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Steam train could derail
Sat, Aug 30, 14
GISBORNE’S vintage steam train Wa165 will be off the rails for at least a year as serious financial concern continues for its future — and with no . . .
TDH wary of ‘legal highs’ future
Fri, Aug 29, 14
LEGAL psychoactive substances are off the market — for the moment at least — but health officials continue to be concerned and watchful for the . . .
WW1 touch for C Company opening
Fri, Aug 29, 14
MARCHERS at the opening parade of the C Company Memorial House will don special attire for the occasion — outfits custom-designed by New Zealand film . . .
MPs will play rugby against a Coast side
Fri, Aug 29, 14
A NEW Zealand world cup-winning rugby team will play at Ruatoria tomorrow when the Parliamentary Rugby Team play an East Coast invitational side in . . .
Election comes to gisborne
Fri, Aug 29, 14|1 comment
Prime Minister John Key began a quick visit today at Indevin’s Gisborne winery before going on to Knapdale Eco Lodge and to the launch of the Te Toka . . .
Push for cheaper fares
Thu, Aug 28, 14|1 comment
EFFORTS made here to reduce Air New Zealand air fares for flights from Gisborne have been given a big boost by Prime Minister John Key — just a day . . .
Drop in burials undermines council income
Thu, Aug 28, 14
A REDUCTION in expected burials, combined with bad weather, has left the Gisborne District Council thousands of dollars out of pocket, a new report . . .
Funds to link fibre to Bay of Plenty sought from Govt
Thu, Aug 28, 14
GISBORNE Mayor Meng Foon hopes this district will be a frontrunner for some of National’s planned $150-million fund to extend the rural broadband . . .
The Oxymorons now need your texts
Thu, Aug 28, 14
ROCK chick band The Oxymorons need votes to be the nation’s Smokefree Rockquest people’s choice. The title is the ticket the talented six need . . .
PREPARING FOR DAFFODIL DAY
Thu, Aug 28, 14
More than 40 volunteers drove to Te Karaka yesterday to help pick thousands of daffodils from Marie Cranswick’s garden. Tomorrow is Daffodil Day and . . .
Ideas for shaping a future Gisborne
Wed, Aug 27, 14|5 comments
SCULPTURES at roundabouts, a marine complex on Tuamotu Island and USB portals around the city for audio-visual exhibits were among ideas brainstormed . . .
Elective surgery at a record high
Wed, Aug 27, 14
GISBORNE patients received a record amount of elective surgery last year and Tairawhiti District Health Board broke even financially — news that . . .
Importance of tourism highlighted in new data
Wed, Aug 27, 14
NEW figures claim that one in 12 jobs in the Gisborne region is supported by tourism but tourism organisations believe more can be created . . .
Toastmasters to introduce te reo
Wed, Aug 27, 14
GISBORNE’S budding orators have a chance to become founding members of just the second English/ te reo Maori bilingual Toastmasters Club established . . .
Names to surf ‘wall of fame’
Wed, Aug 27, 14
WAINUI Beach School will pay tribute to the surfing success of past and present students with a wall of fame depicting their exploits . . .
Top five spot as Gisborne chases the Gigatown title
Tue, Aug 26, 14
GISBORNE is positioned to be one of five New Zealand towns in the running to win the fastest internet speed in the Southern Hemisphere, after the . . .
Our economic activity here now ‘subdued’
Tue, Aug 26, 14
THE decline in forestry and dairy prices is the reason why Gisborne and other rural provinces are recording poor economic performance, the latest . . .
Campaigning ‘to get those 20 MPs’
Tue, Aug 26, 14|1 comment
ADVANCE voting will be a game changer in the general election, says Green MP and youth campaign co-ordinator Gareth Hughes . . .
Pirates on treasure hunt for kids’ ward
Tue, Aug 26, 14|2 comments
GISBORNE Road Pirates Motorcycle Club will ride again next month in support of the Planet Sunshine children’s ward at Gisborne Hospital . . .
Cupcake ammunition in SPCA’s battle
Tue, Aug 26, 14
MORE than 1500 cupcakes were made in preparation for Gisborne’s biggest Cupcake Day for the SPCA . . .
Farmer fired shotgun as intruder smashed fences
Mon, Aug 25, 14|2 comments
A BURGLAR whose vehicle was shot at by a farmer when he stole from a rural property for a third time in as many months, has been sentenced to two and . . .
Whanau in mourning for kuia killed in road crash
Mon, Aug 25, 14|1 comment
THE community tomorrow farewells two beloved “nannies” who have been returned to Gisborne after dying in a car crash in the Manawatu . . .
Council’s surplus runs behind budget but it’s a timing issue
Mon, Aug 25, 14
GISBORNE District Council has ended its financial year with a smaller- than-budgeted operational surplus due to a lower-than-budget grant income . . .
Strategy to help us age positively
Mon, Aug 25, 14
THE district needs to prepare for the “tidal wave” of senior citizens coming into town, says Tairawhiti Positive Ageing Trust chairwoman Nona Aston . . .
