Sister city relationships foster communications across borders and cooperative programmes of mutual exchange of ideas, people and materials in a variety of cultural, educational, youth, sports, municipal, professional and technical projects.
The Gisborne district enjoys 3 sister city relationships, all of which were developed in the 1980s. These are:
The sister cities have a garden at our Botanical Gardens, they each have flora of their country.
Exchanges of art work and staff between Gisborne and Palm Desert occur on a regular basis. Photographs of the Gisborne district were featured in a public display at Palm Desert.
Visit the website of City of Palm Desert (external link)
This is the most active of the 3 relationships.
Annual student exchanges, invariably home-hosted in Nonoichi near the University City of Kanazawa, are well-received. The Japanese people always establish a good affinity with our Māori people.
Gisborne Town is based in the Macedon Ranges Shire, 80 km north of Melbourne, Australia. A New Zealand native shrub garden is being created there.
We have an Australian garden at our Botanical Gardens.
Visit the website of Macedon Ranges Shire Council (external link)
Gisborne has sister port links with: