Murray Robertson The Gisborne Herald Reporter

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Masters-GBHS game could go either way

May 23, 2019 4:07PM

Form and status should dictate the outcomes in local hockey this weekend. The senior men get things under way tomorrow night on the LJ Hooker …

Dog triallists line up for NZ championships

May 22, 2019 4:54PM

A contingent of 26 competitors and 55 dogs from this region will head to Kaikohe later this week for the North Island and New Zealand …

Hit-and-run arrest

May 21, 2019 12:49PM

Police have made an arrest in relation to an alleged hit-and-run in which two men out for a morning walk were struck on Centennial Marine …

Truckie flown to hospital

May 21, 2019 1:06PM

A truck driver from the Bay of Plenty was injured yesterday when his rig went out of control and rolled on to its side against …

Service station ram raid

May 21, 2019 12:56PM

Men in a ute smashed their way into the Caltex Service Station building at Makaraka last night but were driven off by the store’s fog …

‘Green Machine’ level playing field

May 21, 2019 12:15PM

GMC Green inflicted the first defeat of the season on defending champions YMP A in senior women’s hockey on Saturday. The “Green Machine” scored the …

Up for the challenge

May 21, 2019 12:11PM

YMP and Waikohu should win tomorrow night’s Gisborne premier grade netball games at the YMCA but a more confident Horouta and a settling Whangara could …

Farmer to put money where her mouth is

May 20, 2019 1:01PM

Rere farmer Kerry Worsnop has thrown her hat into the ring for the Gisborne District Council local body elections this year. She intends to stand …

HSOG’s ‘invisible thread’ proves a lesson for Lytton

May 20, 2019 12:18PM

TOP-RANKED High School Old Girls racked up one of the highest scores in premier grade history on Saturday when they eclipsed Ritana Senior A in …

History-making shepherd

May 19, 2019 4:01AM

Sheep dog trials have traditionally been a farming sport for the boys, but in the past few seasons more women have got involved and an …

Pilgrim with a cause

May 18, 2019 12:50PM

Former Gisborne woman Christina Campbell, who was brought up on Awapapa Station at Hangaroa, is in the middle of a 960-kilometre walk in northern Spain …

Charged with arson of Stout Street house

May 18, 2019 11:16AM

A man has been charged with arson following a fire that extensively damaged a house in Stout Street yesterday morning. The blaze broke out in …

Fed Farmers president to stand for council, DHB

May 18, 2019 11:09AM

Farming leader Sandra Faulkner is to stand for Gisborne District Council and Hauora Tairawhiti district health board in the local body elections in October. She …

Ritana will need top effort against HSOG

May 17, 2019 3:25PM

Ritana Senior A from Lytton High School face a daunting test when they take on the in-form High School Old Girls in premier grade netball …

Pickett in junior NZ team

May 17, 2019 3:22PM

Gisborne swimmer Michael Pickett has been named in the New Zealand team for the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships this year. Michael joins six other …

‘Eyesore’ cleaned up again

May 17, 2019 2:22PM

A regular eyesore of dumped cars and whiteware outside a business in Stanley Road has been cleaned up again. Neighbours complained after up to four …

YMP and Waikohu dominate at the ‘Y’

May 16, 2019 3:47PM

NETBALL GISBORNE Girls’ High School Senior A produced a strong first-half performance against YMP last night in the Gisborne YMCA, but the defending champions took …

Close games likely in women’s competition

May 16, 2019 3:32PM

HOCKEY THE female component of the weekend hockey draw has “close call” written all over it. All four women’s matches are likely to be tight …

Assault victim out of hospital

May 16, 2019 2:01PM

THE Wairoa man critically injured in an assault in the town last weekend has now been discharged from Hawke’s Bay Hospital in Hastings to further …

Jo Waugh makes dog trials history with win

May 15, 2019 5:03PM

Matawai dog triallist Jo Waugh became the first woman to win a New Zealand ‘island’ title since sheep dog trials records started in this country …

‘Incredible’ service to civil defence recognised

May 13, 2019 3:05PM

Long-time Uawa Civil Defence coordinator James “Pop” Milner has received formal acknowledgement of his more than 20 years of service. Mr Milner has retired from …

Potential for more premier thrillers

May 14, 2019 5:02PM

THE Pak’nSave premier grade netball competition has already thrown up some enthralling outcomes and that could continue tomorrow night at the YMCA. Based on recent …

Champs on fire

May 14, 2019 5:00PM

DEFENDING premier champions YMP A stamped their authority on Poverty Bay mens’ club hockey with an eight-goal thumping of their main rivals on Saturday. YMP …

Topdresser pilot out of intensive care

May 14, 2019 3:22PM

THE top dressing pilot injured in Saturday’s crash in the Tiniroto area remains in a stable condition in Gisborne Hospital. The Civil Aviation Authority has …

GDC open to testing wastewater

May 14, 2019 2:20PM

TESTING of illicit drugs in Gisborne’s waste water might go ahead. In October last year it was announced Gisborne District Council declined to take part …

Headgear with flair

May 14, 2019 1:52PM

A group of five Gisborne firefighters tackling the 1100-plus stairs of the Sky Tower in Auckland this weekend will be wearing helmets that have been …

Golden girls give champs a fright

May 13, 2019 4:22PM

A fast-finishing Horouta Gold went within three goals of upsetting defending champions YMP in premier grade netball on Saturday. The Pak’nSave premier grade competition has …

Safety assured in event of disaster

May 13, 2019 3:21PM

The region will cope in the event of a major natural disaster despite issues with the structure of civil defence here. Gisborne District Council was …

Whangara v Ritana could be a thriller

May 10, 2019 3:48PM

NETBALL Whangara Old Girls and Ritana Senior A should provide the tighter of the two Gisborne Pak’nSave premier games in the YMCA tomorrow. The 11am …

Top men’s teams to face off

May 9, 2019 2:30PM

HOCKEY THE match of the weekend, probably the season to date, hits the turf at Harry Barker Reserve on Saturday afternoon when the two unbeaten …

Barnstorming start to premier competition

May 9, 2019 2:42PM

NETBALL GISBORNE’S premier grade netball competition got off to a barnstorming start at the YMCA last night when Gisborne Girls’ High School went within two …

Organic gold, silver for two Gisborne wineries

May 8, 2019 5:13PM

Wrights Vineyard and Milltons have featured in the 2019 New Zealand Organic Wine Awards with a gold and a silver medal for their Chardonnay wines. …

Persimmon crop up by 20 percent

May 8, 2019 5:09PM

The annual persimmon harvest has been going for about 10 days and First Fresh, New Zealand’s leading persimmon exporter, expects an increase in volumes this …

Premier teams on their marks

May 8, 2019 4:30PM

Competition proper starts in Pak’nSave Gisborne netball at the YMCA tonight with the first two premier games in the second round of the season. The …

Volunteers kitted out and in training

May 8, 2019 3:06PM

The call has gone out again for more volunteers to join the ranks of the special parade to mark 100 years since the Maori Pioneer …

Close games provide highlights

May 7, 2019 5:49PM

HOCKEY THE Masters’ close win against YMP B in the men’s competition and hard-fought wins to GMC Green and YMP B in the women’s games …

Vehicle sought after shooting

May 7, 2019 4:02PM

POLICE investigating the drive-by shooting in the city on Sunday night have not yet been able to determine a motive for it, but say they …

Grade changes but not in premiers

May 6, 2019 3:45PM

Gisborne Girls’ High School Senior A and Horouta Gold produced comprehensive second round wins in their premier-A grade netball challenges on Saturday to rightfully retain …

Wairoa man critical after fight at house

May 4, 2019 12:31PM

A Wairoa man remains in a critical condition in Hastings Hospital after being seriously assaulted in the town on Thursday night. Police were called to …

Premier teams the favourites

May 3, 2019 4:09PM

NETBALL THE reverse challenge match-ups in netball tomorrow morning should pose little threat to current premier teams Gisborne Girls’ High senior A and Horouta Gold …

‘Miracle’ outcome for teen trapped under tractor

May 3, 2019 1:18PM

A teenage paraplegic was trapped in a ditch under his overturned tractor for three-and-a-half hours yesterday in the Motu area. Police, Fire and Emergency crews …

Scramble for points

May 3, 2019 12:08PM

KARTING THE final points round for the Eastland Kart Club last Sunday produced some great racing as drivers got stuck in to clinch some final …

Prem teams the winners

May 2, 2019 4:13PM

NETBALL THE challenged shrugged off the challengers with comparative ease last night as the top two teams in Pak’nSave A Grade netball took on the …

Tight games anticipated

May 2, 2019 4:04PM

HOCKEY TIGHT matches loom between Lytton Old Boys Masters and YMP B in men’s hockey, and GMC Gold and GMC Kowhai in the women’s competition. …

Maggie lights up their lives

May 2, 2019 3:08PM

Campion College student Maggie Mackintosh received special recognition yesterday for a project she undertook to provide solar lighting into several homes in Bougainville in Papua …

Same insect, different outfits

May 2, 2019 1:55PM

The Harlequin ladybird has become more established in the Gisborne district since it was first seen here a year ago and more are likely to …

Challengers get chance to press claims

May 1, 2019 4:30PM

Horouta Taimana and IMS High School Old Girls will try to stake a claim for promotion to premier grade when they take on the bottom …

A standout speedway season

May 1, 2019 4:14PM

The Gisborne Speedway Club has enjoyed one of its great seasons with three New Zealand titles, two runner-up national titles and seven other national and …

Cody demolishes opposition

April 30, 2019 12:24PM

THE 2018-19 season at the Eastland Group Raceway ended in spectacular and “brilliant” fashion on Saturday night as the superstocks delivered a thrilling V8-powered finale. …

Volunteers put up hands for parade

April 30, 2019 12:14PM

TRAINING begins on Friday for volunteers involved in a parade to mark the centenary of the return home of Maori Pioneer battalion soldiers from World …

Hit-and-run breakthrough

April 30, 2019 11:27AM

POLICE believe they have located the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident in Gisborne earlier this month.Go Bus driver Peter Horne, 65, and a 67-year-old …

HSOG win tight game — top grading round

April 29, 2019 4:31PM

Horouta Gold and Gisborne Girls’ High School will face up to the challenge round in netball this week after the final grading games on Saturday …

Reach for the sky

April 29, 2019 1:41PM

A team of six Tairawhiti firefighters have been hard out training and fundraising for the Sky Tower Challenge next month. The annual firefighters stair challenge …

Series win for Sean Gooch

April 27, 2019 4:21PM

Streetstock racers from the Gisborne Speedway Club featured heavily in the “tri series” held over Easter and Sean Gooch (9G) emerged as overall winner. The …

Picked on form

April 27, 2019 3:57PM

Gisborne, and particularly the Waikanae club, will be strongly represented in the New Zealand surf lifesaving teams to compete in two major international competitions this …

IRB gift to help newest surf club

April 26, 2019 3:34PM

The Ngati Porou Surf Lifesaving Club has taken delivery of a new inflatable rescue boat (IRB) and trailer to help keep beachgoers safe at Onepoto …

Arrest over fatal crash

April 26, 2019 2:56PM

A log truck driver has been arrested and charged in relation to the death of Tolaga Bay man Hone (Jondi) Maitai, who died on Tuesday …

Speedway finale

April 26, 2019 4:43PM

The Gisborne Speedway Club will host their final meeting of the season tomorrow night with the weather on their side — and the club and …

LOB v YMP B could be a classic

April 26, 2019 4:15PM

Two games are shaping as standout encounters in Poverty Bay club hockey . . . Ngatapa versus Paikea in the women’s competition tonight and Lytton …

'Exceptional' vintage

April 20, 2019 11:01AM

Industry experts say the district’s grape vintage is looking exceptional and could be one of the best for many years. Indevin and Gisvin have finished …

Crash scene 'horrific'

April 24, 2019 2:11PM

Yesterday's accident scene on State Highway 35 where a Tolaga Bay man died was described as “horrific” by emergency services personnel. A 63-year-old man was …

Kiriroa future looks prosperous

April 24, 2019 11:30AM

Dream big, work hard, commit and compromise were among the key messages Eugene and Pania King handed out at the end of their successful Ahuwhenua …

Kiriroa displays its future vision

April 20, 2019 11:18AM

Kiriroa Station at Motu was described as an example of turning a dream into a reality when Eugene and Pania King showcased their property on …

Still looking for driver in hit-and-run incident

April 20, 2019 10:45AM

Police have made a further appeal for information to help catch the driver of a Holden Commodore sedan that struck two men out for a …

Trial season ends on a high at Tolaga Bay

April 18, 2019 1:20PM

THE Poverty Bay dog trial season ended on a high in the Tolaga Bay Dog Trial Club and Centre championship trial on Mangaheia Station last …

GMC hit turf running

April 16, 2019 5:59PM

GMC Green started their 2019 Poverty Bay club hockey campaign with the foot hard on the accelerator in a 26-0 decimation of Te Aowera on …

Memorial trophies to be decided April 27

April 16, 2019 5:53PM

THE weather got the better of Gisborne Speedway Club’s meeting on Saturday night. The major memorial trophies up for grabs will now go on the …

YMP and HSOG start competition strongly

April 15, 2019 2:02PM

NETBALL RITANA Senior A from Lytton High School scored the bragging rights in their clash with arch-rivals Gisborne Girls’ High School Senior A on Saturday …

Call for Pioneers march volunteers

April 13, 2019 1:53PM

The tramp of marching military feet will again echo across Gisborne streets in June to mark 100 years since the NZ Maori (Pioneer) Battalion returned …

Arson attack on former weighbridge

April 15, 2019 12:56PM

A fire in the old weighbridge building near the Gladstone Road bridge in the early hours of yesterday morning was arson. The interior of the …

Victim of hit and run still critical - Givealittle page set up

April 15, 2019 12:23PM

THE two victims of a hit and run in Gisborne last week were bus drivers on a fitness walk. Peter Horne, aged 65, remains in …

Clash of the schools could be a highlight

April 12, 2019 4:29PM

The interschool clash between Gisborne Girls’ High School Senior A and Ritana Senior A from Lytton High School takes the spotlight in Pak’nSave netball grading …

Treasured trophies on the line

April 12, 2019 4:25PM

Three treasured memorial trophies are at stake when Gisborne Speedway Club stages its penultimate meeting of the season tomorrow night. The Law-Cartmell Memorial Trophy for …

Men in ICU after beach hit and run

April 10, 2019 1:44PM

Two men were critically injured and are in intensive care at Gisborne Hospital after a hit and run this morning. Emergency services were called to …

Search for Commodore following hit and run

April 11, 2019 3:20PM

Police have identified the type of vehicle they want to find following a hit and run incident yesterday morning that put two men in hospital. …

Season setting games in store

April 11, 2019 3:43PM

HOCKEY THE women kick off the second weekend of the Poverty Bay hockey competition tomorrow night and two good matches will be in store on …

Waingake trial a tester due to rain

April 10, 2019 4:52PM

THE up and down weather presented challenges for competitors in the Waingake sheep dog trials on Friday and Saturday but that did not stop a …

They came home 100 years ago today

April 8, 2019 4:03PM

A hundred years ago today 290 men who were members of the New Zealand Maori (Pioneer) Battalion in World War 1 returned home from the …

Boys’ High confidence boosted

April 9, 2019 6:00PM

HOCKEY A DOUBLE hat-trick to THC’s Tam Tuhou, a win to Gisborne Boys’ High School against NZ Fruits Lytton Old Boys, and a thriller between …

Waikanae duo the top under-22 crew

April 9, 2019 5:16PM

SURF LIFESAVING WAIKANAE duo Connor Mitchell and Oliver Shivnan were named the top under-22 crew at the Surf Lifesaving New Zealand IRB nationals at Waikouaiti …

Council rates policy 'racist'

April 9, 2019 1:58PM

INEQUITIES in Gisborne District Council’s rating policy and the way it affects owners of small, multiple-owner blocks of land, particularly Maori land, came under fire …

Little separates teams in grading

April 8, 2019 2:34PM

NETBALL COMPETITION was closer than last week in local netball grading games at Victoria Domain on Saturday. The top four teams won again, and Ritana …

More challenging, more competitive

April 5, 2019 2:30PM

NETBALL THE four unbeaten teams in Pak’nSave premier grade netball grading face their first real tests tomorrow and the bottom three teams have the chance …

Masters and Boys’ High could have tough start

April 4, 2019 2:58PM

HOCKEY IT could be a tough start for Lytton Old Boys Masters and Gisborne Boys’ High School when Poverty Bay Hockey’s season gets under way …

Diamond and forever

April 4, 2019 2:41PM

A dance at the Morere campground as 16-year-olds led Warwick and Pam Hickling into 60 years of marriage that produced three fine children, a farm …

‘Good save’ after neighbour’s call

April 1, 2019 2:59PM

A quick response from a neighbour made the difference on Saturday morning when a fire started at the rear of a house in Hirini Street …

Upbeat about crop harvest

April 2, 2019 3:02PM

“Perfect” and “beautiful” is how some industries have described the region’s cropping season so far. Squash has been the exception. Harvest conditions for all main …

Princess visit fine season finale

April 1, 2019 3:15PM

The successful visit by the Golden Princess to Gisborne on Saturday ended what has been described as “our best cruise ship season yet”, with 15 …

Top four make strong grading starts

April 1, 2019 1:46PM

NETBALL YMP, Waikohu, Whangara and High School Old Girls made strong starts to their Pak’nSave premier grade netball seasons on Saturday with solid wins in …

Whangara Farms begins field days

March 30, 2019 7:46PM

THE first of the field days as part of the Ahuwhenua Trophy Te Puni Kokiri Excellence in Maori Farming competition takes place at Whangara Farms …

Record year for A&P association

March 30, 2019 2:10PM

THE Poverty Bay A&P Association grew its revenue stream in the 2017-2018 financial year to a record level of just over $909,000. Treasurer Richard Briant …

Multimillion-dollar proposal to provide accommodation for up to 300 primary industry workers

March 30, 2019 12:47PM

A $9 million to $13 million housing project that would accommodate up to 300 primary industry workers has been proposed by the Poverty Bay A&P …

Man attacked on Valley Road walk

March 29, 2019 3:04PM

A 41-year-old man out on his morning walk in Valley Road today was attacked by three people. He was later admitted to Gisborne Hospital with …

Grading to set up challenges

March 29, 2019 2:31PM

NETBALL GISBORNE netball teams have plenty to play for when the Pak’nSave competition starts with the first round of grading at Victoria Domain tomorrow morning. …

Fans get their money’s worth

March 26, 2019 4:30PM

SPEEDWAY A BATTLE royal in the saloons, hard and fast sidecars racing and a smashing series of demolition derby team races highlighted an action-packed meeting …

'Best for years' says Hutchings

March 26, 2019 3:15PM

SURF LIFESAVING WAIKANAE surf lifesavers put in a national championship performance that head coach Cory Hutchings called the “best for years”. “It’s certainly by far …

Strategic thinker . . .

