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Beach Clean-up Starts Today

Monday, 18 October 2021, 1:46 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council’s annual beach clean-up starts today with work expected to be completed by the end of the week. The clean-up covers from The Cut to Midway Beach to remove driftwood and other debris. The driftwood will be chipped offsite by Siteworx Civil ... More >>

Severe Weather Warnings

Sunday, 17 October 2021, 2:02 pm | Gisborne District Council

Issued at: 10:01am Sunday, 17th October 2021 Situation An active front, preceded by a strong and moist northerly flow, is expected to move across New Zealand from the west today and Monday morning. It is followed by an unsettled west to northwest ... More >>

Reminders About Alert Level 2

Wednesday, 13 October 2021, 12:48 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council wants to remind the community about extra measures still in place while our region is under Alert Level 2. Kiwa Pools (old Olympic Pools) is only open for those who have booked a lane in the undercover pool. Children can’t be dropped ... More >>

Read And Enjoy Nature At The Same Time—Hīkoi Kōrero

Friday, 8 October 2021, 10:51 am | Gisborne District Council

The first Hīkoi Kōrero StoryWalk® in Tairāwhiti starts today along the banks of the Taruheru River. The Hīkoi Kōrero is a series of storyboards that tell the story of ‘Taniwha’, a children’s book written and illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa ... More >>

New Bylaw For Traffic And Parking

Thursday, 7 October 2021, 2:46 pm | Gisborne District Council

A proposed new bylaw around traffic and parking has changes for the community to consider. Over the past ten years Tairāwhiti’s population has increased and with it the demand on our parking and roads. The new bylaw 2021, which revokes the 2011 ... More >>

Intersection Closed For Repairs

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 12:12 pm | Gisborne District Council

The Gladstone Road roundabout with Stanley Road will be closed for two days next week. On Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October, the intersection by Gisborne Girls’ High School (GGHS) will be closed between 7am and 6pm so old stormwater pipes across ... More >>

Council Adopts Annual Report From Challenging Year

Friday, 1 October 2021, 3:26 pm | Gisborne District Council

                        Councillors adopted the 2020/21 Annual Report at yesterday’s Council meeting. At the meeting, Mayor Rehette Stoltz said ... More >>

Council Opts-out In Principle To Three Waters Reform

Friday, 1 October 2021, 10:35 am | Gisborne District Council

Councillors voted unanimously to opt-out in principle of the Government’s proposed Three Waters Reform at a Council meeting yesterday. The message to Government is that Tairāwhiti cannot support the proposal in its current form. Government proposes ... More >>

More Young People Into Sustainable Employment

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 1:43 pm | Gisborne District Council

A funding boost of up to $500,000 will help young people in Tairawhiti find sustainable employment and benefit our whole community. Council was chosen to be part of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs nationwide Community Recovery Programme this financial ... More >>

Free Bus To Get Vaccinated

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 9:42 am | Gisborne District Council

Council and Go Bus are providing free bus travel on scheduled services to help residents get to their Covid-19 vaccination appointments. It is part of a combined effort to boost vaccination attendance across the region, and support those who rely on public ... More >>

Highlights For Region In Tough Year

Friday, 24 September 2021, 5:54 pm | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council today released its draft annual report for 2020-2021. The Delta virus may have produced one of the most challenging periods for the nation, but there were significant achievements that saw the financial year end strongly ... More >>

Mayor Meets With Ministers Over Three Waters Reform Proposal

Friday, 24 September 2021, 4:46 pm | Gisborne District Council

  This week Mayor Rehette Stoltz met with Ministers, including the Minister for Local Government Nanaia Mahuta to discuss the Three Waters reform proposal. Government is proposing to move the management of the three waters away from individual Councils ... More >>

Precautions To Take During Wind-blown Dust Events In Ruatorea

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 10:06 am | Gisborne District Council

On occasion Ruatorea experiences high levels of wind- blown natural dust from the Waiapu Riverbed. These events don’t last long, the longest recorded was ten minutes, and little can be done to prevent the dust from becoming airborne. The main effect ... More >>

Summer Camping Opens Labour Weekend, Permits Free

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 10:03 am | Gisborne District Council

Council would like to remind the public of the changes to summer camping this year. Campsites will open from Saturday 23 October (Labour Weekend) instead of at daylight savings. Permits are still required however are now free and can be obtained through ... More >>

Extra Week For Representation Review

Friday, 10 September 2021, 3:54 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council has extended its consultation period by one week to give the community more time to have their say on the representation review initial proposal. The community now has until Friday 24 September to make their submissions on what General and Māori ... More >>

Upgrade Of Wastewater Treatment Plant Begins

Monday, 6 September 2021, 6:04 pm | Gisborne District Council

A small blessing took place today for the start of the upgrade to the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Banks Street. The $38m project involves the construction of a lamella clarifier, filtration, ultra-violet disinfection, and sludge handling facilities ... More >>

Be careful spraying now it’s Spring

Monday, 6 September 2021, 11:53 am | Gisborne District Council

With the arrival of Spring, Council will be checking growers are following the spraying rules so the health of our community and environment are protected. Environmental Protection and Services Director Helen Montgomery says springtime means lots of sprayers ... More >>

Out with the old, in with the new

Thursday, 2 September 2021, 2:40 pm | Gisborne District Council

‘Pay by plate’ technology will soon be the only parking system used in Gisborne as Council prepares to disconnect the final standing lollipop meters. More >>

Heavy Rain Warning - Lifted

Sunday, 29 August 2021, 12:59 pm | Gisborne District Council

Issued at: 7:14am Sunday, 29th August 2021 Situation All severe weather warnings and watches have been lifted. Cancellations Heavy Rain Warning for Bay Of Plenty, Tairāwhiti - Orange More >>

Heavy Rain Warning

Saturday, 28 August 2021, 1:21 pm | Gisborne District Council

Issued at: 9:04am Saturday, 28th August 2021 Situation A large low is forecast to remain slow-moving over the Tasman Sea, while associated fronts move slowly eastwards across northern New Zealand today and Sunday morning. These fronts are expected to ... More >>