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Prime Minister Visits Ravaged Coast

Monday, 28 March 2022, 10:38 am | Gisborne District Council

The Prime Minister visited some of the worst-hit areas of the region to see for herself the damage and talk to those affected. With her was fiancé Clarke Gayford, Minister for Emergency Management Kiri Allan, Tairāwhiti Civil Defence group controller ... More >>

Truck Movements Limited For Road Repairs

Saturday, 26 March 2022, 2:03 pm | Gisborne District Council

Logging trucks are limited to movement between only Dunstan Road and Eastland Port and others are being asked for patience, as contractors work hard to inspect and repair a very sodden and rain-affected network. While an immediate access route is ... More >>

Caution Advised Across Sodden Region

Friday, 25 March 2022, 10:01 am | Gisborne District Council

Caution is advised across the region despite a relatively quieter night on the weather front. The city has had around 50mm of rain over the past 24 hours (to 7am), with 31.5mm falling at Waipaoa and 17mm at Te Arai. River levels all remain at a comfortable ... More >>

Severe Weather Watches

Friday, 25 March 2022, 6:51 am | Gisborne District Council

Issued at: 8:37pm Thursday, 24th March 2022 Situation A low lies to the east of the North Island. An associated slow-moving front is expected to bring further heavy rain to the east of the North Island south of Gisborne City overnight tonight (Thursday) ... More >>

Tairāwhiti Benefits From Minister’s Support

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 3:24 pm | Gisborne District Council

An injection of $175,000 from Minister Kiri Allan into the Mayoral Relief Fund will help people impacted by the recent flooding. Emergency Management Minister Allan announced today that the Government will make the contribution towards the Mayoral ... More >>

Rising River Levels Lead To Evacuation

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 6:52 am | Gisborne District Council

Police and FENZ (Fire and Emergency NZ) went door-to-door this morning, urging people in Manutuke and Te Karaka to evacuate as river levels in the region continue to rise, with others put on stand-by. Those living along low lying points of Waingake Road ... More >>

Preparation Crucial As Heavy Rain Continues

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 5:24 pm | Gisborne District Council

Be prepared is the very strong message from Tairāwhiti Civil Defence group controller David Wilson as the region braces for a second night of heavy rain. Record rainfall was last night recorded in some areas with parts of the Coast completely cut off ... More >>

Coast Hit Hard By Record Rainfall

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 9:59 am | Gisborne District Council

A state of emergency has been declared in Tairāwhiti after record rainfall overnight, with Te Puia, Tokomaru and Tolaga bays bearing the brunt of the weather. People have been evacuated from their homes at Mangatuna, Uawa, Anaura Bay, Kaiawa, Tokomaru ... More >>

Heavy Rain Warning For Gisborne - Orange

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 12:12 pm | Gisborne District Council

Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous. Issued: 11:17am Tuesday, 22nd March 2022 Area: Gisborne Valid: 9:00pm Tuesday to 11:00am Thursday Expect 150 ... More >>

Stolen Road Signs And Lifebuoys Endangering Lives

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 9:42 am | Gisborne District Council

People stealing road signs and lifebuoys are endangering people’s lives and costing ratepayers more than $160,000 a year. Council has had to replace at least 10 lifebuoys taken from the Tolaga Bay Wharf area over the past five years, which cost more than ... More >>

Heavy Rain Watch - North Of Tologa Bay Valid: 12:00pm Monday 21 March To 12:00am Tuesday 22 March

Sunday, 20 March 2022, 2:33 pm | Gisborne District Council

MetService have issued a heavy rain watch with a focus for the area north of Tologa Bay. There may be the possibility of thunderstorms as part of the weather system bringing the rain in. Severe Weather Watches Issued at: 10:30am Sunday, 20th March ... More >>

Online Workshops About Resource Recovery Centre

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 3:16 pm | Gisborne District Council

Community online workshops start this week to refine and explore ideas for reducing waste in our rohe. You can register online for the next session, which runs 10:30am Tuesday, 22 March. Information and ideas shared at these workshops will go towards ... More >>

New Chair Named For GHL

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 1:23 pm | Gisborne District Council

Gisborne District Council is six months into its review of Gisborne Holdings Ltd with an eye to ensuring its operations are fit for purpose and cost effective for the region. Mayor Rehette Stoltz says that although GHL operates independently, Council ... More >>

Severe Weather Outlook For New Zealand

Sunday, 13 March 2022, 6:42 pm | Gisborne District Council

Valid from Tuesday 15 Mar 2022 to Friday 18 Mar 2022 A subtropical low to the northeast of the North Island moves slowly away to the east late Tuesday and during Wednesday. This low is expected to direct a moist south to southeast flow over central and northern ... More >>

Processing Delays As Omicron Circulates

Friday, 11 March 2022, 2:23 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council is asking for patience and understanding from the community as it braces for delays to processing consents caused by the flow-on effect of Omicron. Chief executive Nedine Thatcher Swann says Council staff and their whanau have been caught ... More >>

Three Waters Working Group Recommendations Don’t Go Far Enough

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 3:12 pm | Gisborne District Council

Mayor Rehette Stoltz is still very concerned with what the Government is proposing with the Three Waters Reforms, particularly around losing a local voice on how our three waters are managed. “The recommendations by the Local Government New Zealand ... More >>

Emergency Coordination Centre On Track

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 1:46 pm | Gisborne District Council

Tairāwhiti is on track to get a purpose-built Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) by the end of the year. Plans for the one-million-dollar centre are going through the resource consent process before it can be built on Council land in Lytton West. ... More >>

Tokomaru Bay Tamariki Have Their Playground Back

Friday, 25 February 2022, 11:26 am | Gisborne District Council

Tamariki at Tokomaru Bay are enjoying their brand-new playground after it was officially opened by Mayor Rehette Stoltz. The community had been without a playground since a flood mid-last year. The beachside township of Tokomaru Bay was hit hard by the ... More >>

Time To Check For Myrtle Rust

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 6:32 pm | Gisborne District Council

Council’s principal scientist Dr Murry Cave is reminding people to check for myrtle rust after the fungal disease was found on a store-bought plant in Gisborne this month Myrtle rust is identified as a bright yellow growth on the stems or leaves, ... More >>

Millions To Help Restore Our Urban Waterways

Friday, 18 February 2022, 2:05 pm | Gisborne District Council

A multi-million dollar project described as a “good news story for Gisborne” will significantly improve urban waterways and bring jobs to our region. The Ministry for the Environment (MfE) announced this week it will grant $2.25 millon of the $4.95 ... More >>