March 24, 2019 4:01AM

Steve Scragg stepped aside from the Eastern Region Fish and Game Council last year after more than 20 years. He talked to reporter Murray Robertson …

Butchery still their business

March 23, 2019 2:48PM

Change is in the wind for Farm Meat Services in Gladstone Road but while the butchery remains up for sale the proprietors have no plans …

Gold, silver and bronze for Gisborne

March 22, 2019 1:14PM

SURF LIFESAVING GOLD medals to the Wainui women in the surf canoe and to Waikanae sprinter Debbie Hutchings in her two events were highlights of …

One meeting - 30 races

March 22, 2019 1:06PM

SPEEDWAY THE Eastland Group Raceway hosts its biggest meeting of the season tomorrow night. Thirty races will be run, ranging from demolition derby, stockcar and …

Waikanae target second

March 21, 2019 12:33PM

SURF LIFESAVING WAIKANAE have their sights set on another strong performance at the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships that start tomorrow morning at Mount …

Medal hopes are high for Masters

March 20, 2019 3:46PM

SURF LIFESAVING Veteran surf lifeguards open the TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships tomorrow at Mount Maunganui and while the Gisborne contingent will be …

Alarms alert 7 to fire

March 20, 2019 2:31PM

SMOKE alarms sounded an early warning early this morning when a fire started by unattended cooking drove seven people in a flat in Awapuni Road …

Podiums again for the ‘G’ cars

March 19, 2019 5:04PM

SPEEDWAY GISBORNE speedway drivers came home from the East Coast Championships at the Meeanee track in Hawke’s Bay at the weekend with a swag of …

It’s not for faint hearts

March 19, 2019 4:57PM

SURF LIFESAVING THE day in late January that four 14-year-old girls from the Wainui Surf Life Saving Club decided they wanted to have a go …

Pre-season victory for YMP Whanau

March 18, 2019 4:24PM

NETBALL THE hot weather on Saturday was reflected on the courts of Victoria Domain when the Kathleen Henderson Memorial Shield netball tournament produced hot, exciting …

St John welcomes double-crew ambos

March 18, 2019 4:04PM

AMBULANCES on the East Coast are being permanently double-crewed as St John continues to improve its services here.Until earlier this month East Coast ambulances had …

Teesdale Orchard on the market

March 18, 2019 3:36PM

THE last remaining full-scale sale-at-the-gate fruit and vegetable outlet in Gisborne has gone on the market. Andrew and Joanne Teesdale have listed their 7.513-hectare property …

Call for more fire volunteers

March 16, 2019 11:14AM

Fire and Emergency NZ is holding a series of get-togethers across the district on Monday night to boost its volunteer ranks. The aim is to …

Reminder about cattle biosecurity

March 16, 2019 9:52AM

WEANER sales have got underway and Beef and Lamb New Zealand has reminded farmers to implement good on-farm biosecurity practices to protect their businesses from …

Nationals shaping up to be ‘huge’ event

March 15, 2019 5:14PM

SURF LIFESAVING MORE than 70 Gisborne surf athletes will be among nearly 1200 descending on Mount Maunganui next week for the TSB New Zealand Surf …

Kathleen Henderson tourney an early test

March 15, 2019 4:44PM

NETBALL THE Kathleen Henderson Memorial tournament at Victoria Domain tomorrow is the annual pre-season netball hit-out. Nineteen teams will vie for the honours, compared with …

Tourney raises funds for rescue chopper

March 14, 2019 5:57PM

GOLF GOLFERS can have fun for a good cause in the Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust annual charity golf tournament. It takes place on Friday, March …

Wahoo remains grounded over safety issues

March 14, 2019 4:10PM

THE yacht at the centre of last week’s man overboard drama off Tolaga Bay remains on dockside at Eastland Port awaiting word from its Brazilian …

Golden kiwi - Bumper kiwifruit crop expected

March 13, 2019 2:04PM

THE gold/green rush has started. The annual kiwifruit harvest is under way and Gisborne is again leading the charge in an industry set to generate …

Gold medal highlights

March 11, 2019 4:34PM

Gold medals to Waikanae’s Chloe Kapene and Midway’s Harry Hayward and Ella Sutton were Gisborne’s highlights of the last two days of the Oceans 19 …

A happy ending to dog owner’s worst nightmare

March 9, 2019 2:15PM

The owner of a dog that got stuck down a gravel pit has praised the rescue efforts of Matawai volunteer fire brigade members and a …

Kapene and Smith win gold medals

March 9, 2019 3:58PM

Waikanae junior Chloe Kapene again showed her versatility as a surf athlete when she won a beach sprint gold medal at the Oceans 19 surf …

In a league of their own

March 8, 2019 4:23PM

The Cook brothers will be the drivers to beat when the Pit Stop Saloon Car Champion of Champions title goes on the line at the …

Three golds for Gisborne

March 8, 2019 4:16PM

Gold medals in the beach flags to speedsters Rubi Hart and Jerome Tamatea from Waikanae and Amelia Arthur from Wainui were highlights for Gisborne on …

Fan worm infestation

March 8, 2019 3:33PM

The yacht at the centre of the rescue drama off Tolaga Bay on Wednesday afternoon was urgently hauled out of the harbour by crane yesterday …

Man overboard

March 7, 2019 2:00PM

An overseas sailor had what rescuers described as an “incredibly lucky’ escape from death at sea yesterday afternoon when he fell overboard from his yacht …

Juniors chasing lifesaving

March 6, 2019 4:42PM

Medal chances beckon for nearly 60 Gisborne junior surf athletes at Mount Maunganui, where Oceans 19 starts tomorrow. The New Zealand junior surf lifesaving championships …

Golden Shears title fitting finale for Henare

March 4, 2019 1:19PM

Gisborne's Joel Henare bowed out of top woolhandling competition on Saturday in the best way possible when he won his seventh consecutive New Zealand open …

Gisborne racers make podium

March 5, 2019 4:49PM

SPEEDWAY GISBORNE sidecar duo Clive Ireland and Chris Symon earned a podium place and Rob Miller and “Red” George had success of sorts in the …

Golden Princess cancellation ‘one of those things’

March 5, 2019 3:02PM

THE late decision to call off the visit by the cruise ship Golden Princess on Sunday was unfortunate but “just one of those things” when …

Setting sights on finals

March 2, 2019 6:28PM

MIDWAY youngster Sophie Petro heads off to the Oceans 19 New Zealand junior surf lifesaving championships next week determined to do her best and aiming …

No plans to drop total fire ban

February 28, 2019 4:01PM

Rain earlier this week eased what had been an escalating fire risk around the region, but the principal rural fire officer has urged the community …

Sidecars take centre stage

March 1, 2019 11:23AM

SPEEDWAY SOME of the top combinations in New Zealand will contest the Novus Glass North Island Sidecar Championship at the Eastland Group Raceway tomorrow night. …

Oceans 19 entry tops 850

February 28, 2019 2:06PM

SURF LIFESAVING NEARLY 60 junior surf athletes from Gisborne will be among more than 850 athletes taking part in the Oceans 19 New Zealand junior …

Minor injuries after hitting parked vehicle

February 27, 2019 2:00PM

Two people were injured when a car tipped on to its side after hitting a vehicle parked on Wainui Road between Endcliffe Road and London …

Gisborne firefighters helping out in Nelson

February 26, 2019 3:33PM

MORE Gisborne firefighters have been sent to the Tasman district to assist with the ongoing fire recovery operation. Others who have returned say the crews …

Commitment the key for Gladiators

February 26, 2019 1:38PM

SPEEDWAY THE Gisborne Gladiators’ podium finish at the New Zealand Stockcar Teams Championship in Stratford was built on total commitment. That’s the message from team …

Streetstock and saloons champs

February 22, 2019 3:08PM

SPEEDWAY GISBORNE speedway fans will have their eyes on the action at the Eastland Group Raceway and their ears on developments in the New Zealand …

Hopes high for quality vintage

February 22, 2019 3:01PM

The Gisborne grape harvest kicked into top gear this week as the region’s harvesters got to work in the vineyards. Prospects for a high-quality vintage …

Dry cell battery fault in scales source of fire

February 21, 2019 3:10PM

The fire that caused extensive fire damage to the bathroom, laundry and toilet area of a house in Valley Road on Tuesday evening was caused …

Nate’s spirit ‘stands among us’

February 21, 2019 2:45PM

The family of the forestry worker who died in an accident in a forest inland from Tolaga Bay last week have thanked the many people …

Welcome mat for cruise visitors

February 20, 2019 3:01PM

The Gisborne CBD was “chocka” yesterday as regular cruise ship visitor Golden Princess sailed into the bay, and more than 2500 passengers and crew came …

Gladiators ready to give their best

February 21, 2019 11:15AM

SPEEDWAY THE Gisborne Gladiators know they face a tough battle to make the finals of the New Zealand Stockcar Teams Championship in Stratford this weekend …

Judd’s composts get French visit

February 20, 2019 3:25PM

A group of French horticulturalists last week got a close up look at the composting techniques practised by DB Judd Holdings Limited at their base …

Neighbour to the rescue

February 20, 2019 2:18PM

SMOKE alarms and an alert neighbour with a garden hose made the difference in saving a house that caught fire in Valley Road late yesterday …

Juniors have final hit-out before Oceans

February 19, 2019 4:30PM

SURF LIFESAVING GISBORNE surf lifesaving clubs finished sixth, eighth and 12th at the Eastern Regional Junior Championships at Whangamata at the weekend. Whangamata turned on …

Clean sweep for Waikanae in the under-22 men's at NI champs

February 19, 2019 3:46PM

SURF LIFESAVING WAIKANAE inflatable rescue boat crews came home from the BP North Island championships at Waihi Beach at the weekend with a clean sweep …

Holt the best of the Gizzy drivers

February 18, 2019 3:16PM

SPEEDWAY A JAMMED gearbox off the start line in the last heat of the finals cost Gisborne’s Ben Holt (4G) any chance of a podium …

Ben Holt makes NZ stockcar deciders

February 16, 2019 2:28PM

Gisborne driver Ben Holt made the finals but 1NZ Ethan Rees was a shock elimination in qualifying for the New Zealand Stockcar Championships at Baypark, …

Total fire ban in place here from Monday

February 16, 2019 2:11PM

Tairawhiti will on Monday become the latest region in New Zealand to be covered by a total fire ban as the risk climbs to extreme …

Young woman hurt in power pole crash

February 15, 2019 3:39PM

A young woman was taken to hospital with moderate injuries this morning after the stationwagon she was driving left Wainui Road near the intersection with …

‘The next hero’

February 15, 2019 2:52PM

Father, son, brother, workmate, talented sportsman . . . family, the forestry industry and sporting community are mourning the death of Nate Miller in a …

Waikanae IRBs set to race well

February 14, 2019 2:39PM

SURF LIFESAVING WAIKANAE surf lifesaving club will have three crews in action this weekend at the North Island inflatable rescue boat championships at Waihi Beach, …

Gisborne clubs to descend on Whangamata

February 14, 2019 2:31PM

SURF LIFESAVING SIXTY young surf athletes from the three Gisborne surf lifesaving clubs travel to Whangamata tomorrow for the Eastern Regional Junior Championships and some …

Gisborne drivers eye national title

February 14, 2019 1:52PM

SPEEDWAY New Zealand stockcar champion Ethan Rees will be out to keep his national title this weekend but he will not be the only Gisborne …

Forestry tragedy inland from Tolaga Bay

February 14, 2019 1:19PM

A forestry worker was killed yesterday morning when he was struck by a log in a forestry block inland from Tolaga Bay. Workmates tried to …

Innes and Lincoln the champions

February 12, 2019 3:43PM

SPEEDWAY GISBORNE sidecar swinger Callum Innes and Hawke’s Bay driver Justin Lincoln (26B) won the Stubbs Contractors Gisborne Sidecars Champion of Champions title at the …

Powerful Fairview way too good

February 11, 2019 2:13PM

Fairview from Auckland dominated round two of the New Zealand Offshore Power Boat championships on Poverty Bay on Saturday, an event that again drew many …

PB Hunt's fundraising trek on Te Hau Station was a big hit

February 9, 2019 3:47PM

MORE than 80 riders took part in the Poverty Bay Hunt’s 15th annual trek last weekend based at Te Hau Station woolshed at Whatatutu, with …

Dog trial season kicks off at Otara Station

February 9, 2019 3:18PM

THE Poverty Bay dog trial centre’s season kicked off last Friday and Saturday with a very successful Whatatutu dog trial at Otara Station. “Day one …

Inaugural A&P scholars thankful for extra help

February 9, 2019 12:16PM

THE Poverty Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Association has announced the first winners of scholarships aimed at helping students enrolled in fulltime study related to primary …

Little comfort from waiapu talks

February 9, 2019 11:46AM

WAIAPU riverbank landowner Warwick Olsen takes no comfort from last week’s council discussions around protection works on the Waiapu River. He believes other riverbank landowners …

It’s Facebook official . . . weka are out there

February 7, 2019 2:35PM

A Gisborne Herald story about the possible revival of weka in the district has generated a huge response on social media. Brett Loffler reported sighting …

Big boats ready to rumble

February 8, 2019 11:37AM

OFFSHORE POWERBOATING CROWD favourites Fairview from Auckland and Outboard Pro from Whangarei will thunder across Poverty Bay tomorrow afternoon as Round 2 of the New …

Consistency, depth the keys to surf lifesaving supremacy

February 8, 2019 11:26AM

SURF LIFESAVING A FOURTH straight Gisborne senior surf lifesaving championship was built on consistency and depth across all disciplines, says Waikanae head coach Cory Hutchings. …

Midway top club at local junior champs

February 5, 2019 5:09PM

SURF LIFESAVING MIDWAY won the points competition by a big margin in the Gisborne/Tairawhiti junior surf lifesaving championships at Midway Beach on Friday and Saturday. …

Damage costs Giants place in teams final

February 5, 2019 4:27PM

SPEEDWAY THE Gisborne Giants qualified fourth for the semifinals of the New Zealand superstock teams in Palmerston North on Sunday night but suffered engine and …

Glasses raised to successful wine symposium

February 5, 2019 3:09PM

Some of the world’s top wine writers and influencers will have left Gisborne with memories “that will last for decades”. That is the verdict from …

Homeless camp disbanded

February 5, 2019 2:04PM

A HOMELESS people’s camp set up underneath Peel Street Bridge was removed by police and Gisborne District Council contractors yesterday in another move to crack …

Arson suspected in city house fire

February 4, 2019 3:47PM

A fire that engulfed the rear of an empty house in Lyndhurst Street in Te Hapara on Saturday night may have been deliberately lit. The …

Taylor joins elite group of New Zealand athletes

February 4, 2019 2:39PM

SURF LIFESAVING GISBORNE and Midway surf lifeguard Cory Taylor hoisted the finish-line banner above his head on Saturday as victor in the fifth round of …

A dream come true: Kirk to make national teams debut

February 2, 2019 3:12PM

The Gisborne Giants go into battle tonight in a bid to qualify for the ENZED Superstock Teams Champs finals in Palmerston North and team captain …

Injured in fall from hotel window

February 1, 2019 1:26PM

Firefighters, ambulance officers and police descended on a downtown building yesterday after a woman fell from a window on the first floor. Fire and Emergency …

Red-hot junior competition expected

January 31, 2019 6:09PM

Competition is expected to be red-hot when over 150 surf lifesavers take part in the Gisborne-Tairawhiti junior championships at Midway Beach this weekend. Athletes from …

Ava heading in right direction

January 31, 2019 6:06PM

Murray Robertson continues his series of profiles on up-and-coming surf lifesaving athletes . . . Wainui board paddler Ava Smith ticked off one of her …

Sightings hint at revival of ‘iconic bird’

January 30, 2019 2:19PM

Ngatapa farmer Brett Loffler got a pleasant surprise about a week ago when a pair of young weka turned up at his place, the first …

Gizzy team tops regional contest

January 29, 2019 4:18PM

SURF LIFESAVING Gisborne have been crowned 2019 New Zealand Representative Challenge champions after a 20-point victory over their nearest surf lifesaving rivals at Midway Beach …

Waikanae close the gap

January 29, 2019 4:02PM

SURF LIFESAVING WAIKANAE put up a gallant fight to finish worthy runners-up in a sensational weekend of surf lifesaving action in testing and thrilling surf …

Injured motorcyclist among holiday weekend crashes

January 29, 2019 3:08PM

A motorcyclist was hurt in a crash at Tolaga Bay yesterday, one of a string of road crashes emergency services were called to over the …

Man found after vehicle crash into ditch

January 26, 2019 11:57AM

THE driver of a people-mover-type vehicle that left Awapuni Road just west of Pacific Street last night and rolled into a water-filled ditch escaped injury …

Screams alert neighbour to ferocious fire

January 26, 2019 11:33AM

A HOUSE in Muir Street in Elgin was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon. The family living in the large older home escaped the flames without …

Family time

January 25, 2019 2:16PM

World champion woolhandler Joel Henare has been back in the district over the summer holidays, enjoying time with family and friends as he heads towards …

Nose-to-tail impact sends vehicles into ditch, house

January 23, 2019 2:13PM

Three men were taken to Gisborne Hospital yesterday afternoon after a nose-to-tail crash in Wainui Road just west of Worsley Street and one of the …

Corn harvest sweet as so far

January 24, 2019 2:59PM

Cedenco's annual processed sweetcorn harvest is reaping yields above expectations so far. The weather has helped the sweetcorn but early squash crops around the region …

Fire crews save dog stranded down cliff

January 24, 2019 2:49PM

Firefighters yesterday went to the aid of a farm dog that had been trapped down a steep cliff face for 24 hours on a property …

Super saloons ready to rumble

January 24, 2019 2:37PM

SPEEDWAY A BIG field of V8 “big grunters” will charge round the banked track at the Eastland Group Raceway tomorrow night as the fiercely fought …

Mount loom as big threat

January 24, 2019 2:30PM

SURF LIFESAVING BIG guns Mount Maunganui are favourites to win regional surf lifesaving glory at Midway Beach this weekend. But watch out for Waikanae. The …

A stellar speedway season

January 22, 2019 3:51PM

Gisborne Speedway Club continues to enjoy a stellar season as the list of New Zealand-numbered cars grows. On Saturday in the New Zealand production saloon …

Dave Gooch NZ champion

January 21, 2019 4:05PM

The Silver Fox wrote himself into Speedway New Zealand folklore on Saturday night when the 65-year-old took out the New Zealand production saloon car title, …

Funding boost for major surf champs

January 19, 2019 1:33PM

Eastland Community Trust (ECT) is providing a grant of $20,000 and additional sponsorship for the major surf lifesaving championships to be staged in Gisborne over …

Local trio in NZ finals

January 19, 2019 4:56PM

A trio of Gisborne Speedway Club drivers came through a tough night of qualifying heats to make the finals of the Professional Fleet Maintenance New …

Jack’s hard work reaping rewards

January 19, 2019 4:03PM

Young Wainui lifeguard Jack Keepa has his eyes on the prize this summer as he looks to make an impact on the under-16 ranks of …

A victory to love

January 19, 2019 3:54PM

It was a love affair that started at the Kaiti tennis courts in Rutene Road, produced three daughters and fuelled a passion for their sport …

Luxury cruise ships calling

January 19, 2019 1:04PM

The Silver Muse that called here yesterday may have been a smaller cruise ship than usual, but the passengers who came ashore made the most …

Hui response to burglaries

January 19, 2019 1:37PM

A community hui has been called in Ruatoria next week in response to a spate of burglary activity in the town and in other parts …

Statue loses its masthead

January 19, 2019 12:56PM

The masthead on the iconic and much-photographed Young Nick statue at The Cut at Waikanae was somehow broken off recently and Gisborne District Council has …

On course for another Morse

January 18, 2019 4:23PM

Waikanae have their sights set firmly on a fourth straight top club honour at the Gisborne senior championships that start tomorrow with craft events at …

Mallets at the ready for PB Polo Open

January 18, 2019 3:53PM

The annual Harvest Transport Poverty Bay Polo Open at the Bushmere grounds this weekend has attracted a dozen teams and the history-stacked event is set …

