Council media releases January 2023
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.
Civil Defence in state of readiness for rainfall tonight
Gisborne Mayor Rehette Stoltz says our community is aware and prepared for this second weather event tonight.
Tairāwhiti grateful for flooding support
Mayor Rehette Stoltz is delighted the Government has released $150,000 funding for Cyclone Hale support
State of Emergency remains, more rain is on way
Another heavy rain warning for Tairāwhiti from 1pm tomorrow until 1am on Thursday. Be prepared.
Debris from Hale leaves scars
As the weather improves communities are getting re-connected and the clean-up of our waterways and roads continues.
Seven-day roading repair programme to start
All roadworks will start from Saturday 14 January and go through to Friday 20 January.
Determination of volunteers and crews commended
Monty Manuel push-biked for two hours across rugged terrain yesterday to get urgent medical supplies to a resident in Whareponga by Ruatorea.
Isolated communities focus for response
Gisborne District Council is working closely with agencies to find a way to deliver food to the Coast stores.
Tairāwhiti slowly drying out
The three-day forecast is looking promising with the front moving away from Tairāwhiti.
State of emergency continues
First light has revealed considerable damage to the roading network with multiple slips and dropouts around the region.
A state of local emergency has been declared
A state of local emergency was declared by Deputy Mayor Josh Wharehinga for Tairāwhiti at 10pm.
Cyclone Hale hitting East Coast now
Cyclone Hale has made landfall with gale-force winds, swells up to 6m up the coast and heavy rain.
Emergency overflow notification 10 January
Value was opened at 8am due to the huge volume of rainwater impacting the system.
Have a plan, be prepared as Cyclone Hale approaches
Ex-tropical Cyclone Hale is tracking towards Tairāwhiti with between 130mm to 180mm of rain, gale force winds and four to six-metre waves expected.