Gisborne District Council's web mapping site is Tairāwhiti Maps.
You can view property rates and valuations, land information, find the location of council-owned water, wastewater and stormwater services, find your rubbish collection day, reserves, bus stops, cemeteries and cycle and walkway routes. The aerial photography was taken in 2012.
We take care to ensure this information is accurate, but cannot guarantee that the information is up-to-date for your requirements.
If necessary you should verify the information.
Recommended minimum specs include, a latest version of Internet Explorer 8 or later, broadband - it won't work on dial-up, a minimum of 4GB RAM on a laptop or PC, you may also need to download Microsoft Silverlight.
Google Chrome has stopped supporting the 'Silverlight' plugin which the maps run on. If Chrome is your only browser - please use the Mobile Map link.
If you're having problems viewing Tairāwhiti Maps - you may need to refresh the website and delete your browsing history.
To refresh, open Tairāwhiti Maps then hit [Ctrl] [F5] or go into 'View' on your browser and select Refresh F5.
If you're still having problems, you may need to delete your browsing history. In your browser go to Tools, Internet Options and select Delete under Browsing History.
The mobile viewer will work on tablets and phones, but will require the latest operating system and a standard browser. It's a simplified version for mobile web applications.
You may need to turn on 'Base Maps' to view aerial images.
Type your search query into the search box - top right of the viewer.
Search by address, road name, location, valuation number or legal description.
Click on the link under the 'Results' pane, to zoom to the property - click the link 'Zoom to Feature'
The 'Attributes Tab' will give you more information on the address or valuation number.
To find information about another property on the map - click on the 'Point Identify' then on a property .
You can find property ownership information by ticking 'LINZ Land Parcels' in the Map Layers.
Click on 'Map Layers' and select Land Parcels (LINZ).
Click on 'Point Identify' in the toolbar, click on the land parcel you are querying.
More information on 'Find Tools' (external link)
In the 'Results' pane - click the LINZ Land Parcel link, this will display the title owner. Only one owner's name on the certificate of title will display.
There is a full online help to assist you with your search. Either click 'Help' on the map toolbar or follow this link to Online Help (external link)
If you find any errors with the data or system, please tell us on our eRequest form
All Gisborne District Council's new aerial imagery is available for download from the LINZ data service.
View LINZ Data Service to request imagery (external link)
The valuation and rating information is updated from Council's data each month.
The land information (LINZ) is updated at the end of each month for subdivision etc. Very recent subdivisions may not appear until the end of the next month.
Valuation and rating information is on the whole land parcel and is not shown for separate units or flats.
The "title owner" information is sourced from Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and only shows one name from the title even though there may be other owners.
The "Reserves and Public Land" information is sourced from LINZ and may not show the current status of the land. A title search should be done to check any land status issues.