Bay too choppy for cruise visit

January 17, 2019 2:49PM

The latest cruise ship visit to Gisborne was called off this morning when sea conditions in Poverty Bay were deemed too difficult to get passengers …

Invasion of the title snatchers

January 17, 2019 4:49PM

Excitement has built to fever pitch in Gisborne Speedway Club’s production saloon fraternity as they prepare to drive their way to the podium in the …

Ex-Gizzy guards part of CPR save

January 15, 2019 12:02PM

Former Gisborne surf lifeguards Sam Teteina and Charlotte Powdrell were part of a successful CPR incident at Ohope Beach on Sunday afternoon as they put …

Mixing it with the bigger boys

January 16, 2019 4:43PM

Waikanae up-and-comer Lachie Falloon has made the step from Oceans under-14 to u16s this season and the gutsy youngster is looking forward to what’s ahead …

‘Awesome’ to see such care for a stranger

January 16, 2019 4:12PM

Former Gisborne surf lifeguard Charlotte Powdrell, who was part of a successful CPR incident in Ohope on Sunday, said it was awesome to see how …

Speedster Seven a star on the rise

January 15, 2019 4:53PM

Fleet-footed Waikanae beach sprinter and flags exponent Seven Mapu has got his summer off to a flying start, showing his opponents a clean pair of …

QS contest a step closer to pro dream

January 15, 2019 4:17PM

There's a ring around the year 2022 in the career aspirations of Makorori teenager Saffi Vette. Fresh from winning the under-18 women’s crown and finishing …

Plenty of Gisborne success at Champion of the Bays

January 14, 2019 4:32PM

Strong performances by Gisborne athletes were highlighted by second overall for Waikanae, an ironwoman win to Midway’s Olivia Corrin and shut-out performances by the Waikanae …

Bring back Chris’s bike

January 11, 2019 4:11PM

For 37 years Chris Bowman has been riding the firm’s motorcycle to and from work each day at Allan Kellett’s Panel and Paint. That is …

Sea temperature warms up

January 14, 2019 2:32PM

Sea surface temperatures around the region have been on the rise over the past few weeks. As of last week they were up to 21.7 …

Primed, ready for Bays battle

January 11, 2019 4:34PM

THE region’s first major surf lifesaving carnival for the year is in Ohope this weekend and the three Gisborne clubs will be well represented. About …

Fatal crash on Coast

January 11, 2019 2:58PM

A truck driver was killed this morning when his bulk carrier carting fertiliser went out of control and plunged down a bank off State Highway …

Busy day of rescues for Wainui guards

January 11, 2019 3:30PM

Lifeguards at Wainui pulled five teenagers out of a problem rip near the surf club yesterday afternoon in three separate incidents. There was also a …

Busy month at port

January 10, 2019 2:35PM

SETTLED sea and weather conditions in December meant a good level of shipping through Eastland Port, with a total 15 ships — including loggers and …

Gisborne comes in seventh for sunshine

January 10, 2019 2:02PM

LAST year Gisborne recorded its third highest average mean daily temperature reading since records started here in 1905, NIWA’s annual climate summary shows. At Gisborne …

Four arrests after shooting in Awapuni Road

January 10, 2019 1:43PM

A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg during a dispute between neighbours this week.Four people have now gone before the court in relation to …

Sheep milk project off to a good start

January 9, 2019 2:37PM

Initial efforts by Mokairau Farm at Whangara to raise ewes for sheep milk cheese production have proved fruitful. Mokairau sent its first mob of 300 …

Puketoro ewes sell well

January 9, 2019 2:05PM

THE third annual on-farm auction at Puketoro Station has been described as an “incredible” sale. Yesterday’s auction drew a big crowd to the property inland …

Busy few days for the ECT rescue chopper

January 7, 2019 3:00PM

The ECT rescue helicopter has been busy over the past three days getting St John paramedic help to separate incidents that involved injury to an …

Morning crash on east coast highway

January 9, 2019 1:35PM

FIVE vehicles — two utes and three cars — were involved in a pile-up this morning on State Highway 35 south of Tolaga Bay. Emergency …

Rescue drama boat under repair

January 8, 2019 3:36PM

THE boat at the centre of the dramatic — and what has been described as “heroic” — rescue offshore from Whangara on Christmas Eve has …

Variety meeting proves a hit

January 8, 2019 2:18PM

SPEEDWAY STRONG performances by Ben Holt in the stockcars and Shaun Kingi in the streetstocks, and some lightning-fast lap times by Eastland Kart Club drivers …

Wainui rips a concern

January 8, 2019 1:58PM

by Murray Robertson WAINUI surf lifeguards remain concerned about a persistent rip near the surf club in which a number of people have been caught …

House wall on fire

January 7, 2019 3:25PM

Police have an inquiry under way into a fire that started at the front of a house in Lister Place off Dalton Street in Kaiti …

Arson at BMX track

January 7, 2019 1:14PM

Members of the Gisborne BMX Club were gutted when they learned the small 4x4 vehicle used for track maintenance at their Lytton Road track was …

Ethan Cook top-qualifies at the opening night of the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting in Wellington

January 5, 2019 12:59PM

SPEEDWAY GISBORNE saloon car racer Ethan Cook (1NZ) took giant strides towards another major title last night when he top-qualified at the opening night of …

Big turnout expected for Puketoro sale

January 5, 2019 12:50PM

ONE of the most popular stock sales in the region happens on Tuesday when Puketoro Station on the Ihungia Road inland from Tokomaru Bay will …

Family ‘so grateful’ after man saved from near-drowning

January 5, 2019 11:54AM

FAMILY of a former Tokomaru Bay man holidaying with his family in the bay have thanked everyone involved in his rescue and recovery after a …

‘It’s me, and I’m alive’

January 4, 2019 1:44PM

Searchers were relieved last night to learn that the man at the centre of the sea search off Kaiti Beach turned out to be alive …

Ethan Cook can now show 1NZ

January 4, 2019 11:47AM

SPEEDWAY High-line daredevil Ethan Cook pulled off the performance of his career so far when he won the New Zealand saloon car championship at Meeanee …

Family hurt in collision after fireworks display

January 3, 2019 2:52PM

There was a nasty sequel to the fireworks show on New Year’s day night for a family driving home when their vehicle was involved in …

QSM honours TK fire chief’s commitment

December 31, 2018 2:54PM

Close to 40 years service with Te Karaka volunteer fire brigade has been recognised in the New Year Honours, with Jamie Simpson awarded a Queen’s …

Swimmer missing at Kaiti Beach

January 3, 2019 1:49PM

An extensive search late into the night and again this morning has so far found no sign of a man who was seen walking into …

Thumbs up for R&V

January 3, 2019 1:33PM

Police have declared overall satisfaction with the four-day Rhythm and Vines festival. “We are pretty happy with how the event went,” said operation commander Inspector …

NZ squash award for former Gisborne woman

December 31, 2018 4:39PM

Former Gisborne woman Aileen Buscke, who represented New Zealand at squash, received life membership of Squash New Zealand this month in recognition of more than …

Brothers have big chances

December 31, 2018 4:30PM

The Cook brothers will be serious contenders for the New Zealand saloon car championship title that will go on the line over two nights at …

‘Agonisingly close’ for Gooch

December 31, 2018 4:24PM

Gisborne streetstocker Brenden Gooch, now 2NZ, went agonisingly close to retaining his New Zealand title at the Paradise Valley Raceway in Rotorua on Saturday night. …

Four rescued at Wainui

December 31, 2018 1:35PM

A trio of surfers, two of them trained lifeguards, pulled four R&V festival-goers out of a dangerous rip at Wainui Beach at around midday on …

Waipaoa cadets take big year in their stride

December 29, 2018 3:00PM

Waipaoa Station farm cadet training trust’s 10 students have had a great year, training manager Cristalle Sligo says. The five senior and five junior cadets …

Gooch out to defend his NZ title

December 28, 2018 4:22PM

Gisborne streetstock speedway racer Brenden Gooch will defend his 1NZ crown at the Paradise Valley Raceway in Rotorua this weekend, and he knows it will …

Rescued boaties grateful for ‘absolutely brilliant’ response

December 28, 2018 3:00PM

The Scottish couple rescued from their disabled boat offshore of Whangara on Christmas Eve will spend the rest of the festive season in Gisborne, until …

Fatalities lead to ‘high crash’ signs on SH35

December 28, 2018 2:39PM

High crash zones have been declared and signposted by the New Zealand Transport Agency on two sections of State Highway 35 where lives have been …

100-year-old villa destroyed

December 28, 2018 1:53PM

A time of year that is tough for Chris and Lynell Wakelin got even tougher on Boxing Day morning when a rental property the couple …

Eagle Flight soaring after successful first year here

December 27, 2018 2:35PM

Eagle Flight Training took to the Gisborne sky just over a year ago and the young pilots to go through its programme are on the …

Combined effort saves two children at Midway

December 27, 2018 2:23PM

Two young children from the Auckland suburb of Massey were rescued at Midway Beach on Christmas Day when they lost their grip on their boogie-type …

Smell of smoke alerted 111 caller to fire

December 27, 2018 2:14PM

A 100-year-old home in King Road at Makauri burned to the ground early yesterday morning. Fire and Emergency NZ received a 111 call at 3.15am …

‘Risk factor was huge’

December 27, 2018 1:59PM

Surf lifeguards and Coastguard pulled off what was described as a brilliant and heroic rescue offshore from Whangara on Christmas Eve when they rescued a …

Saddling up for Gisborne rodeo

December 24, 2018 1:11PM

MORE than 160 visiting cowboys and cowgirls will put their bodies on the line in the annual Gisborne Rodeo Association event at the back of …

Team mates

December 22, 2018 1:45PM

First year Smedley junior cadet Jock Dodghsun (at right) and second year senior cadet Angus Bennett received the Smedley Station Shield for teamwork at the …

Santa, sidecars, saloons and a demolition ramp race to end year

December 21, 2018 3:16PM

SPEEDWAY A DEMOLITION ramp race, best pairs sidecars, production saloon car championship and a visit from Santa will finish off the year at the Eastland …

Teams master Mount Monster

December 18, 2018 6:03PM

SURF LIFESAVING SURF lifesavers from the three Gisborne clubs teamed up on Saturday to feature in the teams sections of the gruelling Mount Monster at …

Beach rescues at Midway and Wainui

December 18, 2018 3:02PM

NEW Zealand surf lifesaving representative Olivia Corrin was in the right place at the right time last night to save an 11-year-old boy who got …

Two dozen caught in drink-drive blitz

December 17, 2018 3:00PM

A series of police drink- and drug-driving checkpoints in Gisborne and Tolaga Bay at the weekend netted two dozen drivers over the limit, with the …

Prices stable through yarding

December 15, 2018 4:19PM

Consistency was the word yesterday when Te Ruanui Poll Dorsets put up their ram crop for the season at the Matawhero saleyards. They fetched a …

Clampdown on drugs at Rhythm and Vines music festival

December 14, 2018 2:57PM

Drugs will be a focus for police and Rhythm and Vines music festival organisers this year, with a strategy drawn up to clamp down on …

Boat trailer parking concerns aired

December 12, 2018 2:42PM

Progress has been made over trailer parking around the harbour boat ramp, particularly during cruise ship visits, but stakeholders say more talks will be needed …

Cruise visit ‘best yet’

December 12, 2018 1:49PM

“The best yet” was how cruise ship organisers described the visit to Gisborne by the Golden Princess yesterday, as more than 2500 passengers and crew …

Good 'hit-out' to start season

December 11, 2018 4:16PM

SURF LIFESAVING FLAT sea conditions made for a testing start to the 2018-19 season for Gisborne surf lifesavers who took part in the annual Whangamata …

Back-to-back titles for Cook

December 11, 2018 3:56PM

SPEEDWAY GISBORNE saloon car racer Daniel Cook drove his car (77G) to victory at Baypark Stadium, Mt Maunganui, on Saturday night to win back-to-back North …

Advanced guards passed in style

December 11, 2018 2:19PM

by Murray Robertson WAINUI lifeguards Louis Birkhead and Steffan John acquitted themselves well at the national surf lifeguard school last weekend, passing the Advanced Lifeguard …

Future of wine in Gisborne assured

November 22, 2018 11:51AM

The future of wine-making in this district remains secure — despite falls in tonnages and the amount of land in grapes — because of the …

Community enriched by their selfless contribution

December 8, 2018 11:15AM

A salute to unselfish and tireless work in the community was made at the annual Gisborne District Council Citizens Civic Awards yesterday. Eleven people and …

Lightning strikes – 260 times

December 7, 2018 2:16PM

Extreme weather that came with a sudden southerly change yesterday afternoon caused surface flooding while 260 lightning strikes were recorded across the district in an …

Surfers beat a retreat after shark sighted

December 5, 2018 2:44PM

Surfers at Makorori got out of the water in a hurry this morning after a large shark, probably a Great White, was seen off the …

Questions raised over ‘great wall of concrete’

December 6, 2018 1:50PM

The first of the replica concrete balustrades have gone up on the Kaiti side of the Gladstone Road Bridge but questions have been raised about …

Non-compliant Paokahu tip site in line for work

December 5, 2018 3:05PM

It could take up to 60 years to balance out the cycle of contamination leaching out of the former Paokahu landfill on Centennial Marine Drive. …

Silver Fern rally a local hit

December 3, 2018 3:17PM

The New Zealand Silver Fern Motor Rally stages over Gisborne roads were a big hit with the race crews and supporters, and organisers the Ultimate …

It’s all go on GDC’s $47m capital works

December 3, 2018 2:13PM

Work is well under way for Gisborne District Council to meet its huge capital works programme for the year, the assets and infrastructure committee was …

Catch a wave, ease the stress

December 3, 2018 12:01PM

The region’s farming community will get the chance to learn how to surf next month as a way of letting off steam and relaxing over …

Patrols out in force from this weekend

November 30, 2018 3:37PM

All three of Gisborne’s patrolled surf beaches and Tolaga Bay will have lifeguards on duty from this weekend. Wainui and Tolaga Bay are to join …

‘Awesome’ Awapuni tops school patrollers

November 30, 2018 2:44PM

The region’s school patrollers had their prize-giving and “rewards day” at the Olympic Pool Complex yesterday and the trophy for the best-performed school this year …

Classic car rally is close

November 29, 2018 3:40PM

Excitement levels are rising among motorsport fans across the district as the Silver Fern Rally heads this way. The 2018 rally started in Hamilton last …

Firefighters win award for teaching language

November 26, 2018 3:27PM

Three Gisborne firefighters have won a Fire and Emergency Region 2 ‘‘Celebrating Success’’ award for teaching te reo Maori to their firefighter colleagues in order …

Classic stockcar win to The Hit Man

November 27, 2018 11:21AM

SPEEDWAY BEN “The Hit Man” Holt won the Gisborne Hydraulic Services Stockcar Classic by a single point at Eastland Group Raceway on Saturday night. “It …

Gisborne teen is a Smedley cadet

November 24, 2018 5:32PM

GISBORNE teenager and future-farmer Alexander Kirkpatrick has been selected for the Smedley Station and Cadet Training Farm’s 2019 intake and he and his family are …

A treat for speedway fans

November 23, 2018 2:12PM

SPEEDWAY SPEEDWAY fans will be treated to a 24-race programme by Gisborne Speedway Club tomorrow night, with dramatic action in the big stockcar field, and …

Coast crashes in review

November 23, 2018 1:45PM

A review process has been initiated to identify key causes for the large number of crashes — including four fatal — on State Highway 35 …

Gisborne racers in South Island foray

November 22, 2018 12:16PM

SPEEDWAY THE Gisborne Giants superstock team lost to the Christchurch team at that track last weekend and at the same meeting 1NZ streetstocker Brenden Gooch …

Aiming for four

November 21, 2018 4:28PM

The New Zealand Black Fins open team face a major challenge to successfully defend the lifesaving world title for a third time when the championships …

Logs block coast highway

November 21, 2018 12:51PM

There was another crash that involved a log truck this morning when a loaded truck and truck unit tipped over on State Highway 35 at …

Trailer park concerns deepen

November 20, 2018 12:18PM

THE issue of boat trailer congestion around the harbour boat ramp sprang up again during a fishing competition on Saturday and questions have been asked …

Lifeguards chosen for advanced training

November 20, 2018 12:15PM

WAINUI surf lifeguards Louis Birkhead and Steffan John have been selected to join a group of 20 elite lifeguards from around New Zealand at this …

Toko fire chief marks 50 years of service

November 17, 2018 1:50PM

Veteran Tokomaru Bay volunteer firefighter Nelson Truman has been presented with his 50-year service medal, the first of its kind to be presented to an …

‘Fantastic’ start to cruise season

November 16, 2018 5:16PM

ORGANISERS involved in the first cruise ship visit yesterday said it was a “fantastic” start to the season and praised Eastland Port for the new …

Action Jaxon

November 15, 2018 1:41PM

Young Gisborne motocross racer Jaxon Pardoe has been selected to race at the Monster Energy S-X event in Auckland later this month. The seven-year-old will …

Step back in time

November 15, 2018 1:32PM

MOTORSPORT THE heyday of New Zealand motor rallying will be relived again at the end of this month when the 2018 Silver Fern Rally races …

Black Fins good to go

November 14, 2018 4:17PM

The New Zealand Black Fins teams are assembling in Adelaide this week to begin final preparations for the Lifesaving World Championships, and Gisborne’s Olivia Corrin …

Princess the first of the cruise season tomorrow

November 14, 2018 3:32PM

The summer cruise ship season begins tomorrow when regular visitor Golden Princess comes calling, and the weather and sea conditions look perfect for getting passengers …

On track for a super season

November 13, 2018 1:47PM

POWERHOUSE superstock driving by the Rees men, a strong superstock debut by Gisborne’s James Kirk and a speedy return to streetstocks by Shaun Kingi highlighted …

‘Micro-adventures’ from hundreds of swim spots

November 13, 2018 12:33PM

A WOMAN who loves swimming enough to swim every beach from Waipiro Bay to Muriwai in a day will be in Gisborne later this week …

Overseas pickers’ numbers lifted

November 10, 2018 12:54PM

THE number of Pacific Islanders allowed into the country to help pick the country’s fruit crops this season has been lifted to meet demand and …

Woman dies in crash with logging truck on State Highway 35 near Tatapouri

November 10, 2018 11:55AM

A WOMAN died this morning when the car she was driving came into collision with a loaded logging truck on the Tatapouri side of Makorori …

Heavy metal thunder

November 9, 2018 2:06PM

SPEEDWAY Eastland Group Raceway will be superstocks heaven tomorrow night when more than a dozen of the smash-and-bash machines sort out the McCafferty Metal Cartage …

Pistol club allowed to remain

November 7, 2018 1:58PM

Gisborne Pistol Club has been allowed to continue to use its long-standing shooting range on Gaddums Hill — but it will be subject to limitations …

New chopper and crew here

November 6, 2018 12:17PM

THE region’s new rescue helicopter is on station at the Eastland Helicopter Trust base at Gisborne airport — and the pilot and crewman who come …

Plea for safety in fireworks season

November 2, 2018 2:48PM

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is appealing for the public to behave sensibly as fireworks go on sale around the region. Gisborne has been spared …

Perfect start

October 30, 2018 12:02PM

SENSATIONAL drives by saloon racer Daniel Cook and stockcar exponent James Kirk highlighted the opening meeting of the 2018-19 Gisborne Speedway Club season on Saturday …

Second burning trial succeeds

October 30, 2018 12:01PM

A SECOND trial burn of tree debris on the Tolaga Bay beachfront last Friday was so successful, the decision was made to continue with the …

Summer camping season set to take off

October 26, 2018 3:54PM

There has been a strong uptake from people keen to camp at the region’s beaches since Gisborne District Council’s summer camping season started with the …

Keeping our history alive

October 28, 2018 4:01AM

Reporter Murray Robertson speaks to members of the Tokomaru Bay Heritage Trust about their determination to restore the wharf at Tokomaru Bay. The Tokomaru Bay …

Zoom and boom as speedway season starts with fireworks

October 26, 2018 2:18PM

THERE will be fireworks in the sky and on the track tomorrow night as Gisborne Speedway Club opens its season with a $10,000 fireworks display …

More alert tools for future flood events

October 18, 2018 2:44PM

Communication was the key issue raised on Tuesday night when residents from Te Karaka, Whatatutu and other communities affected by June flood events in the …

Skills tuition on Restart a Heart day

October 17, 2018 2:55PM

St John ran their nationwide Restart a Heart Day yesterday in Gisborne, with CPR and automated external defribrillator (AED) training at Campion College. St John …

Showgoers scorn weather and praise the organisers

October 15, 2018 2:15PM

Cold southerlies with showers, even some hail, were factors on the main day of the annual Spring Show on Saturday — but in the words …

A man ahead of his time

October 17, 2018 2:01PM

A pioneer, a man with vision who knew about sensible and prosperous land use, a passionate farmer and self-made man — that was Jim Campbell …

Contractors learn of the work ahead

October 16, 2018 12:00PM

GISBORNE District Council staff broke new ground when it hosted roading, wastewater, stormwater and other contractors to outline a capital works programme for the year …

First PB A&P Show win to Gaddum, Tau

October 15, 2018 3:12PM

Pehiri dog triallist Henry Gaddum and 3½-year-old dog Tau improved two places on last year to win the Tux Yarding Challenge at the Poverty Bay …

McPhails know their veges . . . and their meat

October 13, 2018 3:24PM

Produce grower Gordon McPhail and wife Bex thoroughly enjoyed the outcome of the Silver Fern Farms Steak of Station competition at the Show yesterday when …

Champion fleece one of the best in years

October 13, 2018 3:13PM

OTOKO farmer Fraser Tombleson won the prestigious T.S.White Memorial Shield for the second year in a row yesterday for the supreme champion wool fleece at …

Tolaga Bay slash and logs will be burned on beach

October 11, 2018 3:29PM

Hopes are high that the burning of tens of thousands of tonnes of forestry logs, slash and other debris that washed up on the Tolaga …

Opponents put their argument against community board plan

October 9, 2018 5:05PM

GISBORNE District Council followed a thorough process in its representation review and was comfortable with that process, deputy Mayor Rehette Stoltz told the Local Government …

Cape trek a tribute to those who paid the ultimate price

October 6, 2018 2:06PM

EAST Coast man Hirini Reedy completed another of his C Company “walks of remembrance” around the East Cape when he arrived at C Company House …

What about Cook’s feats?

