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Gisborne District Council - Latest News [Page 1]

Hui Kicks Off Pilot For More Sustainable Ūawa Catchment

Friday, 23 February 2024, 3:33 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council is holding a hui for residents of the Ūawa catchment on 14 March to work towards a more sustainable future for the catchment. Council Director for Sustainable Futures Jo Noble says this gathering will be a crucial platform for discussing how ... More >>

New Signs For Enviroschools Early Childhood Education Centres

Friday, 23 February 2024, 1:26 pm | Gisborne District Council

Earlier this week, Enviroschools facilitators delivered six new signs to early childhood education centres around Tairāwhiti. Tairāwhiti Enviroschools Regional Coordinator Charlotte Phelps said the signs were presented to the centres to reflect their commitment ... More >>

Apply For Creative Communities Funding

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 9:44 am | Gisborne District Council

Make your community event ideas a reality through Council’s Creative Communities scheme. Every year Council opens two rounds of funding for projects with arts-based outcomes, the first in February and again in August. The first round of funding for ... More >>

Community Event To Acknowledge Cyclone Gabrielle Impacts

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 9:57 am | Gisborne District Council

Council is excited to invite Tairāwhiti to ‘Tū Whitia – Stand & Shine’, a free community event happening Saturday 2 March from 3pm to 8.30pm at the Gisborne Soundshell. Tami Neilson, Scribe and Oceanspace are just some of the artists performing ... More >>

Everyday SuperHeroes Acknowledged At Special Award Evening

Friday, 16 February 2024, 3:24 pm | Gisborne District Council

The War Memorial Theatre provided a grand backdrop for last night’s Tairāwhiti SuperHero Awards, which honoured everyday people who did extraordinary things in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle last year. <img src="" ... More >>

Tairāwhiti Receives $23.6M For Cyclone Gabrielle Recovery

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 2:46 pm | Gisborne District Council

Funding of $23.6 million to help accelerate silt and woody debris removal in Tairāwhiti was announced by Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Emergency Management Minister Mark Mitchell on Sunday. Mayor Rehette Stoltz says she’s very grateful for the ... More >>

Experts Head To Region For Conference

Monday, 12 February 2024, 9:31 am | Gisborne District Council

Australasia’s leading landscape scientists are in town this week for the annual Australia New Zealand Geomorphology Group’s (ANZGG) biennial conference. The five-day gathering running February 12-16 is expected to attract up to 200 people, and includes ... More >>

Tairāwhiti Ahead Of NZ Waste Strategy

Thursday, 1 February 2024, 1:42 pm | Gisborne District Council

Changes to regulate recycling nationwide will have minimal impact on requirements for residential kerbside collection in Tairāwhiti. The government is introducing standardised kerbside recycling across New Zealand, in a bid to increase consistency ... More >>

Waingake Back On Full Production

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 4:02 pm | Gisborne District Council

The Waingake Water Treatment Plant is back to full production pumping the summertime demand of city water from our dams. The milestone is just two weeks shy of the first anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle, which caused considerable damage to the water pipe ... More >>

A Deep Dive Into Inner Harbour

Monday, 22 January 2024, 11:14 am | Gisborne District Council

Divers from Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Biosecurity Team will be conducting invasive species surveillance in the inner harbour this week. The project is part of the Mediterranean Fanworm (Sabella Spallanzani) eradication work in collaboration ... More >>

No Glitter In Gold Clam Arrival

Tuesday, 16 January 2024, 2:37 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council and Biosecurity NZ are asking residents to follow Check, Clean and Dry guidelines to stop the spread of the invasive freshwater Gold Clam. Michele Frey, Council’s Liveable Communities’ Director says the clam ( Corbicula Fluminea ), has been declared ... More >>

Spartina Spraying Starts Friday

Wednesday, 10 January 2024, 3:52 pm | Gisborne District Council

This Friday spraying will start on the Spartina grass along the edges of the Taruheru River. It’s the first stage of a Council project, in collaboration with mana whenua, to get rid of the invasive Spartina weed from the inner-city waterway. Sustainable ... More >>

Tolaga Bay Wharf Update

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 2:57 pm | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council is preparing to reopen Tolaga Bay Wharf to its halfway point by the end of February, 2024. The wharf has been temporarily closed since January 2023, due to impacts from Cyclone Hale. Further large swells during 2023 continued ... More >>

Bridge Jumping Dangerous – No Longer A Rite Of Passage

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 2:07 pm | Gisborne District Council

Warning signs are being placed on the city’s three bridges to tell people not to jump from them in case they get hurt. The signs will be on the Railway Bridge, the William Pettie Bridge (Rutene Road) and the Gladstone Road Bridge. Council Harbourmaster ... More >>

Partnership A Win For The Wider Region

Monday, 18 December 2023, 11:29 am | Gisborne District Council

A trio of MetService’s top meteorologists have been in the city to better understand the region’s needs in adverse weather events. The meteorological scientists ran a two-day workshop with the Tairāwhiti Emergency Management Office team (TEMO), ... More >>

For Tairāwhiti With Love – Nominate A Superhero

Friday, 15 December 2023, 2:24 pm | Gisborne District Council

Nominations are open until 15 January for next year’s Superhero Awards – those people you know who went above and beyond during Cyclone Gabrielle. “It’s been a tough year for our communities,” says Mayor Rehette Stoltz. “As we near the ... More >>

Cut-off Date For Reports Of Severely Affected Land

Friday, 15 December 2023, 10:06 am | Gisborne District Council

The community has until 30 December to notify the Council of any residential land severely affected by Cyclone Gabrielle that isn’t already known to Council. Council Director Sustainable Futures Joanna Noble says a cut-off date is needed to ensure ... More >>

Massive Footpath Repair Programme Underway

Thursday, 7 December 2023, 9:30 am | Gisborne District Council

A massive footpath repair programme is underway around Gisborne from now until May next year. Gisborne District Council’s Journeys Operations Manager Libby Young says there’s a big push to respond to an increased number of faults. “We know ... More >>

Protecting Vulnerable Communities

Friday, 1 December 2023, 4:11 pm | Gisborne District Council

Tairawhiti Emergency Management's efforts to ensure remote communities are able to survive after a catastrophic event got the gold star of approval today from newly-minted Minister for Emergency Management and Recovery Mark Mitchell. Mr Mitchell, who has ... More >>

Warning Signs Back On Beaches

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 9:34 am | Gisborne District Council

Warning signs are back up across the region’s coastline to warn beach users about the extremely dangerous nature of woody debris washing up after the weekend’s heavy rain. It is expected to be weeks, not days, for the remainder of the wood floating ... More >>





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