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‘Thousands’ of quakes
Tue, Jun 30, 15
A MULTIMILLION- dollar international research project into “silent earthquakes” off the coast here has recorded thousands of earthquakes over the . . .
Overseas exposure for the Motu Trails
Tue, Jun 30, 15
THE Motu Trails cycle trails are making waves across the Pacific . . .
Trampers not deterred by ‘learning experience’
Tue, Jun 30, 15
A WAIROA woman who was trapped in snow with her 70-year-old husband overnight in the Urewera Ranges, says the experience will not deter the Wairoa . . .
Camping policy on hold
Mon, Jun 29, 15
FREEDOM camping continues to cause headaches for Gisborne District Council. A proposal to “deregister” nine community camping grounds so they can be . . .
Mayor and councillors’ pay is set for 2015/16
Mon, Jun 29, 15
GISBORNE District councillors approved their own pay rise at last Thursday’s council meeting. Required by the Remuneration Authority to gazette pay . . .
Students learn benefits of healthy eating
Mon, Jun 29, 15
A NINE- week course that focused on healthy eating, budgeting, planning, presentation, communication and teamwork ended with a lunchtime banquet . . .
Honey bee parasite identified
Sat, Jun 27, 15
A LITTLE-known organism, which attacks the honey bee’s gut and is suspected of contributing to massive hive losses in the Coromandel and other . . .
Likely million-dollar value
Fri, Jun 26, 15|2 comments
TAPPING into Air New Zealand’s “massive” marketing machine offers the prospect of an extra 17,000 visitors, which could create around 80 new jobs and . . .
Series of small earthquakes through region
Fri, Jun 26, 15
THERE has been a run of small earthquakes along the coast from Gisborne to Ruatoria in the past 24 hours — but almost no one has reported them to the . . .
ECT gives half the cash vintage rail needs to operate
Thu, Jun 25, 15
A DONATION of $142,000 from Eastland Community Trust to Gisborne City Vintage Rail will cover more than half of the costs to bring the railway line . . .
School’s design is world-class
Thu, Jun 25, 15
A WAIROA school is one of 14 New Zealand finalists in the 2015 World Architecture Festival. The original cream and red-roofed prefabs of total immers . . .
The mail must go through . . . but not today
Thu, Jun 25, 15
STANDARD mail will be delivered only every second day in Gisborne and other major cities and towns from next month but New Zealand Post says the . . .
Hospital house to go
Wed, Jun 24, 15|3 comments
GISBORNE and East Coast patients who stay at Hamilton’s Hilda Ross House while getting treatment at Waikato Hospital will have to find alternative . . .
Maori theatre promotes schools’ te reo
Wed, Jun 24, 15
THE Taki Rua Te Reo schools tour captivated both students and teachers with theatrical shows in te reo Maori in Gisborne last week . . .
HUNTING IN THE SNOW
Wed, Jun 24, 15
GISBORNE joined the rest of the country with freezing conditions as temperatures plunged and snow, sleet and hail fell in the higher parts of the . . .
GDC books set to be close to budget despite parks blowout
Tue, Jun 23, 15|2 comments
THE bill to maintain the district’s sports fields and public parks over the past 11 months is running at $1.2 million above budget, and its operating . . .
Gisborne not in Jetstar’s initial plans
Tue, Jun 23, 15|1 comment
IF Gisborne is to get a second airline flying out of its airport it will have to wait until Jetstar has set up other regional routes first . . .
Hill observatory ‘unsafe’
Mon, Jun 22, 15|3 comments
MEMBERS of Gisborne Astronomical Society are in shock after news that engineers have declared the Kaiti Hill observatory “unsafe for use” and it . . .
Theatre setting for a showcase of local talent
Mon, Jun 22, 15
FROM the stripped back physicality of former Gisborne woman Alana Sargent’s powerful dance to entertainer Amanda Maclean mounted on a giant chicken . . .
Gisborne stepping stone to ABs dream
Mon, Jun 22, 15|2 comments
RECALLED All Black Hika Elliot played only one game for Poverty Bay last year . . . and he may never play another. But the 28-year-old says he . . .
Holiday park up for AA award
Sat, Jun 20, 15
A GISBORNE accommodation provider says the region is a winner, after being nominated for an AA award . . .
Minister rejects NZ First criticism of our road spend
Sat, Jun 20, 15
CLAIMS that the Government’s financial contribution to Gisborne’s roads has fallen in real terms to a lower rate than when National first came to . . .
Unlocking quake secrets
Fri, Jun 19, 15
AN international team of scientists will this week attempt to recover dozens of pieces of underwater earthquake monitoring equipment from the seabed . . .
Sewerage system has thorough check-up
Fri, Jun 19, 15
TWO thousand manholes in the sewerage recirculation system are being checked as Gisborne District Council continues its response to the sewage . . .
Easing school hunger pangs
Fri, Jun 19, 15|4 comments
A LUNCH -making initiative that aims to stop kids going hungry in schools has received widespread support in Gisborne . . .