October 6, 2018 1:12PM

QUESTIONS were asked at the Tourism Eastland annual meeting about where the achievements of Cook would feature in the Tuia 250 events this weekend, and …

Growers enjoying a drier spring

October 4, 2018 2:13PM

The district’s summer and autumn croppers have started to get sweetcorn, maize and squash plants in the ground, and a start will be made shortly …

Survey reveals council losing public approval

October 2, 2018 2:32PM

MORE people in the Gisborne-East Coast region were dissatisfied with the overall performance of the council in the 2017-18 year. The council’s resident satisfaction survey …

White lines might be on the way back

October 2, 2018 2:24PM

THE reinstatement of pedestrian crossing markings on the raised crossings in the CBD might have moved a step closer as the council’s Future Tairawhiti committee …

Bridge view the winner

October 2, 2018 1:59PM

THE Gladstone Road Bridge shared pathway contract will be varied to create see-through rails on the downstream side and consideration will be given at a …

Tuia 250 ‘taster’ events begin on Friday

October 1, 2018 2:44PM

The Te Ha Trust has unveilled a set of events to kick off the region’s Tuia 250 ki Turanga celebrations, described by Trust chairman Richard …

Mum’s plea for return of daughter’s top

September 28, 2018 3:29PM

A Gisborne woman has made a passionate plea for the return of a treasured piece of clothing stolen in a burglary at her home — …

Short bridge timeframe - many want sea view maintained

September 29, 2018 3:07PM

THE District Council will make a decision early next week on a change to the Gladstone Road Bridge shared pathway “clip-on” project and, in the …

Sellout sale for Turihaua Angus yearling bull sale

September 29, 2018 10:48AM

THE Turihaua Angus yearling bull sale on Wednesday afternoon produced a total clearance sell out, a healthy top price of $14,000 and another healthy rise …

Councillors vote to remove 1969 Cook installation

September 28, 2018 2:04PM

The so-called ‘‘Crook Cook” statue will soon be on the move from Titirangi/Kaiti Hill and the 1969-built bicentennial commemorative wall will be removed from the …

Plaza removal mooted

September 26, 2018 1:42PM

Redevelopment of the Cook Plaza on Titirangi (Kaiti Hill), including removal of the curved brick wall and the replica Cook statue will be considered by …

Unconscious man saved by surfers’ training and CPR

September 25, 2018 3:40PM

SURFERS who went to the aid of a fellow boardrider when he suffered a medical event in the surf at Makorori Beach on Friday have …

Busy road ahead

September 14, 2018 5:03PM

BUNDLING road improvement projects together where possible and working with contractors to develop capacity and capability are keys to managing the massive Government funding for …

Centre of the Year award to Gisborne

September 14, 2018 12:15PM

GISBORNE Netball Centre’s outstanding season of solid competition, innovation and fun was rewarded with the Centre of the Year honour at the Netball Waikato Bay …

Honour for Hicks Bay’s firefighting chief

September 13, 2018 2:37PM

A TEAM of firefighters from the Hicks Bay Rural Fire Force returned from the annual 9/11 Fire and Emergency NZ memorial day commemorations in Auckland …

Pauline now a life member of RSA

September 10, 2018 1:44PM

A 27-year volunteer of the Gisborne Returned Services Association, Pauline Gooding, has been made an honorary life member for services to veterans, their families and …

Cadets learn finer points of the wool industry

September 10, 2018 11:28AM

The first year students on the Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Scheme got to grips with the finer detail of the wool industry on Tuesday …

‘An extraordinary event’

September 8, 2018 12:58PM

Applause, waiata and impassioned speeches echoed around a packed Works Restaurant yesterday as the Prime Minister and Regional Development Minister unveiled a $152.7 million investment …

Hunger strike is a show of support for Haumaha

September 6, 2018 3:11PM

Hunger striker Mareikura Collier, from Waipiro Bay, has come through his first 24 hours well as he goes without food in support of beleaguered deputy …

Girls’ High and Lytton doing well in NI competitions

September 6, 2018 2:58PM

NETBALL GISBORNE Girls’ and Lytton high schools have done well so far at North Island secondary school netball tournaments this week. Lytton are in A …

New mall owners excited by plans

September 3, 2018 1:28PM

The about-to-be new owners of the Kaiti Mall have plans to refurbish it into a modern shopping mall with an uplifted facade, new branding and …

Main street access open and monitored

September 4, 2018 2:27PM

THE “give way” at the Customhouse Street-Gladstone Road corner, that allows for straight-through traffic into the CBD, will remain open for traffic while the traffic …

Not just a holiday in the sun

September 3, 2018 2:46PM

Gisborne businessman Matt Kemp and his Think Water colleagues from throughout New Zealand and Australia made a big difference at two Fijian schools in need …

Radical bypass proposed

September 3, 2018 1:20PM

A heavy traffic bypass from Sponge Bay to the airport, with a bridge or tunnel past the port . . . Gisborne Holdings Ltd has …

Passionate about Aotearoa surfing

September 2, 2018 4:01AM

In more than 20 years, Gisborne man Cory Scott has captured thousands of magic surfing images that have graced the pages of the country’s leading …

Arrests for growing cannabis, arrests on coast

September 1, 2018 2:18PM

POLICE have laid cannabis cultivation and cannabis supply charges against six people from Te Araroa and Hicks Bay in the wake of drug operations on …

Inspired to write about afterlife for our animals

August 31, 2018 3:13PM

A children's book that deals with the often difficult subject of a pet’s death has been a labour of love for former Gisborne woman and …

Retailers want traffic to flow

September 1, 2018 12:13PM

COUNCILLOR Larry Foster has made a plea for something to be done about the traffic restriction that stops vehicles going directly into the CBD off …

Call for more cruise ‘ambassadors’

August 16, 2018 2:49PM

A call has gone out for more people to join the ranks of the “ambassadors” as the 2018/19 cruise ship season draws nearer, a season …

Heavy traffic an ‘urgent issue’

August 29, 2018 2:31PM

Heavy vehicles on some Gisborne roads account for up to 21 percent of the traffic mix and freight movements through Gisborne are a key issue …

Double happy - YMP win men's and women's A-Grade hockey championships

August 28, 2018 3:29PM

HOCKEY YMP did the double in the Poverty Bay senior club hockey Grand Finals Day on Saturday, taking out the men’s and women’s A-Grade championships …

Call for soft beach protection

August 26, 2018 4:01AM

James and Annie Millton talk to Murray Robertson about the imminent removal of rocks placed on Wainui Beach to stop sea erosion, and their hopes …

YMP in running for top titles

August 24, 2018 5:13PM

YMP will be out to secure both senior men’s and women’s A Grade titles in the hockey grand finals this weekend. Based on form, they …

Cream rises to the top

August 21, 2018 5:04PM

HOCKEY THE top two senior women’s teams powered their way into the hockey premiership final at the weekend, and THC took no prisoners when they …

Champs go back to back

August 20, 2018 1:21PM

NETBALL THE YMCA erupted on Saturday afternoon as YMP hoisted the Jan Duncan Memorial Cup for Gisborne premier netball supremacy for the second year in …

No clear motive as police continue hunt for shooter

August 18, 2018 1:53PM

Detectives involved in the investigation into shots fired at a police vehicle in Te Araroa earlier this month have so far been unable to establish …

Insurance cost hike has Tower customers on the run

August 18, 2018 12:31PM

A decision by Tower Insurance to include Gisborne as “a zone at risk of earthquakes and tsunami” and hike insurance premiums here has prompted some …

High drama expected

August 17, 2018 4:24PM

Expect high drama this weekend as teams vie for places in the finals of local senior hockey. The senior semifinals begin at 6pm tonight when …

Ready, willing but only one will be able

August 17, 2018 4:16PM

There can be only one. The two most consistent and best-performing teams in the Pak’nSave Premier Grade competition will decide who hoists the Jan Duncan …

Our bid for freedom camping funding in pipeline

August 17, 2018 3:59PM

This district should not miss out on a share of the money the Government has announced to provide for improved freedom camping facilities across the …

Vintage support for Daffodil appeal

August 15, 2018 3:30PM

The Vintage Car Club (VCC) of New Zealand will stage another Daffodil Rally for Cancer later this month and the Gisborne branch will be involved …

New Mitre 10 store to be built in 2019

August 15, 2018 2:38PM

Mitre 10 will return to Gisborne with a new store next year and plans to open a “temporary” outdoor living store in the city before …

YMP through to the grand final

August 14, 2018 2:01PM

HOCKEY YMP A have racked up a third consecutive victory over defending champions THC to advance to the grand final of the Poverty Bay men’s …

Premier-grade semi-final too close to call

August 14, 2018 1:55PM

NETBALL CONSISTENCY versus timely form are key factors to consider when it comes to tomorrow night’s premier-grade semifinal in the YMCA. Taste One High School …

Focusing on building for the future

August 11, 2018 6:09PM

REAL stories from farmers “who have been there’ — that is the promise from the organisers of this month’s Farming Women Tairawhiti workshop at the …

Waikohu earn shot at spot in final

August 13, 2018 3:14PM

NETBALL WAIKOHU outplayed Whangara Old Girls at the YMCA on Saturday morning and won their way through to a match-up with High School Old Girls …

Disgust at shooting

August 11, 2018 8:40AM

MEMBERS of Te Araroa and Hicks Bay communities have expressed disgust over a police vehicle shooting incident a week ago while police have indicated they …

‘YMP of old’ defeat GMC Green

August 10, 2018 6:33PM

HOCKEY DEFENDING women’s champions YMP A beat high-flying GMC Green and Ngatapa secured third place in two entertaining hockey matches on the LJ Hooker Turf …

Path narrows on way to final

August 10, 2018 6:16PM

NETBALL THE pathway to the Gisborne premier-grade netball grand final beckons for Whangara Old Girls and Waikohu. But only one of these teams will take …

Four-day weekend starts tonight

August 9, 2018 6:57PM

HOCKEY THE weekend comes early for the district’s senior hockey players this week and what a start it promises to be, with two cracking matches …

‘We're there’ - YMP into premier grand final

August 9, 2018 2:04PM

YMP booked a place in the Pak’nSave premier netball final last night with a hard-fought three-goal victory over High School Old Girls at the YMCA. …

Giant step into new era of superstocks

August 8, 2018 3:54PM

Gisborne young gun speedway racer James Kirk will step into a new superstock next season and become part of the Gisborne Giants team in the …

Community meeting on police car shooting

August 8, 2018 2:13PM

A call has gone out for the Te Araroa and Hicks Bay community to attend a meeting called in the wake of shots fired at …

THC back on track but LOB show improvement

August 7, 2018 4:04PM

THC got back into the winners’ circle in senior men’s hockey at the weekend, but Lytton Old Boys gave them a reasonable run for the …

Top two seeking direct route to final

August 7, 2018 3:58PM

Top-of-the-table YMP and second-placed High School Old Girls will fight it out at the YMCA tomorrow night to see who goes straight through to the …

‘We are worth it’

August 7, 2018 12:36PM

Gisborne retail workers turned out in force this morning to sign a red banner that has been travelling the country as part of a “Worth …

Cool, calm gets it done

August 6, 2018 4:16PM

Experience told the story on Saturday when Claydens Waikohu and Whangara Old Girls cemented top four places in the Pak’nSave premier grade competition with wins …

Pampas a target species beside our main roads

August 4, 2018 12:54PM

Gisborne District Council is set to make two species of South American pampas grass a target species for eradication along the region’s state highway and …

‘Magnificent job’ on road reinstatement

August 4, 2018 12:46PM

Tairawhiti Roads, their roading contractors Downer and the sub-contractors involved, have been praised for the way they handled the June floods and the aftermath. The …

Return to chip seal approved

August 4, 2018 11:42AM

The council’s move back to chip sealing on less busy roads in Gisborne — as opposed to retaining asphaltic concrete — gained the approval of …

Teams to decide their fate

August 3, 2018 4:02PM

Who does — and who doesn’t — make the top-four playoffs in Gisborne premier-grade netball will be decided in two games at the YMCA tomorrow …

THC want a winning feeling

August 3, 2018 3:41PM

Senior hockey this weekend gets off to a right royal start as THC look to get the winning feeling back when they take on Lytton …

Funding is approved for schools safety plan

August 3, 2018 2:35PM

The District Council’s Assets and Infrastructure committee yesterday agreed to budgeting $300,000 a year for the School Prioritisation Programme, to improve road safety outside schools. …

YMP seal top spot

August 2, 2018 5:04PM

PREMIER grade front-runners YMP Sunshine Brewery locked up the No.1 position ahead of the top-four playoffs with a 51-47 victory over second-placed Taste One High …

Move to spend $2.6m on school road safety

August 1, 2018 12:19PM

A plan to improve the safety of children on roads near their schools moves a step closer tomorrow when a $2.6 million proposal comes before …

Mean green machine

July 31, 2018 5:03PM

A BLOW-OUT scoreline for GMC Green, similar dominance from Gisborne Girls’ High and GMC Kowhai and a clearcut victory to YMP A men highlighted Poverty …

Top four in sights, clash of the titans

July 31, 2018 4:44PM

NETBALL GISBORNE Girls’ High Senior A can leapfrog Claydens Waikohu into fourth spot on the Pak’nSave premier grade points table tomorrow night if they can …

Staff at cordons abused, drivers slammed

July 31, 2018 1:29PM

The behaviour of truck drivers who ignored security staff and drove on damaged and closed East Coast roads during the flood events in June has …

Lytton too classy for Horouta

July 30, 2018 4:35PM

Lytton High School Senior A worked well on attack and defence to run out convincing winners over Horouta Gold in Pakn’Save premier netball at the …

Historic bells add public appeal to walkway

July 28, 2018 2:45PM

Two historic fire bells in a specially-made belfrey are now on permanent display near Peel Street Bridge to the delight of the man who instigated …

Speed in our streets

July 30, 2018 1:35PM

A group of Stout Street residents have renewed a call to Gisborne District Council for traffic-calming measures in streets like theirs, where cars regularly race …

Grower with a passion for the future

July 29, 2018 4:01AM

Gisborne grower Tim Egan this week received the President’s Trophy at the New Zealand horticulture awards for service to the industry. He speaks to reporter …

Two farms here on watch

July 27, 2018 2:08PM

Stock on two properties in the Gisborne-East Coast region have been placed on the Mycoplasma bovis watch list. But there is still no confirmed sign …

Operation award for Gisborne SAR

July 26, 2018 2:40PM

Gisborne Search and Rescue has received the Supreme Award for operation from New Zealand LandSAR for the rescue of a 19-year-old German tourist from a …

Lytton have a chance to rise

July 27, 2018 12:02PM

Lytton Senior A have a right royal chance to move up the points table when they take on Horouta Gold in Pak’nSave premier-grade netball at …

Big win a warning to others

July 27, 2018 11:42AM

The hockey weekend should begin with a hiss and a roar tonight as the four teams in the lower section of the senior women’s competition …

Still a close battle on the netball courts for playoff places

July 26, 2018 1:42PM

NETBALL WAIKOHU moved to outright fourth on the Pak’nSave premier-grade netball points table last night, but only by two points. The battle for the fourth …

YMP men stand tall at top of the table

July 24, 2018 5:17PM

HOCKEY YMP reinforced their status as the team to beat in premier men’s hockey this season when they handed out another solid defeat to arch-rivals …

Waikohu have big chance to move up

July 24, 2018 11:21AM

WAIKOHU have a golden opportunity to move into outright fourth position in the Pak’nSave premier-grade netball competition when they take on Lytton Senior A at …

Basic errors cost Waikohu

July 23, 2018 4:11PM

Waikohu pushed YMP all the way but basic errors cost them the win in Pak’nSave premier-grade netball at the YMCA on Saturday morning. YMP Sunshine …

Grape pick down 20 percent this year

July 23, 2018 2:59PM

Gisborne was the only grape-growing area in the country to show a drop in production last season — and it was a significant dip at …

Highway access an issue again

July 23, 2018 2:53PM

Highway access to the district from the north has been disrupted again in the past 24 hours with State Highway 2 closed again briefly yesterday …

Laughter is the best medicine

July 22, 2018 4:01AM

Peter Walters talks to reporter Murray Robertson about his work in disabilities and his views on how those with brain injuries could be helped further. …

'Commercial banana industry is 'absolutely' viable here' - experts

July 21, 2018 9:01AM

A TEAM from AgResearch in Palmerston North spent two days this week getting a first hand look at what’s proposed with the development of commercial …

Waikohu target spot in premier-grade top four

July 20, 2018 4:08PM

A RESURGENT Waikohu take on YMP in premier-grade Pak’nSave netball at the YMCA tomorrow morning, and much hangs on the result for a Waikohu team …

