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Navigations rethink
Mon, Aug 31, 15
A HIGHLIGHT of the Tairawhiti Navigations Project has been dropped after underwater investigations on the harbour training wall confirmed it could . . .
Urban strategy put on hold
Mon, Aug 31, 15|1 comment
A DISPUTE over whether development should go ahead at Makaraka has put Gisborne District Council’s urban development strategy on hold . . .
Gardens will welcome the rain test
Mon, Aug 31, 15
ONE of the $1.4 million Oneroa Walkway’s “out of the box” features has another chance to prove its worth as rain is forecast for the next two days in . . .
‘We want to own summer’
Sat, Aug 29, 15
FOLLOWING an “awesome” inaugural event last year, plans are in place to make Gisborne’s Sunsplash Summer Festival as nationally synonymous with . . .
Public say now on offices
Fri, Aug 28, 15
A CONSULTATION document on transferring Gisborne District Council’s municipal buildings into the ownership of Gisborne Holdings Ltd will be publicly . . .
Wartime prayer book travels in time
Fri, Aug 28, 15
PAGES from the Gisborne Herald have served as wrapping paper with good news inside for the family of a World War 2 US marine veteran . . .
Beating rheumatic fever
Thu, Aug 27, 15
FAILURE to reach rheumatic fever reduction targets came under scrutiny as board members of Tairawhiti District Health reviewed performance levels . . .
Special Olympics event a fun-filled day
Thu, Aug 27, 15
A SPECIAL Olympics interschool tournament was lots of “fun” here yesterday . . .
Beach stumps more than a few . . .
Thu, Aug 27, 15|1 comment
HEAVY tides have hauled about two metres of sand off Okitu Beach, revealing some unlikely marine inhabitants . . .
Achievement by students above Maori average
Wed, Aug 26, 15
MAORI students in Gisborne primary schools are beating the national averages for Maori achievement in reading, writing and maths . . .
Fight for Life 2015 bouts are decided
Wed, Aug 26, 15|2 comments
THE fighters and fights for this year’s Fight for Life fundraiser for the Life Education Trust have been announced . . .
Truancy rate high here
Tue, Aug 25, 15|1 comment
GISBORNE’S truancy rates are double that of the national average and second- worst in the country . . .
Three years-plus and cash seized for dealing meth
Tue, Aug 25, 15
A MAN who admitted dealing methamphetamine has been jailed for more than three years and has agreed to the forfeiture of nearly $22,000 found at the . . .
Work progressing to bring historic house back here
Tue, Aug 25, 15
WORK is continuing on bringing what is believed to be the country’s oldest and most significant carved meeting house back to Gisborne . . .
First for Maori in pipeline
Mon, Aug 24, 15
A HISTORIC agreement that would give Ngati Porou the power to become involved in the management of the Waiapu catchment — a first for Maori and the . . .
Stole everything a family owned in a storage unit
Mon, Aug 24, 15
A WOMAN stole a family’s complete household effects, valued at about $38,000, from a secure unit at her parents’ storage business, Gisborne District . . .
EMOTION OF THE MOMENT
Mon, Aug 24, 15
Skipper of LOB A, Matt Skuse, holds aloft the premier men’s hockey championship trophy, won by his team in the final against THC on the new LJ Hooker . . .
NZ air force’s new trainer makes visit
Sat, Aug 22, 15
ONE of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s new trainer planes did several flyovers of Gisborne airport yesterday morning as part of the process to . . .
Ruatoria gets a bank
Fri, Aug 21, 15|3 comments
JUST two weeks away from Ruatoria losing its sole remaining bank branch, a community bank has confirmed its willingness to fill the void . . .
Gisborne officer’s revolver took the impact of a Turkish bullet
Fri, Aug 21, 15
GISBORNE farmer Frank (Francis) Twisleton was one of 400 men from the Canterbury and Otago Mounted Rifles regiments who launched a bloody but futile . . .
FOR RED NOSE DAY
Fri, Aug 21, 15
Montessori Pre-School students (from left) Charlie Fussell, Harrison Sheldrake and Sylvia Allen proudly display the Red Nose biscuits they have made . . .
Cruises confirmed on strength of train news
Thu, Aug 20, 15
THE importance of collaborative efforts to ensure Gisborne’s steam train can be financed to operate this summer has only just been realised, Tourism . . .
Last of Wairoa’s 28 Battalion men
Thu, Aug 20, 15
OBITUARY - THE life of a proud war veteran and Wairoa’s last surviving 28 Maori Battalion soldier was celebrated by whanau and friends at Hurumua . . .
Motu-vated to revive old store
Thu, Aug 20, 15|1 comment
FOLLOWING two years of painstaking restoration work, Motu’s historic general store building is once again providing a community hub for the thriving . . .
Gisborne not on the Auckland radar yet
Wed, Aug 19, 15|1 comment
AUCKLAND house buyers continue to purchase houses in Waikato and Bay of Plenty but are showing less interest in Gisborne . . .
