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More investment in EIT
Tue, Oct 21, 14
A $1 MILLION makeover for EIT Tairawhiti’s commercial teaching kitchens will enable higher level hospitality and catering courses to be run here . . .
Next steps towards the hub considered
Tue, Oct 21, 14
THE proponents of a multimillion-dollar sport, recreation and community hub at Waikirikiri Park hope to have new softball facilities up and running . . .
Catering course students to compete on Maori TV
Tue, Oct 21, 14
A MARAE-based catering and cooking programme EIT Tairawhiti tutors took to Te Pahou Marae at Manutuke originally aimed to develop the culinary skills . . .
Students build a whole house while learning
Tue, Oct 21, 14
CARPENTRY students at Te Wananga o Aotearoa are doing a bang-up job . . .
Poverty Bay Show ‘epic’
Mon, Oct 20, 14
THE pop-up-fairground, the bagpipes and the car-boot buffets . . . the 2014 Poverty Bay A&P Show was once again a festive mix of attractions from the . . .
Gisborne shearers well represented in the finals
Mon, Oct 20, 14
WORLD record holder and former Golden Shears champion shearer Dion King showed he still has the winning touch when he claimed his fifth Poverty Bay A . . .
HALT ON HUNTING AT LAKE
Sat, Oct 18, 14
HUNTING in Te Urewera, Lake Waikaremoana has been stopped by the new board looking after the area, at least until the end of the year . . .
School bike project is welcomed
Fri, Oct 17, 14|7 comments
LESS than seven percent of children in Gisborne’s decile one schools have the skills to ride a bicycle, cycling advocates say . . .
Connecting with gangs
Thu, Oct 16, 14|10 comments
“ SMASHING ” gangs head-on is not solving this region’s gang-related problems and Gisborne’s police commander says he is giving his full backing to a . . .
Some tenants take advantage if landlords slow to address issues
Thu, Oct 16, 14|2 comments
BOTH Graham Faulkner of Home Rental Services and LJ Hooker real estate manager George Searle say there is a tendency for owners who manage their own . . .
Cake decorating entries ‘of an exceptional quality’
Thu, Oct 16, 14
A WEALTH of talent in a range of creative areas makes up the iconic Kiwiana section of the home industries at this year’s A&P Show . . .
Waimata welcomed and ‘launched’
Wed, Oct 15, 14|2 comments
THE new harbour tug Waimata was described as a $12 million investment in the bright future of the district when it was officially “launched” in a . . .
It’s official, we’re unofficial
Wed, Oct 15, 14|2 comments
GISBORNE is not an “official” name for the city, says the New Zealand Geographic Board . . .
Gang ‘terrified’ children
Tue, Oct 14, 14|2 comments
A KARAKA Street resident describes a Black Power invasion of his home early last Saturday morning as “terrifying” for young children and teens in the . . .
LeaderBrand not linked to lettuce issue
Tue, Oct 14, 14
NEW Zealand’s largest grower of lettuce says none of its products have been linked to a nationwide outbreak of yersinia pseudotuberculosis . . .
THREE SLEEPS TO GO
Tue, Oct 14, 14|2 comments
The Turbo Boost pulls three “Gs”, spins at 120kmh and stands 40 metres high. In just three days, thrill-seekers will line up by the hundreds for the . . .
Slips hamper efforts to fix closed roads
Mon, Oct 13, 14
CONTRACTORS and engineers are taking a safety-first approach with efforts to re-open three East Coast roads affected by slips and dropouts . . .
Lotto $600,000 win here
Mon, Oct 13, 14
GISBORNE shop House of Gifts lived up to its name when it sold a $600,000 winning Lotto ticket to a lucky customer last week . . .
Tougher exploration conditions proposed
Sat, Oct 11, 14
CONDITIONS governing oil and gas exploration in this district will be stricter than those in Taranaki if the freshwater plan is adopted . . .
Lifestyle ‘ring’ a possible barrier
Fri, Oct 10, 14|1 comment
THE adhoc nature of creating lifestyle blocks has been portrayed as an impediment to good urban development in Gisborne . . .
Council facing struggle to keep rates increase at 2pc
Fri, Oct 10, 14
MEASURED savings in the cost of funding depreciation will have to be made by Gisborne District Council if it is to keep meeting the projected 2 . . .
Supporting those pink buckets
Fri, Oct 10, 14
TODAY and tomorrow is Pink Ribbon Street Appeal weekend . . .
Branding exercise aids health job recruitment
Thu, Oct 9, 14
A NATIONAL shortage of home-grown medical specialists in regional hospitals is being combated here by combining the benefits of the East Coast . . .
Gigatown support ‘burnout’ possible
Thu, Oct 9, 14|1 comment
GISBORNE’s bid to become the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to have one-gigabit-per-second internet needs new volunteers . . .
Large amount of driftwood to be moved
Thu, Oct 9, 14
GISBORNE District Council contractors have started the annual clean-up of the city beaches and there is reported to be a lot of driftwood on the . . .