THC and YMP have another crack at each other

July 20, 2018 3:27PM

HOCKEY TOP men’s teams YMP A and THC will have another crack at each other tonight to start the weekend’s senior hockey action. The big …

YMP scrape home in a thriller

July 19, 2018 4:31PM

NETBALL COMPETITION leaders YMP scraped home, 55-53, in a titanic struggle against Whangara Old Girls in Pak’nSave premier netball at the YMCA last night. Whangara …

Show association scholarship open

July 18, 2018 5:23PM

THE Poverty Bay Agricultural and Pastoral (A&P) Association has proudly launched a scholarship that aims to assist a student enrolled in a fulltime programme related …

No cattle at Poverty Bay A&P Show

July 18, 2018 3:02PM

THE organisers of the cattle section at the Poverty Bay A&P Spring Show have joined other show organisers around the country in excluding cattle because …

Points could be crucial

July 17, 2018 6:03PM

NETBALL FIRE and form combined should make for an interesting night of netball at the YMCA tomorrow. The points on offer could be incredibly important …

YMP now team to beat

July 17, 2018 5:49PM

HOCHEY YMP A are now the team to beat in senior men’s hockey after they defeated previous high-flyers THC 5-2 at the weekend. THC went …

Vehicles driven on to farm at night to steal 39 sheep

July 17, 2018 3:00PM

A MANUTUKE farmer was gutted yesterday to find that thieves had stolen 39 ewe hoggets from a paddock they were grazing in.The thieves got into …

Fixing storm-damaged roads cost $3.5m so far

July 17, 2018 1:45PM

THE roading repair bill for the Queen’s Birthday flood event and the second storm that followed a week later stood at an estimated $3.5 million …

Loving new Gen 3 ambulance

July 14, 2018 1:48PM

A new $185,000 ambulance that has been responding to emergency calls in the Tairawhiti area for about a fortnight is proving money well spent. The …

Inaugural competition ‘absolute success’

July 14, 2018 11:45AM

Orchard leader Matthew Gomm took out the inaugural Gisborne Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition on Thursday. The competition was held at Kaiaponi Farms …

Lytton rise to occasion beating Girls' High 49-48

July 13, 2018 2:27PM

NETBALL Lytton Senior A rose to the occasion and defeated rivals Gisborne Girls’ High Senior A by one goal — 49-48 — in Pak’nSave premier-grade …

New community base for our Maori wardens

July 13, 2018 2:11PM

Kaiti Community Policing Centre has been officially handed over to the Tairawhiti Maori wardens as their new base. Past and present police representatives, Tairawhiti, Wairoa …

‘Humdinger’ expected in THC and YMP A men's match tonight

July 13, 2018 1:59PM

HOCKEY AN EXPLOSIVE start to the weekend’s senior hockey can be expected when men’s teams THC and YMP A face off on the LJ Hooker …

Turnovers critical in thrill-a-minute game

July 12, 2018 3:07PM

NETBALL A turnover in the dying moments helped clinch a two-point win for Waikohu against Whangara Old Girls last night in one of the most …

Runaway win and arm wrestle on the cards

July 10, 2018 5:01PM

NETBALL THE first of two nights of premier-grade netball action at the YMCA tomorrow night promises a potential runaway victory in one match and a …

YMP dominant in victory over LOB

July 10, 2018 4:53PM

HOCKEY THE performance of the top YMP men’s team in handing out a solid defeat to Lytton Old Boys A was a highlight from the …

HSOG, Waikohu in battle royal

July 9, 2018 5:56PM

High School Old Girls and Claydens Waikohu fought out a battle royal in Pak’nSave premier-grade netball at the YMCA on Saturday, and HSOG got home …

Frank Burgess - farmer pilot poet

July 7, 2018 2:29PM

FRANK Burgess from Poariki Station at Pehiri will be remembered as a thorough and good farmer, a great husband, father and grandad, but he was …

HSOG fired up by midweek loss

July 6, 2018 4:01PM

NETBALL HIGH School Old Girls will take the YMCA court with extra fire in their bellies tomorrow as they look to bounce back from Wednesday’s …

Big win, thrilling draw

July 6, 2018 2:40PM

HOCKEY A COMPREHENSIVE win to YMP A and a thrilling 1-1 draw between Ngatapa and Gisborne Girls’ High School got the four-day senior hockey series …

Thar she blew – a white whale

July 5, 2018 2:16PM

Gisborne crayfisherman Josh Whitley and his crewmate had the “experience of a lifetime” on Saturday when they spotted a white-coloured humpback whale out at Ariel …

Farmers staff want living wage

July 6, 2018 12:41PM

Strikers from the Farmers store in Gisborne have called on the company to appreciate them more and pay them the New Zealand living wage. They …

Another big scalp to GGHS

July 5, 2018 12:16PM

NETBALL Gisborne Girls’ High senior A netballers pulled off another sensational premier grade upset when they knocked over in-form High School Old Girls in the …

Favourites must be on guard

July 4, 2018 4:20PM

Whangara Old Girls and High School Old Girls would be favourites to win their Pak’nSave premier-grade netball games at the YMCA tonight but neither side …

Lytton catch YMP on the rebound

July 2, 2018 3:53PM

YMP came roaring back from their shock loss to Gisborne Girls’ High School last week to defeat the other high school team by 17 goals …

Funding of more than $93k for banana project approved by MBIE

June 22, 2018 2:31PM

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has approved a funding application of more than $93,000 to assist with development of commercial banana plantations in …

Mokairau better their average too

July 2, 2018 12:17PM

Mokairau Hereford Stud at Whangara enjoyed a complete clearance in their rising two-year-old bull sale on Thursday morning, a sale that produced another lift in …

Wilencote set new average high

July 2, 2018 12:13PM

Wilencote Polled Herefords at Ngatapa recorded the stud’s best-ever average in a sell out sale on-farm on Thursday afternoon that ended Bull Week in Gisborne …

Record year as bull sales make nearly $5.3m

June 30, 2018 1:57PM

A record bull sales season injected almost $5.3 million into the Gisborne-Wairoa-East Coast economy. This season easily eclipsed 2017, which generated around $4.4 million across …

Lytton in for tough time against wounded YMP

June 29, 2018 3:23PM

YMP can be expected to come out firing on all cylinders at the YMCA tomorrow morning, as they look to bounce back from their shock …

Form best guide to fortunes

June 29, 2018 2:56PM

THE form teams look likely to sweep the turf in the weekend series of senior hockey matches on the LJ Hooker Turf at Harry Barker …

Turiroa enjoys ‘bloody good sale’

June 29, 2018 2:52PM

Turiroa Angus stud near Wairoa concluded Angus Bull Week on Wednesday afternoon with an excellent sellout sale and a tremendously healthy average across its catalogue. …

Kaharau sets new high price for NZ bull sales

June 26, 2018 3:39PM

KAHARAU Angus Stud at Rimunui Station in Goodwin Road set a new New Zealand-high price of $95,000 for the bull sales season and set a …

Wonder Cup back at Tangihau

June 28, 2018 4:12PM

Tangihau Angus stud won the Wonder Cup for the 20th year yesterday afternoon when one of their young bulls was picked out as the best …

Sellout at Rangatira Angus Stud

June 28, 2018 4:09PM

Rangatira Angus Stud on Coventry Station at Muriwai enjoyed a complete sellout sale of their rising-two-year-old bulls yesterday and, while prices did not approach last …

Girls High School stuns YMP Sunshine Brewery with 46-40 win

June 28, 2018 3:26PM

GISBORNE Girls’ High Senior A are the talk of the Pakn’Save premier competition after a sensational victory over defending champions YMP Sunshine Brewery last night. …

Turihaua bulls set price record

June 27, 2018 9:50PM

TURIHAUA Angus made history yesterday afternoon when they achieved a stud record average price in their rising two-year-old bull sale — the best average in …

Ratanui achieves new high price for stud

June 26, 2018 3:55PM

RATANUI Angus Stud at Tauwhareparae, inland from Tolaga Bay, got Bull Week off to a great start yesterday when it added $10,000 to its best-ever …

Whangara given a fright

June 25, 2018 4:50PM

Gisborne Girls’ High School gave Whangara Old Girls a right royal run for the money in a Pak’nSave premier-grade netball game at the YMCA on …

Slip closes gorge highway

June 25, 2018 1:30PM

State Highway 2 through the Waioeka Gorge remained closed this morning after a large slip came down across the highway yesterday afternoon, completely blocking the …

Hold-ups on SH35 to map crash site

June 23, 2018 5:22PM

STATE Highway 35 will be closed for short periods on Sunday as police carry out further forensic examinations as part of their serious crash inquiry …

Plans to open Tauwhareparae and Hokoroa roads tomorrow night at midnight

June 23, 2018 1:35PM

Tauwhareparae Road remains on track to re-open over its whole length from tomorrow night and the same applies to the Hokoroa Road — both of …

Gisborne woman wins design award

June 23, 2018 1:00PM

GISBORNE woman Lauren Hickling was named Emerging Design Professional of the Year at the Interior Awards for Architecture in Auckland on Thursday night and joins …

Herefords will have their day at next Bull Week

June 23, 2018 11:41AM

The red cattle have their day in Bull Week next Thursday when Wilencote and Mokairau Hereford studs put up their crop of rising-two-year-old bulls for …

Rip-roaring start to weekend games

June 22, 2018 3:38PM

THE clash between GMC Green and Amber Dental Gisborne Girls’ High School on the LJ Hooker Turf at Harry Barker Reserve tonight will get the …

Multimillion-dollar sales week

June 22, 2018 2:51PM

Several million dollars will be poured into the regional economy next week when the Gisborne-East Coast and Wairoa region’s annual crop of rising two-year-old Angus …

Girls’ High will test Whangara

June 22, 2018 11:15AM

WHANGARA Old Girls would be well advised to take their top game with them to the YMCA in the morning because a rapidly improving Gisborne …

Breakthroughs on roads

June 21, 2018 3:32PM

The good news keeps on coming for East Coast people affected by the many road closures since last week’s storm. Large sections of the Tauwhareparae …

YMP in resounding win against Whangara

June 21, 2018 3:01PM

YMP made their most emphatic statement yet in the Pak’nSave premier-grade netball competition when they completed a resounding victory over challengers Whangara Old Girls at …

Eleven roads left, Arakihi a concern

June 20, 2018 3:43PM

The Mata triangle of roads was opened at midday today but there is no timeframe yet on when the Tauwhareparae Road might re-open, and the …

Premier double-header could be a ripper

June 19, 2018 7:16PM

Midweek netball in the YMCA tomorrow night promises two of the most exciting match-ups to date this Pak’nSave premier grade season. Horouta Gold and Claydens …

Honours shared in top guns thriller

June 19, 2018 6:00PM

HOCKEY A draw between defending women’s champions YMP A and arch-rivals GMC Green in the opening game of the Poverty Bay A-Grade division highlighted Poverty …

Girls’ High outplay Horouta Gold

June 18, 2018 3:46PM

NETBALL GISBORNE Girls’ High School produced one of their most convincing performances of the season when they outplayed and outscored Horouta Gold in Pak’nSave premier-grade …

Work goes on to reopen all rural roads

June 18, 2018 3:06PM

Seven days after a storm caused major damage to the district’s rural roads network, 14 roads remain affected as crews continue the battle to get …

Iwi’s stance delays next phase of the aquifer trial

June 18, 2018 2:00PM

The next phase of the managed aquifer recharge (MAR) trial, that was intended to take place this winter, has been delayed after Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust …

More roads open

June 16, 2018 3:27PM

ROAD contractors got part of Waimata Valley Road open again to light vehicles last night in what has been another big win in their ongoing …

Horouta and Girls’ High ready to roll

June 15, 2018 2:53PM

The opponents in tomorrow’s premier-grade netball go into their match fresh off victories, and that will add spice to the contest at the YMCA. Gisborne …

YMP-GMC game a weekend highlight

June 15, 2018 2:50PM

The senior women’s match between unbeaten YMP A and the Green Machine on the LJ Hooker turf at Harry Barker Reserve tonight looms as the …

Winning roads battle

June 15, 2018 1:46PM

There is good news today in the ongoing rural roads restoration battle as eight more roads re-open — but a call has come today for …

Whangara withstand Lytton challenge

June 14, 2018 7:34PM

Lytton High School gave Whangara Old Girls some anxious moments and High School Old Girls were too good for Waikohu in Pak’nSave premier-grade netball at …

‘Surreal’ for township to be cut off to north and south

June 13, 2018 2:00PM

The Te Karaka community hung together well yesterday, despite being cut off by floodwaters north and south, says Te Karaka chief fire officer Jamie Simpson, …

Call to raise Nesbitt’s Dip

June 14, 2018 2:36PM

Te Karaka residents cut off by floodwaters on Tuesday would like to see State Highway 2 at Nesbitt’s Dip raised, to give them another avenue …

Te Karaka access open

June 13, 2018 1:29PM

Relief arrived for Te Karaka residents yesterday when floodwaters across State Highway 2 dropped sufficiently for the highway to be reopened and Te Karaka was …

Tough winter ahead for flood-hit farmers

June 13, 2018 12:56PM

Flood-affected farmers in the region face a tough winter because of the floodwater inundation of paddocks and the loss of the stock feed that is …

Redemption on their minds

June 12, 2018 4:30PM

Redemption will be on the minds of High School Old Girls and Waikohu in Pak’nSave premier-grade netball at the YMCA tomorrow night. Both teams tasted …

Unleashing the tomahawk

June 12, 2018 3:00PM

Close scores highlighted men’s and women’s hockey matches at the weekend, with kudos to Gisborne Girls’ High School and Ngatapa for the way they fronted …

YMP apply pressure

June 11, 2018 4:59PM

A second-quarter onslaught made the difference for YMP Sunshine Brewery in their top-of-the-table clash with Taste One High School Old Girls at the YMCA on …

Flood significantly affects scores of schoolchildren

June 9, 2018 12:08PM

Whangara School has been closed all week in the wake of the flood drama in the Tolaga Bay and Whangara areas this week. It significantly …

Recovery needs survey to gauge assistance: Feds

June 9, 2018 11:50AM

The new Rural Co-ordination Group for Tairawhiti has initiated a survey to gauge individual recovery needs among farmers and other rural residents in the flood-struck …

Big challenge for LOB A in game against unbeaten THC

June 8, 2018 4:03PM

Lytton Old Boys A face a major challenge when they play unbeaten THC in senior men’s hockey on the LJ Hooker Turf at Harry Barker …

Match could be season highlight

June 8, 2018 4:00PM

The match of the season so far — that could be the YMP-High School Old Girls clash in premier-grade netball at the YMCA tomorrow morning. …

Road gangs working to get access open on hard-hit network

June 8, 2018 2:14PM

Day five in the massive clean-up of damage from the rain event dawned today and Tairawhiti Roads journey manager Helen Harris has expressed immense pride …

Questions that Coast farmers want answered

June 8, 2018 2:06PM

Farmers and other rural residents want major questions answered in the wake of the severe forestry debris damage caused in the torrential rain in the …

Two surprises in a night at the YMCA

June 7, 2018 2:56PM

Gisborne Girls’ High School and Horouta Gold both won their Pak’nSave premier-grade netball games last night — Girls’ High in a canter, Horouta by one …

Injured removing burning pot from kitchen

June 7, 2018 2:11PM

A man and his son suffered burns last night when removing a burning pot of food from the kitchen of a house in Wainui Road. …

Most farm damage confined to river flats and riverbanks

June 7, 2018 2:03PM

Those involved in an aerial survey yesterday of rural damage from the weekend rain storm found the damage sporadic and not as widespread as they …

Hains enjoys a better average

June 6, 2018 4:39PM

Hain Herefords on Waikura Station at Pehiri kicked off the Gisborne rising two-year-old bull sales season yesterday afternoon with a near sell-out and a better …

Spotlight on schools

June 6, 2018 4:17PM

The spotlight falls on Lytton and Gisborne Girls’ high schools, Waikohu and Horouta Gold in Pak’nSave premier-grade netball at the YMCA tonight. Girls’ High take …

Clean-up bill set to top $10m

June 6, 2018 2:09PM

The torrential rain that hit the area around Tolaga Bay at the weekend has left huge impacts and a likely clean-up bill of more than …

Nightmare on their rooftop

June 5, 2018 1:06PM

Queen’s Birthday Weekend will be remembered for a long time by a family in a farm house in Mangatokerau Road, north of Tolaga Bay, who …

Brenden Gooch club competitor of the year

June 2, 2018 10:03AM

SPEEDWAY STREETSTOCK racer Brenden Gooch (1NZ) was named club competitor of the year at the Gisborne Speedway Club’s annual prize-giving last weekend. It was the …

Good maize yields as season end nears

June 1, 2018 3:08PM

The grain maize harvest in the region is nearing its end and two of the companies involved say it has been a good one, with …

HSOG ‘serious contenders’ after beating Whangara Old Girls

May 31, 2018 1:28PM

NETBALL HIGH School Old Girls made a major statement in the Pak’nSave netball competition at the YMCA last night when they outplayed and outlasted Whangara …

Set to be one of the best so far

May 29, 2018 4:43PM

NETBALL ONE of the matches of the season so far — that’s the game between High School Old Girls and Whangara Old Girls at the …

Nets take an 81-goal battering

May 29, 2018 4:31PM

HOCKEY MORE than 80 goals crashed into the back of the net in seven matches on the LJ Hooker Turf at Harry Barker Reserve last …

"Mycoplasma bovis decision was heart-wrenching" - Federated Farmers

May 29, 2018 12:12PM

THE decision to cull up to 150,000 dairy cows around New Zealand to help eradicate Mycoplasma bovis was “heart- wrenching, but we have to give …

Water the deciding factor

May 27, 2018 4:01AM

The change in ownership of Waipaoa Station has seen the medium-term future of the Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Scheme secured, and the new owners …

Speak out over representation urges Fed Farmers president

May 26, 2018 11:37AM

THE newly re-elected Gisborne-Wairoa provincial president of Federated Farmers Sandra Faulkner has called on the region’s farmers to have their say on the Gisborne District …

Showcasing the best

May 25, 2018 3:43PM

NETBALL Premier-grade netball will be played outdoors on Victoria Domain tomorrow as the netball centre looks to present their top teams to a wider audience. …

Teams have points to prove

May 25, 2018 3:33PM

HOCKEY GISBORNE Boys’ High School and Lytton Old Boys B look set to provide a lively start to the weekend’s senior hockey when they meet …

HSOG finish with flourish

May 24, 2018 2:26PM

NETBALL HIGH School Old Girls and Gisborne Girls’ High School fought out a goal-for-goal first quarter at the YMCA last night but then the match …

Celebration at region’s top farm

May 23, 2018 5:02PM

The winner of the Gisborne-Wairoa Federated Farmers 2018 Hill Country Farmer of the Year competition Peter Reeves believes "you have to work with the strength …

Beacon’s value endorsed by injured farmer

May 23, 2018 4:00PM

The rescued and the rescuer came together in a special moment yesterday as badly injured Whangara farmer Peter Reeves shook the hand of the pilot …

HSOG tough test for the students

May 22, 2018 4:38PM

Gisborne Girls’ High School netballers face another tough test tomorrow night when they take on Taste One High School Old Girls in Pak’nSave premier grade …

Fanworms found in port and on hull

May 22, 2018 1:59PM

MEDITERRANEAN fanworms have been found again at Eastland Port during a recent dive team survey of the port where the divers were on the lookout …

Ngatapa and GMC Green win big

May 22, 2018 11:46AM

HOCKEY BIG wins to Ngatapa and GMC Green in the women’s competition and a good fighting effort from Gisborne Boys’ High School highlighted the series …

YMP in ominous form

May 21, 2018 4:45PM

YMP racked up the biggest score to date in premier grade netball this season when they defeated Horouta Gold 72-51 at the YMCA on Saturday, …

Pacesetting pair not meeting yet

May 18, 2018 4:05PM

Hockey fans will have to wait longer to see the two in-form senior men’s teams go head to head, after THC had to default their …

Waikohu, by a point

May 18, 2018 3:56PM

Waikohu tore up the form book when they beat Whangara Old Girls by a point in premier grade netball at the YMCA on Wednesday night. …

Priority list drawn for school traffic safety

May 17, 2018 3:41PM

Tairawhiti Roads has produced a priority list to address what general manager Dave Hadfield says are “frequent requests and/or complaints” about traffic safety around the …

High school clash will be close

May 16, 2018 4:42PM

The clash of the high school teams is shaping to be a bobby-dazzler in Pak’nSave premier-grade netball at the YMCA tonight. Gisborne Girls’ High School …

YMP send message: ‘Beat us if you can’

May 15, 2018 5:43PM

HOCKEY YMP A stamped their mark on the senior women’s hockey competition with a 4-1 victory over main rivals GMC Green on Friday night. The …

Victories no walk in the park

May 14, 2018 4:09PM

YMP and High School Old Girls won their first games in the second round of the Pak’nSave premier grade netball at the YMCA on Saturday, …

Farmers get the safety message

May 12, 2018 6:52PM

FARMERS have been “getting the message” more and more round farm safety and the Beef and Lamb NZ (B+LNZ) Farm Safety Management System has been …

Coffin Club providing alternative for 'underground furniture'

May 12, 2018 10:57AM

THE Coffin Club has been up and running for several months and the first caskets have come off the production line. A Gisborne branch of …

Drink-driving programme producing near-perfect success rate a year on

May 12, 2018 11:49AM

AN initiative by police to reduce the rate of recidivist drink-driving in this region has so far achieved a pleasing 98 percent success rate. This …

Grace’s call for action after near misses

May 12, 2018 11:27AM

A Kaiti School student will speak to Gisborne District Council on Monday as she campaigns to have speed bumps installed in Tyndall Road. Grace Vailea, …

Horouta, Waikohu to face acid test

May 11, 2018 1:40PM

NETBALL THE second batch of premier games in the Pak’nSave netball championship at the YMCA tomorrow morning will provide a good gauge on how well …

Big guns, heavy fire directed at students

May 10, 2018 11:44AM

NETBALL THE high school teams were on the receiving end of some strong play from higher-ranked teams when Round 2 of the Pak’nSave netball premiership …

Girls’ High ‘make a statement’

May 9, 2018 7:57PM

HOCKEY They may have lost to defending women’s hockey champions YMP A last weekend, but Amber Dental Gisborne Girls’ High School made a statement with …

WHAT NEXT FOR WAINUI?

