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Sunshine pleased by new storage rulings

June 23, 2017 10:31AM

A CHANGE in regulations around off-site storage has come as a relief to Gisborne’s craft beer company Sunshine Brewery. Before the change in regulations, only …

Urzila Carlson heading to Gisborne

June 22, 2017 4:00PM

SOME people are born comedians. Some have comedy thrust upon them. For South African Urzila Carlson, who performs in Gisborne next month, it was a …

Hot jazz on a winter’s day

June 22, 2017 3:52PM

Funk, blues, bebop, jazz waltzes and Latin jazz feature in a John Mackill Sextet charity fundraiser next month. All proceeds from the concert will go …

100 Day Project

June 22, 2017 3:24PM

EIGHT artists, 100 days. Each artist chooses one creative activity and repeats it with a fresh work every day. If the challenge sounds like something …

More than meets the eye on cafe walls

June 22, 2017 3:05PM

Derek Solomon at Muirs Bookshop Cafe A painting of a classic study of flower arrangement was very popular, says Derek Solomon whose fresh flower series …

Comedy with a cause for hospice fundraiser

June 22, 2017 9:48AM

EVERYONE at some stage in their lives is close to someone who lives with terminal illness, says Urzila Carlson. The South African-born comedienne takes the …

Tech tool to track taggers

June 20, 2017 9:28AM

DESPAIR at the amount of tagging he saw on the way to work each morning inspired former Wellington man Reweti Montgomery to design an app …

Metal in the industrial zone

June 15, 2017 3:52PM

THRASH metal act Harbinger will perform a Metallica tribute, Omen will advance progressive metal while The Vomitrons throw up punk rock at Gisborne’s mini-fest Trapped …

Flying Moas — the book, the curator, the artist

June 15, 2017 3:44PM

MORE than a catalogue but a work of art in its own right, the book that accompanies the Flying Moas retrospective chronicles the Gisborne artists’ …

Bloomsday — from Dublin to Gisborne

June 15, 2017 3:30PM

SET in a single day in 1904, Irish writer James Joyce’s monumental masterpiece Ulysses is the story of melancholic Dublin Jew, Leopold Bloom. Since the …

Guerrilla radio

June 15, 2017 3:06PM

Radio Radio 107 FM The Fish and Chip Papers was the name of Radio Radio founder Simon Stewart’s Sunday programme at Rev Radio in the …

Raising the roof at Tolaga

June 8, 2017 3:36PM

FULL noise pieces such as the Pirates of the Caribbean suite, the Harry Potter suite and Gershwin’s 1928 work, An American in Paris, will rock …

The Scottish play is cast at Unity Theatre

June 8, 2017 3:27PM

ACTORS for Unity Theatre’s stripped down production of Shakepeare’s popular tragedy Macbeth have been cast, and a strong esprit de corps is clear in the …

Gisborne change-makers win film award

June 8, 2017 3:21PM

"THIS day will be remembered as a sad and sickening day for New Zealand,” declared politician John Banks when the Homosexual Law Reform Bill was …

Project Ataahua

June 8, 2017 2:58PM

ATAAHUA means beautiful, handsome, pleasant, pretty, good-looking and that is the light behind Project Ataahua, a public artwork scheme initiated by five Year 12 Gisborne …

Gisborne Choral Society take on The Creation

June 1, 2017 1:00PM

MONUMENTAL 18th century composition, The Creation, is of such biblical proportions the Gisborne Choral Society has tackled it only four times in the past 50 …

‘An element of fortuitousness’

June 1, 2017 12:48PM

EAST Coast Stories is the name and theme of a Napier exhibition of eight Gisborne printmakers’ work. Each artist will exhibit three framed works for …

Magnificent Seven ride again

June 1, 2017 10:57AM

TWO pianos, including a new Toyo, harpsichord, keyboards and pipe organ will sing in the hands of the Magnificent Seven’s annual Queen’s Birthday Piano Extravaganza …

Birthday bash at Smash

June 1, 2017 10:49AM

THE creepy, eerie style of such Tim Burton movies as Corpse Bride was inspiration for bass guitarist Gana Goldsmith’s dress-up theme for a multiple-band birthday …

From Mozart to Manilow

June 1, 2017 10:42AM

FROM Mozart to Coldplay, selections for the East Coast heats of New Zealand’s longest running youth music competition are nothing if not eclectic. This year, …

Alien Weaponry thrashes its way to Gisborne

May 25, 2017 9:06AM

THEY weigh in at an average age of 15 years old but the teenage thrash metal band Alien Weaponry have opened for hard rock Kiwi …

Grant boosts waka project

May 30, 2017 10:32AM

INSPIRED by Tairawhiti Voyaging Trust’s vision to acquire a waka hourua (twin-hulled voyaging canoe) for this region, two California-based fund directors have boosted the project …

Dominican women's culture explored in new book

May 30, 2017 10:08AM

THE cloistered lives of women who followed their faith in medieval conditions opened a window on to a unique culture when Gisborne woman Susannah Grant …

Learning from shared approach to Cook's 250th

May 27, 2017 8:55AM

A PROPOSED exhibition in 2020 at the National Museum of Australia to mark the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s arrival in Australia, brought the museum’s …

The circle of life

May 25, 2017 10:57AM

THE ancient, archetypal and futuristic interweave in a project three New Zealand artists will take to the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Colombia next …

Bringing her grandfather's song home

May 25, 2017 9:29AM

MOHAKA, a song written by Wellington-based singer Toni Huata’s Wairoa-born grandfather, and made into a music video performed by Huata, opens the Wairoa Maori Film …

Harvesting words to create collective poetry

May 25, 2017 9:23AM

A CACHE of poetry created by users of the Lowe Street Community Centre is now a nucleus for a collective poetry project. Called “more than …

Gisborne home in new category for House of the Year competition

May 22, 2017 11:42AM

A GISBORNE residence will be among 370 homes around New Zealand that judges will visit for the Registered Master Builders House of the Year competition. …

Gisborne and East Coast music showcased on YouTube

May 18, 2017 2:37PM

NINE acts and nine original songs performed by Gisborne and East Coast musicians were unleashed on Youtube and Facebook this morning. The brainchild of Smash …

Break out the disco gear for Fever 40th

May 18, 2017 2:26PM

LIKE a mirrorball, 1977 disco classic Saturday Night Fever showcases the era’s symphony-orchestrated melodies, haute couture styles and smooth moves, and now the experience can …

Oldest US college band to bring sound to Gisborne

May 18, 2017 2:14PM

IN THE same year Edgar Allan Poe published The Raven, David Thoreau embarked on his simple-living experiment and the Great Fire of Pittsburgh destroyed much …

Flying Moas redux

May 18, 2017 2:10PM

ARTEFACTS from the age of the Flying Moas will fly again next month when a retrospective exhibition of works from the 1986-1995 Gisborne arts collective …