Chess interest booms with film
Mon, Aug 25, 14|1 comment
EASTERN Knights Chess Club enrolments have gone nuts since the Gisborne premier of the movie The Dark Horse, says club co-founder Noble Keelan . . .
Two Gisborne women are killed, four hurt in crash
Sat, Aug 23, 14
TWO Gisborne women died and four others in the car were injured in a vehicle crash at Longburn near Palmerston North in the early hours of yesterday . . .
Illegal, dangerous material dumped into city sewers
Sat, Aug 23, 14
FOR the second time in less than a fortnight, illegal dumping has threatened the city’s sewage system and Gisborne District Council says lives could . . .
Whirlwind romance lasted 50 years
Sat, Aug 23, 14|1 comment
A NEWSPAPER advertisement led to 50 years of marriage for a Gisborne couple who celebrated a belated diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday . . .
Opportunities big day out
Sat, Aug 23, 14
SEVEN workplaces were on the Engineering Industry Big Day Out itinerary for groups of students from schools as far up the Coast as Te Araroa, and as . . .
Light snow falls in some high areas
Sat, Aug 23, 14
PARTS of the district had light falls of snow yesterday — not enough to close roads and in the main falling in areas where lambing had not yet . . .
Public has a role to play in controlling discharges
Fri, Aug 22, 14
THE method of reducing the number of controversial sewage overflows into the city’s rivers during episodes of heavy rain needs to change and the . . .
Bigger planes, cheaper seats to capital sought
Fri, Aug 22, 14|2 comments
GISBORNE business leaders are collaborating with Air New Zealand representatives on a push to boost tourism and reduce air fares for flights . . .
Proposed changes to Building Act costly
Fri, Aug 22, 14|1 comment
SIGNIFICANT changes to the earthquake-prone buildings provisions of the Building Act will increase costs for Gisborne District Council, the . . .
Investiture for two of our QSMs
Fri, Aug 22, 14
TWO of Gisborne’s Queen’s Birthday honours recipients shook hands with the Governor-General and received their Queen’s Service Medals this week at . . .
Get your red nose on
Fri, Aug 22, 14
RESPLENDENT IN Red . . . The students at Makaraka School turned out in force this morning at assembly to support Red Nose Day . . .
CLOAKED IN HONOUR
Fri, Aug 22, 14
Seeking a ceremonial korowai (cloak) to lend to visiting dignitaries for formal occasions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade looked to Gisborn . . .
Drop in suicide figures
Thu, Aug 21, 14
GISBORNE has recorded its lowest annual suicide rate since records began but the two noted in the year to the end of June is still “two too many” . . .
Suicide ‘tip of iceberg’
Thu, Aug 21, 14
AS chief coroner, Judge Neil MacLean has been outspoken about the need to talk about suicide but he says it’s just “the tip of the iceberg” . . .
‘Some people not fit to own dogs’
Thu, Aug 21, 14
SOME people should never be allowed to own dogs, the District Council’s environmental planning and regulations committee was told by acting chairman . . .
Stock theft trial is adjourned
Thu, Aug 21, 14
A CASE involving a man accused of cattle theft has highlighted the problem of stock wandering on large adjoining farms and the difficulties farmers . . .
Edinburgh star on stage and off
Thu, Aug 21, 14|1 comment
EIT Tairawhiti student Te Kanawa Ngarotata is a star on stage in Edinburgh and a sought-after Maori artist in the kilts capital . . .
Long view on road safety
Wed, Aug 20, 14|2 comments
GISBORNE is one of the worst centres in the country for cycling accidents, says transportation and traffic specialist Steve Abley . . .
Projects in 10-year plan are outlined
Wed, Aug 20, 14|1 comment
THE biggest project within Gisborne District Council’s 10-year plan was the War Memorial Theatre makeover, projects manager David Wilson told the . . .
Broadband take-up rate lagging
Wed, Aug 20, 14|2 comments
INTERNET users here have been slower to switch to ultra fast broadband (UFB) than some North Island regions but they are still doing so at a faster . . .
Pattern of cars pilfered arises again
Wed, Aug 20, 14
GISBORNE police have been dealing with another upsurge in thefts from cars around the city in the past week and in every one of the reported cases . . .
On the road to restoration
Wed, Aug 20, 14
GISBORNE’s historic Grumman Avenger aircraft left the city yesterday bound for restoration in Mount Maunganui . . . and it will be five years before . . .
SHOWING ITS SCARS
Tue, Aug 19, 14
TREE debris from a huge riverbank landslip, one of the most severe for years on inner city banks of the Waimata River, will be cleared from today . . .
Now he’s dancing on four wheels
Tue, Aug 19, 14
“I THINK I was the only guy who could fix cars and still wear a leotard,” former Gisborne man Bruce Wilson said during a stop-over in his hometown . . .
Inquiry team is examining the crash site
Tue, Aug 19, 14
A Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) inquiry into the fatal helicopter crash near Wanaka on Saturday that killed a former Gisborne . . .
‘Dry July’ raised a record amount for cancer cause
Tue, Aug 19, 14
“DRY July” raised a record amount this year — including nearly $2500 here — though none of the money will go to Gisborne cancer patients. The . . .