Expertise the key to halting fraud in NFPs
Wed, Oct 8, 14
POOR governance is undermining the Not for Profit (NFP) sector in the face of significant increases in regulations, competition for funding and the . . .
Fundraiser for injured man’s family
Tue, Oct 21, 14
A FUNDRAISING appeal is under way to help a Kaiti family after the head of their family was severely injured in an incident in their home in Alice . . .
More investment in EIT
Tue, Oct 21, 14
A $1 MILLION makeover for EIT Tairawhiti’s commercial teaching kitchens will enable higher level hospitality and catering courses to be run here . . .
SIX FLEE AS HOME BURNS ABOVE THEM
Mon, Oct 20, 14
SIX people, including a man in a wheelchair, had to flee their home in Stout Street on Saturday night when fire broke out in the upper storey of . . .
Mead and Dice take title
Mon, Oct 20, 14
TE KARAKA dog triallist Rod Mead and his maiden dog Dice took out the Tux dog trial championship in a tight final at the Poverty Bay A and P Show on . . .
The running of the shepherds
Mon, Oct 20, 14
Pamplona has the running of the bulls . . . in Gisborne we have the Shepherd’s Challenge. One of the most anticipated highlights of the Poverty Bay . . .
Chase ends in gorge as police catch fugitive
Sat, Oct 18, 14
A NAPIER man who escaped from the Gisborne police station yesterday morning was recaptured in the Waioeka Gorge after he had allegedly taken a car . . .
Man dies after boat capsizes at Mahia
Fri, Oct 17, 14
POLICE are still piecing together the circumstances of a boating tragedy at Mahia yesterday. A man died when a small boat with four on board . . .
Rent not paid, flat a shambles
Thu, Oct 16, 14|1 comment
THE stench from a neighbouring apartment became so bad that a tenant concerned about her baby’s health peered through the window of the vacated . . .
Apple-growing initiative is a first for Wairoa
Thu, Oct 16, 14
CEDENCO Foods Ltd has a new crop initiative under way to provide the raw material for apple paste for domestic and export markets . . .
Wairoa council boilover
Wed, Oct 15, 14|1 comment
TENSIONS simmered then boiled over yesterday as Wairoa district councillors dealt with the ramifications of their “extraordinary” meetings last . . .
Another arrest for Elgin violence
Wed, Oct 15, 14
POLICE have arrested and charged a man in relation to a gang-related incident in Elgin on Friday night that they believe sparked a second incident . . .
OPERATION ‘GIGBORNE’
Wed, Oct 15, 14
GISBORNE became “Gigborne” overnight when the gigatown army went to town on an undercover operation . . .
BW Festival’s BYO reinstated
Tue, Oct 14, 14
SUMMER festival-goers are claiming victory as Gisborne’s biggest camping event has done an about-turn on taking alcohol on to the site . . .
Be on lookout for rooks in rural areas
Tue, Oct 14, 14
A CONTROL programme will target the rook population in Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne District Council pest control staff want rural people here to keep an . . .
Missing hunter found injured in farm shed
Mon, Oct 13, 14
A HUNTER overdue on a hunting trip in the Motu area was found by searchers last night with a head injury and airlifted to hospital by a rescue . . .
When is it not freedom camping?
Mon, Oct 13, 14
A SIMPLE misunderstanding over the term “freedom camping” is behind the current local controversy over the activity, says New Zealand Motor . . .
PRECIOUS PET SAVED
Mon, Oct 13, 14
It was a trapped cat story with a happy ending on Saturday morning when four-month-old Kargie was rescued from the fronds of a Phoenix palm on a . . .
Majority back no BYO policy at BW
Sat, Oct 11, 14
MORE than half of the people who responded to The Herald web poll this week support the decision to stop BYO drinking at most BW Summer Festival . . .
Plan for $3 mill Kaiti hub
Fri, Oct 10, 14|1 comment
A GROUP behind a proposal to create a multimillion-dollar sport and recreation hub in Kaiti says it could transform community life “over the bridge” . . .
CEO suggests close Peel Street toilets
Fri, Oct 10, 14|5 comments
THE fate of the much- criticised Peel Street toilets could be decided soon and District Council chief executive Judy Campbell believes they should be . . .
Ready to roll
Fri, Oct 10, 14|2 comments
The Davey family is excited about the new Wainui Cycleway and Walkway, which is nearly complete. The Daveys live in the Sponge Bay subdivision . . .
Stranded man and two boys plucked from lake shoreline
Thu, Oct 9, 14
A MAN and two young boys were rescued from the shores of Lake Waikareiti late yesterday afternoon after they got into difficulties while trying to . . .
Conservation meeting on strategies
Thu, Oct 9, 14
THE public is invited to an East Coast Hawke’s Bay Conservation Board meeting in Gisborne tomorrow to plan strategic direction . . .
Maori told to put halt to family violence ‘tragedy’
Wed, Oct 8, 14|3 comments
AN impassioned plea has been made for Maori to address family violence . . .