May 8, 2018 2:19PM

THE question of “where to next?” for Wainui beachfront properties threatened by sea erosion came up at the latest GDC assets and infrastructure committee meeting …

Tough task for Gisborne school sides

May 8, 2018 11:48AM

NETBALL HIGH school teams face two of the form sides when the Pak’nSave netball premiership launches into the second round at the YMCA tomorrow night. …

Horouta and Waikohu stay in prems

May 7, 2018 4:25PM

Horouta Gold and Claydens Waikohu swept aside their A Grade challengers in the swap-over challenge games at Victoria Domain on Saturday, and both teams will …

Fire seen just in time at Down to Earth

May 7, 2018 3:20PM

A suspicious fire started at the back of the Down to Earth store in the Ballance Street Village early yesterday morning but firefighters got there …

Chance to help Coastguard without getting your feet wet

May 5, 2018 12:39PM

COASTGUARD New Zealand is on the lookout for people who might like to join the voluntary lifesaving service without necessarily getting their feet wet. The …

Coach wants positive attitude from players

May 4, 2018 3:33PM

HOCKEY GISBORNE Boys’ High School face a tough challenge tonight when they take on YMP A in the opening match of this weekend’s senior hockey …

Not out of the woods yet

May 4, 2018 2:37PM

NETBALL WINS on Wednesday have eased the pressure on the two sides aiming to stay in the Pak’nSave premier netball competition but the cross-over games …

Marking 10 years of hospital assistance

May 3, 2018 3:01PM

The “Friends of the Emergency Department” (FEDs) have marked 10 years of support and comfort for patients in the emergency department at Gisborne Hospital. FEDs …

Late charge gives Waikohu fright

May 3, 2018 3:29PM

NETBALL TATAPOURI Sportsfit gave premier netball team Claydens Waikohu a fright when a late charge nearly won them their challenge game in the YMCA last …

Fished for a solution, reeled in support

May 3, 2018 2:27PM

The “Fishing for a Solution” event on Saturday, in support of mental health in this district, raised more than $10,000 and Campion College organisers Nathan …

Olivia on a mission

May 3, 2018 2:28PM

SURF LIFESAVING MIDWAY lifeguard Olivia Corrin has set her sights on qualifying for the prestigious Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series in Australia after beating the reigning series …

Plans to further lift the quality of experience for cruise ship visits

April 30, 2018 3:04PM

Major players on the cruise ship scene in Gisborne got together for a series of presentations outlining what is planned to further improve the quality …

YMP, GMC setting benchmark

May 2, 2018 4:18PM

Paikea and YMP A fought out the closest match in Poverty Bay club hockey at the weekend, with blowout scores in all the other games …

Challengers ready for tilt at premiers

May 2, 2018 4:06PM

Tatapouri Sportsfit and IMS High School Old Girls Masters take the court at the YMCA tonight and wins against their premier-ranked opponents will give the …

Australian investor completes purchase of second station

May 2, 2018 3:04PM

The sale of Waipaoa Station has been completed after Australian investor Phillip Colebatch received Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent late last month. The purchase adds …

Waikohu, Horouta in challenge round

April 30, 2018 3:32PM

NETBALL LYTTON High School’s strong performance against Whangara Old Girls, where they went within a whisker of a major upset, and two fine wins to …

Form teams will be tough to beat

April 27, 2018 3:56PM

HOCKEY FORM should be the best guide in the fourth series of games in Round 1 of the Poverty Bay hockey competition this weekend. The …

Horouta, Waikohu in need of a win or two

April 27, 2018 3:23PM

NETBALL HOROUTA Gold and Waikohu enter the final games of netball grading tomorrow with most on their minds when it comes to the prospect of …

Tomato crop great but not sweetcorn

April 26, 2018 3:31PM

It has been a season of ups and downs for processing company Cedenco, with an excellent tomato crop, a favourable ongoing squash harvest but a …

Girl hurt in van crash with army vehicle still in hospital

April 26, 2018 3:09PM

The teenage girl injured when the van she was in came into collision with an army light armoured vehicle on a bridge between Nuhaka and …

Longliner towed off the sand

April 26, 2018 2:39PM

The grounded longline fishing boat Jay Patricia was successfully refloated and towed off a sandbar near the Waipaoa rivermouth early yesterday afternoon by an Eastland …

Ngatapa leave their run too late

April 24, 2018 5:26PM

HOCKEY by Murray Robertson Paikea got up to win the match of the weekend in senior women’s hockey when they defeated Ngatapa in a thriller …

Paikea out to stop Ngatapa’s run

April 20, 2018 3:14PM

Ngatapa are going after their third consecutive win in this season’s Poverty Bay women’s hockey competition, but their Round 3 opponents tomorrow, Paikea, will have …

Apprenticeship a first in scaffolding industry

April 18, 2018 2:43PM

A Gisborne scaffolding business is one of the first in the country to put a worker on a new apprenticeship scheme aimed at upskilling the …

‘Catch us if you can’

April 17, 2018 5:33PM

HOCKEY A BIG win to Gisborne Girls’ High School, a tight tussle that went Paikea’s way and a commanding victory to THC were highlights of …

Horouta Gold tear up the form book

April 16, 2018 3:37PM

Hard-fought wins to Horouta Gold and Gisborne Girls’ High School were highlights of another action-packed round of grading in Pak’nSave netball at Victoria Domain on …

Champion farm a family affair

April 14, 2018 12:43PM

THE Reeves family from Mokairau Farm at Whangara have won the Gisborne-Wairoa Federated Farmers Hill Country Farmer of the Year award. The winners in the …

Weaners sell well

April 14, 2018 5:33PM

The weaner steer, bull and older cattle sales at the Matawhero saleyards on Tuesday and Wednesday drew a combined yarding of 3465 head and produced …

Public, police pursuit of courier van ends in arrest near airport

April 14, 2018 1:59PM

A MAN was arrested near Gisborne Airport yesterday afternoon after a public and police pursuit of a courier van taken from downtown. Police responded at …

Desperate for points

April 13, 2018 1:46PM

NETBALL WHANGARA Old Girls are expected to remain unbeaten in this year’s netball grading at Victoria Domain tomorrow but opponents Horouta Gold will be desperate …

Kowhai want improved showing

April 13, 2018 12:42PM

HOCKEY NGATAPA will look to build on their opening-round success in Poverty Bay women’s hockey but can expect no favours from GMC Kowhai tonight. Kowhai …

Annie wins again at Waingake trial

April 13, 2018 8:32AM

THE penultimate Poverty Bay centre dog trial of the season was held at Waingake last Friday and Saturday and Annie Flood and her dog Scott …

Hutton ‘last man standing’

April 10, 2018 3:18PM

SPEEDWAY Gisborne Speedway Club’s summer season ended on Sunday with 22 battered and broken cars stopped all over the Eastland Group Raceway track, and more …

Hat-tricks to THC’s Tuhou, Fox

April 10, 2018 3:05PM

HOCKEY STRONG starts for the defending men’s and women’s champions were features of the first round of Poverty Bay hockey on the LJ Hooker Turf …

Coast residents want their Ruatoria landfill

April 10, 2018 2:15PM

STRONG calls were made at the council’s 10-year plan consultation meetings in Tikitiki and Ruatoria last night for retention of the Waiapu landfill, and Gisborne …

Whangara unbeaten

April 9, 2018 4:12PM

Round 2 of netball grading at Victoria Domain on Saturday produced a fascinating series of premier results highlighted by another win for unbeaten Whangara Old …

Final meeting to be a tribute

April 7, 2018 12:53PM

SPEEDWAY by Murray RobertsonGisborne Speedway Club will end its season tomorrow afternoon, and the final points meeting of the year will be dedicated to Murray …

Aurora kids had a great time

April 7, 2018 11:03AM

MAHANA Station at Whangara hosted a group of children under the umbrella of the Aurora Education Foundation recently and a great day was had by …

Store lambs were well sought after

April 7, 2018 11:00AM

THE weekly sheep sale at Matawhero yesterday drew a yarding of 550 and the prices in the store lambs section were similar to the numbers …

Hockey champions THC begin their bid to lead competition tonight

April 6, 2018 2:23PM

Defending Poverty Bay men’s hockey champions THC will look to pick up where they left off when they begin their 2018 campaign on the LJ …

Another chance for netballers to fine-tune play

April 6, 2018 1:47PM

NETBALL Lytton Senior A and Whangara Old Girls will look to build on their strong starts to the season in Round 2 of netball grading …

Five titles for Gisborne speedway racers

April 4, 2018 2:27PM

SPEEDWAY GISBORNE speedway racers picked up five titles over Easter at tracks in Palmerston North, Hawke’s Bay and Rotorua. It was by far the club’s …

Determined effort at champs

April 3, 2018 11:46AM

THE Tairawhiti open team’s third place in the premier division highlighted a determined effort by all five Tairawhiti teams in the Aotearoa Maori Netball Championships …

Gisborne Speedway club racers win three titles

March 31, 2018 1:06PM

Three titles came the way of Gisborne Speedway club drivers and riders last night at championship meetings in Hawke’s Bay and Palmerston North in the …

A dual cycleway along Rutene Rd?

March 31, 2018 12:03PM

PROTEST clouds have gathered already over the Gisborne District Council and New Zealand Transport Agency plan for a dual cycleway along Rutene Road as part …

Quiet summer for the Coastguard in Gisborne waters

March 31, 2018 11:43AM

Gisborne Coastguard has had a quiet summer (and early autumn) so far, with only two callouts since the season started — in stark contrast to …

Merv and Bob go head to head

March 28, 2018 5:01PM

Whangara turned on a good dog trial on Friday and Saturday with the exceptional views from the course right next to the beach, and some …

Error puts our rescue service on high alert

March 28, 2018 2:05PM

Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust members, their stakeholders and other supporters had an extremely anxious 24 hours after news that appeared to indicate the region’s rescue …

Reece Lister gets first NZ podium

March 27, 2018 4:14PM

GISBORNE driver Reece Lister clinched his first podium finish in a New Zealand speedway event when he placed third in the six-shooter national championships on …

Exploring ways to work with Wairoa

March 27, 2018 3:56PM

GISBORNE District Council’s assets and infrastructure committee has endorsed a staff recommendation for continued discussions about shared service and business collaboration with Wairoa District Council. …

Water supplies comply with revised standards

March 27, 2018 3:31PM

WATER supplies in Gisborne, Whatatutu and Te Karaka are fully compliant as far-reaching reforms are set to be put in place after the Havelock North …

Double-header success

March 26, 2018 3:39PM

The Lytton Senior A netballers started their 2018 season where they left off in 2017, with two wins under their belts after the first round …

Boats have a blast on the bay

March 26, 2018 12:12PM

The roar of superboats blasted across the city on Saturday afternoon as the McCannics Gisborne Thunder Out East powerboat event streaked across the waters of …

Team strengths on display in netball grading

March 23, 2018 2:20PM

NETBALL THE opening round of grading in the senior netball competition tomorrow will provide an indication of team strengths at the start of the season …

Six-a-side to start hockey season at Harry Barker Reserve

March 23, 2018 1:57PM

HOCKEY THE hockey season starts on the LJ Hooker turf at Harry Barker Reserve tomorrow afternoon, with five men’s and five women’s teams ready to …

Cycleway on Rutene Rd

March 23, 2018 1:34PM

The latest move in the urban cycleways programme for Gisborne city involves a proposal to create a two-way cycleway along Rutene Road by scrapping car …

Speedway action as drivers from the length of NZ race for the national open-wheeler title

March 22, 2018 3:37PM

SPEEDWAY UP to 20 cars can be expected for the Roseland Tavern New Zealand Six-shooter Open-wheeler Championships at the Eastland Group Raceway tomorrow and Saturday …

Big boats begin to arrive for bay race

March 22, 2018 2:51PM

THE first of the big powerboats involved in the fourth round of the national offshore powerboat series have begun to arrive in Gisborne ahead of …

Wharf ‘fix-up’ a step closer

March 21, 2018 2:31PM

Residents at the council planning consultation meeting in Hicks Bay on Monday night welcomed news that work on improvements to the bay’s iconic old wharf …

Gisborne district has 3.5km of faulty footpaths

March 21, 2018 2:07PM

Some sections of the footpath network have been described as “poor to very poor” in a survey completed by Opus Consultants International. It shows we …

Teesdales win Farmers Markets supreme award

March 21, 2018 10:51AM

Back Ormond Road orchardists Andrew and Joanne Teesdale were delighted after their George Wilson plums took out the supreme award in the Farmers Markets New …

Double to Irwin in the hunts at the Waipaoa dog trial

March 21, 2018 10:35AM

A double to Allen Irwin and his dog Dan from the Kanakanaia in the hunts was the highlight at the Waipaoa Sheep Dog Trial Club’s …

No to port at Hicks Bay

March 20, 2018 1:14PM

Total opposition to the prospect of a shipping port in the Hicks Bay area and a priority call for extra household water tanks for Te …

Gallant Waikanae third at nationals

March 19, 2018 3:25PM

A GUTSY Waikanae trailed defending champions Mount Maunganui by just two points heading into the final day of the New Zealand surf lifesaving championships at …

Waikanae closing in on the Mount’s heels at NZ Surf Life Saving Championships in Gisborne

March 17, 2018 3:44PM

WAIKANAE had a great run on Day 1 of the TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships at Midway Beach and emerged as the club …

Sheep yarding up to bigger levels

March 17, 2018 10:41AM

THE weekly sheep sale at the Matawhero saleyards drew a yarding of just over 2000 head, the biggest yarding for some weeks, and the prices …

Leigh Sheldrake leads Gisborne charge at NZ masters surf lifesaving championships

March 16, 2018 1:54PM

GISBORNE seniors produced some sensational results in the New Zealand masters surf lifesaving championships yesterday at Midway, highlighted by the performance of Waikanae’s Leigh Sheldrake …

Wainui bring back gold, bronze from South Island IRB champs

March 16, 2018 1:17PM

SURF LIFESAVING WAINUI inflatable rescue boat driver Yannis Kokkosis and his crew scooped up three gold medals and two bronze to take out the overall …

Another chapter in Kathleen Henderson Memorial tournament

March 16, 2018 1:07PM

THE district’s netballers swing into action tomorrow for the first time this year when 30 teams take the Victoria Domain courts in the annual Kathleen …

Hometown hopes high

March 15, 2018 4:13PM

Sand will fly and water will churn at Midway Beach tomorrow as more than 1000 athletes from around the country contest day 1 of the …

Age no barrier to veteran clubbies

March 15, 2018 2:23PM

SURF lifeguards of all ages from 30 years upwards took to the water at Midway Beach today in the New Zealand Masters Championships — among …

Masters ready for their day in the sun

March 14, 2018 6:05PM

THE TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships begin at Midway Beach tomorrow for the 240-plus athletes set to contest the masters side of the …

Big turnout to police open day

March 13, 2018 1:58PM

CLOSE to 600 people took the chance to tour the central Gisborne police station during the open day on Sunday and police were rapt with …

Daniel Cook gets finish he wanted

March 13, 2018 12:35PM

SPEEDWAY GISBORNE saloon car racer Daniel Cook got the top podium finish he had been after all season when he won the North Island title …

Hola passes us by and leaves no major impact

March 13, 2018 12:00PM

THE remains of tropical cyclone Hola blew through the district overnight and with much less rain and wind that forecast. The district dodged the bullet. …

Pilot school in Gisborne takes off to flying future

March 12, 2018 1:35PM

THE sky over Gisborne has seen hundreds more aircraft movements a month since pilot training company Eagle Flight began operations here last year. Regional director …

Good grass growth still keeping numbers down

March 10, 2018 12:33PM

THE ongoing theme of small yardings due to good grass growth told the story again at the weekly sheep sale at Matawhero yesterday and once …

Open day at central Gisborne police station

March 10, 2018 12:06PM

GISBORNE’s central police station opens its doors to the public for four hours tomorrow and police work will be on display in an interactive way. …

Gisborne RSA club to re-open in April

March 9, 2018 3:20PM

THE Gisborne Returned and Services Association (RSA) will re-open the doors of its clubrooms in Childers Road in early April — five weeks after the …

Model T tour of the globe

March 9, 2018 1:46PM

DUTCH couple Dirk and Trudy Regter would rate among the world’s real adventurers as they make an 80,000 mile journey round the world, through 50 …

Armyworm on attack

March 8, 2018 12:17PM

ARMYWORM is on the march in parts of the district and a Whatatutu station has alerted other farmers and growers. The pest destroyed crops on …

River slump not a risk downstream

March 7, 2018 2:25PM

A major land slump that last week completely blocked the Mangapoike River inland from Wairoa does not pose a risk for properties downstream, say regional …

