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Smokefree in town
Wed, Mar 4, 15|1 comment
MOVES to make the Gisborne CBD and other township centres in the region smokefree and to “denormalise” smoking are under way at Tairawhiti District . . .
Visitors spent big in 2014
Wed, Mar 4, 15
IT was a “bumper” 2014 for tourism with a large increase in visitors spending $75 million in the district, new statistics confirm . . .
Youth trapped in tractor roll at Manutuke
Wed, Mar 4, 15
A TEENAGE tractor driver was taken to Gisborne Hospital, then flown to Hamilton by the Waikato rescue helicopter yesterday after a machine he was . . .
Million-dollar facelift
Tue, Mar 3, 15|1 comment
WORK began on the long-awaited one-kilometre Waikanae to Midway walkway this morning . . .
Summer has promise of more fine weather
Tue, Mar 3, 15
THE sunshine yesterday signalled that summer is not over yet and more of the same is on the way . . .
Family ‘humbled’ by all the support
Tue, Mar 3, 15|1 comment
THE family of Malaysian man Kuan Loon Loh say they have been “very humbled” by the support they received in the wake of the tragic drowning of their . . .
TDH now clawing back $2m deficit after ‘hell’ month
Mon, Mar 2, 15
CONFIDENCE remains high that Tairawhiti District Health’s financial situation will improve after “a month from hell” pushed the board out to a . . .
Awareness week to focus on foster care
Mon, Mar 2, 15
IT’S Foster Care Awareness Week —celebrating the contribution of carers in New Zealand . . .
Daring cliff-face rescue
Sat, Feb 28, 15|1 comment
THE SAR volunteer reached out his hand, the stranded young German tourist reached back and when their hands touched in near-zero visibility, he said . . .
Cliff-face rescue on Hikurangi
Fri, Feb 27, 15
A SEARCH and rescue team braved treacherous terrain late yesterday afternoon to rescue a stranded teenage German tourist trapped on Mount Hikurangi . . .
Woman escapes house with moments to spare
Fri, Feb 27, 15
A WOMAN at a house in Matthews Road in Kaiti was moments away from being overcome by smoke last night when an unattended pot of oil caught alight and . . .
BLACK STICKS ON OUR TURF
Fri, Feb 27, 15|3 comments
GISBORNE’S new hockey facility has a chance to roll out the “blue carpet” for the Black Sticks and Argentina women’s hockey teams, and host the . . .
Delays blamed for poor UFB numbers
Thu, Feb 26, 15|1 comment
JUST 162 people and businesses here have taken up the option of connecting to ultra fast broadband (UFB) and one local internet provider says it is . . .
Grounded R44 choppers in Gisborne are back in the air
Wed, Feb 25, 15
TWO Gisborne helicopter companies affected by the grounding order on Robinson R44 choppers are free to fly again after the CAA lifted the order . . .
Abandoned cats a human problem
Wed, Feb 25, 15
THE stray cat problem in Gisborne is escalating because of abandonment and irresponsible owners, the Gisborne SPCA says . . .
These women are always on track at relay for life
Wed, Feb 25, 15
CELEBRATE , remember, fight back — that is the aim of the game as Relay for Life 2015 approaches . . .
Three choppers grounded
Tue, Feb 24, 15
TWO Gisborne helicopter companies have been affected by the grounding order that has forced 80 Robinson R44 choppers out of the sky in the wake of . . .
A ‘second chance’ offered him a time to change
Tue, Feb 24, 15|3 comments
GANG member turned anti-family violence campaigner Phil Paikea is in Gisborne to visit schools where he talks about how he decided to become a safe . . .
Global publicity on Dark Horse DVD
Tue, Feb 24, 15|1 comment
AN INSTINCTIVE decision to accept an invitation to host the movie premiere of The Dark Horse last year, not only put Gisborne on the movie map for a . . .
No special treatment for any party in state house sell-off
Mon, Feb 23, 15|1 comment
THE Government has met with Ngati Porou to discuss the sale of state houses but no group will get special treatment if the proposed sales go ahead . . .
Warning about swimming in inner harbour
Mon, Feb 23, 15
SCHOOLS in Gisborne will issue warnings at assembly time because children are increasingly ignoring the dangers of swimming in the Gisborne inner . . .
Log truck safety plea
Sat, Feb 21, 15|1 comment
ONGOING safety concerns over logging trucks have prompted a call from Gisborne district councillor Pat Seymour for an investigation into the cause of . . .
ECT listens to public on role in community
Sat, Feb 21, 15
EASTLAND Community Trust (ECT) will establish two new positions to help push through a “step-change” in the trust’s involvement with the community . . .
More ‘pokies’ sucking cash
Fri, Feb 20, 15
GOVERNMENT regulations are said to be circumventing a long-standing local “sinking lid” policy on gambling venues in Gisborne . . .
Report puts Gisborne on bottom rung
Fri, Feb 20, 15
GISBORNE lies at the bottom of the national rankings in the lastest regional economic report . . .
