Media releases November 2023
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.
Two Tairāwhiti streets get temporary changes next year
These two projects are led by community groups, supported by Gisborne District Council and funded through Waka Kotahi’s Streets for People programme.
Have your say on Tairāwhiti’s future housing strategy
Council wants feedback from the community on the draft Future Development Strategy (FDS) which will shape where and how much housing will happen in Tairāwhiti. Consultation on the draft strategy started today and closes on 31 January.
Don't collect or consume shellfish around East Coast
Area further extended. Don't gather or eat shellfish from this area because anyone doing so could get sick. Affected shellfish include mussels, oysters, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, and scallops, as well as pūpū (cat’s eyes), Cook’s turban and kina.
Survey drone reading rivers over the summer months
Jet skis, kayaks and a drone are being used to form the most up-to-date technological data Tairāwhiti has ever had for its rivers.
Kerry Hudson honoured for outstanding contribution to land management
Described by his team at Council as “unequaled” in his field, Kerry can remember owners of farms, the previous owners and in some cases the owners before that.
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