Stories inspire new ways of looking at personal issues

May 18, 2017 2:04PM

MAORI creation stories and art combine in a new mental health initiative called Mahi-a-Atua. Mahi-a-Atua is based on the concept that identities from the pantheon …

Manuka honey testing failing some product

May 17, 2017 9:08AM

A SCIENTIFIC definition for manuka honey to set an industry standard and assure markets of product authenticity has raised significant concerns, said Ngati Porou Miere …

April Fool’s ‘hiccup’ falls flat for brand marketing

May 16, 2017 1:05PM

A promotion by Harvest Cidery’s distributor for the Scrumpy brand has led to a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). Winemaking and brand marketing …

Gisborne petrol prices 17c lower than national average

May 13, 2017 10:58AM

When petrol prices began to plummet late in 2014, a litre of 91 averaged $1.72 across Gisborne pumps by January 2015. Two years later, the …

Scientific standard for manuka honey scrutinised at meeting

May 12, 2017 12:49PM

Kanuka honey could be mixed with manuka honey to meet the Ministry of Primary Industries’ definition for authentic manuka honey — that was a concern …

Garden brightness a hallmark for painter

May 11, 2017 2:42PM

The blaze of garden colours that brings to mind works by New Zealand printmaker Pat Hanly and post-impressionist painter Henri Rousseau spring out of Jess …

Rocking to the gods of grunge

May 11, 2017 2:02PM

Dust off your flannel shirts and combat boots, the 1990s Seattle sound is on its way to Gisborne. Napier-based tribute band Temple of the Grunge …

Stage set for Moscow Ballet

May 6, 2017 9:13AM

FITTING a moonlit lake and a palace ballroom into a theatre could be a daunting prospect but the Moscow Ballet company will manage that in …

HE MANUTUKUTUKU AHAU!

May 11, 2017 1:42PM

A photographic cut-out of a kite in the form of a winged man hangs above the entrance to the Ko Rongowhakaata exhibition at Tairawhiti Museum. …

Intimate play fills theatre with wit

May 11, 2017 11:43AM

A BRIGHT, bold set design in tropical pastels plays against the undercurrent of death, loss and tragedy in Justin Lewis and Jacob Rajan’s multi-layered play …

After 33 years, no more Nomac

May 9, 2017 11:00AM

THE phrase “a stitch in time” is a good fit for Gisborne’s Nomac upholstery business co-owners Lance Norman and Ritchie MacGregor. After 33 years with …

Gisborne singer Las Vegas-bound

April 27, 2017 10:39AM

A NEW Zealand a cappella group that features Gisborne teacher Toni Griffin is bound for Las Vegas on the strength of L’Attitude Quartet’s win at …

Text and technology in Chorus cabinet art

May 4, 2017 10:18AM

EAST Coast sky and the sea feature in three out of four completed designs by local artists for Chorus cabinets. The odd one out is …

A journey of rediscovery

May 4, 2017 10:07AM

A MANUSCRIPT found in the pocket of a family heirloom not only took musician Seth Haapu to the East Coast settlement of Whangara, it helped …

Head Like a Hole coming to Gisborne

April 27, 2017 10:28AM

WHAT hasn’t killed hard-out rock act Head Like a Hole has made them stronger, says lead singer Booga Beazley. The band has been through a …

A hit, a palpable hit

April 27, 2017 10:21AM

SEVERAL characters are fatally poisoned during a sword fight in the last act of Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet. The play centres on a young prince who …

'Acoustic swing' with American roots

April 27, 2017 10:01AM

AMERICAN roots music drives the Frank Burkitt Band’s “acoustic swing”. But the string band’s founder found that sound in his homeland of Scotland. When Burkitt …

Photographer to the stars, and The Search

April 27, 2017 9:52AM

HE has shot pop punk group Green Day live in concert and now Gisborne-based rock photographer Jason Hailes is official photographer for local band The …

Flat whites at the War Memorial

April 27, 2017 9:51AM

TWO young “virtuoso” actors, who play between them five Italian waiters, a car hire agent, a countess and hotel receptionist among other roles, join the …

Cadet forces, veterans celebrated

April 26, 2017 12:14PM

THE number of Tairawhiti Vietnam Veterans Association members who attend the pre-Anzac Day ceremony at Te Wiremu House is declining, said Padre Wally Te Ua …

A production blessed with talent, and good fun

April 20, 2017 10:55AM

GOOD fun, strung with irony and a healthy wallop of absurdity runs through Musical Theatre Gisborne’s war-time music hall-based production Bless ‘em All. And the …

The Pickle King at the War Memorial Theatre

April 20, 2017 10:21AM

THE world’s worst industrial disaster provided a starting point for New Zealand theatre company Indian Ink’s multi-award winning show The Pickle King. “The 1984 Bhopal …

Daryl File gets in the Flow

April 20, 2017 9:07AM

BEING taken to court as an art student was an inspirational learning experience for Gisborne artist Daryl File, who is about to exhibit an eclectic …

Green light for Green Day tribute

April 20, 2017 8:57AM

AS A pint-sized rocker, Kyle Hannah featured on American pop punk band Green Day’s website. Now a teenage drummer with The Search, Kyle and his …

Authenticity aim of scientific manuka markers

April 19, 2017 2:08PM

THE recently released scientific definition that will authenticate manuka honey is good news but it is still a work in progress, says Apiculture New Zealand …

Taking art to the street

April 13, 2017 10:01AM

AN imperious kereru perched against a celestial backdrop is at the heart of a new mural created by Toihoukura school of Maori art and design …

Native birds call to photographer and artist at Verve

April 13, 2017 9:41AM

Neil Foster: photographer  Neil Foster, bird photographer and conservationist whose pictures are on show at Verve Cafe, is as elusive as the rare spotless crake he …

Looking for a home for Captain Cook statue

April 13, 2017 9:20AM

HUNDREDS of people have said Gisborne needs a 2019 celebration and to that end Feilding sculptor Robin Coleman has created a life-size Lieutenant James Cook. …

Put that bleedin' light aht!