‘Best day’ for hauling in marlin
Fri, Feb 20, 15|2 comments
GISBORNE angler Lianne Hollis had “the best day of her life” landing the biggest marlin in a day of marlin mayhem on the first day of the Gisborne . . .
Businesses here looking positively to near future
Wed, Mar 4, 15
GISBORNE businesses are largely confident in how they expect to do in the immediate future . . .
Four groups at 2015 festival
Wed, Mar 4, 15|1 comment
FOUR Gisborne and East Coast kapa haka groups will take part in Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival in Christchurch from today . . .
NZ accolade for Whinray Eco Trust
Tue, Mar 3, 15
CONSERVATION work by Motu and Gisborne volunteers at Whinray Reserve was celebrated in a presentation to Whinray Eco Trust volunteer Steve Sawyer at . . .
Dry continuing into autumn a worry for region
Tue, Mar 3, 15
WORRIES about a dry autumn have been raised, with February falling well short of its usual rainfall and the latest Niwa outlook for drier-than-usual . . .
Body recovered in bay
Mon, Mar 2, 15
THERE were emotional scenes at Tolaga Bay yesterday afternoon when divers located and recovered missing Malaysian man Kuan Loon Loh as “the gods . . .
Minister gives credit to TDH for reaching health targets
Mon, Mar 2, 15
HEALTH Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest quarterly health target results show Tairawhiti District Health (TDH) is making steady overall . . .
Doneraille, Donneraille or Doneraile?
Mon, Mar 2, 15|2 comments
AFTER playing detective into the area’s past, Tiniroto schoolchildren believe they can now correct a series of spelling mistakes on road signs . . .
Searchers remain hopeful of recovering missing man
Sat, Feb 28, 15
MALAYSIAN man Kuan Loon Loh remains missing in the sea at Tolaga Bay but searchers remain optimistic about their chances of finding his body for his . . .
Council contributes to cost of hockey tests
Fri, Feb 27, 15
THE fact that hockey had been “mucked around” in its efforts to get an artificial turf here was one reason given when Gisborne District Council . . .
London honours Bob Berry for arboretum work
Fri, Feb 27, 15|1 comment
GISBORNE man Bob Berry has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Veitch Memorial Medal for “outstanding contributions to the advancement of . . .
TOURIST MISSING AFTER WHARF JUMP
Thu, Feb 26, 15|1 comment
EMERGENCY services have praised the actions of a young English tourist who tried to save a Malaysian man who lost his life after he jumped off the . . .
Retailers here had the best growth quarter
Thu, Feb 26, 15
GISBORNE shops experienced the biggest growth in business in New Zealand for the fourth quarter of last year, a new economic report shows . . .
Parata confirmed at head of Ngati Porou table
Wed, Feb 25, 15|1 comment
JUST over two weeks after the death of its founding chairman, the board of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou has confirmed the appointment of a new . . .
The road to recovery
Wed, Feb 25, 15
MORE than a year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the biggest improvement is infrastructure, says Gisborne Filipino Jesil Cajes . . .
Man missing after jumping off Tolaga Bay Wharf
Wed, Feb 25, 15
A search is under way for a 38-year-old Asian male, missing off the Tolaga Bay Wharf, a popular tourist attraction 50km north of Gisborne on the East . . .
Sexual offender jailed for ‘reprehensible’ offending
Tue, Feb 24, 15
A MAN in his 50s who committed sexual offences against three young girls was jailed for six-and-a-half years and given a three-strikes warning when . . .
Te reo on emergency vehicles
Tue, Feb 24, 15|3 comments
MAORI signage has been added to emergency service vehicles in Gisborne — the first place in New Zealand to have emergency vehicles identified with . . .
Rising sea levels could hit coastal land values
Mon, Feb 23, 15|3 comments
VALUES of beach properties in the region could be hit as an environmental watchdog prepares to identify areas most likely to be affected by rising . . .
Block of units might be strengthened for re-use
Mon, Feb 23, 15|2 comments
THE future of a block of homes in a city suburb is more secure after a rethink about their vulnerability to earthquakes . . .
A winning edge comes at $10,000 a kilogram
Mon, Feb 23, 15
JUST under a kilogram of fish made the crew of Pacific Invader $10,000 richer yesterday . . .
Hill harvest to go ahead
Sat, Feb 21, 15
A TREE harvest on Titirangi will go ahead after two local iwi withdrew their objections to proposed harvesting of a 8.7ha area on Kaiti Hill . . .
Despicable we have mini on the run
Sat, Feb 21, 15
A MADEOVER mini called Olive will carry a “despicable” pair from one end of the North Island to the other for a worthy cause . . .
New EIT facility is complete
Fri, Feb 20, 15
MORE tertiary education opportunities and better coffee in local cafes are on the menu for Gisborne this year as Eastern Institute of Technology’s . . .
Boaties warned about floating log
Fri, Feb 20, 15
A LOG that fell into the harbour off the log ship Mount Travers while it was being loaded yesterday afternoon sparked a warning to boaties returning . . .