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Rutene Road mailbox saved
Sat, Jan 31, 15
THE mailbox outside Dunblane Rest Home & Village will live to receive another letter, however, others have ingested their last envelope . . .
Few nasty rates surprises
Sat, Jan 31, 15
MORE than 95 percent of ratepayers will not face a nasty surprise when they get their first bill if a rating option is adopted for the region . . .
Gisborne leg of rail line ‘not viable’
Fri, Jan 30, 15|6 comments
RESTORATION of the railway line between Gisborne and Wairoa is no longer under consideration because it would not be viable, a Hawke’s Bay Regional . . .
No local bowlers in hosted contest
Fri, Jan 30, 15
THE 41st Aotearoa Maori Bowls National Tournament starts in Gisborne in a little over a week and bowlers are divided over whether local players . . .
Blessed rain for some, not all
Thu, Jan 29, 15
THE latest bout of rain has brought a mixed response from the region’s croppers, farmers and grapegrowers . . . for some it was welcome but for . . .
Downside seen in pop-up shops
Thu, Jan 29, 15|1 comment
BRIEF -duration summer “pop-up” retail stores in the Gisborne CBD are increasingly common as a way for entrepreneurs to run profitable businesses . . .
Another postbox for the chop
Thu, Jan 29, 15|2 comments
ANOTHER mailbox outside a retirement facility is about to be axed from Gisborne’s postal collection route by New Zealand Post . . .
Feedback sought on wetlands trial
Wed, Jan 28, 15
GISBORNE District Council wants feedback on an amendment to the disinfection clause in its wastewater treatment plant consent . . .
Army reserve has recruiting clash with seasonal work
Wed, Jan 28, 15
THE New Zealand Army’s reserves are being depleted because of scheduling clashes between the fruit and vegetable picking season and basic training . . .
Father pays tribute to son’s selfless bravery
Tue, Jan 27, 15|11 comments
THE father of the two brothers who lost their lives in the surf at Makorori Beach on Saturday morning has told of his deep pride at the selfless and . . .
Back-to-back ‘first gamefish’
Tue, Jan 27, 15
A WAIROA fishing boat crew reckon they had “something from above keeping an eye on them” when they landed the first gamefish of the season for the . . .
Warriors rise to the challenge
Tue, Jan 27, 15
ROCKY Smyth and Michelle Rennie fought out a ding-dong battle for overall honours in the inaugural Sand Warrior Gisborne beach challenge on Sunday . . .
One dead, second is missing at Makorori
Sat, Jan 24, 15
A YOUNG man has drowned and another young man is missing, presumed drowned, in the surf at Makorori Beach after they got into difficulties while . . .
Hockey naming rights up for bid
Sat, Jan 24, 15
BUSINESSES have the chance to put their names up in lights as Poverty Bay Hockey Association starts offering naming rights and sponsorship deals for . . .
Log yard not the only contributor to plume
Fri, Jan 23, 15
GISBORNE District Council has investigated contamination in the Kopuawhakapata Stream for several months and is well aware of issues above the port . . .
Beach life in Gisborne makes for a Sunsplash
Fri, Jan 23, 15
TWO days down and three to go, the public has been treated to a range of surf and coastal-themed events since Gisborne’s Sunsplash Summer Festival . . .
Future of mailbox still not final says NZ Post
Thu, Jan 22, 15
THE future of the Rutene Road mailbox outside Dunblane Rest Home is still under consideration, says New Zealand Post . . .
RMA reforms ‘right direction’
Thu, Jan 22, 15
GOVERNMENT proposals to change planning rules have received a “cautious welcome” from Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon, who says local efforts to build more . . .
Many deficiencies caused sign to fall — inquest jury
Wed, Jan 21, 15
THE London inquest into the death of former Gisborne man Jacob Marx has criticised betting shop proprietors William Hill for “deficiencies” in the . . .
Twenty years of hanging 10
Wed, Jan 21, 15
CONCEIVED as part of the build-up for the millennium celebrations, the Makorori First Light Longboard Surfing Classic 2015 celebrates its 20th year . . .
‘Changes for the better’ in planning for BW 2015
Tue, Jan 20, 15|4 comments
RHYTHM and Vines organisers say they expect changes for the better after this summer’s mayhem at BW campgrounds . . .
‘Father’ now hall-of-famer
Tue, Jan 20, 15|3 comments
MAREIKURA head coach Matahi Brightwell has been named as one of three inaugural members of the national waka ama Hall of Fame . . .
YouTube stars rock in to Rere ‘treasure’
Tue, Jan 20, 15|2 comments
YOUTUBE superstars drew large crowds to Rere Rockslide yesterday and labelled it a “hidden treasure.” . . .
Research highlights importance of slow-slip drilling off Gisborne
Mon, Jan 19, 15
LATEST research into Japan’s devastating 2008 Tohoku earthquake has underlined the importance of a plan to drill into the sea floor off Gisborne, to . . .
Process change ‘could grind courts to a halt’
Sat, Jan 17, 15|1 comment
A RECENT law change to restorative justice meetings through the court system has been criticised by lawyers, judges and commentators around the . . .