April 13, 2017 9:11AM

THE footlights! The Victorian proscenium arch! The big microphones! Musical Theatre Gisborne have set the stage for wartime hits and skits in Bless ‘em All. …

A Time Like This a production not to be missed

April 8, 2017 12:09PM

THE writing in Jackie Davis’s play A Time Like This, which opened to a full house last night at Unity Theatre, is enviably good and …

Gold medal first for Gisborne cidery

April 6, 2017 9:27AM

BRAEBURN and Granny Smith apple-fuelled Scrumpy has for the first time won Gisborne’s Harvest Cidery a gold medal in the New World Beer and Cider …

'My guitar is coming home'

April 8, 2017 11:29AM

AT ABOUT the same time Gisborne musician Moses Hiakita bought a replacement bass guitar with supporters’ donations, police recovered his stolen guitar and a man …

Paradox street to Palmerston Road

April 8, 2017 10:44AM

FRESH from Paradox street art festival in Tauranga, husband and wife team Charles and Janine Williams visited Gisborne this week as guests of Toihoukura school …

Globe Theatre incentive for our young thespians

April 7, 2017 12:12PM

GISBORNE'S four secondary schools have entered the annual regional Shakespeare festival, which will be staged at the War Memorial Theatre on Wednesday. An opportunity to …

From small acorns art will grow

April 6, 2017 9:24AM

A BOOK about the beginnings of Impressionism in Paris inspired Campion art teacher Jacqui Kay to transform a space in what used to be a …

Exploring all sides of Shakespeare

April 6, 2017 9:10AM

AT least two characters in Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet go mad. One of them is Hamlet’s girlfriend Ophelia and it is her fragmented song about death …

Dynamic masterclasses for musicians

April 6, 2017 9:01AM

A “dynamic brand of teaching” sure to broaden vocal and piano students’ musical horizon will be available this weekend when Hamilton-based performers and educators Jayne …

War Memorial Theatre shortlisted for architectural award

April 5, 2017 9:27AM

A NATIONAL architecture award could be on the horizon for Gisborne’s War Memorial Theatre. Shortlisted as a contender in the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ …

'We need more trees'

April 1, 2017 11:43AM

AGRICULTURE needs to reduce its stock numbers and increase its forest cover, New Zealand Forest Owners’ Association president Peter Clark said last night at a …

Rail trail gets the nod

March 31, 2017 12:14PM

A LESSON in persistence is how Gisborne Railbike Adventures founder Geoff Main describes his success in winning a tender under KiwiRail to operate a rail-based …

Nominations invited for volunteer awards

March 30, 2017 12:57PM

NOMINATIONS are now open for the 2017 Gisborne Volunteer Centre Youth Volunteer Awards. They give the community the opportunity to recognise and thank youth for …

Telling the ‘unheard’ story of Te Kooti and his religion

March 30, 2017 12:42PM

NEW Zealand history had been sidelined by a Eurocentric view and it was time for the country’s unheard stories to be told, educator, pioneer Maori …

Tree, weed and road concerns aired

March 30, 2017 12:34PM

ISSUES around falling roadside trees, roadside weeds, potholes and dangerous turn-offs were among residents’ concerns aired at a community meeting with Gisborne District Council representatives …

Speed, noisy traffic issues in Tolaga Bay

March 30, 2017 12:15PM

SPEEDING vehicles and people being woken at all hours by traffic crossing the Tolaga Bay bridge were the key issues at a community meeting with …

Te Kooti: artist, prophet, military leader, shape-shifter

March 30, 2017 11:48AM

Nick Tupara Enigmatic symbols sewn into flags created under 19th century Ringatu Church founder Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki Te Kooti were discussed by Tupara …

Photographic show to build awareness of autism

March 30, 2017 9:53AM

MR BABY Bird, Mrs Baby Bird and Baby Bird star in one of the pictures shot by photographer Shaan Te Kani to present a window …

Musical Theatre Gisborne goes wartime

March 30, 2017 9:45AM

WARTIME tunes, melodrama and comic skits with the music hall tradition in mind are part of a show planned for a Musical Theatre Gisborne show …

Bring back the bass for Moses

March 30, 2017 9:38AM

WHEN thieves broke into wheelchair-bound musician Moses Hiakita’s apartment and stole his distinctive, ice-blue, sub-bass guitar, Hiakita felt the loss keenly. Detective Brent Griffiths, of …

Training for teamwork at Gisborne Hospital

March 28, 2017 10:01AM

GAS explosion dismemberment and a stab in the chest feature among scenarios that are part of a hi-tech patient simulator that will be used as …

Te Kooti and his faith in art

March 23, 2017 3:37PM

ALIGNED with a symposium about Ringatu religion founder Te Kooti’s influence on Maori visual art is Haahi, an exhibition at Tupara Gallery of work by …

R and V Festival partner talks

March 20, 2017 12:07PM

RHYTHM and Vines management is in discussion about a potential partnership with a live events company, but Gisborne’s party people and retailers can be assured …

Farewell to a friend

March 18, 2017 11:20AM

THE flat-hatted figure of Footrot Flats character, Wal accompanied by Dog, as the duo disappear over the brow of a hill was a fitting image …

Bras and tutus join in Cancer Society fundraiser

March 17, 2017 11:25AM

TIE-dyed pink T-shirts and tutus were required wear for two David Moore Pharmacy teams, but their scavenger hunt was only a warm-up for other Cancer …

The cartoonist's tale

March 16, 2017 3:37PM

FOOTROT Flats is the late Murray Ball’s most popular and most well-known series but the Gisborne cartoonist’s signature style evolved through many characters. Much of …

Guitar theft a blow for street musician

March 14, 2017 11:04AM

A MUCH-loved bass guitar was among items stolen from Gisborne man Moses Hiakita’s Lowe Street apartment on Saturday morning. Wheelchair-bound Mr Hiakita was barely 100 …

Murray Ball, cartoonist and shining star, dies at 78

March 13, 2017 12:04PM

NEW Zealand has lost its most loved cartoonist, Gisborne’s Murray Ball. Best known for the memorable characters in his cartoon strip Footrot Flats, the widely-respected …

The King ain't dead

March 11, 2017 8:28AM

INTERNET sensation Liam Ngatuere of Gisborne was joined by TV personality Te Hamua Shane Nikora yesterday to perform as Elvis Presley impersonators for a TV …

Helping restore the past for the future

March 10, 2017 11:01AM

TREASURE fills the East Coast Museum of Technology, said museum volunteer Clive Masemann, and on Saturday the museum will hold an open day so people …

Ocean energy at Mahia

March 9, 2017 3:21PM

A VIRTUAL reality experiment that connects users to the spiritual power of the ocean through breath is one of several projects taken to a 10-day …

NZSO-MMQ happy collaboration

March 9, 2017 2:57PM

ALWAYS keen to try something a bit different, the New Zealand Orchestra was happy to work with the Modern Maori Quartet, says NZSO associate conductor …

Civil defence also common sense

March 9, 2017 12:17PM

NO MAGIC army exists to attend to people’s needs in the event of a civil defence emergency, was one of the messages at a public …

Comedy not so far from politics

March 9, 2017 10:19AM

ACCOUNTANCY and political science studies at Victoria University inadvertently launched Guy Williams into comedy. The Jono and Ben co-star, 7 Days guest panellist and former …

Irony or full circle?

