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Council Welcomes New Freshwater Laws

Friday, 7 August 2020, 9:14 am | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council today welcomed new laws to protect and restore New Zealand’s fresh water. “Healthy waterways are the lifeblood for thriving environments, people and businesses,” said Council’s Keita Kohere, director of transformation and ... More >>

‘Game-changing’ PGF Roading Project Complete

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 4:56 pm | Gisborne District Council

          Council has reached another important milestone in its $54.2m Provincial Growth Fund local roading package, completing its $10m improved network resilience project on time and within budget. Hailed as ... More >>

Council Releases Details Of New Olympic Pool Build

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 9:19 am | Gisborne District Council

          Big and exciting plans are in place for Gisborne’s new Olympic Pool facility. Following the Government’s announcement last month that it would fund up to $40m for a redeveloped facility ... More >>

Natural Heritage Fund Applications Open

Monday, 3 August 2020, 10:37 am | Gisborne District Council

Council is now taking applications for the Natural Heritage Fund, to assist private landowners to protect or enhance indigenous biodiversity on their land. Any privately-owned land within the district is eligible for the funding, which is made available instead ... More >>

Making The Introductions Happen

Friday, 24 July 2020, 7:52 am | Gisborne District Council

It was speed ‘dating’ with a difference in Gisborne District Council chambers yesterday (Thursday) when employers keen for workers had the chance to interview candidates from the Tairāwhiti Economic Support Package Redeployment Programme. ... More >>

Council Launches Endeavour Models Consultation

Monday, 20 July 2020, 3:13 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council is today opening a new consultation with the community about the future of the Endeavour models. Following community feedback after a decision in May to reinstate the rebuilt models, councillors voted again in June to consult with the ... More >>

Caution Advised Around Region

Sunday, 19 July 2020, 4:06 pm | Gisborne District Council

River levels continue to drop but roads are still treacherous around the Tairāwhiti region after another night of rain – albeit far less than has fallen in the preceding days. Roads are still closed and contractors were out early this morning clearing ... More >>

Residents Urged To Stay Home

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 4:37 pm | Gisborne District Council

Contractors and Gisborne District Council staff continue to work to clear trees, slips and assist people across the region as the weather eases slightly after days of persistent rain. Residents are urged to stay home. Overnight roads were closed ... More >>

Coast Drenched In Easterly Weather

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 8:02 am | Gisborne District Council

Households have self-evacuated as river levels continue to rise across the Tolaga Bay region as rain saturates already wet ground. There are multiple slips on State Highway 35 and Gisborne District Council Civil Defence Emergency Management are urging ... More >>

Heavy Rain Causes Slips As Council Advises Caution

Friday, 17 July 2020, 10:40 am | Gisborne District Council

Council has issued a heavy rain warning for Gisborne north of Tolaga Bay, especially about the ranges, and is advising extreme caution as you take to local roads. At least two slips have occurred, impeding access on two roads. A large slip has blocked ... More >>

Council Seeks Community Feedback On Heavy Vehicle Routes Through The City

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 7:40 am | Gisborne District Council

Heavy vehicles map. Community consultation begins today to seek feedback on recommendations to restrict heavy vehicles in the city to a single highway route. Council is supporting recommendations made in a report by engineering consultancy WSP, which considered ... More >>

Breached Landfill Wall Secured At Awatere River

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 9:12 am | Gisborne District Council

Contractors and Council workers yesterday secured the breaches in the old landfill site at the mouth of the Awatere River. “The work we’ve done over the last two days will prepare for the revetment work that will stabilise the wall even further,” ... More >>

Mata Road Reopens To All Vehicles

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 6:58 am | Gisborne District Council

Mata Road will reopen to all vehicles from 6am tomorrow (Thursday 9 July). The road has been closed to heavy vehicles at the 6.5km mark where a major slip occurred during the recent heavy rainfall. Council would like to acknowledge the incredible effort ... More >>

Council Initiates Repair Work At Awatere River

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 5:13 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council has started urgent work at the Awatere River mouth where high river levels and large swells have compromised a former landfill site. Community caretakers were on site this morning collecting disturbed rubbish from the river and the beach, and ... More >>

Fernside And Mata Roads To Reopen To Heavy Vehicles

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 4:38 pm | Gisborne District Council

Fernside Road is now open to heavy vehicles and Mata Road will reopen at the end of the week, weather and geotechnical conditions permitting. Ihungia Road remains open to four wheel drive vehicles only and a structural repair is required to make ... More >>

Council Investigating Eroding Landfill Site At Awatere River

Tuesday, 7 July 2020, 8:51 am | Gisborne District Council

Council is urgently investigating an old Council landfill site which has been disturbed by a river swollen due to recent heavy rain. The old landfill site in Te Araroa, 170km north of Gisborne, has been closed for about 15 years. Council staff were on-site ... More >>

‘Fatberg’ Prompts Plea For 3Ps

Friday, 3 July 2020, 4:29 pm | Gisborne District Council

A half-tonne ‘fatberg’ is proving a bane for workers who have been attacking it with picks, shovels and high pressure hoses this afternoon, and prompted Council to remind residents to be mindful of what they flush. The Kaiti sewer network overloaded ... More >>

New Trustee Appointments Of Trust Tairāwhiti

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 12:03 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council has appointed Dr Jill Chrisp and Kristen Kohere-Soutar as trustees of Trust Tairāwhiti for 2020/21. Dr Jill Chrisp was first appointed to the Trust three years ago and successfully sought reappointment for the position. “It has been proven ... More >>

Work Continues To Reopen Roads And Reconnect Communities

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 10:13 am | Gisborne District Council

Mata and Waiomatatini Roads remain closed and others are only accessible by four wheel drive after last week’s heavy rainfall caused major subsidence across the Tairāwhiti road network. Council contractors worked around the clock at the weekend ... More >>

Council Adopts 2020/21 Annual Plan

Monday, 29 June 2020, 9:54 am | Gisborne District Council

Council has adopted its 2020/21 Annual Plan, which focuses on investment in core infrastructure and supporting the region’s economic recovery. Chief executive Nedine Thatcher Swann said Covid-19 completely altered the approach for this year’s Annual ... More >>