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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 . . .
Councillor slams process
Sat, Oct 25, 14
THE installation of six three-metre high sculptures in a central city park was a fait accompli with no opportunity for public consultation, says . . .
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|2 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 . . .
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 . . .
A DORY OF A STORY . . .
Sat, Oct 11, 14
DYLAN Dyer, 10, had a big day fishing off Craig Miller’s boat Tzer in the first day of the Nick’s Head Fishing Tournament — the major fundraiser for . . .
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” . . .
Birds return as pests weeded out
Fri, Oct 24, 14|1 comment
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
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|1 comment
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 . . .
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 . . .