March 9, 2017 10:14AM

A 32-minute panoramic, dialogue-free digital tapestry made up of tableaux from 18th century Tahiti during explorer Captain James Cook’s scientific expedition has been accepted for …

Memorial chess event a hit

March 6, 2017 2:40PM

A RUSSIAN chess ace was among competitors who came from as far as Waiheke Island to compete in the Tairawhiti Rapid Chess Tournament in Gisborne …

Leave the library trees

March 4, 2017 9:06AM

The only park in the CBD will disappear, along with its trees, when extensions to the HB Williams Memorial Public Library are made and at …

Haunui waka shows local sailors the ropes

March 3, 2017 11:29AM

OCEAN and land-based activities for Gisborne youth kept waka hourua Haunui’s crew busy during the twin-hulled voyaging canoe’s stopover in Gisborne. Captain John-Reid Willison, his …

Dramatic entrance at Girls' High

March 3, 2017 10:50AM

HAVING trained in performing arts and music at teachers training college, when a job came up for drama and dance Gisborne Girls’ High School teacher …

G’zukers Good Time Band makes debut at Matawhero Wines

March 2, 2017 3:12PM

WITH a repertoire that ranges from the 1920s through to artists such as Morecambe and Wise, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, as well as a healthy …

Enjoying a ‘bit of an adventure’

March 2, 2017 2:58PM

POWERED by a Rodgers voice engine, the Roland C330 digital organ can “growl, sing, tinkle, purr and blast in a way unmatched by any other …

Finding new ways of working together

March 2, 2017 2:40PM

INDIGENOUS choreography in which touring company I Moving Lab explores themes of “connective membranes” in a series of vignettes created in Chicago, New York, Guahan …

Nuking Gisborne

February 23, 2017 12:24PM

Born in the back seat of a half-submerged Vauxhall Viva and raised by possums (reportedly) in the Port Hills of Christchurch, musician David “Snapper” Thiele …

Bit of everything at wool muster

February 25, 2017 9:16AM

Spinners, weavers, felters, knitters and a quilter — the black sheep of the Poverty Bay Woolcrafters 2017 muster — met in Gisborne this week for …

Sculptor grabs last-minute offer

February 23, 2017 2:50PM

Ten months was how long Gisborne’s Infinite Sun sculptor Paul Riding was told he would have to wait for a solo show at Waikato Museum’s …

It’s the missing link . . .

February 23, 2017 2:45PM

Only the 2004 edition of Makorori First Light Longboard Surfing Classic (MFLSC) T-shirts was missing from organiser David Timbs’ collection — and from the Guide’s …

Woolshed recital a first

February 23, 2017 12:44PM

He spent 14 years spearheading Auckland Town Hall’s pipe organ-rebuild project and now Dr John Wells is about to fulfil his long-held dream of presenting …

Science as theatre, and knife-throwing

February 23, 2017 12:36PM

People might be torn between the two top acts from two very different codes on the same night next week — which is possibly closer …

Schools orchestrating the moves

February 16, 2017 2:35PM

A consignment of scores of Michael Jackson’s music is on its way from the US to Gisborne for a newly-formed combined school orchestra. Made up …

The mortal veil, at Lysnar House

February 16, 2017 2:46PM

A moustached nude male poses with a bowl of marbles in his lap for a life drawing class in a Hale and Pace comedy skit. …

Maori TV brothers teach taiaha

February 20, 2017 12:00PM

PRESENTERS from Maori TV series Ahorangi — the Next Generation introduced the martial art mau rakau (to bear a weapon) to students at a Gisborne …

Have guitar, will travel for a decent summer

February 17, 2017 11:09AM

FED up with Auckland rain, a troubadour musician known as the Singing Cowboy plans to ride back to Gisborne — not on horseback but by …

To the lighthouse

February 16, 2017 2:51PM

Sculptor Michael Parekowhai’s $1.5 million art piece that resembles a state house on Auckland’s Queens Wharf was unveiled at a public opening on Saturday. Called …

Roots reggae from Hawke’s Bay

February 16, 2017 2:40PM

A green lion with red mane, yellow crown and ferocious yellow eyes features in roots reggae band The Rude Boyz logo. Designed by drummer Patrick …

Attitude of grace

February 9, 2017 3:15PM

A rear-facing surfer poised on one foot at the nose of his longboard features in the cartoon-style graphic on this year’s Makorori First Light Longboard …

Shot Bro play ‘funny, dark and real'

February 9, 2017 3:58PM

In a bid to commit suicide, actor Rob Mokaraka armed himself with a meat cleaver and confronted armed police and was shot. That was seven …

Blanket bombing

February 16, 2017 2:27PM

The war room’s table-top battleground comes to mind in Conor Jeory’s Beds and Lying in Them show at Verve cafe. In World War 2 movies, …

Internet killed the DVD star

February 15, 2017 9:13AM

There is no future in the DVD industry, says Lo’ren Pen, one of two Gisborne DVD rental store owners about to close their doors. Gisborne’s …

Three rescued at city beach

February 13, 2017 12:33PM

GUSTY north-westerly winds and a rip resulted in the rescue of three swimmers in two separate incidents at Midway Beach yesterday. At 3.30pm, a 12-year-old …

Using old patterns in his own way

February 9, 2017 3:33PM

Works by former Gisborne artist Maia Gibbs feature alongside paintings in his father Steve Gibbs’ A-hoe! exhibition at Tairawhiti Museum. A-hoe! is based on drawings …

Black Slate films music video in Gisborne

February 2, 2017 10:07AM

THE beach at Roberts Road and a posse of Campion schoolgirls will feature in UK reggae band Black Slate’s international Peaceful Demonstration music video. The …

Holiday brains lead to lost keys and lock-outs

February 2, 2017 10:13AM

WHEN summer arrives, “holiday brain” comes with it and thousands of New Zealanders manage to lock themselves out of the car, AA road service national …

Pacific flavours and old-school sounds at fifth East Coast Vibes

January 31, 2017 10:49AM

ROOTS reggae with Pacific, international and old school flavours helped East Coast Vibes celebrate its fifth anniversary with a happy crowd of about 800 at …

Back to school costs bite

January 28, 2017 8:39AM

FAMILIES recovering from the expense of Christmas now face the cost of the new school year. In research done by one big box retailer, 45 …

Caught in the dumping act

January 24, 2017 12:52PM

FOOTAGE posted on Facebook of men illegally dumping a trailer-load of rubbish on the side of Centennial Marine Drive on Saturday morning has been viewed …

Makaraka School aims for healthy bodies and minds

January 25, 2017 11:17AM

A MULTIPLE-challenge cycle trail is what Makaraka School students will first encounter when they return for term one, but the facility is not just a …

Jedi’s chess legacy will live on

January 23, 2017 11:56AM

ONE of the last torch-bearers of Gisborne chess master Genesis Potini’s method of chess teaching has passed away. Ngati Porou chess champion Shane ‘Jedi’ Fitzgerald …

