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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 . . .
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|1 comment
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 . . .
Gisborne man killed in accident
Mon, Nov 17, 14|5 comments
A GISBORNE man, Stuart Spence, died in a vehicle accident in Dubbo, New South Wales at the weekend . . .
Gigatown Gizzy’s mobile mission
Sat, Nov 15, 14|1 comment
GIGATOWN Gisborne has launched a new initiative to get mobile phones to needy Tairawhiti families . . .
Single entity idea for council assets
Fri, Nov 14, 14|3 comments
A SINGLE commercial entity could be responsible for managing Gisborne District Council’s $100 million-worth of commercial assets, with a challenging . . .
Hockey turf project will be ready for next season
Fri, Nov 14, 14
CONSTRUCTION of the new $1.9 million hockey stadium will begin next week and be finished in time for the start of the new hockey season in April . . .
Are you going to strawberry fair?
Fri, Nov 14, 14
THE annual Strawberry Festival will be back on Saturday, and promises to be a fun family event. The festival will raise money for Hospice Tairawhiti . . .
Developments need to be commercial
Thu, Nov 13, 14|1 comment
GISBORNE District Council’s role is to provide excellent service in infrastructure and consenting processes, says Mayor Meng Foon . . .
A ‘Starr’ is born in Motu reserve
Thu, Nov 13, 14
A MOTU kiwi sanctuary has seen the birth of its first kiwi chick of the year . . .
Airfares to reduce with bigger aircraft fleet
Wed, Nov 12, 14|3 comments
AIRFARES between Gisborne and the nation’s capital could be about $130 cheaper when Air New Zealand completes an upgrade of its entire regional . . .
Eleven medals presented for special service
Wed, Nov 12, 14
RIBALD remarks, big grins and the thumbs-up from fellow veterans greeted the presentation of a special service medal to returned serviceman James . . .
Tears and cheers as efforts pay off
Wed, Nov 12, 14|1 comment
HUGS , tears and joyous cheers erupted at the GigShed as victory was confirmed for Gisborne in the social media section of the giga-contest . . .
GDC working on this project
Tue, Nov 11, 14|2 comments
GISBORNE District Council is actively working on projects that will inform future decision-making in regard to potential expansion of the Gisborne . . .
Large parade planned for opening day
Tue, Nov 11, 14
A HORSEMAN dressed in the uniform of the East Coast Mounted Rifles, who served in World War One, will lead the parade to the opening of C Company . . .
Battle for Gigatown down to the wire
Tue, Nov 11, 14
WITH just hours left for the public to score points for Gisborne’s Gigatown campaign, the town is clinging on to a nerve-wracking lead . . .
TDH ready for any suspected ebola case
Mon, Nov 10, 14
HEALTH authorities say a case of Ebola is extremely unlikely in New Zealand but Tairawhiti District Health (TDH) is ensuring a response plan is in . . .
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
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 . . .
A DOG DAY AFTERNOON
Mon, Nov 17, 14
THE Gisborne Terrier Race Against Time returned on Saturday, bigger and better than ever . . .
FIGHT NIGHT
Sat, Nov 15, 14
THE atmosphere was as explosive as the punches thrown at last night’s sell-out Fight For Life Education Gisborne event . . .
Facing charge of threat to kill in call to Winz
Fri, Nov 14, 14|3 comments
POLICE have charged a 52-year-old man in the wake of an alleged telephone threat yesterday that forced a lock-down of the Winz office building in . . .
Honour guard drilled and ready to recreate ‘the 60’
Fri, Nov 14, 14
THE netball courts at Girls’ High have been turned into a military parade ground in the past 10 days as ‘The 60’ volunteers for the C Company House . . .
‘Leadership needed if potential to be realised’
Thu, Nov 13, 14|8 comments
GISBORNE is failing to develop its enormous potential because of a lack of leadership from the District Council says developer Gary McNabb, who . . .
Master builders off to house Oscars
Thu, Nov 13, 14
TWO Gisborne companies are headed to what some call the “Oscars” of the building world . . .
Our i-Site is rated best by travellers
Thu, Nov 13, 14|1 comment
A TRAVEL website has named the Gisborne i-Site as the best in New Zealand and a German holidaymaker reckons it is the best “in the world” . . .
Giga plan has lasting benefits
Wed, Nov 12, 14|2 comments
A FLOOD of 100,000 tweets in 12 hours yesterday saw Gisborne win a dramatic and vital battle in its bid to become the Southern Hemisphere’s first . . .
Ngati Porou ‘not in negotiation’
Wed, Nov 12, 14|1 comment
AN East Coast iwi says it is a long way from any moves to buy state houses in Gisborne, despite reports to the contrary . . .
Developer is frustrated by GDC’s ‘bureaucracy’
Tue, Nov 11, 14|2 comments
LACK of leadership from Gisborne District Council is hampering the development of Gisborne, says developer David Meban, the man behind the giant . . .
‘Gigatown’ within our reach
Tue, Nov 11, 14
GISBORNE’S army of tweeters face a nervous wait to see if their mammoth efforts have been enough for Gisborne to make a stunning comeback and finish . . .
“BEGIN”
Tue, Nov 11, 14|1 comment
Brains whirred into action at Gisborne Boy’s High School and schools throughout the district as students tackled the first NCEA exams of 2014 . . .
Giga-gains on Twitter
Mon, Nov 10, 14
GISBORNE has made massive gains in its efforts to finish on top of the Gigatown leaderboard and is now just 1.5 percent behind Dunedin in the vital . . .