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Waste Minimisation Fund Applications Open

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 9:40 am | Gisborne District Council

Funding up to $10,000 is available for community-led initiatives that reduce waste in our district. Applications to Council’s Waste Minimisation Fund are open now and close on Friday February 26. “The funding comes from Gisborne District Council’s ... More >>

A New Year’s Challenge To Refill Your Bottle

Monday, 11 January 2021, 3:36 pm | Gisborne District Council

This year Council is backing RefillNZ as they launch their Refill Challenge, asking people to give up your plastic bottled water and sugary drink habits for 30 days to use reusable water bottles and refill at the tap instead. In collaboration with ... More >>

Public Facilities Vandalised Over Holiday Period

Friday, 8 January 2021, 4:33 pm | Gisborne District Council

Botanical Gardens Toilets. Council is disappointed by a spate of acts of vandalism and theft over the holiday period at public facilities, and has called for anyone with information to come forward. A gas water-heating unit was stolen at the Oval; ... More >>

Biosecurity Divers Survey For Marine Pests In Gisborne

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 1:17 pm | Gisborne District Council

Marine biosecurity divers were back in Gisborne’s inner harbour last week, undertaking their latest survey for marine pests. The dive team from Bay of Plenty Regional Council carried out the routine surveillance, inspecting hotspots in the marina as part of ... More >>

Temporary Alcohol Bans In Place For Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 10:49 am | Gisborne District Council

  Council has approved a request from Police for two temporary alcohol ban areas during Rhythm & Vines, the Wave New Year’s Eve Youth Festival and Fire in the Sky. The Police application stated that in previous years, members ... More >>

Time To Make The Call

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 1:14 pm | Gisborne District Council

A new local road safety campaign ‘make the call’ kicks off this week, aimed at encouraging people to call someone to get home safely after drinking. It’s been a tragic year on Tairāwhiti’s roads, with six of the twelve fatalities involving ... More >>

Check, Clean And Dry To Prevent Freshwater Pests

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 9:42 am | Gisborne District Council

‘Check, Clean, Dry’ is the message for all freshwater users to prevent didymo and other weeds infesting our waterways this summer. This applies to anglers, kayakers, swimmers, boaties, trampers or anyone else who comes into contact with our streams, ... More >>

Sealed, Signed, Delivered

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 8:28 am | Gisborne District Council

The Fulton Hogan asphalt crew celebrate a busy year. Photo courtesy of the Gisborne Herald. The sealing of Aerodrome Road was a fitting finale to a challenging year of major investment into Tairāwhiti local roads, when creating new opportunities ... More >>

Council Encourages Rehoming Unwanted Animals

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 1:53 pm | Gisborne District Council

If you have unwanted puppies or kittens, do not dump them. That’s the message from Council’s Animal Control team, following the recent discovery of two tiny puppies left in a beer box next to a rubbish bin at Waikanae Beach. “People don’t ... More >>

Hard Work And Tough Decisions Pay Off

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 3:29 pm | Gisborne District Council

          Te Araroa and East Cape Road are special, sacred places for local people and treasured by the thousands of tourists who visit every year. For Manaia Ngata, although he left Te Araroa for town to go ... More >>

Council Wins Green Flag Award For Second Time

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 10:16 am | Gisborne District Council

                        Council is delighted to announce that the Gisborne Botanical Gardens have been awarded the prestigious international Green ... More >>

Council Reminds Public To Flush Only The 3Ps

Monday, 30 November 2020, 3:29 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council contractors today cleared a wastewater pipe blockage near Potae Avenue, which turned out to be caused by wet wipes. “We are continually monitoring our wastewater system and working to improve it, but we are also appealing for help from ... More >>

Potae Ave To Nelson Road Link Underway

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 6:09 pm | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council and contractor Siteworx held a safety awareness day last week for students of Sonrise Christian School, as work begins on the new road link between Potae Avenue and Nelson Road. The open day provided students with fun and ... More >>

Unanimous Vote For Māori Wards

Monday, 23 November 2020, 12:37 pm | Gisborne District Council

Public applause and cheers broke out in Council chambers this morning as Councillors voted unanimously to establish one or more Māori Wards for the Gisborne District for the 2022 and 2025 elections. The majority of councillors spoke in favour of the ... More >>

Gisborne To Hand Charter To HMNZS Manawanui

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 3:56 pm | Gisborne District Council

On 26-30 November Gisborne will be visited by the HMNZS Manawanui, a new naval vessel that now calls Gisborne home. “It’s common for naval ships to be assigned an honorary home port once they’re commissioned, and the Prime Minister named Gisborne ... More >>

Valley Road Footpath Project Completed

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 9:27 am | Gisborne District Council

More pedestrians and cyclists are enjoying the scenic route along Valley Road, following the completion of a new footpath and cycleway between Shelley and Massey Roads. Council contractors Downer finished the $292,000 project last month, linking a new 1.5 metre ... More >>

Smoother Service For St John

Monday, 16 November 2020, 5:37 pm | Gisborne District Council

Providing the best possible emergency care for the East Coast is what Keith Baldwin and his team at St John Ruatorea strive for every single day. When an emergency call comes in, time is of the essence, as much as the condition of the roads. One call-out ... More >>

Natural Heritage Fund Recipients Announced

Friday, 13 November 2020, 8:07 am | Gisborne District Council

Council has allocated $40,000 from its Natural Heritage Funding to assist private landowners to protect and enhance indigenous biodiversity on their land. Any privately-owned land within the district is eligible for the funding, which is made available instead ... More >>

Council Supports Local Waste Minimisation Projects

Friday, 13 November 2020, 8:06 am | Gisborne District Council

Council has supported two local waste minimisation projects in this year’s allocation of its contestable Waste Minimisation Fund. The fund aims to reduce waste by providing funding for projects trialling or supporting new waste minimisation activities. SuperGrans ... More >>

Decision On Endeavour Models

Friday, 13 November 2020, 8:05 am | Gisborne District Council

Following extensive community and iwi consultation, Council’s Operations Committee today agreed to gift one Endeavour model to Te Aitanga a Hauiti and Tolaga Bay and to support the community with the installation. The committee also directed Council’s ... More >>