A restricted fire season is in place over the entire Gisborne district.
You must have a fire permit before you light any fire in the open air. This includes rubbish fires, incinerators, braziers, outdoor fireplaces, coal and wood-fire cooking, paper lanterns etc.
A total fire ban applies to all summer camping areas and all beaches.
The only exceptions are gas cookers and BBQ.
Permits can take up to 3 days to issue.
Waihirere Domain is one of our district’s destination reserves. In its ‘glory days’ with the swimming pool it was the place to go for family picnics.
Have your say on the future management plan for the Domain. The plan focuses on revitalisation of kaitaikitanga, protecting the natural and recreation values.
We welcome your feedback on the draft plan before Friday 17 April.
Here's our funky new school buses. A competition was held to come up with their name - Waka Kura.
The 8 buses are 57-seaters with low floors for easy access. They'll travel 8 routes for Gisborne Girls High, Gisborne Boys High, Lytton High School, Nga Uri A Maui, Gisborne Intermediate, Campion College and St Mary’s students.
The fare is $1 each way.
Look beneath the surface – Papatai o roto - Papatai o raro
Events on during Seaweek 28 February to 8 March include a snorkel day at the marine reserve, a movie at the Dome, poster competition.
On Saturday 7 March at 9am join a community effort to clean up our beautiful town. Meet at Waikanae Beach, Grey Street.
See our events page for what's on during Seaweek.
Includes 30 sports parks across Gisborne district
Community-led funding available in small and medium grants
Procedure for council owned/maintained trees and landscape vegetation
Our activities and projects for 2014/15 and how we will pay for them
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