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More funding needed in efforts to curb violence
Tue, Mar 31, 15
WITH the rate of domestic violence the worst in New Zealand, a community organisation set up here to help men get help says it has just three . . .
Plan for a store/cafe as tourism felt at Motu
Tue, Mar 31, 15
THE biggest problems at Matawai and Motu were the conditions of the roads and a rubbish recycling area that was not easily accessible, a Gisborne . . .
Fire sense shown by most of the public
Tue, Mar 31, 15
PRINCIPAL rural fire officer Richard Steele has praised the public for the common sense most people showed during the fire restriction season in this . . .
Sewage into stream
Mon, Mar 30, 15
WARNING signs have been erected at Wainui Beach following a sewage discharge into the Wainui Stream yesterday . . .
Special Anzac service hour earlier
Mon, Mar 30, 15
THE civic service for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings will start an hour ahead of the traditional time at 8.30am . . .
Winner again but how does he do it . . . ?
Mon, Mar 30, 15
IT WAS not the first time Mahia identity Merv Goodley has won the Classic Hits Bushmere Arms Giant Pumpkin Competition but this year he did produce . . .
Hidden hives, no rates
Sat, Mar 28, 15|1 comment
BEEHIVES collecting manuka honey have been put on properties without the knowledge of the owners in what was described at the District Council’s . . .
Camping bylaw has to be right
Thu, Mar 26, 15
THE first steps to creating a freedom camping bylaw in Gisborne are under way but those responsible for drawing up regulations are warning there . . .
Trophy queen of the gardening circle awards
Thu, Mar 26, 15
TAKING home more than two-thirds of the awards at the Poverty Bay Gardening Circle prizegiving this month is not bad, especially when you are 88 . . .
Rail line dead says Mayor
Wed, Mar 25, 15|2 comments
THE Napier to Gisborne rail line is dead and efforts must now focus on keeping the rail corridor for other uses such as a cycle trail, Mayor Meng . . .
Rock Wife needs your support
Wed, Mar 25, 15
Gisborne’s own rocker wife is through to the semifinals of a national radio competition today and she needs the city’s help to win . . .
Maori memorials wanted on hill
Wed, Mar 25, 15|1 comment
A CALL for greater recognition of Maori tipuna when replanting takes place on Titirangi/Kaiti Hill was made at yesterday’s long-term plan . . .
Congested port access
Tue, Mar 24, 15
CONGESTION on Wainui Road from the Gladstone Road Bridge to the Rakaiatane port road turn-off is creating risk, particularly for cyclists, the . . .
Gisborne raises $15,000 for melanoma
Tue, Mar 24, 15
DESPITE the intervention of Cyclone Pam Gisborne still contributed more than $15,000 towards jet skiers who travelled from Napier to Turanga to raise . . .
Top pick of the pumpkin patch will be revealed
Tue, Mar 24, 15
GIANT pumpkins growing quietly in gardens around Gisborne are not big enough to take Cinderella to the ball but they just might be big enough to take . . .
Ten-year roading plan to see nearly $400 million invested
Mon, Mar 23, 15|1 comment
A DRAFT regional land transport plan for the next 10 years seeks to balance the competing need of users ranging from drivers of heavy vehicles to . . .
‘Stormy start’ for museum director but exciting challenges lie ahead
Mon, Mar 23, 15
WARS and distasters. Quakes and conflicts. As a historian, much of Eloise Wallace’s career has involved some of the more dramatic aspects of life, so . . .
Kaiti Hill tree harvest will begin on Monday
Sat, Mar 21, 15|1 comment
GISBORNE District Council will invest $1.3 million over the next three years on replantating and revitalising Titirangi Reserve (Kaiti Hill) . . .
Waimata keeps issues alive
Fri, Mar 20, 15
THE three main issues over the past year for people living in the Waimata area have been the road surface, people dumping rubbish illegally in the . . .
Wages are paid to HarvestPro’s staff
Fri, Mar 20, 15
THE Gisborne workers caught up in the lock-down of the forestry contractor HarvestPro were paid this week . . .
Waikanae lifesavers to build $1.8m clubrooms
Thu, Mar 19, 15|2 comments
A RESOURCE consent application has been lodged to build a new Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club building costing nearly $2 million . . .
Unsung heroes filled with pride
Thu, Mar 19, 15|2 comments
TEARS and laughter marked this year’s edition of the Tu Whanau Pride Awards at Gisborne Boys’ High School . . .
Leading the way with no food waste
Thu, Mar 19, 15
THE average Kiwi household sends 79kg of food waste a year to landfills — a total of $872 million that New Zealanders spend on food that is not . . .
Confusion here but industry is in ‘good shape’
Wed, Mar 18, 15
THE reaction to the collapse of HarvestPro from forestry owners here and Eastland Wood Council has been disappointment and sadness . . .
Historic tree poses threat to church
Wed, Mar 18, 15
A HISTORIC 99-year-old oak tree at Waerenga-a-Hika could face the chop — or at least a shave — because it threatens to crush the adjacent . . .
