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A leap forward in 1964


I recently had the opportunity to see a video about the installation of the sewage pipeline into the bay in 1964.

I commented to the person who lent it to me about how interesting it was.

He subsequently sent me a link to an article in The Gisborne Herald written at the time of Mr Harold Williams’ death. This reinforced what a leap forward this pipe was in relation to what was here before.

The article can be found at:


I mention these facts as the front page of Wednesday’s Gisborne Herald talks about future plans for handling overflows.

I came to Gisborne in 1978, so am largely unaware of any background to the pipe and its installation.

Ron Taylor