Bittersweet yield

January 20, 2017 11:13AM

Poor manuka nectar flow this season is expected to result in a 70 to 80 percent drop in manuka honey production — not just in …

Calling all West Siders for pre-audition

January 19, 2017 3:31PM

Inspired by Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein’s popular musical West Side Story will be Musical Theatre Gisborne’s …

Holy Trinity Church pipe organ concert

January 19, 2017 3:19PM

The Holy Trinity Church’s “characterful ranks” of pipes allows a musical picture to be painted with brilliant and subtle colours, says organist Anthony Tattersall. Accompanied …

US radio show to hear Gisborne stories

January 13, 2017 10:50AM

A VISIT to Gisborne for a yoga workshop inspired American adventure radio show host Mandela van Eeden to interview local identities. Their stories will be …

‘Homely feel’ to organ concert

January 19, 2017 9:07AM

The German-built, World War 2 memorial organ in Gisborne’s Holy Trinity Church will come alive this month in the hands of organist Anthony Tattersall. The …

Wind causes problems in the surf

January 18, 2017 8:47AM

Unable to reach shore on his paddleboard due to strong offshore winds at Waikanae Beach on Sunday, a boy got off but became distressed and …

Brooke happy with NCEA results

January 17, 2017 11:30AM

AMONG the 150,000 secondary school students around the country to log in to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website this morning and check their NCEA …

Singing of Shaky Places

January 12, 2017 4:13PM

A very New Zealand work created for Wellington’s Capital Choir will make up part of the Gisborne Choral Society’s first production for 2017. Shaky Places …

100 years since Battle of Rafa

January 9, 2017 12:33PM

TODAY marks the 100th anniversary of the World War 1 Battle of Rafa in which Matawhero man Clarrie Cook was killed. The 22-year-old was among …

Prevention better than cure for lifesavers

January 9, 2017 11:59AM

PREVENTATIVE action by regional lifeguards on Gisborne and East Coast beaches has resulted in fewer rescues so far this season, head lifeguard Steffan John said. …

Three wise men

December 25, 2016 9:01AM

Gary File This year marks the 400th anniversary of playwright William Shakespeare’s death, so is a fitting time to retire, says Gisborne Girls’ High School …

'Old-school holiday' in family Kombi

January 7, 2017 10:12AM

THE Volkswagen Kombi van with a pop-up roof that 33 years ago brought the Morrell family of Wellington to Gisborne has now brought the grown-up …

Drama in Waikanae surf

January 6, 2017 11:32AM

SWIMMERS and a surfer rescued six children in two separate incidents at almost the same time at Waikanae Beach on Wednesday. Three teenagers rescued five …

Nude in China

January 1, 2017 9:01AM

A CONTAINER-load of fully-assembled Nude skateboards is expected to arrive early in the new year but in the meantime, Nude founder, Gisborne entrepreneur Drew Hill …

On show around the cafes

January 5, 2017 4:12PM

Gene Paul Walker at Flagship Studio detritus, charcoal marks and even the odd drop of red wine feature in Gene Paul Walker’s large acrylic on …

Young musicians and their dreams

January 5, 2017 4:04PM

Having studied music at school under Gavin Maclean and Gisborne Girls’ High music teacher Jane Egan, school-leavers Cheyney Biddlecombe and Elle Williams are about to …

Lighting up the night sky

January 2, 2017 12:19PM

AROUND 250 kilograms of fireworks tore into the night sky on the eve of January 1, marking the 15th year Gisborne business Walter Findlay Ltd …

Tolaga Bay Inn to serve as info and training hub

December 29, 2016 12:10PM

A UNIQUE concept to restore and preserve the Tolaga Bay Inn “by enhancing economic, cultural and social development” in the East Coast town’s community was …

The band plays on

December 29, 2016 11:56AM

SURVIVORS from the Christmas Eve bus crash that killed two members of a Tongan brass band, performed last night at Gisborne’s House of Breakthrough Church, …

A-hoe! major exhibition at Tairawhiti Museum

December 29, 2016 11:40AM

DRAWINGS of patterned waka hoe (canoe paddles) traded offshore from Whareongaonga in 1769, and later distributed among European museums, will be part of Gisborne artist …

Cone head a nod to Banksy

December 29, 2016 9:17AM

HAS notorious British street artist Banksy hit Gisborne? Stencil work in the style of the talented vandal recently appeared in Tauranga, sparking speculation about a …

Barrelling run a victory for Kristen by a nose

December 28, 2016 10:55AM

THE “bucking bulls” event was the highlight of the Gisborne rodeo yesterday but for speed, agility and a whole-arena event, the cowgirls’ barrel race was …

It’s Christmas in Maki Street

December 23, 2016 10:37AM

CHRISTMAS explodes in the Chisholm household, says Marita Chisholm. By day, the deflated red and white Santas on the front lawn, the Caesar's Palace-like light …

From 'Coastie kid' to bishop

December 23, 2016 10:34AM

A SUCCESSOR to Archbishop Brown Turei has been announced as the future bishop of Te Tairawhiti. When Bishop Brown Turei retires in March, Reverend Don …

'Re-appropriation' at PaulNache

December 22, 2016 9:09AM

THE year is drawing to a close but works by Tongan artist Uili Lousi and Gisborne artist Tawhai Rickard will remain on show a little …

Residents fear river of mud

December 19, 2016 11:04AM

THE RIVER of mud that flowed through several Kingsley Street properties five years ago could be repeated if development continues on the hillside above homes …

Anti-violence speaker says you can change

December 16, 2016 12:07PM

ANTI-family violence “It’s Not OK” campaign champion Jeremy Eparaima was guest speaker at a hui, A Call to Action, at Whakato Marae, Manutuke, at the …

Potato harvest rewrites record books

December 16, 2016 9:45AM

SHEEP poo at the bottom of the pail was the secret ingredient that brought home the prize for the heaviest potato harvest in the Spud …

Rapid response by volunteers

December 14, 2016 10:40AM

THE former army hall carpark across the road from the council buildings site provided a central location for a rapid relief team during Gisborne’s two-day …

A morning at the museum

December 11, 2016 9:01AM

THERE IS magic in the newly fitted-out Wairoa Museum. The exterior has been freshened up with a new colour scheme and the museum footprint enlarged …

The oi and the koura

December 10, 2016 9:10AM

SHOPPERS were surprised yesterday to see an oi (muttonbird) and koura (crayfish) enjoying a glass of fresh water at a cafe, cutting hair at a …

Young ones handling the challenge

December 8, 2016 3:20PM

Three young soloists in the Gisborne Choral Society and Gisborne Civic Orchestra’s upcoming performance of Baroque composer George Handel’s oratorio, the Messiah, talk to Mark …

When students become teachers

December 3, 2016 8:23AM

CONSTRUCTION, coding and game design feature among workshops in Cobham School’s innovative two-week “invisible school” programme. “This is the fortnight when students become teachers and …

