Media releases October 2023
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.
Help us improve the Waimatā and Pakarae waterways
Gisborne District Council is looking for people with strong connections to the Waimatā and Pakarae River catchments to join an advisory group to help improve water quality there.
Much to be learned from Exercise Horowhatu
In the exercise, a M9 earthquake generated in the Kermedec Islands sent tsunami waves up to 15m high along the coastline.
Haumaru Moana - Safer Boating Week
Harbourmaster Peter Buell brings a realistic and educational approach to everything boat safety through conversations.
Don't collect or consume shellfish gathered near Tolaga Bay
Due to the presence of toxins - the affected area includes from Tatapouri Point just north of Gisborne, up to Koutunui Point in Tokomaru Bay.
Vital upgrade underway at Waingake water treatment plant
During the upgrade, the city’s water supply will be impacted, which means we’ll need to manage the city’s water demand.
Lego Master at the library until November
Jono Samson will build a lego replica of the library in-house.
Seasonal camping opens soon
Council Liveable Communities Director Michele Frey says conversations with Waka Kotahi went well, and permission has been given for Pouawa and Turihaua Beach to be available this seasonal camping season.
Free mulch available this weekend
There'll be a digger to load up your trailer between 9am and 3pm this weekend at Parkview Nursery - next to 1017 Aberdeen Road.
Access across Tiniroto landslide end of next week
An estimated 25,000m3 of hillside above Tiniroto Road came down in a landslide that shunted almost 100 metres of the road downhill and dammed the Waikoko Stream.
Commercial silt removal fund opens
Applications are open to eligible commercial entities to support the clean-up of cyclone-related silt and debris.