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Teacher jobs in ‘crisis’
Mon, Aug 3, 15
UNIVERSITY students hoping to return home to Gisborne to help educate the district’s youngsters could be forced out of town to work, due to a . . .
Community pride in new facility
Mon, Aug 3, 15
THE new $1.4 million Oneroa walkway, linking Waikanae and Midway Beaches, has been hailed as a “wonderful conduit” for unity within the Tairawhiti . . .
Mayday call goes out for Astro
Mon, Aug 3, 15
A GISBORNE home for the last remaining crop spraying Tiger Moth in the world is under threat and new co-owner Wayne “Biggles” Greaves needs help to . . .
Preserving te reo
Sat, Aug 1, 15
THE largest iwi organisation in the region says it cannot afford to wait another year to protect the Maori language and has committed half a million . . .
Ambitious students inspired by MASH programme experience
Sat, Aug 1, 15
GISBORNE students stood out at an Auckland health science programme over the school holidays . . .
Engineer proud of GDC team approach
Fri, Jul 31, 15|1 comment
OUTGOING District Council engineering and works manager Peter Higgs has one major item left on his agenda for Gisborne — standing on the beach the . . .
Feeding our future
Fri, Jul 31, 15|1 comment
GISBORNE people have continued to support a volunteer lunch-making operation that is providing for those who need it most . . .
Counsel sum up murder trial
Fri, Jul 31, 15
IF Douglas Witeri’s last words on Earth truly were that it was Troy McHugh who was pointing a gun at him, then he got it wrong, a High Court jury was . . .
Cautious nod to concept of ‘tourist tax’ for growth
Thu, Jul 30, 15|2 comments
SUGGESTIONS that local authorities should be able to levy “tourist taxes” and operate special economic zones are given a cautious welcome by those . . .
Free parking trial will be ‘well monitored’
Thu, Jul 30, 15
A TRIAL of free parking in the city centre will be well monitored to measure its success or otherwise, Gisborne District Council says . . .
$5 million seed plant
Wed, Jul 29, 15|1 comment
PGG Wrightson Seeds has begun a five million-dollar project to establish a maize and sweetcorn seed research site and processing facility at . . .
JNL lays off 15 due to seasonal change
Wed, Jul 29, 15
JUKEN New Zealand Gisborne has had to lay off 15 contracted workers at its McDonald Road plant, primarily due to seasonal changes in the market for . . .
Taking a step closer in their quest
Wed, Jul 29, 15
GISBORNE reggae band 5XL are one step closer to musical glory after making the top 20 in a prestigious national event . . .
Just ‘bravado’ counsel says of recording
Tue, Jul 28, 15
A WOMAN’S claims that she assisted Troy McHugh to avoid conviction for murdering Douglas Witeri last year were simply drug-fuelled bravado, her . . .
Northern ranges bore brunt of rain last night
Tue, Jul 28, 15
THE burst of rain last night might not have amounted to much at the Gisborne end of the district but data from the district council’s hydrological . . .
Who won the million?
Mon, Jul 27, 15
A LUCKY Gisborne resident could be unaware he or she is a millionaire after taking a share of Saturday’s Lotto first division jackpot — the second . . .
Mayors looking to the future at conference
Mon, Jul 27, 15|1 comment
A FOCUS on the environment as well as ensuring strong infrastructure will be vital in taking Gisborne into the future, says Mayor Meng Foon . . .
BEST IN THE BAY
Mon, Jul 27, 15
Woodbank High School Old Boys are the 2015 Poverty Bay premier club rugby champions. The blue and whites, coached by Wayne Ensor (back row, second . . .
Paying price for discount
Sat, Jul 25, 15|9 comments
A YELLOW discount emporium that now dominates the ground floor of a heritage building on the Gladstone Road-Peel Street corner has dismayed many . . .
Facebook post nabs alleged thief
Sat, Jul 25, 15
AN alleged Gisborne shoplifter has been arrested and charged with theft after her picture went viral on social media . . .
Council D-Day looming
Fri, Jul 24, 15|1 comment
A DEADLINE is approaching for Gisborne District Council to make decisions on a multimillion-dollar programme to replace its earthquake-damaged . . .
Wet firewood a time-of-year hazard
Thu, Jul 23, 15|1 comment
SOCIAL media has been ablaze with complaints about wet firewood supplies and one Gisborne seller says he has had phone calls from people disappointed . . .
Murder jury hears scientific evidence
Thu, Jul 23, 15
SCIENTIFIC evidence dominated the third day of a trial into the alleged murder of Douglas Witeri being heard in the High Court at Gisborne . . .
No let-off for speeding
Wed, Jul 22, 15
SPEEDING drivers will no longer be able to escape punishment for ignoring new 40kmh speed limits outside four Gisborne schools — but because changes . . .
Fingerprints on a window from murder accused
Wed, Jul 22, 15
FIVE fingerprints found on a bedroom window where the Crown alleges a man entered a Kowhai Street house last year and fatally shot a man in the head . . .
