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Weir for water sports, river to ‘former glory’
Sat, Nov 1, 14
GISBORNE water sports enthusiasts want to bring the Taruheru River back to its “former glory” — to widen the river and make a community asset . . .
Councillors agree pou consent poor process
Fri, Oct 31, 14
A POOR decision-making process had cast a shadow over a fantastic forthcoming event — the opening of the C Company Memorial Gallery — Gisborne . . .
The cost of road access
Thu, Oct 30, 14|1 comment
A TOTAL of $600,000 has been spent improving East Coast roads this financial year but that figure is dwarfed by the cost of ongoing maintenance and . . .
Night turned into a bigger test
Thu, Oct 30, 14
SEVERAL men who were next door to a Stout Street house fire earlier this month played an unsung role in ensuring the six people in the home at the . . .
A head for fundraising CanTeen cash
Thu, Oct 30, 14
A COMMUNITY fundraiser for CanTeen led by a Te Karaka teenager battling cancer raised hundreds of dollars yesterday . . .
‘Meth’ use on the rise
Wed, Oct 29, 14
METHAMPHETAMINE use is on the rise in Gisborne and Wairoa, and police have called for increased public support to help crack down on a trade that is . . .
Another case of Psa disease found here
Wed, Oct 29, 14
ANOTHER Gisborne kiwifruit orchard has had a test result come back positive for Psa-V taking the number of infected sites in the Gisborne-Nuhaka . . .
BEST BLOOMS
Wed, Oct 29, 14|1 comment
Rose Show judge Annette Roberts (pictured) congratulates Fay Hay for her champion winning rose bloom Velvet Lustre at the weekend’s Rose and Iris . . .
Helmets a ‘must’ on new cycleway
Tue, Oct 28, 14|2 comments
THE law is clear, police say — if you ride a bicycle on the new Wainui cycleway you must wear a helmet or face a fine . . .
Onwards, upwards as Thistle marks its 90th
Tue, Oct 28, 14
GISBORNE Thistle AFC warmed up for its 2024 centenary with a 90th bash that produced one heck of a party on Saturday night . . .
House owners’ help is sought to track down sewer leakages
Sat, Oct 25, 14
ABOUT 60 to 70 percent of private property sewer lateral pipes leak and this contributes to the inability of Gisborne’s reticulation network to . . .
Effects on reserve ‘minor’, staff report on carvings claims
Sat, Oct 25, 14
AN accusation that proper process has not been followed in installing sculptures in Kelvin Park has been rebutted by Gisborne District Council group . . .
Buried in driftwood
Fri, Oct 24, 14
TOLAGA Bay residents believe one of region’s best tourism assets has been left “fraught with danger” because Gisborne District Council has shown an . . .
Deals struck with EIT for student exchange
Thu, Oct 23, 14
A PRIVATE university in India has agreed to enable some of its students to complete their final year of study at EIT in Hawke’s Bay and possibly . . .
Waiting for the call
Wed, Oct 22, 14
THE ‘‘dangerous building’’ notices on two of the slip-affected homes on the Ballance Street hill could be lifted in the next day or two and the . . .
Motu Trails ride into third year complete
Wed, Oct 22, 14
FOLLOWING a “pleasing” second year of operation for the Motu Trails the cycle trails’ new “sand bridge” is now attracting attention from other rides . . .
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|1 comment
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|4 comments
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|11 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 . . .
Tweet-athon a secret weapon
Fri, Oct 31, 14|1 comment
GISBORNE’S Gigatown “army” is set to bring the Telethon concept into the 21st century with a Tweet-athon . . .
Spammers put a spoke in our Gigatown effort
Thu, Oct 30, 14
BIG changes will be seen on the Gigatown leaderboard today with Gisborne about to be docked thousands of ineligible supporter registrations, after . . .
Ministry will recruit new principal for GGHS
Thu, Oct 30, 14
JUST two weeks after meeting the Gisborne Girls’ High School Board of Trustees, statutory manager Annie King has been handed the extra job of . . .
THE GUIDE AS AT OCTOBER 30, 2014
Thu, Oct 30, 14
To be honest, we’re not sure what place Halloween has in the Kiwi psyche but, heck, since Gizzy Paranormal has gone to the trouble of importing props . . .
Gigborne has climbed to second in the race
Wed, Oct 29, 14|1 comment
A COLLABORATIVE approach to promote Gisborne’s Gigatown chances over the long weekend saw the town climb to second place with less than two weeks . . .
Open day Sunday at Millmore bike park
Wed, Oct 29, 14
A HIDDEN jewel in Gisborne will be available for all to see at an open day this weekend . . .
Surf emergency, crashes, fires and probable arson
Tue, Oct 28, 14|1 comment
A SURF emergency at Wainui, a road accident at Rere, another crash at Tauwhareparae and four property fires, one a suspected arson, made up a busy . . .
House prices continue to record a drop here
Tue, Oct 28, 14|1 comment
SEPTEMBER was a good month for house buyers rather than vendors, with the median price of a Gisborne house falling by 18 percent, the Real Estate . . .
Festival was ‘a great event’
Tue, Oct 28, 14
AFTER a stormy start to the weekend, the sun shone on Sunday’s wine and food festival as about 2000 people kicked back and enjoyed a taste of . . .
Councillor slams process
Sat, Oct 25, 14|5 comments
THE installation of six three-metre high sculptures in a central city park was a fait accompli with no opportunity for public consultation, says . . .
Birds return as pests weeded out
Fri, Oct 24, 14|2 comments
BELLBIRDS, New Zealand falcon, tui, warblers, fantails and “a lot more kereru” have made a comeback on Kaiti Hill since an invasive-weed removal . . .
Bid to build support for rail venture
Thu, Oct 23, 14|2 comments
BACKERS of a shortline rail company are looking for support from Gisborne people as they continue to battle to get KiwiRail to allow them to use the . . .
Some police jobs on the line
Thu, Oct 23, 14
SOME non-sworn staff positions at the Gisborne police station are in the firing line as part of restructuring moves to reduce non-sworn staff numbers . . .
Logging firm’s conviction in safety case under appeal
Wed, Oct 22, 14
LOGGING company Harvestpro has appealed its conviction for failing to keep a worker safe and accompanying financial penalties of $120,000, claiming . . .
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 . . .
Fundraiser for injured man’s family
Tue, Oct 21, 14|2 comments
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 . . .