Aspiring lawyer gets helping hand from First Foundation

December 5, 2016 12:41PM

AN educational trust has made it possible for a Gisborne Boys’ High School student to enrol in law at Waikato University. Under First Foundation, the …

Guide dog Billie more than just a friend

December 5, 2016 10:28AM

WITH her friendly manner, Billie the guide dog attracts a lot of attention from children in owner Jason Davy’s Mangapapa neighbourhood. But it is important …

The way of the harmonious spirit

December 4, 2016 9:01AM

WHEN a mate told a 20-something-year-old Alan Wade he was wasting his time at the pub and that he should try aikido, Alan’s first thought …

Journey through a home appliance medina

December 4, 2016 9:01AM

THE laptop was at a special price at a big box retailer. A man of slight build in a smart black suit, black shirt and …

Travelling the world through music

December 1, 2016 10:52AM

MUSIC took viola player Uilleac Whelan from London to Sydney and then to Gisborne for the International Music Competition at the War Memorial Theatre where …

All welcome to 'neighbourly' event

December 1, 2016 9:08AM

A CHAT about how people from suburbs like Kaiti, Elgin and Whataupoko rarely get an opportunity to meet and mix inspired Gisborne woman Lois Wimutu …

Establishing a 'learning village' at Cobham

November 28, 2016 11:09AM

A CULTURALLY responsive curriculum and improved governance have helped accelerate Cobham School students’ achievement, said the school’s most recent Education Review Office (ERO) report. Since …

Twenty years on the trolleys for Pak’nSave’s ‘face of the store’

November 26, 2016 9:25AM

THE longest-serving trolley operator at Gisborne’s Pak’nSave supermarket was acknowledged for his 20 years of service this week. For his two-decade dedication to the business …

Four woodwinds at lunchtime

November 24, 2016 2:37PM

The audience’s hair was blown back by flute player Matthew Lee’s performance of a jazz piece called Zoom Tube at a lunchtime concert last year. …

Advent Sunday ‘a peaceful hour’

November 23, 2016 12:02PM

AN ethereal work by an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music will set the tone for a special event this month in the lead-up to …

Observing regions’ own ‘battle days’ part of NZ Wars commemorations

November 23, 2016 9:54AM

THE New Zealand Wars commemoration date has been settled on as October 28. Although no particular battle is observed on the day, regions such as …

Looking at manuka and more

November 19, 2016 10:02AM

THE East Coast is at the epicentre of the burgeoning manuka honey industry in New Zealand. A two-day conference in Ruatoria and Te Araroa this …

Toihoukura students rise up

November 17, 2016 10:31AM

Exploration, experimentation and eclecticism are central to works by several third year Toihoukura School of Maori Visual Arts students, whose group show Puea (Rise Up) …

Conference a real buzz

November 15, 2016 11:15AM

The excitement as scientists, academics and beekeepers cross-pollinated knowledge, and some educated guesses, at the Manuka and More conference held on the East Coast this …

Panto-monium set to break out

November 15, 2016 12:01PM

The cross-dressing. The colourful costumes. The barely-controlled chaos. This is all part of the pantomime tradition and one of the most colourful and chaotic of …

Gisborne art collector shaken by earthquake

November 15, 2016 11:34AM

“A bit of excitement” is how Gisborne art collector and philanthropist Jack Richards describes his terrifying experience of the magnitude 7.5 earthquake in Wellington on …

Campion buildings demolished

November 14, 2016 12:57PM

Although he grew up with the now-demolished two-storey blocks of classrooms, Campion College principal Paul McGuinness is excited about the future that the replacement design …

Rest home marks Armistice Day

November 12, 2016 11:26AM

Some residents dozed, others sang along with a recording of gospel song Amazing Grace that opened Armistice Day commemorations at Te Wiremu House rest home …

Duxes set out on their career path

November 11, 2016 11:27AM

Medicine, science and law are the career pathways three of four Gisborne secondary school duxes plan to pursue next year. Campion College student Mary Spring …

Welcome to My World

November 3, 2016 9:02AM

For his illustration of the East Coast region in Rangitukia kuia Keri Kaa’s award-winning book, Taka Ki Ro Wai, graphic artist Martin D Page paid …

Manuka — and more

November 3, 2016 12:24PM

The first of four workshops aimed at building capacity for Maori to participate in science was held yesterday at Ruatoria’s Uepohatu Marae. The aim of …

Nippers open day at three beaches

November 2, 2016 11:50AM

WE are surrounded by water in Gisborne and East Coast so learning the basics of surf lifesaving, sun safety and surf conditions is essential, says …

Shannon takes Wintec awards

November 1, 2016 11:58AM

FROM more than 350 nominations from the Waikato region’s six Wintec tertiary education institutes, former Gisborne man and chef Shannon Katipa scooped two top places …

Tricked a treat for Gisborne kids

November 1, 2016 10:46AM

A NURSE in a bloodied apron and with a bag of fingers in hand led children through a haunted house in Gisborne yesterday. The horror …

Once was scrub

October 30, 2016 9:01AM

IT USED to be scrub, and it still makes top-notch firewood, but manuka has such a golden future, scientists and bee experts from around the …

From shorts and shirts to art

October 27, 2016 2:19PM

An empty menswear store opposite Wairoa’s landmark lighthouse was reopened last Thursday after its conversion into the long awaited Long River Gallery. The new gallery …

New programmes at EIT

October 27, 2016 11:06AM

EIT IS now offering 14 new Level 2 to Level 5 programmes that lead to certificate and diploma qualifications in agriculture, forestry and horticulture. “We …

The third space

October 23, 2016 9:01AM

MUSEUMS are places that tell stories, and there are as many stories as there are people, says Tairawhiti Museum director Eloise Wallace. “I see myself …

No tears shed here

October 20, 2016 4:17PM

A businessman fallen on hard times lives in a shed. His life is reduced to a few props – a kettle, a chair covered with …

High-tech approach joins two worlds

October 20, 2016 2:24PM

A galaxy of particles projected onto a wall coalesce to match the viewer’s form in Kauhanga, an interactive digital experience created by Gisborne woman Harmony …

Digital installation wins design award

October 20, 2016 11:25AM

AN INTERACTIVE digital installation that uses skeletal tracking to create a visual spectacle has landed Gisborne woman Harmony Repia and co-designer Lachie Philipson gold and …

Tairawhiti Children’s Team celebrates first year

October 19, 2016 10:13AM

IN ITS first year of operation, the Tairawhiti branch of a new government initiative to protect vulnerable children has had 160 referrals, 6 percent of …

First meetings korero

October 16, 2016 9:01AM

IT WAS emotional, it was lucid, it was sometimes confrontational, and sometimes off-topic, but the “First Meetings Korero” presentations at Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club …

