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Class action seeks Psa compo
Tue, Sep 30, 14
GISBORNE growers could join a class action against the Government, seeking compensation, if they can prove they suffered financial losses from the . . .
Gisborne cowboy rides to win
Tue, Sep 30, 14
GISBORNE’S Fraser Babbington buried the hopes of Australian cowboys last week on a big bad bull named Gangnam Style . . .
More than a half tonne of rubbish cleaned off beach
Tue, Sep 30, 14
GISBORNE motorhome and caravan owners gave Pouawa Beach a spring-clean last weekend . . .
Gigatown bid takes off
Mon, Sep 29, 14
A FRENZY of Twitter activity over the weekend has seen Gisborne move from fourth to first place in a vital section of the Chorus-run Gigatown . . .
Peanut reunited after four years
Mon, Sep 29, 14
THE amazing story of a cat that travelled more than 200 kilometres and turned up at the Gisborne SPCA after going missing four years earlier has come . . .
It was mayhem in the wrestling ring
Mon, Sep 29, 14
THE pillar slammings, the cross-ring catapults and the cartoon villainy . . . House of Breakthrough’s American-style wrestling championship was a . . .
Tourism is placed to ‘back up the faith’
Sat, Sep 27, 14
THE Regional Tourism Organisation says it is well-placed to back-up the faith the region’s new economic development agency is placing in tourism . . .
Exhibition based on the stories of Te Arai
Sat, Sep 27, 14
AN exhibition of stories and images centred on the cultural, historical, environmental, recreational and spiritual significance of Te Arai River to . . .
Council will keep close eye on the halted well
Fri, Sep 26, 14
DRILLING work at an exploratory well inland from Gisborne is not finished yet and, until it is, full environmental monitoring will continue, Gisborne . . .
Spill means drivers urged to take care
Fri, Sep 26, 14
DRIVERS are urged to take special care on the roads following the spill of a large amount of an oily substance this morning . . .
Support for Tokomaru wharf in 10-year plan
Thu, Sep 25, 14
A $3.2 MILLION project to restore the Tokomaru Bay wharf has taken a step forward with Gisborne District councillors agreeing to develop a memorandum . . .
Heartbreak Hill
Wed, Sep 24, 14
A HOUSE in Hill Road on Ballance Street Hill has started to tear apart under attack by a large land subsidence while two other neighbouring homes are . . .
History tour of who, what, when, where
Wed, Sep 24, 14
A BUS tour with Historic Places Tairawhiti will answer any questions about early contact here between Christians and Maori . . .
Storm smashes through district
Tue, Sep 23, 14
STRONG cold gusts of between 80 and 137kmh tore through the Gisborne, Wairoa and East Coast district, damaging roofs, toppling trees and cutting . . .
Main street will be only place for ‘legal highs’
Tue, Sep 23, 14
THE city centre has been confirmed, reluctantly, as the only authorised location in future for selling psychoactive substances — although many . . .
Revising vision and values not ‘easy’
Tue, Sep 23, 14
PROPOSED values suggested by staff for inclusion in Gisborne District Council’s long- term plan sparked a debate that resulted in two councillors . . .
Tolley delighted to be back
Mon, Sep 22, 14|1 comment
RE-ELECTED for her fourth term as MP for East Coast, Cabinet Minister Anne Tolley is delighted by the “fantastic” support she has received throughout . . .
Whaitiri rides Labour’s Maori seat resurgence
Mon, Sep 22, 14
MEKA Whaitiri, re-elected in Ikaroa Rawhiti, was one of the few Labour MPs who could celebrate on Saturday night with the party now holding six of . . .
New manager for Fish and Game
Sat, Sep 20, 14
WETLAND restoration and the protection of bird-life are expected to be high on the agenda of the new man selected to head up Fish and Game’s field . . .
Nod for $3.5m upgrade
Fri, Sep 19, 14|2 comments
PLEAS for the larger of two extension plans for the H. B. Williams Memorial Library failed yesterday as Gisborne District Council debated two options . . .
Sun to shine from a new location
Fri, Sep 19, 14|1 comment
THE 1925 brick woolstore building near the Grey Street-Awapuni Road corner will soon be home to Gisborne craft beer makers Sunshine Brewery . . .
Educating next generation of voters
Fri, Sep 19, 14
SEVEN Gisborne schools and more than 700 students have voted for who they want to govern New Zealand . . .
Rail group angry over timing of wagons sale
Thu, Sep 18, 14|1 comment
INVESTORS in the shortline company trying to get the lease of the railway line from Napier to Gisborne are unhappy that KiwiRail is selling its . . .
Where you can vote on Saturday
Thu, Sep 18, 14
ADVANCED voting remains open to those who wish to vote before polling day on Saturday . . .
Gisborne makes Gigatown finals for fastest internet
Wed, Sep 17, 14
GISBORNE has beaten 45 other New Zealand towns to make the final five in the Chorus-run Gigatown competition to win the fastest internet in the . . .