Holding back the ocean
Wed, Jul 22, 15
THE new $1.4 million walkway and cycleway along the city beachfront will not be threatened by eroding dunes but is instead expected to help halt the . . .
Uncovering the stories along the walkway
Mon, Aug 3, 15
AN atmosphere of the pilgrimage prevailed during the 1km hikoi after the official opening of the Te Oneroa walkway on Saturday . . .
MUD RUN FUN
Mon, Aug 3, 15
Slipping, slopping, sliding . . . It might look like torture but chucking yourself into the annual mud run is one of those activities that brings out . . .
Record year but at record cost for TDH
Sat, Aug 1, 15
TAIRAWHITI District Health’s deficit for the just-completed financial year sits at a provisional and record $3.1 million but chief executive Jim . . .
Beneficiaries in debt
Fri, Jul 31, 15
BENEFICIARIES in Gisborne were last week shown to be some of the most likely to be in debt in New Zealand and concern is mounting here over the . . .
Drivers reminded of options look at options
Fri, Jul 31, 15
OPERATORS who work to reduce the number of drunk drivers on our roads have expressed dismay that the drink-drive rate is still so high here . . .
Fight for Life . . . friends for life
Fri, Jul 31, 15
THE Gisborne Fight for Life Ed event is looking for people willing to step into the ring and take a blow or two in support of Life Education Trust . . .
‘BULLETPROOF’ AND DESPERATE FOR CASH
Thu, Jul 30, 15
JERMAINE Whatuira sold 60 bags of methamphetamine — about $15,000-worth — from his Kowhai Street house in one day during the week before Douglas . . .
Kiwibank says no to putting branch in Ruatoria
Thu, Jul 30, 15
WITH Westpac due to close its Ruatoria branch in September, it appears unlikely another bank will step in to fill the gap after Kiwibank confirmed it . . .
Banding together in school
Thu, Jul 30, 15
GISBORNE now has a real life resident Jack Black, circa the 2003 film The School of Rock. Ricky Boyd moved to the region with his family in 2013 . . .
Murder accused shot a man in leg over debt: Crown
Wed, Jul 29, 15
JUST a year before he allegedly shot Douglas Witeri between the eyes and killed him, Troy Vincent McHugh shot another man who owed him money, a jury . . .
New way to learn te reo online
Wed, Jul 29, 15
A RUATORIA family has come up with an idea they hope will appeal to Maori and non-Maori wanting to improve their te reo pronunciation and vocabulary . . .
Lotto ‘millionaire’ claims her windfall
Tue, Jul 28, 15|1 comment
THE million-dollar Lotto winner walked into the House of Gifts and Lotto in Gisborne yesterday afternoon to claim her big prize . . .
Police find it hard to get drink-driving message through
Tue, Jul 28, 15
TOO many Gisborne drivers are still driving drunk — 15 were caught in just one recent drink-drive operation and police intend to maintain their . . .
Immigration news welcome
Tue, Jul 28, 15
CHANGES to immigration laws intended to encourage more skilled workers and more overseas entrepreneurs to set up shop in places like Gisborne could . . .
Museum in te reo mode
Mon, Jul 27, 15
STAFF at Tairawhiti Museum are immersing themselves deep in Maori Language Week 2015 and they have the T-shirts to prove it . . .
The force is strong in TSA students
Mon, Jul 27, 15
GREAT news for three Tairawhiti Services Academy students and a long-awaited visit from the New Zealand Defence Force made for a memorable first week . . .
‘I thought I was next’
Sat, Jul 25, 15
A “PETRIFIED” witness to the fatal shooting of a man in a Kowhai Street house has told a jury, “I thought I was going to be next” . . .
Goodbye foam, hello paulownia
Sat, Jul 25, 15
Finn Rainger talks to a Gisborne surfer who is encouraging people to build their own surfboards out of wood . . .
Dog-loving Facebookers dig deep
Fri, Jul 24, 15|1 comment
FACEBOOK users took just hours to donate more than $400 to pay for treatment for a stray dog run over and left on the road . . .
Kaiti Winz office in ‘review’
Thu, Jul 23, 15|4 comments
AFTER pledging to fight “tooth and nail” to ensure Kaiti retained its Work and Income office in the build-up to last year’s general election, East . . .
Trust to pull its Westpac account
Thu, Jul 23, 15|2 comments
WITH the closure of the East Coast’s only remaining bank less than two months away, the owners of C Company Memorial House says it will cancel its . . .
Loaded and ready
Thu, Jul 23, 15|1 comment
THERE is plenty for Gisborne’s young surfers to look forward to in the coming months, with opportunities to develop skills and test them out against . . .
Era of success for TDH
Wed, Jul 22, 15|1 comment
TAIRAWHITI District Health has a near full complement of medical specialists and is performing above government-set targets for elective surgery . . .
Thumbs up to response team after sewerage overflow drill
Wed, Jul 22, 15
PERRY Street residents can rest assured there will be a timely response should the street’s manholes suddenly overflow with sewerage after the street . . .