Media releases September 2023
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.
Hollywood opening in Tairāwhiti
The wide single-lane Bailey bridge spans the Hangaroa River and replaces the old Hollywood Bridge.
Statement on behalf of Sarge's owners and Gisborne District Council
Sarge’s owners and Gisborne District Council have settled the matter as between them. Sarge’s owners and whānau acknowledge the outpouring of grief and support from the community but they would like to move on and ask for privacy and community calm. No further comment will be made.
Community asked about Government support package
Have your say on how we pay for the cyclone recovery bill.
Investigation underway into dog pound incident
The regrettable incident when a dog in the pound was mistakenly put down, is now being independently investigated.
$15 million funding to lift flood-affected homes
The announcement has been welcomed by the region’s recovery organisations, that include Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Ngai Tāmanuhiri, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou and Gisborne District Council.
World Rivers Day
The Waiapu River is one of the North Island’s largest braided rivers and is of great cultural and spiritual significance to Ngati Porou.
1000-year bridge project starts
The bridge will offer views of Turanganui-a-Kiwa, from where navigators arrived here by canoe, waka, and ship over the past 1000 years.
Adventure Playground pipe repair at the end of this month
During the repair, a portion of Midway Beach known as ‘The Pipe’ will be closed.
Changes to dog control and keeping animals bylaws
Dogs can be walked on a leash around the city’s boardwalks.
Beach clean-up starts this week
Contractors will start clearing debris off the beach from Waikanae Cut to Pacific Street from this week.
Proactive push to allow summer camping at Pouawa and Turihaua
Conversations are underway between Gisborne District Council and Waka Kotahi to allow camping at 2 favourite spots this summer season.
New Emergency Coordination Centre officially opened
The purpose-built Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) Te Manawa Whakarauora is now situated on Potae Avenue.
Tairāwhiti flood protection update
The stopbank improvements are designed to cater for a 100-year rain event, accounting for climate change out to 2090.
Great outcome after waste minimisation funding
A $10,000 grant took plastic pots out of the operations of Native Garden Nursery
Pipe repairs continue this month
The high volume of water transferred during Cyclone Gabrielle caused havoc on an aging underground pipe system – both stormwater and wastewater.
Marine exercise at Kaiti Beach tomorrow
The exercise will be headed by Tairāwhiti regional on-scene commander Phil Nickerson and includes staff from Gisborne District Council and the Marine Pollution Response Service.
Kiwa Pools opens this weekend
For the opening weekend only, it’s $2 for 2 hours. Sessions start: 8am • 10.30am • 1pm • 3.30pm • 6pm • both days. Pay at the door or book online (only needed for our opening weekend).
Landslide dam along Tauwhareparae Road assessed low-risk
Dr Murry Cave says this type of feature is expected to break down gradually over the next few months.
Government cost-sharing offer agreed to by Council
Council and the Crown have reached an agreement on cyclone recovery cost-sharing arrangements.
Waters of Kiwa Pools will connect us all
Kiwa Pools was given a warm Tairāwhiti welcome with two special ceremonies signifying the official opening of the new complex yesterday.