Ideas for shaping a future Gisborne

SCULPTURES at roundabouts, a marine complex on Tuamotu Island and USB portals around the city for audio-visual exhibits were among ideas brainstormed...


LET’S TALK: The image of an inner city boulevard in which traffic, shoppers and pedestrians can safely mix was posted on the Gisborne District Council website as a “conversation starter” at a Let’s Talk public workshop last night. The second of three public meetings, the workshop focused on public spaces, parks and reserves.The inner city boulevard is one of several shared space concepts to be considered by GDC. Picture supplied
GISBORNE patients received a record amount of elective surgery last year and Tairawhiti District Health Board broke even financially — news that...
NEW figures claim that one in 12 jobs in the Gisborne region is supported by tourism but tourism organisations believe more can be created...
GISBORNE’S budding orators have a chance to become founding members of just the second English/ te reo Maori bilingual Toastmasters Club established...
DARTS - DEADEYE Gisborne player Sha Hohipa made it three wins from four tournaments this year when she won the open women’s singles title at the New...
RUGBY - FORMER All Blacks and Poverty Bay captain Ian Kirkpatrick was more interested in talking about the Bay’s win against Ngati Porou East Coast...
NETBALL - NGA Hau e Wha have been crowned Pak’nSave Gisborne premier netball champions after a performance of gale-force proportions blew defending...
ENTERTAINMENT - TONY Tee and Lucky Lance sure made a lot of mates at Auckland Grammar but, school-wise, Tee says “it didn’t really work out for us”...
ENTERTAINMENT - ONE of the newest bands in Gisborne gets to mark its first anniversary with a bang . . . by playing in front of an audience of...
ENTERTAINMENT - THE organiser of April’s Spellbound Radio Concert Series says the blues festival could return as a regular annual event — but only if...
HEALTHIER stock, protected staff and peace of mind are some big pluses for acting early when vaccinating calves this spring against leptospirosis...
FARMGATE prices for North Island beef cattle rose considerably and sheep meat also rose on the same time last year, according to the latest Rabobank...
THE clock is seriously ticking now for people in this region who might be considering a Nuffield New Zealand scholarship application this year...
The council certainly got our attention when it used an image of a section of Gladstone Road turned to cobbled pedestrian throughfare to promote last...
Is there room for another major project for Gisborne District Council — the freshening up and reinvigoration of the Central Business District?...
Pam Corkery’s meltdown outside the Internet Mana campaign launch stole the headlines last night, but it doesn’t appear to be a left-wing conspiracy...
THE Dirty Politics saga cuts to the heart of political life in New Zealand. Over the past 10 years there has been an insidious shift in the way that...
I AGREE with Maori Land Court Judge David Ambler’s view that the proposed reform to replace the current Maori Land Act 1993 is unnecessary (Re...
WHAT’S ON IN COUNCIL THIS WEEK - AW GEE, no world-shattering meetings of council this week, which should leave me free to roam over such subjects as...
Re: Farmer fired shotgun as intruder smashed fences, August 25 story...
Gisborne needs you — come on people, please sign up your e-mail addresses for the Gigatown competition. Gisborne is now in fourth place and we have a...
I would like to mention the outstanding service I received at the Air NZ desk in Gisborne on August 21 (morning), and the return flight on August 23...
Temperence and stamina are needed for life onboard a Danube River cruise ship. Passengers on the French-owned CroisiEurope MS Beethoven are assailed...
There was “pandamonium” at Taipei Zoo the day we visited, with thousands of excited adults and children queueing up to see Yuan Zai, the giant panda...
Justine Tyerman is mesmerised by the exquisite gold mosaics at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul . . . Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest...
RERE School marked its 100-year milestone with centennial celebrations earlier this year but there are a few mysteries from the past to be solved...
SEVENTEEN-year-old Gisborne Girls’ High School student and Social Sector Trial Youth Advisory member Tomairangi Mareikura shares her experiences of...
THE Loves-Me-Not healthy relationships workshop was piloted for the first time with year 12 and 13 Health Studies students from Gisborne Girls’ High...

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We’re a bit torn this week so we might make it a bit of a musical mash-up – starting with hot reggae from Katchafire, moving on to some light...