sat, Apr 18, 15
GISBORNE property owners remain optimistic about the strength of the market despite Quotable Value NZ’s downgrading of values in the district . . .
Council owes residents apology over sculpture
Fri, Apr 17, 15|10 comments
HARBOURVIEW residents who will overlook a large sculpture called Hawaiki Turanga at the mouth of Waikanae Stream deserve an apology, Gisborne . . .
Investigation to find why pump alarm removed
Fri, Apr 17, 15
WHY a warning alarm had been removed from the Steele Road pump station will be part of a major investigation into the sewage overflow into the Wainui . . .
POPPY DAY
Fri, Apr 17, 15
RSA volunteer Audrey Pratt in a sea of red poppies that were available by donation on the streets of Gisborne today. Every year, volunteers are on . . .
Lower winter air fares
Thu, Apr 16, 15
LOWER winter airfares from Gisborne Airport could be in the offing, Air New Zealand has revealed . . .
Horouta kura the new school to be built in Gisborne
Thu, Apr 16, 15|1 comment
TE KURA Kaupapa Maori o Horouta Wananga students will soon have a school of their own . . .
SWELL DAMAGES PORT RIVER WALL
Thu, Apr 16, 15
HEAVY swells have damaged part of the wall that separates the harbour from the Turanganui River, and boaties and other river users have been urged to . . .
New Maori school for Gisborne in two years
Wed, Apr 15, 15
ONE of three new kura kaupapa Maori schools to be built around the country, will be up and running in the Gisborne region by 2017 . . .
Final week to make a submission on council long-term 10-yr plan
Wed, Apr 15, 15
IT IS the last week to have a say on Gisborne District Council’s 10-year Long Term Plan . . .
Need for more businesses like Pultron — Key
Wed, Apr 15, 15
PRIME MINISTER John Key yesterday held up Gisborne manufacturer Pultron as a prime example of how Kiwis can succeed in innovation and overseas trade . . .
Grandma could not believe her luck
Tue, Apr 14, 15|1 comment
A GISBORNE grandmother could not believe her eyes when she realised she had won $100,000 in Lotto’s Easter promotion . . .
Strong call for reticulation at Te Araroa
Tue, Apr 14, 15
A STRONG call was made for a reticulated household water supply for the Te Araroa township at the Gisborne District Council long-term plan community . . .