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Community Event Aims To Create Buzz About Ten Year Plan

Friday, 9 April 2021, 5:34 am | Gisborne District Council

A family event in the garden outside Lawson Field Theatre on Saturday aims to create an enjoyable family environment to discuss Council’s plans for the next ten years. “We’re inviting the community to come down and talk about what’s important ... More >>

Support From Council Staff Available For Farm Environment Plans

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 3:16 pm | Gisborne District Council

As the deadline to submit Farm Envrionment Plans (FEP) approaches, Council staff are offering one-on-one appointments for anyone needing support to complete their plans. These appointments will be available over three afternoons this month, from ... More >>

Enviropod LittaTrap Technology Trialed In Gisborne

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 12:33 pm | Gisborne District Council

Local educators have learnt first-hand about preventing litter from entering oceans and waterways though the innovative Enviropod LittaTrap technology being trialed at stormwater sites outside of Te Wharau and Kaiti Schools. The award-winning LittaTraps ... More >>

Ground Testing Continues For Indoor Pool Relocation

Friday, 26 March 2021, 8:46 am | Gisborne District Council

Engineers carrying out geotechnical investigations of Churchill Park’s greenfield area next week will be following standard practice by wearing protective clothing. [Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 March]. Ground investigations required as part of the ... More >>

Consultation Open For Long Term Plan

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 10:57 am | Gisborne District Council

  Consultation has opened on Council’s Long Term Plan, 2021-31, giving the community the opportunity to have their say on important issues facing the region. Over the next month councillors and staff will hold a series of meetings and events ... More >>

Long Term Plan Opening For Consultation

Friday, 19 March 2021, 1:03 pm | Gisborne District Council

Roads, township upgrades, flood protection, biodiversity and our ageing water pipe network will be hot topics during the upcoming consultation of ‘Our Tairāwhiti’, Council’s proposed 2021-31 Long Term Plan. Mayor Rehette Stoltz says a lot of progress ... More >>

New Location Approved For Pool Indoor Facility

Friday, 19 March 2021, 12:41 pm | Gisborne District Council

COUNCIL yesterday approved a new location for the indoor facility of the Olympic Pool Redevelopment. [Thursday 18 March 2021] Site contamination and geotechnical investigations of Churchill Park’s green field area next to the current Olympic ... More >>

Drop-in Sessions For Draft Freedom Camping Bylaw

Friday, 12 March 2021, 8:01 am | Gisborne District Council

Council is holding three drop-in sessions to provide assistance and information for those wanting to make a submission on the draft Freedom Camping Bylaw 2021. Consultation is currently open on the draft bylaw, reviewed to address issues arising from freedom ... More >>

Civil Defence Tairāwhiti Community Meetings

Friday, 12 March 2021, 7:54 am | Gisborne District Council

Civil Defence Tairāwhiti will hold a series of community events to debrief on the recent earthquakes and tsunami warnings, with information on how to be prepared for future emergency situations. Council’s principal scientist Dr Murry Cave will be ... More >>

Bucking Waste With Tairāwhiti Environment Centre Workshops

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 1:03 pm | Gisborne District Council

The Tairāwhiti Environment Centre, with support from Gisborne District Council, has a super programme of workshops this year designed to minimise household waste and divert waste from landfills. “Worm farming, composting and learning to make ... More >>

Parks Week Lifts Off With Something For Everyone

Friday, 5 March 2021, 1:41 pm | Gisborne District Council

Parks Week is fast approaching, and lots of organisations across the Gisborne District have fabulous events lined up for us all to enjoy our wonderful open spaces. “Hundreds of organisations around New Zealand and Australia are running events and workshops ... More >>

Tsunami Activity – Expect Strong And Unusual Currents And Unpredictable Surges At The Shore

Friday, 5 March 2021, 9:02 am | Gisborne District Council

We are advising people to: · Move out of the water, off beaches and shore areas and away from harbours, rivers and estuaries. · Do not go to the coast to watch the unusual wave activity as there may be dangerous and unpredictable surges. · ... More >>

Early Morning Shake-up For Tairāwhiti

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:01 am | Gisborne District Council

Mayor Rehette Stoltz is heartened to see so many people in the Tairāwhiti and East Coast region knew just what to do when the 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit this morning. “We know that many got in their cars and self-evacuated without waiting for an ... More >>

Tsunami Update

Friday, 5 March 2021, 5:48 am | Gisborne District Council

The threat to land post the 7.3 Te Araroa earthquake has passed however expect strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges at the shore until further notice. Advice for people in affected areas: · Move out of the water, off beaches and shore ... More >>

Consultation Open On Draft Freedom Camping Bylaw 2021

Friday, 26 February 2021, 5:22 pm | Gisborne District Council

Consultation is now open on the Draft Freedom Camping Bylaw 2021, reviewed to address issues arising from freedom and summer camping in the district. The draft bylaw adapts Council’s existing summer camping locations to be designated as restricted “seasonal ... More >>

Council Reruns Fabulous Gardens Competition

Monday, 22 February 2021, 12:03 pm | Gisborne District Council

Last year Council ran a hugely popular garden competition, and it is now preparing to launch the competition again to coincide with Parks Week, from 6-14 March this year. “The competition encourages people to engage with the outdoors and get amongst ... More >>

Works Continue On Tītīrangi One-way System

Monday, 22 February 2021, 9:16 am | Gisborne District Council

Work on the one-way traffic system at Tītīrangi maunga has resumed, with construction teams working between Te Poho-o-Rāwiri Marae and the summit. Contractor Fulton Hogan will complete the next phase of the $350,000 project. The work includes some removal ... More >>

Team Effort To Fix City Problem

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 2:18 pm | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council is on a mission to ensure the district’s sewer pipes are in the best possible condition. The DrainWise team is working to identify private property sewer pipes that are in bad condition, and provide guidance to homeowners ... More >>

Heavy Rain Warnings

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 6:43 am | Gisborne District Council

Severe Weather Watches Issued at: 8:22pm Monday, 15th February 2021 Situation A subtropical low continues to move southwards over the upper North Island, accompanied by heavy rain and strong winds. Watches and Warnings remain in place for many areas. ... More >>

Annual Crop Survey Brings In Numbers For Council

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 3:40 pm | Gisborne District Council

A group of summer students at Council have completed the Annual Crop Survey for 2020/21, supplying crucial information to Council and landholders about land and water use in our region. “Information the students gathered is used to manage our ... More >>