Call for Kaiti to unite over Winz closure claim
Wed, Sep 17, 14|6 comments
A PROTEST against the possible closing of a Gisborne Work and Income office will be held at Kaiti Mall on Friday . . .
Little playhouse speaking for the young ones of Te Aka Ora
Tue, Sep 30, 14
A LITTLE house built by people with big hearts and an all-of-community vision was donated yesterday to toddlers of teen mums staying at Te Aka Ora . . .
Her winning story is a school resource
Tue, Sep 30, 14
MOSS Patea-Taylor dreams of winning equestrian gold at the Olympics. But for now, the talented 10-year-old is quite happy being the national winner . . .
Endoscopy suite opened
Mon, Sep 29, 14
A SPOT of joshing over the fibre optic colonoscope used for large bowel examinations was only to be expected at the opening of the new Day of Surgery . . .
Celebrating 25 years of harvest
Mon, Sep 29, 14
A QUARTER of a century has passed since Gisborne couple Brian and Irene Shanks opened the Harvest Cider plant . . .
Achievements of youth celebrated
Sat, Sep 27, 14|1 comment
A SELLOUT crowd of 200 came together to celebrate and support 26 finalists at the Tairawhiti Youth Awards last night — and raised the roof when . . .
Wave of goodness goes on at checkout
Sat, Sep 27, 14
A WAVE of kindness sweeping over Gisborne had another surge this week when Amy Karaka was in the queue to pay for her shopping at Pak’n Save . . .
What caused the slip?
Fri, Sep 26, 14|2 comments
THREE families are still unable to return to their damaged homes on the Ballance Street hill, as they remain threatened by a large earth slip . . . . .
Ways to get buy-in to city governance
Fri, Sep 26, 14
SOME community leaders say more “buy-in” could be created here if Gisborne was run along similar lines to a city in the United States . . .
Leaders want an answer
Thu, Sep 25, 14|4 comments
THE future of the Gisborne to Napier rail line is still up in the air and city leaders are calling for action . . .
Trust views fruits of donor generosity
Thu, Sep 25, 14
WAR Memorial Theatre Gisborne Trust rounded off its 2014 annual meeting by viewing progress on the multimillion-dollar project . . .
BW Festival’s case for liquor licence
Wed, Sep 24, 14
THE BW Summer Festival seems certain to gain a special liquor licence after an application was presented to Gisborne District Licensing Committee . . .
One of the few free things in life
Wed, Sep 24, 14
MANY people are unaware that Justices of the Peace work entirely for free, says Gisborne JP Kerry Jones . . .
Land slump forces the evacuation of houses
Tue, Sep 23, 14|2 comments
THREE houses near the top of Hill Road, off the top of Ballance Street in Whataupoko, have been evacuated at the direction of Gisborne District . . .
Bylaws will be enforced
Tue, Sep 23, 14
ANY bylaws passed by Gisborne District Council will be enforced, chief executive Judy Campbell said as the council approved amendments to its public . . .
No MP in Gisborne
Mon, Sep 22, 14|6 comments
GISBORNE has no resident MP after Saturday night’s National rout. After 11 years as an MP, Labour’s Moana Mackey is now out of Parliament after she . . .
Mackey’s seat lost off the list
Mon, Sep 22, 14|1 comment
THE 11-year parliamentary career of Labour’s Moana Mackey is over . . .
Tolley and Whaitiri secure East Coast seats
Mon, Sep 22, 14|1 comment
AFTER 11 years as an MP the Labour Party’s Moana Mackey is now out of Parliament after she failed to win the East Coast seat, and at 24.69 percent . . .
What happened to Rapata?
Sat, Sep 20, 14
COLD case investigations by police into the disappearance of a Gisborne teenager in 1992 have produced no new leads and the matter is to be referred . . .
Arsonist strikes twice within a short distance
Fri, Sep 19, 14
AN ARSONIST targeted the changing rooms and gear storage shed at the Oval in Stanley Road last night and police have appealed for public help to . . .
Road Pirates ride now a memorial for a little boy
Fri, Sep 19, 14
THE Gisborne Road Pirates motorcycle club will ride in memory of six-year-old Hayden Miller tomorrow and once again in support of Planet Sunshine at . . .
Occasion to remember
Thu, Sep 18, 14|1 comment
THOUSANDS of people are expected at the ceremonial opening of C Company House next to Tairawhiti Museum in mid-November, with a parade and concert . . .
Co-operation reduces need for re-trials
Thu, Sep 18, 14
COURT cases are going to retrial less often in Gisborne than around the rest of the country but some cases have still cost taxpayers upwards of $8000 . . .
Waitangi well plugged
Wed, Sep 17, 14|2 comments
EXPLORATION company TAG Oil has plugged and abandoned a well inland of Gisborne but not given up on it forever . . .
Boy’s mum is happy with the outcome
Wed, Sep 17, 14
THE boys involved in an after-school incident in Kaiti on Monday afternoon have made up and the family of the injured boy say they are happy with the . . .