Wairoa College for $1.6m facelift
Wed, Aug 19, 15
WAIROA College is in for a major facelift with building work of more than $1.6 million to be spent over the next 18 months . . .
Call to retain Kaiti Mall Winz office
Mon, Aug 31, 15
KAITI residents yesterday protested at what some feel is a “back-door deal” to close the Work and Income office at Kaiti Mall and protesters say they . . .
High hopes
Sat, Aug 29, 15
THE day before Air New Zealand released details of its record annual profits, some of the national carrier’s top representatives were in Gisborne . . .
Giving iwi a shared role
Fri, Aug 28, 15
A UNANIMOUS vote by Gisborne District Council has given the go-ahead for a joint management agreement between the council and Te Runanganui o Ngati . . .
Man hurt in dog attack on the mend
Fri, Aug 28, 15
THE man seriously bitten in a dog attack in Ruatoria continues to make good progress and will not need to go to Waikato Hospital for further . . .
Texting key to being choice of the people
Fri, Aug 28, 15
A GISBORNE band is only a few text messages away from being the first band from this region to compete in the Smokefree Rockquest national finals . . .
Parents in way of immunisation goals
Thu, Aug 27, 15|1 comment
PARENTS of seven children who declined consent for immunisation prevented Tairawhiti District Health (TDH) from reaching their immunisation target in . . .
Spring clean at Waikanae Stream
Thu, Aug 27, 15
WITH fickle weather and emerging blossoms heralding a change of season, it is time for a Waikanae Stream spring clean . . .
Dogs savage man’s legs, kill pony in two attacks
Wed, Aug 26, 15|1 comment
A GISBORNE man is in Gisborne Hospital with serious dog bite wounds to his legs and a pet Shetland pony was mauled to death by dogs in two separate . . .
Letters by Gisborne chaplain a voice from Gallipoli’s trenches
Wed, Aug 26, 15|1 comment
A COLLECTION of letters by a Gisborne minister from the trenches at Gallipoli 100 years ago will be launched on Sunday . . .
HINT OF SPRING
Wed, Aug 26, 15|4 comments
It is only a few more days before the calendar says it is spring and a drive down Gisborne’s Gladstone Road confirms that. More than 20,000 bulbs . . .
Huge rise in profits for ECCT
Tue, Aug 25, 15
AFTER providing more than half a million dollars in grants to groups here, a major charitable trust with an $11.8 million rise in profits says it . . .
Lack of agreement stalls walkway plan
Tue, Aug 25, 15
PLANS to extend Gisborne’s walkway along the river bank in front of the former gasworks site are on hold and will stay that way until the property is . . .
Tips from the top
Tue, Aug 25, 15
THE next generation of Gisborne surfers enhanced their skills and technique when the Art of Surfing’s high-performance coach Matt Scorringe visited . . .
Cash ‘godsend’ for children’s ward
Mon, Aug 24, 15
HOT cross buns eaten last Easter are helping to make a difference for sick children in Gisborne Hospital’s children’s ward, Planet Sunshine . . .
Ten charges against man after domestic incident
Mon, Aug 24, 15
A 22-YEAR- old Gisborne man faces serious charges after what police allege was a particularly “nasty” domestic incident at a house in Kaiti on . . .
Strong freshwater policy needed here: Green MP
Sat, Aug 22, 15
GISBORNE needs a strong a fresh water policy because the Government’s “really weak” national standards are effectively a licence to pollute, says . . .
Reviving sports fields
Sat, Aug 22, 15|1 comment
CHILDERS Road Reserve is the main benefactor in Gisborne District Council’s one-year plan to improve sports parks, with scheduled capital expenditure . . .
Gisborne economy looks up
Fri, Aug 21, 15|1 comment
THE Gisborne economy could soon be on the way up because of “surging” beef prices, the latest economic study of the region says . . .
Gentle giraffes are people’s choice
Fri, Aug 21, 15
A DRAWING of a gentle giraffe by a Gisborne teenager has won an IHC art award . . .
Space gateway Mahia
Thu, Aug 20, 15
A KIWI -founded rocket company is looking to establish a launch base on Mahia Peninsula from which to get international satellites into space . . .
Opportunity to tap into Chinese tourism
Thu, Aug 20, 15
GISBORNE could get on a “must-do” list for some of the 300,000 Chinese visitors who come to New Zealand each year — but Mayor Meng Foon believes we . . .
ECT challenged on social issues
Thu, Aug 20, 15
EASTLAND Community Trust has been challenged to demonstrate it has a “social conscience” by creating a dedicated distribution funding pool aimed . . .
Fooled boys to take explicit online shots
Wed, Aug 19, 15
THREE Gisborne teenagers who thought they were posing in sexually-explicit ways for a woman on line were actually photographed by a man they knew . . .
Astro on collision course with auction
Wed, Aug 19, 15|1 comment
ASTRO the rare Tiger Moth might soon have to be sold at auction and lost to Gisborne as co-owner Wayne Greaves struggles to find financial help to . . .