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Protecting vulnerable communities
Come and see what isolated communities will be delivered soon - it's on display again tomorrow from 9am to 1pm at the Rose Gardens beside Council.
Taking students outside to learn is "most important"
"Go for a walk, find stuff and use that as the beginning of all the sort of stuff you can do in schools, the whole curriculum, you name it," - nature expert Ruud Kleinpaste
Warning signs back on beaches
Harbourmaster Peter Buell asks anyone out on the water over the next few weeks to travel at a safe speed and keep a good lookout for floating logs and debris
Turning hui into do-ey
19 communities across the region are about to receive specialist emergency equipment
High chance of surface flooding this weekend
Groundwater levels across the region are very high, meaning there’s a high chance of surface flooding with the heavy rain forecast this weekend.
Festive line up coming to the CBD this holiday season
A Kiwiana Christmas workshop at the HB Williams Memorial Library will be Christmas central for everyone in town.
A year of two halves - Annual Report adopted
The first half focused on planned objectives, while the latter half was significantly affected by multiple severe weather events, including cyclones Hale and Gabrielle.
Turanga Gardens closed until further notice
Heavy rainfall earlier this year caused significant erosion which has impacted the site and brought asbestos-containing material to the surface.
Updated maps for property owners previously classified as Category 2
Any property owner, previously classified as category 2A, is encouraged to review the updated FOSAL maps on this website
Gisborne tops the country for ShakeOut again
This region had the highest participation rate in the country for the third year running.
Statement on behalf of Sarge's owners and Gisborne District Council
Sarge’s owners and Gisborne District Council have settled the matter as between them. Sarge’s owners and whānau acknowledge the outpouring of grief and support from the community but they would like to move on and ask for privacy and community calm. No further comment will be made.
Community asked about Government support package
Have your say on how we pay for the cyclone recovery bill.
Investigation underway into dog pound incident
The regrettable incident when a dog in the pound was mistakenly put down, is now being independently investigated.
$15 million funding to lift flood-affected homes
The announcement has been welcomed by the region’s recovery organisations, that include Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Ngai Tāmanuhiri, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou and Gisborne District Council.
Kiwa Pools opens this weekend
For the opening weekend only, it’s $2 for 2 hours. Sessions start: 8am • 10.30am • 1pm • 3.30pm • 6pm • both days. Pay at the door or book online (only needed for our opening weekend).
Landslide dam along Tauwhareparae Road assessed low-risk
Dr Murry Cave says this type of feature is expected to break down gradually over the next few months.
Government cost-sharing offer agreed to by Council
Council and the Crown have reached an agreement on cyclone recovery cost-sharing arrangements.
Waters of Kiwa Pools will connect us all
Kiwa Pools was given a warm Tairāwhiti welcome with two special ceremonies signifying the official opening of the new complex yesterday.
Everyone gets involved during winter planting of urban streams
Teams have been getting stuck into the mahi over the last few weeks of fine weather with winter planting well underway around the city.
Commercial silt removal fund opens
Applications are open to eligible commercial entities to support the clean-up of cyclone-related silt and debris.
Calling creatives - need funding towards an idea?
The first round of funding is underway with applications needing to be in by 5pm, Friday 26 August 2023.
Applications now open for 2024's Natural Heritage Fund
The fund is open until 15 September. Details in here on how to apply.
Save the date - Kiwa Pools opening day is revealed
In just seven weeks Gisborne’s $46 million Kiwa Pools complex will open to the public.
Court of Appeal decision impacts gold kiwifruit growers
The Court agreed with the Council that rating valuations ought to align broadly with market realities.
Poor form of local paper during State of Emergency
Chief Executive response to the front-page article printed on Saturday while our region was under a Civil Defence emergency.
Seeking organisers for this year's Christmas Parade
Want to organise this year’s Christmas Parade? Email email@example.com to apply.
Landslide information required by Civil Defence
If you’ve had a landslide on your property, please let Civil Defence know.
State of emergency lifted
The state of emergency lifted but widespread damage remains on a sodden and exhausted community.
Please report sewage issues
Please let Council know if you have any sewage overflows and treat all floodwater as contaminated.
Expressions of Interest for clearing large woody debris
We need our waterways clear ahead of the next heavy rain event and the Government has invested heavily to get this done.
Peel Street traffic lights working again next week
We’d like to thank everyone for their cooperation over the last few months using the temporary roundabout.
Emergency Services take to the road this weekend
The Tairāwhiti Emergency Management Roadshow starts in Tokomaru Bay this Sunday with stop one of its five-weekend tour.
Funding for our future from the Budget
Mayor Rehette Stoltz says the focus is on developing a regional community-led recovery plan.
Thank you - more funding announced for our region
Mayor Rehette Stoltz says Council is very grateful for this funding support for our region. “We need it."
Log jams and drains being cleared before winter
A huge effort is underway around the region to clear drains, culverts and rivers before the arrival of winter.
Keep an eye out for logs in the sea
Large logs still in the bay create a huge risk for recreational boat users and those on jet skis.
Inanga monitoring is underway for autumn, with a great start to the season
An abundance of inanga eggs were found in March after the spring high tides showing more success than last year’s breeding season.
Water restrictions lifted to level three for Easter
From today Gisborne will move to alert level 3 water restrictions, which means just a ban on sprinkler use.
A blessing to have water flowing again
The restored connection to take water from the Waingake Treatment Plant to the city’s reservoirs was blessed at a special ceremony between Council and Maraetaha Inc on Monday.
Water flows again in our main city pipeline
From today there’ll be a blend of water from the Waingake Treatment Plant and the back-up Waipaoa Treatment Plant.
Sewer main collapse closes part of Lytton Road
Part of Lytton Road will be closed for almost a week after contractors were called out to a blocked sewer pipe.
Relief for property owners of red and yellow stickered homes
Anyone who had a property red-stickered will receive $10,000 and those with a yellow-stickered property will receive $2,000.
Trucks returning to our roads over the next two weeks
Please take care over the next two weeks as trucks come back onto our roads.
State of Emergency extended for seven days
Around 15 homes in Mangapapa evacuated or self-evacuated after heavy downpours caused flooding.
Water Update – Matawhero and Manutuke supplied on Tuesday
A slight change to the restrictions on Gisborne city’s water supply today mean some small businesses can now operate
Thank you for the help
Volunteers have given thousands of hours and $134,604.25 has been raised for the Disaster Relief Trust in Tairāwhiti so far.
Precautionary evacuation of Tokomaru Bay underway
The incoming rain tonight brings a risk of failure to a debris dam upstream of the township.
Bay Bonanza this weekend - please be careful on the water
Gisborne’s Harbourmaster reminds boaties and those doing water activities this weekend that there’s still debris in the water from the recent storm.
Council responds to community petition about forestry
Mayor Rehette Stoltz says Council supports the concerns of the community and those who have signed the petition.
Uawa roads still closed due to ex-tropical Cyclone Hale
We are making every effort to get routes restored as soon as possible.
Council supports independent inquiry
A petition is being presented to Council next week which calls for such an inquiry.