Disruptive surge has been unprecedented in harbour
Thu, Jun 18, 15
SURGE issues that have caused problems in the Gisborne harbour for the past four months are “unprecedented” and reflect the impact heavy seas have . . .
Council to revisit cost of consents to forestry
Tue, Jun 30, 15
FORESTRY companies could face extra costs after a Gisborne District Council inquiry into forestry slash . . .
‘Shrine to vandalism’ blow to volunteers
Tue, Jun 30, 15|1 comment
VOLUNTEER gardeners are enraged after finding what looked like a “shrine of vandalism” at Turanga Gardens yesterday morning . . .
Airlifted trampers ‘lucky to survive’ night in snow
Mon, Jun 29, 15|1 comment
A 70-YEAR -old tramper was yesterday recovering in hospital after he and his wife were trapped in snow for a night in the heart of Te Urewera . . .
Time to deliver on long-term plan
Mon, Jun 29, 15
NOW the Gisborne District Council has formally adopted its draft long-term plan, the focus can turn to delivering what has been promised, says chief . . .
RALLY GISBORNE
Mon, Jun 29, 15
The Nelson pair of driver Ben Hunt (left) and co-driver Tony Rawstorn (right) won the Fuchs Rally Gisborne 2015 in their Subaru WRX STI on Saturday . . .
Cycleway gets $1.3m
Fri, Jun 26, 15|1 comment
THE Wainui cycleway will be extended through to the heart of Gisborne, after a planned multimillion dollar urban cycleway project here yesterday . . .
Marketing plan invites changes in perception
Fri, Jun 26, 15
GISBORNE District councillors have been told the “‘massive” national and international marketing machine of Air New Zealand could overcome the stigma . . .
Blast from a troubled past
Fri, Jun 26, 15
A FORMER policeman who worked in the streets around Eden Park during the 1981 Springbok tour protests is looking for the original owners of an . . .
No need for patients to worry about their accommodation: TDH
Thu, Jun 25, 15
PEOPLE who need to go to Waikato Hospital need not worry about accommodation, says Tairawhiti District Health chief executive Jim Green . . .
An ‘absolutely marvellous’ bull sale
Thu, Jun 25, 15
RANGATIRA stud presented 63 of its rising two-year-old bulls for sale at its Coventry Station base at Muriwai yesterday and sold the lot for a very . . .
Gisborne bull sells for record $100k
Thu, Jun 25, 15
BULL Week exploded into extra life yesterday morning when Rangatira Angus sold one of its rising two-year-olds for $100,000 — the third highest price . . .
Shopping bag creations put end-of-life materials to use
Wed, Jun 24, 15
OLD clothes, fabric samples and upholstery off-cuts are among materials upcycled into reusable shopping bags by a team of Tairawhiti Environment . . .
Turihaua hits new price high
Wed, Jun 24, 15
TURIHAUA Angus added to its 100-year-plus reputation for cattle breeding yesterday with a total clearance, higher average and a new top price for . . .
Waipiro losing its school
Tue, Jun 23, 15|5 comments
THE Waipiro Bay community is shocked by the news that the Ministry of Education plans to demolish the former Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Waipiro School . . .
Knowledge by the busload
Tue, Jun 23, 15|1 comment
HAROLD the giraffe was at it again this week, teaching kids right from wrong when it comes to health, substance abuse and social behaviour . . .
DON’T TAKE OUR BANK
Tue, Jun 23, 15
Petition handed to Westpac’s area manager . . .
Addressing child injuries
Mon, Jun 22, 15
TAIRAWHITI District Health says initiatives to tackle child injury rates here were put in place well before a new report this week made . . .
‘No parents allowed’ at Take a Kid Fishing trip to Ngongotaha hatchery
Mon, Jun 22, 15
A DATE has been set for the annual Take a Kid Fishing trip to the Ngongotaha trout hatchery near Rotorua — August 1 — and registrations open at the . . .
Guilty of cruelty and abuse
Sat, Jun 20, 15|1 comment
A GISBORNE woman accused of physically abusing a teenage boy placed in her care by CYF has been found guilty of seven of the nine charges against . . .
Mountain Safety set to close all its branches
Sat, Jun 20, 15|1 comment
THE Gisborne branch of New Zealand Mountain Safety will close at the end of the month . . .
Rising again from the ashes . . . .
Sat, Jun 20, 15
THE couple who own a Stout Street house that caught fire last October have at last been able to make a start on repairs to their riverbank home and . . .
Social worker admits failure
Fri, Jun 19, 15
A FORMER CYF social worker has admitted in court that shortcomings in her oversight and the Government department’s lack of action resulted in a . . .
Not one but many plots to new cemetery book
Fri, Jun 19, 15
FRUSTRATION with a patchy index in a directory of grave sites at Makaraka Cemetery set genealogist Dot McCulloch on a mission to fix the problem. The . . .
BEST OF THE EXCELLENT
Thu, Jun 18, 15|2 comments
A SIMPLE dream has led to a Gisborne school winning the highest award in the country for an education programme . . .