Part of the Kiwiana furniture

October 13, 2016 2:42PM

A collection of printmaker Dick Frizzell’s pop art with a Kiwi flavour opens tomorrow at Tairawhiti Museum. The artist himself will be at the exhibition …

Tupaia's voyage of discoveries

October 12, 2016 10:33AM

A CLOSE-up of a man fatally shot within hours of explorer James Cook’s landfall near the foot of Kaiti Hill opens Lala Rolls’ documentary Tupaia’s …

The forgotten navigator

October 9, 2016 9:01AM

THE MAN believed to have guided Lieutenant James Cook to New Zealand in 1769 is still unknown to many New Zealanders. Before he was cast …

Very like a whale

October 7, 2016 8:16AM

AN ADZE, a voyaging-canoe hull and a whale feature in Makarini Solomon’s sculpture at Roberts Road. Solomon’s carving is part of the Waikanae-Midway beach-front walkway, …

Keep raising bar for public art

August 30, 2016 11:26AM

Re: Surfing sculpture proposed for Roberts Road, August 20 story.A public artwork to mark Gisborne surfing history at the Roberts Road surf location has long …

City plans good for businesses

June 7, 2016 11:39AM

AN URBAN development strategy centred largely on Turanganui a Kiwa-Gisborne’s coastline, the Turanganui River and the maunga Kaiti Hill has the potential to benefit businesses …

Finn researching navigator for opera

April 18, 2016 11:24AM

EIGHTEENTH century Tahitian navigator Tupaia brought former Split Enz musician Tim Finn to Gisborne last week. Finn is composing an opera about Tupaia called Star …

The pa Marcus Lloyd built

May 1, 2016 9:31AM

A WHATATUTU pa site uninhabited for at least seven generations has been brought back to life by eighth- generation descendant Marcus Lloyd. Marcus has embarked …

Sumner clubbies home at last

April 28, 2016 9:52AM

A “God moment” five years ago sparked Gisborne’s fundraising efforts for earthquake-devastated Sumner Surf Life Saving Club. On Saturday, members and supporters celebrated the rebuilt …

Gisborne welcomes new Masonic Worshipful Master

April 27, 2016 12:09PM

THE road to installation as Worshipful Master of a Masonic Lodge is long but Saturday marked the third time in 33 years Gisborne man Bruce …

Protecting the city art’s future

April 20, 2016 9:23AM

AN art conservator has been engaged by Gisborne District Council to prepare a conservation plan for the late Graeme Mudge’s murals. The council brought Auckland …

Five minutes of fame for college thespians

April 19, 2016 8:51AM

A MOORISH general out of place in Venice is tricked by right-hand man Iago into strangling the love of his life, Desdemona. This scene from …

Pursuing her passion pays off

April 19, 2016 8:41AM

FAIRIES with flowers in their hair contrasted with rougher fairies in hides in a scene from the 16th century rom-com A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which …

Hill climb challenge wins national award

April 14, 2016 9:40AM

GISBORNE'S Kaiti Hill Mt Everest Challenge has earned the event’s founders, Sean and Fiona Shivnan, the Community Impact Award at the ninth annual New Zealand …

Ceramic poppies for C Company’s men

April 14, 2016 8:20AM

PORTRAITS of men from 28 Maori Battalion C Company inspired Gisborne woman Fiona Bryant to create 649 ceramic poppies for Anzac Day commemorations. The 1.5 …

The return of the Steinway

April 13, 2016 8:21AM

THE rediscovered 1893 Steinway piano American-born jazz musician David Paquette first played at Wairoa’s Gaiety Theatre in January will swing back into action on Saturday …

Shakespeare's pearls on stage at the War Memorial Theatre

April 7, 2016 10:37AM

WITH its acoustic engineering and state-of-the-art lighting technology, Gisborne’s War Memorial Theatre is sure to lift secondary school actors’ performances during the annual East Coast …

Top modeller wins People's Choice

April 7, 2016 9:49AM

A GISBORNE man’s love of building scale models of trucks and cars from scratch saw him land 11 titles in a national competition over Easter. …

Pipes call to St Andrew’s this Friday

April 6, 2016 8:33AM

GISBORNE emptied for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Wellington, says Gisborne Presbyterian Parish director of music Catherine MacDonald, so for those whose spines tingle at …

The colour of time . . .

April 3, 2016 9:40AM

An unexpected relationship has developed between the sky and town clock since the Gladstone Road tower’s repaint. And rightfully so. The new livery is a …

Motu-vated

April 3, 2016 9:24AM

A two-cup of tea exhibition is what Motu-vation cafe owner Karen Winterton asked for and that is what photography enthusiasts Louise Savage and Rebecca Williams …

Missing headstone found miles away in the weeds

March 30, 2016 9:30AM

A missing entry from the Makaraka Cemetery directory is about to be filled following the discovery of a headstone on a Patutahi farm. Guests at …

On being indigenous

March 27, 2016 9:22AM

Former Gisborne woman Vivienne Letufuga’s parents might be surprised to read here their high-achiever daughter has won a Mana Maori award for her essay On …

East meets west at Cafe Dunay

January 10, 2016 9:41AM

EASTERN European and East Coast influences combine in Gisborne resident Adriana Tuscia’s design concept for Peel Street eatery Cafe Dunay — but it is hard …

Tolaga’s issues over a cuppa

March 26, 2016 11:18AM

Roaming stock, road surface defects and illegal dumping featured among Tolaga Bay residents’ 290 “request for service” calls to Gisborne District Council, Mayor Meng Foon …

Survey shows stinging results for hive losses

March 26, 2016 9:01AM

A broad area that includes the Turanganui a Kiwa-Poverty Bay region has some of the highest hive losses in New Zealand, results from a survey …

Whangara’s problems reviewed over ‘cuppa’

March 24, 2016 10:54AM

A lack of household rubbish collection for Whangara ratepayers featured among issues discussed with Mayor Meng Foon and councillor Pat Seymour at a “council cuppa” …

Big surf set for nationals

March 17, 2016 2:45PM

MAN-size surf is forecast for the surf lifesaving national championships at Ohope Beach this weekend and Gisborne’s coaches see opportunities in such conditions. “Typically Midway …

The day we all go green

March 17, 2016 12:10PM

BEGORRAH and get your green on. It's St Patrick’s Day and an occasion for Gisborne and the East Coast’s Irish to celebrate their heritage. St …

Broken ribs end Mitch’s masters mission

March 17, 2016 11:13AM

TWO broken ribs suffered in an accident in training means top Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club athlete Michelle “Mitch” Mitchell is unable to compete in …

Rekindling an old friendship

March 12, 2016 8:21AM

DURING each of his five visits to New Zealand, Nottingham man Robert Rowarth searched for his childhood neighbour of 60 years earlier, Arthur Bacon. Had …

