Council media releases 2021
Vaccine pass still required at Orange
Vaccine passes still required to access Council facilities when Tairāwhiti moves to Orange setting at 11:59pm Thursday 30 December.
Over one tonne of e-waste dropped off to Tairāwhiti Environment Centre
More than 1.2 tonnes of electronic waste has been saved from going to landfill due to the initiative run by Council, the Tairāwhiti Environment Centre and Tech Collect NZ.
A reminder of summer camping requirements
All campers aged 12 and over will need a vaccine pass at all of our region’s freedom and summer camping sites.
Rainbow appears in the city centre overnight
The crossing area between Cotton On Kids and Postie Plus has been painted in the colours of the rainbow.
Earthquake anniversary prompts reminders
Fourteen years ago today at 8.55pm Gisborne was rocked by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake lasting 32 seconds.
School patrol wardens celebrated for 2021
A small celebration was held at Central School this week to recognise the great mahi of their school patrol volunteers.
Revetment repairs two down, one to go
The third and final stage of replacing the retaining walls by our rivers will start next year.
Three East Cape bridges inspected after heavy rain
Engineers are inspecting three bridges at the top of the East Cape today after it was hit hard by heavy rain on Wednesday.
Local Government Commission to decide on our representation arrangements
The Local Government Commission will decide by April 2022 how our region is represented after the closure of the appeals and objections period on Friday.
Traffic and Parking Bylaw 2021 starts today
Councillors approved the region’s new Traffic and Parking Bylaw yesterday in the final Council meeting of the year.
Regional leaders request checkpoint at borders
A Public Health Order to enable checkpoints at Tairāwhiti borders has been sent to the Director General of Health from Rau Tipu Rau Ora, Tairāwhiti's Regional Leaders.
Time to come together and prepare
Mayor Rehette Stoltz says with cases of COVID-19 expected in Tairāwhiti soon, it’s important systems and processes are in place to support each other.
Go Bus contracts extended to 2025
The two public transport contracts Go Bus has with Council will be extended until June 30 2025.
A celebration of a partnership signed today
There was a celebration in Council Chambers this morning as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Te Aitanga ā Hauiti and Council.
Mayor continues discussions opposing Three Waters Reform
Mayor Rehette Stoltz continues to advocate on behalf of the Tairāwhiti community around the Government’s Three Waters Reform.
Review of the Tairāwhiti Resource Management Plan Underway
A review of Te Papa Tipu Taunaki o te Tairāwhiti, the Tairāwhiti Resource Management Plan, is underway.
Big milestone in Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade
An enormous concrete pour this morning was a big milestone for the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) upgrade on Banks Street.
Red status for Council facilities
Vaccine passes will be required to enter Council facilities from Friday 3 December. This includes the pools, theatres, library and customer services area in Gisborne.
Vaccine pass required for camping
Under red traffic light system all campers aged 12 and over will need a vaccine pass at all of our region’s freedom and summer camping sites.
Findlay's Fire in the Sky and Wave cancelled
Popular local New Year’s events ‘Wave’ and the ‘Walter Findlay Family Fire in the Sky’ have been cancelled.
Tenders out to get beaches clean
A long-term plan to manage woody debris on our beaches was discussed at Council’s Audit and Risk Committee this week.
Council hui lays groundwork for modelling aquifer changes
Council’s Strategy and Science team spent Thursday morning at a workshop discussing freshwater issues with Councillors and iwi partners.