District prepared, got off lightly from storm
Tue, Mar 17, 15
GISBORNE and the East Coast were spared significant damage from heavy rain, large seas and extreme winds as Pam passed by yesterday and many people . . .
Fine-tuning methods to extract frozen methane
Tue, Mar 31, 15|1 comment
SCIENTISTS say New Zealand’s largest concentration of “frozen methane” off the Poverty Bay coast could meet the country’s energy needs for 100 years . . .
DON’T SWIM
Tue, Mar 31, 15
AN inspection of the Steele Road sewer pump station by council contractors led to the discharge of wastewater to the Wainui Stream on Sunday . . .
Rail protest ‘memorial march’
Mon, Mar 30, 15|1 comment
IT was a small protest march on Saturday but there will be another hopefully bigger one in five to six weeks as the fight to save the Gisborne-Napier . . .
Poppies growing on busy needles
Mon, Mar 30, 15
THE battalions of Anzac Day poppy craftswomen who stuck to their knitting over the past few months have created hundreds of knitted, crocheted and . . .
Congested road is ‘a shambles’
Sat, Mar 28, 15|1 comment
RESIDENTS of Ryman Healthcare’s Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village have again asked Gisborne District Council to widen Gwyneth Place . . .
‘Culture of arrogance’
Thu, Mar 26, 15|2 comments
DISTRICT Council planners were accused of having a culture of arrogance and lacking leadership by a group of consultants who spoke to the . . .
Sacrificed their locks for a cure
Thu, Mar 26, 15|1 comment
BALD is beautiful. Farmers customers were taken by surprise when they walked through the store’s Gladstone Road entrance yesterday morning to see . . .
Biggest Easter egg hunt . . . ever
Thu, Mar 26, 15|1 comment
The Easter bunny has a busy Easter weekend ahead to hide more than 5000 chocolate eggs in preparation for the city’s biggest-ever egg hunt . . .
London St looks to reap fruit of efforts
Wed, Mar 25, 15|1 comment
A PLOT is afoot in Kaiti . . .
St John thanks Williams family
Wed, Mar 25, 15
THE Williams family has been recognised and thanked by the Order of St John for its financial support over many years with a special “Priory Vote of . . .
March on Saturday to support rail
Wed, Mar 25, 15
THE Gisborne to Napier rail line was severely damaged by a weather bomb three years ago today, and the line and its future is still hanging . . .
Strong call for second stage river protection
Tue, Mar 24, 15
A CALL has been made for Gisborne District Council to get on with the second stage of the Waiapu River flood control scheme as soon as possible . . .
Increase in waste from campers
Tue, Mar 24, 15|1 comment
THE Gisborne district has less than half the capacity needed to deal with the amount of human waste generated by a huge rise in “freedom” camping . . .
Road worker injured as truck struggles to stop
Mon, Mar 23, 15|1 comment
POLICE and WorkSafe NZ have an inquiry under way into a truck accident near Morere on Saturday morning in which a stop-go operator at a roadworks . . .
Hunter takes on bikini babes
Mon, Mar 23, 15|1 comment
ONE Gisborne wife could be crowned the biggest rocker in New Zealand, or at least on the RockFM website, after making the final eight in a nationwide . . .
Review will tackle truck safety issue
Sat, Mar 21, 15|2 comments
THE ongoing issue of truck rollovers and lost loads, particularly with log trucks, will be considered by a multi- agency working party that will try . . .
Kayakers in heavy surf assisted by lifeguards
Fri, Mar 20, 15
THREE boys in kayaks were helped ashore through treacherous surf at The Cut yesterday . . .
Bus stop restricts boat parks
Fri, Mar 20, 15|2 comments
THE appearance this week of a new bus stop close to the Gisborne boat ramp is upsetting boat owners here . . .
Forty years cemented in construction
Fri, Mar 20, 15|1 comment
THEIR grandfather Hugh bought the business in 1929. His son Bernie bought it from him . . .
Bid to convert parts of rail to road, bypassing Devil’s Elbow
Thu, Mar 19, 15|2 comments
NAPIER — Sections of the mothballed Napier-Gisborne rail line should be converted to highway to cut travel time and improve safety on the road . . .
Finding hope for Vanuatu
Thu, Mar 19, 15
A MISSION to raise funds to help build classrooms for a school in a Vanuatu village has a change of focus in the wake of devastation caused by . . .
Top of the cape hardest hit
Wed, Mar 18, 15
TE ARAROA was definitely the worst-affected in this district by the passage of ex-tropical Cyclone Pam, with the airstrip hardest hit, says GDC . . .
Union concerned over re-tendering contracts
Wed, Mar 18, 15
SHORT-term roading contracts cause lack of surety, which has a particular impact for workers in areas like Gisborne, says one of the unions . . .
‘Shell-shocked’ 60 staff lose their forestry jobs
Wed, Mar 18, 15
AT least 60 Gisborne-East Coast forestry workers have lost their jobs as harvesting contracting company HarvestPro is caught up in the financial . . .