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Severe Thunderstorm Watch - Gisborne

Saturday, 24 October 2020, 4:35 pm | Gisborne District Council

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued by MetService at 03:57 pm Saturday 24th October 2020 Valid until: 09:00 pm Saturday 24th Oct 2020 Sea breeze convergence is likely to trigger significant showers over the central and eastern North Island this afternoon ... More >>

Council Seeks Community Views On Māori Wards

Friday, 23 October 2020, 10:49 am | Gisborne District Council

Council is seeking further community feedback on whether it should introduce Māori Wards for Tairāwhiti in time for the 2022 local election. Parliament developed the option of Māori Wards as a way to improve the role of Māori in local government ... More >>

Consultation Approved For Draft Freedom Camping Bylaw

Friday, 23 October 2020, 8:41 am | Gisborne District Council

Council has agreed to consult with the public on the Draft Freedom Camping Bylaw 2020, reviewed to address issues arising from freedom and summer camping in the district. This follows a decision last month to leave the matter to lie on the table, with ... More >>

Major Upgrades To Start On Wastewater Pipes

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 2:49 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council will start work next week on major works to reline large diameter wastewater pipes around Gisborne City, to prolong the life of the pipes. “We are relining the wastewater interceptor mains with UV-cured polyester liners, which involves some ... More >>

Beach Clean-up Underway

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10:05 am | Gisborne District Council

Council’s annual beach clean-up is underway, with high-use areas expected to be complete by the end of this week. The clean-up covers from The Cut to Midway Beach to remove driftwood and other debris. The driftwood will be temporarily moved to ... More >>

Roading Investment Reaches New Record

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 10:21 am | Gisborne District Council

Provincial Growth Fund investment of $20m has boosted spending on Tairāwhiti local roads (excluding state highways) to a record high of $65.8m in the 2019-20 financial year. The increase was $9m from the 2018-19 financial year and a massive $37m up ... More >>

Council Revamps Summer Camping With Funding Boost

Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 3:22 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council has again received funding from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s Responsible Camping fund this year, of $300,000. “This is a real vote of confidence in the work we have been doing in this area,” said Helen Montgomery, ... More >>

Rook Surveillance Underway

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 9:34 am | Gisborne District Council

Council’s biosecurity team has started surveillance and control measures over rook populations around the district. Classified as a pest bird, rooks are capable of causing significant damage resulting in losses to agriculture and crops. Rooks ... More >>

Myrtle Rust Establishes In Gisborne

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 1:11 pm | Gisborne District Council

Myrtle Rust has arrived in Gisborne City, with the recent discovery of the disease on ramarama hedges at two properties in Kaiti. “The trees are not smothered by the disease, but it is present,” said Dr Murry Cave, principal scientist at Council. ... More >>

Works To Start On Olympic Pool Redevelopment

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 10:42 am | Gisborne District Council

Ngai Tāwhiri and Council are thrilled that the long awaited redevelopment of the Olympic pool will soon be under way. "The months spent by mana whenua in mutual negotiation with the Council within the context of the Pool redevelopment has added ... More >>

Strong Wind Warning For Gisborne - Orange

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 7:09 am | Gisborne District Council

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles. Issued: 8:43pm Saturday, 26th September 2020 Area: Gisborne and Hawkes Bay about and north of Hastings ... More >>

Last Chance To Have Your Say On Our Long Term Plan

Friday, 25 September 2020, 12:21 pm | Gisborne District Council

This is the last week of pre-engagement for our 2021-2031 Long Term Plan: Our Tairāwhiti. With COVID-19 restrictions lifted to Alert Level 1, Council now has an opportunity to get your feedback face to face on key areas of the LTP. Community feedback during ... More >>

Nominations Slow For Council Ward By-election

Friday, 18 September 2020, 1:44 pm | Gisborne District Council

                  With less than one week before nominations close for the Gisborne Ward by-election, candidates are proving slow to put their names forward. By today (Friday ... More >>

Council Seeks Input On Roads And Facilities

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 4:33 pm | Gisborne District Council

As Council’s community engagement progresses, next week it turns its attention to roads, transport and community facilities. “Early consultation on our Long Term Plan is a vitally important part of sharing our work with our community and seeking ... More >>

Final Stretch Of East Cape Road To Be Sealed

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 4:03 pm | Gisborne District Council

          Work will begin next month to seal the eight-kilometre section before the lighthouse on East Cape Road. A key component of Gisborne District Council’s $54.2m Provincial Growth Fund roading ... More >>

Let’s Talk Rates With Gisborne District Council

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 3:44 pm | Gisborne District Council

                  Council has taken on board community feedback about the way rates are allocated across Tairāwhiti, has reviewed the rating system and is proposing changes. ... More >>

It’s All About The Environment Next Week At Council

Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 4:11 pm | Gisborne District Council

  Council is focusing its attention on the environment next week, as early consultations continue on the 2021-31 Long Term Plan. “We want to hear from the public about our environmental care, which encompasses a great deal of work,” said ... More >>

Face Coverings Required On GizzyBus Service

Friday, 28 August 2020, 4:57 pm | Gisborne District Council

Passengers on the GizzyBus service will be required to wear face coverings from Monday August 31. The Government has made face coverings mandatory on public transport to reduce the risk of people spreading Covid-19. There are some exceptions – children ... More >>

Council Launches “Our Tairāwhiti” Consultation On Future Direction

Friday, 28 August 2020, 3:14 pm | Gisborne District Council

  Next week Council will launch a series of public consultations under the banner of “Our Tairāwhiti”, as it launches early engagement on its 2021-2031 Long Term Plan. “The Long Term Plan is a crucial piece of work that helps guide ... More >>

Candidate Nominations To Open For Local By-election

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 1:08 pm | Gisborne District Council

Nominations open tomorrow for city ward candidates to stand in the upcoming local by-election. A councillor position became vacant following Amber Dunn’s resignation from Council last week. Nominations will remain open until 12noon September 23, with ... More >>