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The last train: Taken in February 2012, this is thought to be the last excursion train from Napier to Gisborne. The train is stationary for a photo opportunity. A plan for the railway line between Gisborne and Napier to be restored has hit a wall, with early findings of an investigation that says the section from Gisborne to Wairoa is not viable. The investigation is now focusing into the line from Wairoa to Napier. Picture by Mark Peters, Hawke’s Bay
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Poll

Should Gisborne District Council continue to charge a property development levy in the city, extend it to rural areas as well, or drop it altogether?


See also: Land development fee is under scrutiny again

Keep levy in city areas only only
Extend levy to rural areas as well
Discontinue the levy
Don’t know
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