Fatal fire cause to be established
Sat, Jan 17, 15
POST-mortem examinations will confirm the identities of the two elderly people who lost their lives in the Tolaga Bay house fire early yesterday and . . .
'Two beautiful boys in life, now together in death'
Sat, Jan 31, 15
MORE than 1000 mourners gathered inside and outside Campion College hall yesterday to farewell two “real neat kids” . . .
Land development fee is under scrutiny again
Fri, Jan 30, 15
THE development contribution that could raise $8 million over the next 10 years was questioned by some councillors at yesterday’s Future Tairawhiti . . .
Meeting to raise TPPA opposition
Fri, Jan 30, 15|1 comment
A PUBLIC meeting featuring Laila Harre and other speakers opposing the Trans- Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will be held at Kaiti Mall on . . .
Helping to bridge the gap to hospital
Thu, Jan 29, 15|1 comment
BUSINESSMAN Matt Todd does not often get called an angel . . .
Memories of Limerick’s earlier days
Thu, Jan 29, 15|1 comment
FORMER resident of the Limerick homestead Ingrid Coombes, says the house in Lytton Road now being demolished was a “wonderful community hub” and a . . .
Lost brother found
Wed, Jan 28, 15|4 comments
THE PRAYERS of a grieving family were answered yesterday afternoon when a body believed to be that of missing teenager John Wakelin was found in the . . .
Most areas have a good top-up of rain
Wed, Jan 28, 15|1 comment
GOOD rain overnight has given the district’s soil a further top-up, with most areas receiving at least 30mm since yesterday as a warm, moisture-laden . . .
SIGN HERE PLEASE
Wed, Jan 28, 15
Former Gisborne players James Broadhurst (Campion College) and Blade Thomson (Gisborne Boys’ High School) were among the main attractions at a . . .
Call for ‘much stronger warning’ over rockslide
Tue, Jan 27, 15
NEW signs should be placed around the Rere Rockslide after a man drowned there trying to save his son, a coroner says . . .
GDC taking advice ‘very seriously’
Tue, Jan 27, 15
GISBORNE District Council says it will act on new recommendations for additional warning signs at the Rere Rockslide . . .
East Coast Vibes was ‘awesome’
Tue, Jan 27, 15
CLOSE to 4000 reggae, dub and roots fans — almost twice the number as in previous years — braved the heat on Saturday for East Coast Vibes . . .
Council issues notice and halts log yard project
Sat, Jan 24, 15
GISBORNE District Council has issued an abatement notice that has temporarily stopped work on the $12 million upper log yard development at Eastland . . .
Outcry at stream discharge in port
Fri, Jan 23, 15|1 comment
STORMWATER discharges that created a dirty plume in the inner harbour on Wednesday have sparked a complaint to Gisborne District Council and marine . . .
Port is committed to ‘actively addressing’ stormwater run-off
Fri, Jan 23, 15
EASTLAND Group takes its environmental responsibility seriously and strongly believes contamination issues with the Kopuawhakapata Stream are not all . . .
‘Liquid gold’ just in time
Thu, Jan 22, 15
CROPPERS, farmers and people on tank water supplies are celebrating today after Mother Nature delivered good rain just when it was needed overnight . . .
Rain arrives in style, ends 34-day dry run
Thu, Jan 22, 15
THE district finally saw a good dump of rain yesterday, ending a dry run of 34 days in which there had been only 0.6 of a millimetre . . .
‘Foot-in-mouth moment’
Wed, Jan 21, 15|2 comments
EAST Coast MP and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has backtracked from comments insinuating there is an ingrained culture of dole-bludging . . .
Gisborne in the top 10 of summer spots
Wed, Jan 21, 15
GISBORNE remains one of New Zealand’s top 10 beachside holiday locations, according to travel website Wotif . . .
‘SAVE OUR MAILBOX’
Wed, Jan 21, 15|6 comments
Residents of Dunblane Rest Home are calling for the community’s help to keep "their" mailbox. A New Zealand Post mailbox sits roadside at the front of . . .
Common sense and safety gear key to survival
Tue, Jan 20, 15
USE common sense and have the right safety gear available . . . they two key steps that would help reduce the drowning rate in New Zealand, says . . .
One Gisborne person was charged over riot
Tue, Jan 20, 15|1 comment
POLICE have clarified that one of the people arrested during the “riot” on New Year’s Eve at the BW campground in Watson Park is from Gisborne and . . .
An emotional day to bless and reconnect with marae
Mon, Jan 19, 15|1 comment
ANCIENT soot was removed from the ceiling, a new roof and “back-bone” fitted and the corrugated iron walls renovated as part of the restoration of . . .
Pot on the stove started fatal fire
Mon, Jan 19, 15
THE house fire that took the lives of an elderly Blenheim couple living in their son’s home at Tolaga Bay started in the kitchen and was caused by a . . .
‘Nines’ organisers take lead from BW’s ‘blight’
Sat, Jan 17, 15|1 comment
ORGANISERS of this month’s Auckland NRL Nines tournament say the reputation of Gisborne’s BW Summer Festival could continue to be blighted by the . . .