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Region’s Homeless Being Helped

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 1:42 pm | Gisborne District Council

  A house has been opened for the homeless in Tairāwhiti who are self-isolating during the Level 4 alert lockdown. Gisborne District Council’s Emergency Coordination Centre has been working with the Ministry of Social Development, other agencies and ... More >>

All Over 65s In Tairāwhiti To Be Called

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 1:07 pm | Gisborne District Council

Operation Manaaki is underway by Gisborne District Council to ensure the elderly of Tairāwhiti are both cared for and connected during the COVID-19 Level 4 lockdown. Calls will begin today (Wednesday) to the 7000 people in the region who are over ... More >>

Road Closed At Titirangi

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 9:58 am | Gisborne District Council

Council has closed roads to Titirangi (Kaiti Hill) as a measure to prevent illegal rubbish dumping. Since the lockdown has come into effect there have been numerous reports of household rubbish being dumped on the maunga. Council chief executive ... More >>

COVID-19 Patient Hospitalised

Monday, 30 March 2020, 1:41 pm | Gisborne District Council

Tairāwhiti has no new cases of COVID-19 but the patient who was announced as positive on Friday, has now been admitted to hospital. The man had travelled to Gisborne from the United States and been in self-isolation since his return. He was admitted to ... More >>

Region Asks For Help From The Highest Level

Monday, 30 March 2020, 12:49 pm | Gisborne District Council

  Talks will be ongoing between local leaders and Government in an effort to have them deploy both personnel and other resources to Tairāwhiti to support regional measures to contain COVID-19. Mayor Rehette Stoltz, Gisborne District Council ... More >>

Heavy Rain Warning For Gisborne - Orange - 02

Monday, 30 March 2020, 10:00 am | Gisborne District Council

The MetService has updated the current heavy rain warning for Gisborne area . Rain, with thunderstorms and localised downpours possible. Rainfall accumulations of 90 to 120mm, especially south of Tokomaru Bay. More details below. Situation A slow ... More >>

Heavy Rain Watch For Gisborne

Monday, 30 March 2020, 8:03 am | Gisborne District Council

A heavy rain watch has been issued by metservice for the Gisborne area. Rain with thunderstorms and localised downpours possible. More details below. Situation A slow moving front to the east of the country is forecast to bring periods of rain to eastern ... More >>

Wharf Shut Until Further Notice

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 3:42 pm | Gisborne District Council

The Tolaga Bay Wharf is now closed until further notice in an effort to stop people congregating at the historic site. Gisborne District Council Emergency Coordination Centre group controller Dave Wilson says it has been a popular haunt for local people ... More >>

Mountain Bike Park A No-Go Area

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 3:12 pm | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne’s very popular Mountain Bike Park at the Whataupoko Reserve in Fox Street has been closed to align with national guidelines around keeping everyone safe during the Level 4 COVID-19 lockdown and mirroring the approach with others around the country. ... More >>

Stop All Non-Essential Travel To Save Tairāwhiti

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 2:25 pm | Gisborne District Council

Police continue to increase random stops of vehicles around the wider Tairāwhiti region in an effort to halt all non-essential travel. Gisborne District Council’s Emergency Coordination Centre group controller Dave Wilson says those flouting the ... More >>

Tairāwhiti Has First Positive Case

Friday, 27 March 2020, 1:34 pm | Gisborne District Council

The Ministry of Health announced today (Friday, March 27) that a man has tested positive for COVID-19. The man in his 50s had travelled to Gisborne from the United States and had been in self-isolation since returning to New Zealand. He was one ... More >>

State of National Emergency Declared

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 8:11 am | Gisborne District Council

Following the declaration of a State of National Emergency, CDEM group controller Dave Wilson can now exercise all emergency powers under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act. The notice also invokes powers under the Health Act 1956, the Social ... More >>

Tairāwhiti Prepares For Lockdown

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 9:06 am | Gisborne District Council

Release date: 24.3.2020 Tomorrow at midnight New Zealand will move to its COVID-19 alert level 4. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has told New Zealanders that life will be different - but it is what we have to do to beat the virus. Tairāwhiti still ... More >>

Call For Calm As Lockdown Approaches

Monday, 23 March 2020, 5:22 pm | Gisborne District Council

With the nation in at least a four-week lockdown to try and contain the spread of COVID-19, Gisborne District Council is moving to reassure the region, encourage everyone to keep themselves and their whanau safe, and remain calm. Prime Minister Jacinda ... More >>

Council Shuts Public-Facing Services

Monday, 23 March 2020, 6:44 am | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council is taking proactive measures to protect both staff and the community from COVID-19. Council chief executive Nedine Thatcher-Swann has announced the immediate closure of its customer services at Awarua Fitzherbert Street, Bright ... More >>

Community Reassured Systems In Place To Cope

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 6:24 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council chief executive Nedine Thatcher-Swann is reassuring the community that the organisation is well prepared to support them through COVID-19, as New Zealand steps up to emergency alert level 2. Yesterday (Friday) Ms Thatcher-Swann stood up the More >>

Pool And Library To Close

Friday, 20 March 2020, 4:47 pm | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council has announced it is temporarily closing the Olympic Pool Complex and HB Williams Memorial Library in the wake of COVID-19 Chief executive Nedine Thatcher-Swann said the move, effective from close of business today (Friday, ... More >>

Aratu Forestry Limited Sentencing Decision Released

Monday, 16 March 2020, 9:39 am | Gisborne District Council

Aratu Forestry Limited has been fined $379,500 on charges brought by Gisborne District Council following two rain events in June 2018. Formerly called Hikurangi Forest Farms Limited, the company was sentenced on two charges under the Resource Management ... More >>

Nga Ara Pai Driver Mentor Programme Applications Open

Monday, 16 March 2020, 9:34 am | Gisborne District Council

Intakes are now open for the Nga Ara Pai Community Driver Mentor Programme. The programme targets young drivers who may not have the resources to graduate from their learner licence to restricted licence. Nga Ara Pai starts with an initial assessment ... More >>

Events Planned For Parks Week 2020

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 9:33 am | Gisborne District Council

A series of public events will be held around Tairāwhiti in coordination with Parks Week from 7 – 15 March. Parks Week brings together hundreds of organisations across New Zealand and Australia to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable ... More >>



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