Council media releases 2022
Six projects get go-ahead to better our community
Read which six projects have been chosen to better our community with $7.21m of Government funding.
Streetlights being fixed after parts shipment arrives
More than 110 streetlights around the district will be working again soon.
Sewer overflow notification
The emergency sewer valve at the Gladstone Road Bridge is closed and the discharge has stopped.
A $30,000 annual boost for books at our library
The HB Williams Memorial Library Book Trust will distribute $30,000 a year for new books and research materials.
Community turns out in force at Blackpool Reserve
Nearly 2000 native plants were planted by more than 300 community members at Blackpool Reserve this week.
Can you Swim the Distance?
It’s $50 to enter and that gives you two months of unlimited access to the 50m pool at the Olympic Pool Complex.
Council seeks changes to the Water Services Entities Bill
Concern remains around the loss of local voice and how Te Tairāwhiti will be represented at a Governance level.
New policy seeks to reduce gambling harm
The new policy does not allow any new gambling venue to establish in the region and further restricts the relocation of existing venues.
Gisborne and Napier battle it out for Top City
Gisborne is up against our neighbour Napier to win the top spot in Today FM’s World Cup of Cities competition. See how to vote...
The community comes together to plant at Rere
One thousand native trees have been planted on the riverbanks of Rere Rockslide by our community.
Taruheru investment enables Māori housing
Funding from the Infrastructure Acceleration Fund will enable the delivery of infrastructure for the development of over 450 new homes over the next 10 years.
Through to the next top city round
We’re up against New Plymouth next so that will be our next challenge.
Nominations for Council open today
This year’s local election is different for Tairāwhiti with five Māori Ward councillors, eight General Ward councillors and a mayor voted at large.
Repair of roads dependent on weather
We’re asking residents in rural areas waiting for road repairs to be patient. Work will be carried out when the weather improves.
New equipment at Te Araroa playground
New equipment on the children’s playground in Te Araroa will open on Monday.
Faulty streetlights until after winter
Council has 80 streetlights that are faulty and the problem may not be rectified until after winter.
Creating connections by restoring urban waterways
Waiteata Park has 500 native trees growing by the banks of the stream that runs through it after a community planting day last week.
Council needs sites to take material created by slips
Around 50,000 cubic metres of material, removed during recovery efforts after the March 2022 weather event, need areas to be placed.
New trustees appointed to Trust Tairāwhiti
John Clarke and Ron Aitken were appointed to the seven-member Trust Tairāwhiti board effective from 1 July 2022.
Heating issues at Olympic Pool Complex
Inconsistent heating of the 50m pool at the Olympic Pool Complex is due to aging infrastructure near the end of its natural life.
Township upgrades full steam ahead
A two-wahine team within Council is making a difference to Tairāwhiti one township at a time.
Plan for the Inner Harbour boat ramp pontoon
The left-hand side of the pontoon at the Inner Harbour boat ramp will be reinstalled as soon as possible it was decided at a meeting last week.
Historic change - fines dropped on overdue library books
From Friday 1 July our library joins the growing number of other libraries that have also dropped charges on overdue books.