Top yarding for buyers

March 7, 2018 3:27PM

A GOOD quality yarding of 1255 head greeted buyers in the monthly cattle fair at the Matawhero saleyards yesterday, but the sale did not quite …

Kids learn ways to deal with dog encounters

March 6, 2018 4:09PM

STUDENTS of Kaiti Primary School yesterday learned ways to deal with stray dogs they might encounter. The whole school assembled yesterday morning to hear about …

Support group street ‘barbies’ a hit again

March 6, 2018 3:30PM

THE police have been running their Neighbourhood Support Group barbecues in Gisborne again this summer and have been pleased with both the community support and …

Annual crop destroyed

March 6, 2018 1:36PM

MORE than 10,000 cannabis plants with a potential street value of about $10 million were destroyed in a major annual police drugs operation in the …

Gisborne Giants reign supreme at Superstock Teams Nationals

March 6, 2018 1:31PM

SPEEDWAY Gisborne Giants made it back-to-back titles at the Superstock Teams Nationals at Waikaraka Park Speedway in Auckland on Sunday night. The Giants won the …

Cruise season a success

March 1, 2018 11:24AM

THE cruise ship season for Gisborne has been a successful one despite the second cancellation of a visit, says cruise co-ordinator Lana Davy. Sea conditions …

Small but steady sheep sale at Matawhero

March 3, 2018 12:04PM

THE weekly Matawhero sheep sale yesterday drew a yarding of 550 and demand remained steady with some good prices paid for the stock that was …

Population set to swell for NZ surf lifesaving champs

March 3, 2018 11:53AM

CLOSE to 3000 surf lifesaving athletes, officials and supporters from around the country descend on Gisborne in just over 10 days for the TSB New …

District's seed maize harvest under way

March 2, 2018 2:52PM

THE seed maize harvest in the district started at the beginning of the week and the grain maize harvest is set to start in just …

Man injured in tree incident

March 1, 2018 12:39PM

A YOUNG man was flown to Waikato Hospital yesterday after he was injured while cutting up the root ball of a fallen tree at Knapdale …

Reported online scams 'tip of the iceberg'

March 1, 2018 12:11PM

GISBORNE people reported the loss of $563,000 from online scams and online fraud last year but this is probably only the tip of the iceberg, …

Outstanding contribution to netball recognised

February 28, 2018 11:13AM

GISBORNE netball stalwarts Sherrill Beale and Julie Hansen have received service awards from Netball New Zealand for outstanding contribution to the game. Former Silver Fern …

Gaddum has win at Matawai Dog Club Trials

February 28, 2018 8:34AM

THE Matawai dog club trials last Friday and Saturday were successful, highlighted again by the number of younger competitors who came forward to take part. …

Ethan Rees makes history

February 26, 2018 2:33PM

STOCKCAR racer Ethan Rees made Gisborne Speedway Club history on Saturday night when he became the first Gisborne club driver to win the New Zealand …

Crowd wowed at MTF Finance New Zealand stock car champs

February 24, 2018 11:27AM

GISBORNE drivers Ethan Rees and Jonny Morley qualifed last night for the final of the MTF Finance New Zealand stock car championships at the Eastland …

PM opens nine new emergency home units

February 23, 2018 12:27PM

PRIME Minister Jacinda Ardern this morning formally opened the Te Tini o Porou emergency housing wing in Huxley Road, and in doing so congratulated Te …

Battle on for 1NZ

February 22, 2018 11:54AM

Eastland Group Raceway hosts the biggest speedway event staged in Gisborne this weekend as 159 drivers fight for the right to wear 1NZ on their …

Rookie ready for NZ's finest

February 21, 2018 12:50PM

Young gun Mason O’Dwyer has made the most of his debut season in the stockcar class to emerge as one of Gisborne Speedway Club’s hard …

Young Farmer win still sinking in

February 19, 2018 12:23PM

NUHAKA’s Patrick Crawshaw won the regional final of the East Coast section of the Young Farmer of the Year competition at the weekend with what …

Public call to keep to water restrictions

February 17, 2018 8:36AM

THE recent rain has again taken the sting out of Gisborne city's daily water demand but the demand has gradually increased on hotter days, said …

Solving river discharges

February 14, 2018 11:43AM

COSTS ranging from $2000 to $20,000 a property lie ahead if the city is to solve the on-property stormwater problem that significantly contributes to wastewater …

Rain, humidity, a blessing and a curse

February 14, 2018 10:04AM

CROPPERS, farmers and grapegrowers have watched the weather forecasts more closely in the past week and there has been some concern with seven days out …

Keen competition for memorial trophies

February 9, 2018 11:23AM

MEMORIAL night tends to be the most passionate meeting on the Eastland Group Raceway calendar and tomorrow night will be no exception as two of …

‘A right royal day’, but begging a problem

February 7, 2018 12:13PM

THE second completed visit by the cruise ship Golden Princess this summer went off like clockwork with more passengers stepping ashore than last time the …

So just who will pay to fix stormwater?

February 7, 2018 11:06AM

A MEETING of the council’s Assets and Infrastructure committee tomorrow will tackle who should pay for the upgrade of household rainwater systems that are a …

Giants second in epic contest

February 7, 2018 10:16AM

THE Gisborne Giants finished runners-up in an epic contest in the ENZED Superstock Teams Championships in Palmerston North at the weekend. The Palmerston North Panthers …

Beach netball popular again

February 3, 2018 12:06PM

BEACH netball has been under way again for a couple of weeks on the sand track alongside Churchill Park, and Gisborne Netball Centre manager Allisa …

Giants fit and ready for NZ champs

February 2, 2018 2:56PM

Gisborne Giants superstock team will join the battle for the New Zealand championships in Palmerston North tomorrow and hopefully Sunday nights, and team leader Peter …

Family in shock after Sheehan St fire

February 2, 2018 10:41AM

JACQUELINE Bennett and her girls are still in shock after fire devastated their Sheehan Street last Friday night.  But they have been overwhelmed at the …

Damage dashes Gooch’s NZ double hopes

February 1, 2018 2:42PM

A BROKEN axle in one race and a broken CV joint in another cost Gisborne’s 1NZ Brenden Gooch any chance of doing the double in …

Tons of promise for squash

February 1, 2018 9:49AM

THE squash season has been roaring along since just before Christmas and Gisborne growers believe the season is on track to be big. It has …

Puha man identified

January 31, 2018 11:08AM

THE man believed to have drowned while gathering seafood at Kaiti Beach on Monday has been identified and named, and family have said he died …

Boat founders on dive trip

January 30, 2018 12:08PM

THREE men and two children were rescued from rocks on the southern side of the tip of Young Nicks Head late yesterday afternoon after the …

New lines to tackle corner problem

January 30, 2018 10:32AM

TAIRAWHITI Roads is addressing traffic flow concerns at the Potae Street-Lytton Road intersection with new road markings and wants to sort out other city problem …

Second blaze guts Sheehan St home

January 27, 2018 12:31PM

FIRE engulfed a house in Sheehan Street in Whataupoko in the early hours of this morning — the second fire at the house in the …

Long added to Giants’ arsenal for nationals

January 26, 2018 3:51PM

FORMER 2NZ Jason Long, of Hawke’s Bay, has joined the Gisborne Giants superstock team for the New Zealand team championships in Palmerston North next month. …

Injured pair 'incredibly lucky' outcome not worse

January 25, 2018 10:40AM

TWO EIT Tairawhiti staff injured when their car was hit by the runaway campervan have been discharged from hospital. Marketing and events co-ordinator Briar Hunter, …

Highway drama on SH2

January 25, 2018 10:38AM

A GISBORNE man had to hold his nerve downhill and control two vehicles after he was rear-ended by a campervan that lost its brakes going …

Smoke alarms a must in rentals

January 24, 2018 10:02AM

GISBORNE firefighters have reminded landlords about their responsibility to provide smoke alarm protection for tenants and pointed to a recent Auckland case where a landlord …

Families still seeking answers a year later

January 23, 2018 10:41AM

TRAGEDY struck a Gisborne family a year ago today when a father and son lost their lives in a truck crash in central Hawke’s Bay. …

Lone wolf Gooch tops NZ pack

January 23, 2018 9:44AM

GISBORNE driver Brenden Gooch reached the summit of streetstock racing at the bottom of the country on Saturday night. Gooch stormed from 15th on the …

Gooch to swap 10G for 1NZ in streetstock racing

January 22, 2018 12:33PM

GISBORNE streetstock racer Brenden Gooch, who normally has the number 10G on his car, will proudly display 1NZ when he next drives his vehicle out …

Gisborne wows one of biggest cruise crowds

January 17, 2018 10:49AM

THE Gisborne CBD was wall-to-wall with cruise ship passengers yesterday for the first time this summer, as one of the biggest crowds to come off …

History of Maori in WW1 out this year

January 21, 2018 4:01AM

Gisborne historian and author Dr Monty Soutar will send his latest book to the publisher next week. It tells the story of Maori soldiers and …

Appeal to prevent a tragedy at boat ramp

January 20, 2018 10:54AM

THE thorny issue of children jumping from the wharf into the water around the harbour channel boat ramp has sprung up again and Gisborne-Tatapouri Sports …

Family delight at Clarke and Jacinda’s news

January 20, 2018 11:54AM

TONY and Peri Gayford of Gisborne are over the moon that their son Clarke and his partner Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern are expecting a child …

Diamond wedding and birthdays all in one

January 19, 2018 2:10PM

WELL-known East Coast couple Nehe and Lucy Dewes will celebrate 60 years of marriage, along with their 80th birthdays, in a special celebration at Tikitiki …

Apple industry surges back here

January 19, 2018 12:09PM

BETWEEN 85,000 and 110,000 apple trees were planted across the Gisborne district last spring and an industry leader says with two more years like it …

City water use on the rise

January 18, 2018 2:18PM

WATER use in Gisborne has crept up again over the past five days of warm weather and the daily use went up again to 20,000 …

Hapuka Hunt a huge success

January 17, 2018 8:47AM

IT was third time lucky for Te Puka Hunting and Fishing Club’s annual Hapuka Hunt at Tokomaru Bay on Friday and Saturday, and one of …

Wright first time

January 16, 2018 1:49PM

THERE was ecstasy for Fraser Wright on Saturday night when he took out the inaugural New Zealand Production Saloons Grand Prix at Eastland Group Raceway. …

Gisborne's 'weed problem

January 12, 2018 11:16AM

GISBORNE District Council contractors cleaned seaweed and driftwood off part of the city beachfront this morning before a major surf lifesaving carnival this weekend. But …

Grand prix field a 'who's who'

January 12, 2018 9:06AM

A “who’s who” of New Zealand sidecar racing will be in Gisborne tomorrow night for the NZ Sidecar Grand Prix at the Eastland Group Raceway. …

Cook wins saloon GP

January 11, 2018 11:20AM

GISBORNE saloon car racer Ethan Cook (76G) achieved a career-high win when he took out the New Zealand Saloon Grand Prix at the Eastern States …

Ahoy me hearties, it's beach dig time again

January 11, 2018 11:02AM

THE sand will fly at Midway Beach on Sunday for the annual Gisborne Wainui Lions More FM Beach Dig. The public are also encouraged to …

Great success at Puketoro sale

January 10, 2018 9:52AM

THE annual Puketoro Station sale inland from Tokomaru Bay yesterday was a big success again with 5400 sheep and 700 steers changing hands in the …

Female firefighter steps up

January 9, 2018 10:09AM

GISBORNE firefighter and mother of three Trudi Hicklin stepped up into the role of Station Officer at the Gisborne fire station late last year, the …

Weekend of speed thrills

January 9, 2018 9:24AM

DOMINANCE from streetstocker Brenden Gooch, power from Mason O’Dwyer in the stockcars, top driving from Fraser Wright and Dave Moorcroft in the saloons and breathtaking …

Water use eases

January 8, 2018 12:09PM

CITY water use fell dramatically after the council imposed the first water restrictions before Christmas. Water utilities manager Neville West says the public response to …

Remnants of speed camera removed

January 6, 2018 8:18AM

THE housing and pole for the long-standing speed camera on Wainui Road near Endcliffe Road were removed late last year and police say there are …

Fire call numbers rise in 2017

January 6, 2018 8:16AM

FIREFIGHTERS in Gisborne turned out 775 times in 2017, continuing an upward trend of call-outs. The figure was for the Gisborne fire station only, and …

Flying high at Awapuni

January 5, 2018 12:36PM

THE high-flying Freestyle New Zealand team take centre stage at the Eastland Group Raceway tomorrow night and another awesome show of freestyle motocross can be …

Tourist robbed in Gisborne

January 4, 2018 11:29AM

GERMAN tourist Phan Anh Kieuvuong Semmler had been in Gisborne for only a few hours on Monday when thieves stole a backpack containing all her …

Ecstasy to agony

January 3, 2018 11:21AM

DRUGS, particularly Ecstasy or E, were the major concern for police and St John ambulance staff at the Rhythm and Vines music festival. Police said …

Focus on trees and roads

December 29, 2017 10:49AM

THE Gisborne district will be the first in the country to plant trees as part of the ‘billion tree’ strategy, and the regional development minister …

Rob Miller ready to race again

December 29, 2017 9:03AM

GISBORNE sidecar racer Rob Miller (8G) has decided to come out of semi-retirement, get back on the bike and have a crack in the New …

Home track advantage could be crucial at Eastland Group Raceway

December 28, 2017 10:24AM

THE Speedweek saloon car championships will tear up the Eastland Group Raceway track tomorrow night and Gisborne’s Daniel and Ethan Cook will be out to …

New firefighting volunteers ready for action

December 27, 2017 11:50AM

THE latest firefighters to join the ranks of the district’s volunteer brigades have completed their training and graduated. A class of nine new ‘‘vollies’’ completed …

Cruise ship cancels, rain ahead

December 27, 2017 11:02AM

BAD weather today and more of it in the next couple of days has forced the cancellation of the first cruise ship visit of the …

Former Masonic resident under new roofs

December 23, 2017 10:22AM

ALL the tenants affected by the fire safety closure of the flats in the Masonic Building had been found somewhere else to live by the …

Service marks crash anniversary

December 23, 2017 9:59AM

A COMMEMORATION service was held in the Wharerata ranges yesterday morning at the site on State Highway 2 where a bus carrying a Tongan brass …

Woman injured in ‘callous’ robbery bid

December 22, 2017 11:57AM

A WOMAN was allegedly attacked with a metal bar early this morning in what police call a “callous” robbery at Dagwoods Food Bar in Parkinson …

Residents from Masonic building now housed

December 22, 2017 10:48AM

D DAY — departure day — has arrived today for the 17 people who lived on the accomodation floors of the Masonic building and most …

Waka hourua ‘Tairawhiti’ on its way

December 22, 2017 10:42AM

THE district’s ‘floating classroom’ waka hourua ‘Tairawhiti’ set sail from Auckland yesterday, where it was built, and is scheduled to arrive in Gisborne round midday …

Fifty years of making dentures

December 22, 2017 10:36AM

GISBORNE clinical dental technician Graham Simpson is about to hang up his tools for the final time and end a 55-year career that has given …

Mahia night fire threatens homes

December 21, 2017 12:01PM

A MAJOR fire that involved grass, scrub and pine tree slash threatened three houses at Mahia last night and firefighters battled high winds to stop …

Injured man and son pleased to see SAR team in Urewera bush

December 20, 2017 2:22PM

The father and son missing in the Urewera bush near Lake Waikaremoana were over the moon yesterday when a search and rescue team located them …

Golden opening to cruise ship season

December 20, 2017 2:12PM

THE annual cruise ship season opens next Wednesday when regular visitor Golden Princess comes into Poverty Bay for the day and the welcome mat is …

Horrific crash mars racing

December 19, 2017 2:33PM

A SHOCKING crash in sidecars racing was one of several stunning incidents in a dramatic Christmas speedway meeting at Eastland Group Raceway on Saturday night …

Dangers of beach rips highlighted

December 19, 2017 12:09PM

A NEAR-double drowning at Pouawa on Sunday and the release of a coroner’s report into the deaths of Paul and John Wakelin at Makorori in …

Father and daughter saved

December 19, 2017 11:59AM

A MAN and his daughter were rescued from heavy seas at Pouawa Beach on Sunday afternoon by other beachgoers who jumped in to help after …

Speedway riders hurt in spectacular infield crash

December 18, 2017 2:05PM

Two Gisborne sidecar riders were injured in a spectacular crash at the Eastland Group Raceway on Saturday night. A Hawke’s Bay registered driver and his …

Man burned in Tolaga house fire

December 16, 2017 9:51AM

A HOUSE in Paremata off Tauwhareparae Road inland from Tolaga Bay was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon and one person in the home was flown …

Fire risk closes Masonic flats

December 16, 2017 8:57AM

SHOCKED residents in the Masonic building at the Gladstone Road-Lowe Street corner have been told to leave their flats because of fire safety concerns. The …

Need for vigilance over cattle disease

December 15, 2017 11:46AM

THE discovery of the bacterial disease Mycoplasma bovis in cattle on a Hawke’s Bay farm is of major concern to cattle farmers in Tairawhiti, says …

Former Gisborne man wins national short story comp

December 15, 2017 9:53AM

FORMER Gisborne man Frazer Rangihuna has won a national short story writing competition with a story about a boy who wants to surprise his Nan …

Drivers to slay it at speedway

December 15, 2017 9:41AM

THE sidecar champion of champions, pairs racing in all classes and a final hit-out for stockcar drivers ahead of the New Zealand teams’ championship highlight …

Call for certainty over promised rail support

December 14, 2017 12:18PM

THE council’s regional transport committee has moved to speed up a response from the Government on its definite stance on reinstatement of the Gisborne railway …

Planning better roads

December 14, 2017 11:19AM

THE council’s Regional Transport Committee has approved a plan that involves spending $343.5 million over the next decade that Tairawhiti Roads believes will mean significant …

Giants' speed key to victory over Eagles

December 11, 2017 11:39AM

THE Gisborne Giants superstock team swept to a comprehensive victory when they overpowered the Glen Eagles team from Christchurch in clincal style at the Eastland …

A wider view of Christianity

December 9, 2017 8:55AM

TRAINEE minister Peter Jin has come to Holy Trinity Church in Gisborne to complete a journey he started 11 years ago, to experience the wider …

Wetland deferred

December 8, 2017 12:24PM

GISBORNE District Council voted yesterday to put improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment costing $23 million into its 10 year plan (LTP), but deferred the …

Giants aim to clip Eagles' wings

December 8, 2017 8:28AM

SUPERSTOCK teams racing returns to the Eastland Group Raceway on Saturday night and Gisborne Giants team captain Peter Rees predicts a battle royal against the …

High pressure means low tides

December 6, 2017 12:06PM

HIGH barometric or air pressure across New Zealand has significantly affected tidal levels here, with lower than usual tides particularly obvious in Poverty Bay. The …

GHL to seek road funding

December 6, 2017 11:43AM

THE council asset and infrastructure committee has approved Gisborne Holdings Ltd to seek ‘industry funding’ towards the total cost of a new road link to …

Te Ruanui breeds for early dollars

December 6, 2017 8:48AM

WAERENGA O KURI stud sheep breeders Te Ruanui will put up 150 of their meaty young Poll Dorsets for sale by auction at Matawhero on …

Record season for lambing

December 6, 2017 8:34AM

FARMERS have enjoyed what has turned out to be a record season for lambing in the district with the highest-ever lambing percentage across the region. …

Chip seal for roads a big saving

December 5, 2017 11:15AM

AS a cost-cutting move, Tairawhiti Roads has recommended a shift away from an asphalt road surface in some city streets this season back to the …

Addressing the roading crisis

December 2, 2017 10:59AM

THE need for greater co-ordination between all parties involved in the region’s ‘‘crisis’’ roading situation came out of a two-day meeting in Gisborne. It was …

Two new faces look forward to dream job

December 2, 2017 10:27AM

TWENTY-ONE new police officers have joined the ‘‘thin blue line’’ in the Wairoa-Gisborne-East Coast district in the past 12 months, and the two latest are …

Half million spend favoured for stormwater

December 1, 2017 10:44AM

ANOTHER piece of the jigsaw is in place to help further reduce wastewater overflows into the city rivers and on to private property, aimed at …

Mangahauhau boys look even better

November 29, 2017 2:20PM

THE ram sales season continues on Friday at Matawhero when Mark and Rose Candy from Mangahauhau Hamphires present their 2017 line-up and no doubt they …

Clip-on footpath for Gladstone Rd bridge?

