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Heavy rain drops large slip on SH2
Tue, Sep 2, 14
THE road south was closed by a big slip near Napier this morning as Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and the East Coast soaked up yesterday’s rain and prepared . . .
Tully is charged with murder of two staff
Tue, Sep 2, 14
ASHBURTON — Russell John Tully faced two charges of murder and one of attempted murder in Christchurch District Court this morning, following the . . .
Pharmacy to close doors after 30 years
Tue, Sep 2, 14|1 comment
SUN City Pharmacy, a chemist shop for more than 30 years in Gladstone Road, will close its doors for the last time later this month . . .
Disease found in our cattle
Mon, Sep 1, 14
THE cattle disease Theileria has raised its head in the Gisborne district again and a vet here says it is only the tip of the iceberg. East Coast . . .
Candidate meetings for both seats
Mon, Sep 1, 14
CANDIDATE meetings for both the East Coast seat and the Ikaroa-Rawhiti electorate will be held in Gisborne tomorrow . . .
Steam train could derail
Sat, Aug 30, 14|1 comment
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 . . .
Training programme launched
Sat, Aug 30, 14
A MAORI and Pasifika trades training programme launched yesterday provides the missing link for all New Zealanders to maximise their living . . .
TDH wary of ‘legal highs’ future
Fri, Aug 29, 14|1 comment
LEGAL psychoactive substances are off the market — for the moment at least — but health officials continue to be concerned and watchful for the . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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” . . .
Increasing roster of eyes to monitor city’s cameras
Tue, Sep 2, 14
GISBORNE’S new CCTV surveillance co-ordinator is making sure all eyes are on the screens to monitor activity in the CBD . . .
More luxury cruisers on horizon
Tue, Sep 2, 14
A THIRD major cruise ship operator has booked one of its ships to come to Gisborne while a fourth cruise company will send an assessment team to the . . .
Natalie and Nopera take Dark Horse to the world
Mon, Sep 1, 14|4 comments
NATALIE Potini has never been further afield than Australia but this week she will not only be in Canada, she will be at one of the most prestigious . . .
London Street will be open all hours for nine out of ten
Mon, Sep 1, 14
THE fame of a Gisborne fish and chip shop will be turned up a notch when it hosts a popular television show this week . . .
PM: Mining, oil huge potential for region
Sat, Aug 30, 14|3 comments
TARANAKI iwi are big supporters of oil exploration and have been talking to Ngati Porou about the potential economic opportunities this district . . .
Muddying the waters
Fri, Aug 29, 14
“IF we keep doing what we are doing we will have no native fish left by 2050,” says Massey University freshwater management senior lecturer Mike Joy . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Ideas for shaping a future Gisborne
Wed, Aug 27, 14|6 comments
SCULPTURES at roundabouts, a marine complex on Tuamotu Island and USB portals around the city for audio-visual exhibits were among ideas brainstormed . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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” . . .