Latest media releases
Tairāwhiti declares a local state of emergency
Gisborne Mayor Rehette Stoltz has declared a local state of emergency at 9.45am as Cyclone Gabrielle edges towards Tairāwhiti
Campers asked to pack up with cyclone approaching
The latest forecast from the MetService this morning says tropical Cyclone Gabrielle will bring 200mm to 400mm of rain to Tairāwhiti between Sunday and Tuesday.
Civil Defence asks our community to be prepared
Civil Defence asks people in isolated areas of our community to stock up on food and any medical supplies they need as Cyclone Gabrielle approaches.
First of its kind in Tairāwhiti - a hydrotherapy suite
A first-class facility that is the first of its kind for our Tairāwhiti community.
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