November 29, 2017 11:06AM

A WIDE concrete deck positioned on the downstream side of the Gladstone Road bridge has been identified as a preferred ‘‘shared pathway’’ upgrade option for …

Burger King Pro Dirt powers up Eastland Group Raceway

November 27, 2017 11:33AM

THE Burger King Pro Dirt super saloon car series lit up Eastland Group Raceway at the weekend, with the big V8s putting on a fantastic …

Ina Te Ora has been a success

November 25, 2017 11:35AM

NEW partnerships and commitment to take a couple of proposals to the Minister of Regional Economic Development came out of the successful Ina Te Ora …

Trek well worth the trouble

November 25, 2017 11:30AM

THE trek north paid off handsomely for South Island super saloon racer Campbell McManaway at the Eastland Group Raceway last night when he stormed out …

Big boys coming out to play

November 23, 2017 4:24PM

EASTLAND Group Raceway hosts one of the meets of the season over the next two nights when the Burger King super saloon series comes to …

Region urged to apply for funding

November 23, 2017 11:52AM

THE new Government’s billion-dollar regional growth fund is there for the taking, if the right case is made, and Minister Shane Jones has urged this …

Agribusiness innovations beckon people home

November 23, 2017 10:23AM

THE development of Agribusinesses on the East Coast will encourage many people who want to come home to the coast to do so, and landowners …

Beach bonfire sparks call out

November 18, 2017 8:43AM

CITY and rural firefighters had yet another call to driftwood on fire on the beach yesterday, again near the mouth of the Waipaoa River and …

Neighbourhood support a step in the right direction

November 16, 2017 10:38AM

POLICE and Mayor Meng Foon have welcomed the initiative to revitalise the Neighbourhood Watch concept in Gisborne. While the turnout at a public meeting called …

Utting, Edginton all ready for Taupo

November 15, 2017 8:07AM

GISBORNE dog triallists Merv Utting from Waimata and Leo Edginton from Tolaga Bay will wear the Silver Fern this weekend in the Wayleggo test against …

Policeman hurt, teens arrested in hit and run

November 14, 2017 11:45AM

A POLICE officer was wounded while making an arrest after a woman driver was lucky to escape injury in a two-vehicle crash in Gladstone Road …

Fire damages Matokitoki home

November 14, 2017 10:20AM

A MAN was treated for smoke inhalation yesterday afternoon after he attempted to quell a fire that broke out in his home at the end …

Praise for success of Gateway careers programme

November 14, 2017 10:07AM

THE parents of a Gisborne Boys’ High School student who successfully completed the school’s Gateway programme have heaped praise on the way it helped their …

Police target road speedsters

November 13, 2017 11:42AM

SPEEDS on some of Gisborne’s arterial roads have alarmed police, who have seen some drivers put the lives of others at risk with speeds more …

New boat with French connection

November 13, 2017 9:46AM

A NEW pleasure boat is moored in the Gisborne harbour basin and owner Barry Welsh from Wainui went to a lot of trouble to get …

Sidecars to feature, if weather holds

November 10, 2017 12:04PM

THE sidecar champion of champions title goes on the line at Gisborne Speedway Club’s meeting tomorrow night . . . if the weather allows. Best-pairs …

Police pursuit drama on SH2

November 10, 2017 11:20AM

POLICE stopped a stolen utility vehicle and arrested the driver this morning to end a dramatic highway pursuit that eventually ended at the Jackson Road-State …

Two local police bound for Bougainville

November 9, 2017 10:22AM

BOUGAINVILLE Island in Papua New Guinea will be home for two Gisborne police officers for the next 12 months, part of a nine-member New Zealand …

Pink sky at night, a speedway delight

November 7, 2017 11:22AM

THE patience and skill of the Rees men and a display of emerging talent in the stockcars and saloons were highlights of an excellent night’s …

Spitfire fighter star of show

November 6, 2017 11:42AM

THE First Light Wings and Wheels show at Gisborne airport on Saturday drew a bigger crowd than the May airshow and the star of the …

Driver on loose after car found abandoned

November 4, 2017 10:52AM

THE driver of a car that evaded Gisborne police for more than an hour yesterday remains on the loose but his car has been seized …

Beach fire restriction lifted, call for common sense

November 2, 2017 10:35AM

A CALL has gone out to the public to show common sense with beach bonfires over Guy Fawkes weekend, especially with restrictions still lifted on …

Cracker start to speedway season

November 1, 2017 10:09AM

THE speedway season at the Eastland Group Raceway gets off to another ‘cracking’ start on Saturday night with the Jukes Carriers family fireworks meeting set …

New kids on the stockcar block

October 31, 2017 11:50AM

TWO young drivers, Jonny Morley and Mason O’Dwyer, will make their stockcar debuts in Gisborne Speedway Club’s first meeting of the 2017-2018 season this weekend. …

Police seek information on van sabotage

October 31, 2017 10:55AM

POLICE have repeated their plea for information about the deliberate sabotage of three freedom camping vans at Makorori on Sunday afternoon as repairs to make …

Fire destroys Coast house

October 30, 2017 12:32PM

A FARM house on the Tauwhareparae Road inland from Tolaga Bay was destroyed in a fire last night. Police have an investigation under way into …

Brake lines cut on freedom campers' vans

October 30, 2017 12:09PM

VEHICLES belonging to young freedom campers from Germany were targeted yesterday at Makorori in a potentially lethal attack. Someone deliberately cut the brake lines on …

Hundreds of dogs still unregistered

October 26, 2017 9:50AM

THE council has sent infringement notices to the owners of more than 600 dogs round the region that remain unregistered, and the dogs could be …

Man burned in house fire

October 25, 2017 10:53AM

A MAN was badly burned and a house near the airport in Redmond Street, Elgin, was extensively damaged by fire yesterday morning. The burned occupant …

Council allays fears for wharf's future

October 21, 2017 11:52AM

A COUNCIL delegation that met concerned Hicks Bay residents on Thursday night assured them there was no intention to demolish the Hicks Bay wharf. They …

Ardern's strong connection to Gisborne

October 21, 2017 10:13AM

NEW Zealand’s “first gentleman”, Gisborne’s Clarke Gayford, believes his partner and Prime Minister designate Jacinda Ardern has all the skills to lead New Zealand in …

Swim club runs safe boating programme

October 20, 2017 9:00AM

COMET Swimming Club has partnered with Coastguard Safe Boating Education to deliver Safe Boating, a national programme aimed at teaching eight-to-12-year-olds how to be safer …

Cedenco staff's solid community work day

October 19, 2017 10:43AM

THE entire staff of Cedenco turned out on Tuesday to take part in a community work day that went so well the company is to …

Few arrests and one injury at the Show

October 16, 2017 2:25PM

POLICE and St John ambulance report a fairly quiet Show from their point of view, with few arrests necessary and ambulance staff had only the …

Teen wins ewe hogget cup

October 16, 2017 12:01PM

FOURTEEN-year-old William Faulkner of Muriwai hoisted the Short Contracting Cup in the ewe hogget competition at the Show on Saturday morning, and he was delighted …

Back-to-back supreme heifer titles

October 16, 2017 11:55AM

WHARE-O-PAIA Station owner Patrick Murphy from near Tolaga Bay took home the Turihaua Angus Supreme Heifer Challenge trophy for the second year in a row …

Dog trial final was a nail biter

October 16, 2017 11:49AM

JUST over a point separated the top five competitors in the Tux Yarding Challenge sheep dog final at the Show on Saturday morning, and the …

Eight visitors, seven locals vying for dog trials crown

October 14, 2017 11:56AM

THE final 15 dogs and their handlers lined up at 9am today at Showgrounds Park to decide the Tux 2017 sheepdog trial championship. Five triallists …

Steady as she goes for croppers

October 14, 2017 11:32AM

CROPPERS are up to speed with their planting programmes, thanks to the steady weather in the past month. Cedenco general manager Darryl Hudson said their …

Steak of Station win a surprise for stockman

October 14, 2017 10:30AM

BERT Parsons from Waiorongomai Station at Ruatoria was “a bit surprised” to win the top prize in the Silver Fern Farms ‘Steak of Station’ competition …

New name familiar on top fleece accolade

October 14, 2017 10:26AM

THE TS White Memorial Trophy for the top sheep’s fleece in the Spring Show has a new name on it but it is still a …

A ‘true man of the world’

October 12, 2017 11:45AM

JOHN Bunyan senior was “a man on a mission”. He lived his life by the motto: “Life isn’t fair, get on with it because no …

Toddler trapped by fingers

October 11, 2017 10:34AM

A PATUTAHI family had a distressing time last night when their two-year-old girl got three of her fingers caught in a stainless steel sink plug …

Tractor buff keeps history alive

October 11, 2017 9:42AM

TRACTOR enthusiast Andrew Teesdale will have a nearly-100-year-old “pride and joy” on display at the Poverty Bay A and P Spring Show this week. Mr …

Coastguard 'skeds' off air this summer

October 10, 2017 1:24PM

THE Coastguard organisation in Gisborne has discontinued its weekend radio check “sked” system this summer due to a lack of sufficient radio-trained volunteers, but stresses …

Success stories emerge from Gisborne family violence programme

September 26, 2017 11:11AM

A NEW iwi and police family violence programme is making progress after only months. Whangaia Nga Pa Harakeke was set up in response to this …

Camp Kaitawa to mark 50 years

September 24, 2017 8:01AM

THE popular long time outdoor education facility Camp Kaitawa will mark 50 years late next month and previous camp attendees have been invited to join …

SAVNZ night to celebrate staying alive

September 21, 2017 11:58AM

A SUICIDE awareness session aimed at “looking after the living” will be staged in Gisborne in late October and organiser Johnathan Pere says the central …

What fuel crisis?

September 19, 2017 11:43AM

THE fuel emergency disrupting airline travel in and out of Auckland has so far not appeared to have had much impact on domestic or international …

New Presbyterian minister for Gisborne

September 18, 2017 10:35AM

THE congregations of St Andrews, St Davids and Matawhero Presbyterian churches in Gisborne have welcomed a new minister into their ranks and for the three …

Shutting out shop thieves

September 7, 2017 10:01AM

A GISBORNE business has been forced to shut its doors on Saturdays to combat theft from the shop and because of security concerns for staff …

Work completed at fire tower

September 16, 2017 8:27AM

THE refurbishment of the training tower at the Gisborne Fire Station has been completed as part of a general upgrade of buildings and equipment at …

Lytton earn promotion for tournament A Grade

September 16, 2017 8:20AM

LYTTON Senior A achieved their major goal for the season by winning promotion to the A Grade for the 2018 Lower North Island secondary schools …

Legendary Spit to fly Gisborne sky

September 10, 2017 9:01AM

A SPITFIRE will split the sky over Gisborne in early November when the Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society(GAPS) stages its “First Light Wings and Wheels” show …

Going troppo for bananas in Gisborne

September 7, 2017 8:49AM

A MOVE has begun to develop a tropical fruits demonstration farm in the Gisborne district with the initial focus on the potential for commercial banana …

Big wet delays crops

September 4, 2017 11:35AM

PERSISTENT heavy rain over the weekend has stalled plans by farmers to get crops in early around the Gisborne district. Large volumes of water in …

Warning as Lepto cases rise

September 2, 2017 8:06AM

VETERINARIANS in the district have noted a rise in Leptospirosis cases this year and they urge farmers to ensure it has a place in their …

Waikohu victory ends season

September 1, 2017 10:46AM

A STELLAR season for Claydens Waikohu lost none of its lustre at the annual Kurangaituku Netball Tournament in Rotorua last weekend. Waikohu won the C …

Waipaoa cadets scheme secure for next decade

August 31, 2017 2:41PM

THE future of the farm cadet training scheme based on Waipaoa Station has been secured for the next decade and training trust chairman Ken Shaw …

Entries steady in some, slow in others for October spring Show

August 26, 2017 12:21PM

DOG trials, chopping and national dancing entries for the A and P Spring Show in October have been coming in steadily, but in the other …

Forestry urged to speak for safety

August 26, 2017 12:18PM

THE Forest Industry Safety Council has called on everyone in forestry to hold “Stand-up — Speak-up for Safety” meetings before work starts on Monday morning …

Horse owner angry at abuse of trust

August 26, 2017 12:13PM

AN angry horse owner is upset over the theft of her two horses from a paddock on the outskirts of town on Thursday night. Paige …

Ngatapa achieve their best placing in competition

August 26, 2017 12:02PM

NGATAPA beat Paikea 3-1 on the LJ Hooker turf at Harry Barker Reserve last night to claim third place in premier-grade women’s hockey. It is …

Fire drops debris and wakes family

August 26, 2017 11:46AM

RESIDENTS at a house in outer Kaiti had a fortunate escape and a rude awakening early this morning when a fire started in the ceiling …

Hockey turf wars 2017

August 25, 2017 10:15AM

IT’S grand finals day for Poverty Bay club hockey tomorrow and the premier men’s and women’s showdowns would have to be filed under “too close …

Fire veteran calls time on career

August 25, 2017 9:38AM

LONG-serving Gisborne firefighter Mike Milne is on his final duty shift tonight as he ends a distinguished 42-year career responding to fire, accidents and other …

Teenager injured in crash as avoided oncoming car

August 24, 2017 3:37PM

A TEENAGE girl was admitted to Gisborne Hospital last night after a four-wheel-drive utility vehicle she was in crashed on SH35 north of Tolaga Bay. …

Pioneer award to Gisborne grower

August 23, 2017 10:24AM

BOSTOCK NZ Ltd from Hastings took out the Pioneer Brand Seeds Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay regional cup and the national cup for grain maize production …

Wet winter delays planting

August 22, 2017 9:31AM

THE end of the winter and a break from persistent wet weather cannot come soon enough for growers trying to plant crops. Wet conditions have …

THC survive shootout

August 22, 2017 9:09AM

THC will play YMP A for the Poverty Bay premier men’s hockey title after a Mason O’Dwyer strike in the second round of a penalty …

For team, for whanau, for YMP

August 21, 2017 12:21PM

“YMP ... YMP ... YMP” echoed around the YMCA on Saturday afternoon as YMP (1) won the Pakn’Save premier grade grand final 50-45 over Whangara …

‘Just the workout they needed’

August 21, 2017 11:10AM

A WELL-taken Jake Holmes penalty five minutes from time gave Leaderbrand Poverty Bay a deserved 32-31 win against Hawke’s Bay Saracens at Rugby Park on …

So we meet again

August 18, 2017 2:03PM

WHANGARA Old Girls have given themselves every chance of retaining the premier grade netball title tomorrow in the YMCA but grand final opponents YMP (1) …

'Our season is on the line'

August 18, 2017 10:59AM

THE full list of finalists in the Poverty Bay club hockey premier and senior competitions will emerge from playoffs this weekend and most games promise …

Mr T doubles send A-Team into premier grand final

August 15, 2017 9:28AM

YMP A marched into the Poverty Bay premier men’s club hockey grand final with a 6-3 win over THC in their top-two playoff on Saturday. …

Waikohu-YMP game ‘too close to call’

August 15, 2017 10:53AM

“THERE can be only one” — Claydens Waikohu play YMP (1) at the YMCA tomorrow night to decide who will play Whangara Old Girls for …

Utting dogs first and third in trial

August 14, 2017 12:47PM

WAIMATA dog triallist Merv Utting produced a fine 98-point run with seven-year-old dog Prince to win the J and T Hickey Charity sheep dog title …

Bay end drought

August 14, 2017 11:07AM

POVERTY Bay broke a seven-year Jeremy David Memorial Trophy drought in style at Rugby Park on Saturday when they comprehensively defeated Wairarapa Bush 31-6 to …

Waikohu to face YMP for place in final

August 14, 2017 10:22AM

CLAYDENS Waikohu edged Horouta Gold by one goal in premier-grade playoffs netball at the YMCA on Saturday. Waikohu now play YMP (1) on Wednesday night to …

YMP win game but GMC top women’s table

August 12, 2017 11:19AM

GMC Green lost to YMP A last night but still finished on top of the table in Gisborne women’s hockey. YMP A won the exciting …

LOB A take time to get into stride

August 5, 2017 12:06PM

LYTTON Old Boys A started slowly but eventually got their game going and beat Gisborne Boys’ High School 5-0 in men’s hockey on the LJ …

Bay to face Weepu-boosted Bush in Memorial clash

August 11, 2017 1:00PM

Poverty Bay square off against a Piri Weepu-led Wairarapa Bush at Rugby Park tomorrow, with the Jeremy David Memorial trophy at stake — a trophy …

High School Old Girls-Lytton clash could go either way

August 11, 2017 12:54PM

PREMIER playoffs excitement will continue at the YMCA tomorrow as Claydens Waikohu fight it out with Horouta Gold in top-four Pak’nSave netball. In bottom-four competition, …

Lambing off to a good start

August 11, 2017 9:10AM

PERSISTENT wet weather in the past two months has brought a damp start to life for the early arrival lambs around the district but AgFirst …

Sudden-death time in playoffs

August 10, 2017 3:27PM

ONE team’s hockey season ends tonight as playoffs start for the senior men’s competition at Harry Barker Reserve. YMP B play Lytton Old Boys Masters …

Whangara into grand final

August 10, 2017 3:24PM

WHANGARA Old Girls turned the tables on YMP in the YMCA last night to book themselves a place in the premier grade grand final. The …

Driver survives river plunge

August 10, 2017 9:34AM

A GISBORNE man had what police described as a “remarkably lucky” escape from serious injury or worse yesterday when the four-wheel-drive vehicle he was driving …

More fires in Juken mill machine

August 9, 2017 9:47AM

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to the Juken New Zealand mill in Macdonald Road twice in the past  24 hours to help deal with fires in …

‘It’s semifinals netball and anyone’s game’

August 8, 2017 12:34PM

A place in the premier grade netball grand final is on the line at the YMCA tomorrow night and based on recent results, YMP (1) …

THC snap YMP’s winning streak

August 8, 2017 10:21AM

THC turned the tables on YMP A on Saturday, inflicting the season’s first loss on the form team of the men’s competition. THC deservedly won …

Suspicious behaviour ends in arrest

August 7, 2017 12:34PM

A CALL to police about suspicious noises outside a house in the Grant Road area last night led to the arrest of a man charged …

Charges laid relating to school break-ins

August 7, 2017 12:31PM

A GISBORNE man faces numerous burglary charges after an arrest in relation to the spate of break-ins that plagued St Mary’s primary school in Campion …

Lytton wake-up call for Waikohu

August 7, 2017 10:40AM

Waikohu set themselves up nicely for the Gisborne premier-grade netball playoffs with a solid win at the YMCA on Saturday, but not before Lytton Senior …

Orange harvest in catch-up mode

August 5, 2017 10:52AM