River kayak a cruise back in time

March 11, 2016 11:35AM

GISBORNE Canoe and Tramping Club’s golden age of kayaking was invoked when members chose one of the hottest days this year to paddle down the …

Man, fish and the sea

March 11, 2016 11:07AM

A BLACK and purple Predator lure, and a Gisborne fishing enthusiast known by his mates as “the old man and the sea”, landed a 57.55 …

Keaton and Chaplin star in St Andrews silent movie bill

March 9, 2016 9:33AM

PHYSICAL comedy genius Buster Keaton will make an appearance at St Andrew’s Church on Friday night when a selection of silent films is accompanied by …

Hope rediscovered in Fiji

March 8, 2016 9:39AM

KUNEKUNE pigs Thelma and Louise have a new home. The Ormond lifestyle block the pair live on has been sold and they have been given …

Ngati Porou grow their assets

March 7, 2016 11:36AM

AS A subsidiary of Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, Ngati Porou Holding Company needs to do a good job managing assets to fund distributions, get …

Gisborne engineer 'giving a hand'

March 5, 2016 11:21AM

MORE advanced technology than originally planned for a robotic arm built by Gisborne engineer David Drummond will be installed into recipient Ei Chi Tay’s bionic …

A voodoo doll for every billionaire

January 28, 2016 8:46AM

A Childers Road fence hung with multi-coloured pennants did not look as festive as intended on returning from a chat with Gisborne artist Conor Jeory …

Transit poets know no bounds

February 28, 2016 9:21AM

IN 2012, three New Zealand poets and three German poets met in Uawa-Tolaga Bay for a boundary-stretching poetry experiment centred on the transit of Venus …

Tupaia tie brings Tahitian family to Gisborne

February 25, 2016 12:31PM

A long-standing interest in Tahitian navigator and arioi (a kind of priest) Tupaia brought William Tutavae and his family from Tahiti to Gisborne. “Dad is …

Battling the Big C

February 25, 2016 12:13PM

THE Gisborne-East Coast region is one of the country’s cancer mortality hotspots, statistics show. Northland tops the statistics, with 144.5 deaths per 100,000 people caused …

Transit of Venus book launched last night

February 24, 2016 12:46PM

A 2012 Transit of Venus project in which three New Zealand and three German poets worked collaboratively on a collection of boundary-stretching poetry has finally …

Band Room open day makes music to the ears

February 23, 2016 9:15AM

GISBORNE music has a sound future if the turnout at an open day at The Band Room on Saturday is any indication. The open day …

Top brass

February 21, 2016 9:31AM

RUNNING away with the circus is an adventure-fantasy cliche but Gisborne musician Chris Reynolds lived that dream for six years. Having lived for a couple …

Wal and Dog statues tribute to creative genius

February 16, 2016 10:23AM

A SMALL gathering of Gisborne artist Murray Ball’s family and Art in Public Places members met in Marina Park last night to celebrate the installation …

Gisborne premiere for latest Ihimaera film

January 30, 2016 11:20AM

A MOVIE based on Witi Ihimaera’s novel Bulibasha will have its world premiere in Berlin next month and a special premiere for Gisborne has just …

Polo club hits 125 years

January 28, 2016 12:24PM

IT TAKES skill to hit a ball at 30 miles an hour with an eight-inches-wide head at the end of a 52-inch cane, says Poverty …

Exposing fast food propaganda

January 28, 2016 9:37AM

NEW Zealand’s fast food culture is in the frame for a selection of photographic prints Gisborne photographer Drew Hill will exhibit in Hong Kong next …

Blurring the lines

January 28, 2016 8:54AM

PRINT materials from The Gisborne Herald, rather than print-making, is the stuff Gisborne woman Lynette Brown’s art is made of. The thin aluminium, lithographic plates …

Judo cadet Caleb to continue tradition

January 26, 2016 2:18PM

GISBORNE judoka Caleb Jones-King has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Oceania championships in April. Jones-King, 16, will compete in the cadets division, …

Surfers with disabilities hit Gisborne's beaches

January 26, 2016 9:48AM

ADAPTIVE surfing for people with disabilities is growing and becoming visible as a worldwide movement, says paraplegic surfer Marcus Thompson. The Otaki man was in …

Creative learning at eco-sanctuary

January 26, 2016 8:41AM

New Zealand’s first inland colony of the seabird known as oi was at the centre of a unique education programme at the Longbush eco-sanctuary last …

Easing the old summertime blues

January 25, 2016 12:51PM

BEFORE Saturday night's Wairoa concert, the Steinway grand piano had been stored for decades in a purpose-built cupboard in Wairoa’s community hall. “Been locked in …

Beaches busy but free of incidents

January 25, 2016 12:42PM

PEOPLE flocked to the beaches during the heat of the weekend but with benign conditions and roving patrols at Midway, Waikanae and Wainui beaches, surf …

Final touches to Waikanae rebuild

January 19, 2016 11:07AM

WITH the end of January pencilled in as a completion date, construction of the new Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club building looks to be on …

He had the brass to say ‘yes, come’

January 19, 2016 9:18AM

IF anyone cannot wait to see the National Youth Brass Band performance in Gisborne tomorrow night, it is Gisborne Civic Brass Band musical director Chris …

Busy day at changing beach for surf patrol

January 18, 2016 12:08PM

NEAR-flat conditions at Waikanae Beach yesterday reared up in the afternoon into big surf, combined with strong currents, and resulted in four rescues between Waikanae …

All hands on deck for Unity swashbuckler

January 18, 2016 9:40AM

An 18th century inn afroth with sailors and thieves, a creaking galleon with sea-faring fortune-seekers both gentlemanly and villainous, and a wild man’s island home …

Wairoa Show a real hummer

January 17, 2016 10:04AM

SUMMER sun belted down on the second day of the Wairoa A and P Show as people packed into the showgrounds to watch the rodeo, …

Pou reflect community connections

January 14, 2016 10:08AM

WAKA-inspired carvings designed by artist Nick Tupara in association with Ngati Oneone and Eastland Port, have been installed alongside the port’s upper log yard. Posted …

Trad, jazz and Latin in National Youth Brass Band repertoire

January 14, 2016 9:23AM

BRASS bands have come a long way since they played only arrangements of orchestral, jazz or pop numbers, as Gisborne people will hear for themselves …

David Bowie leaves a parting gift

January 14, 2016 9:13AM

STARMAN David Bowie has left the planet but his legacy continues with what his long-term producer Tony Visconti calls the star’s parting gift, Blackstar. Bowie …

Globe Theatre replica for Auckland

January 14, 2016 9:03AM

TO MARK the 400th anniversary of 17th century playwright William Shakespeare, a full-scale, working replica of London’s Globe Theatre is to be installed in Auckland. …

Summer time blues all the go at Smash Palace

January 14, 2016 8:48AM

SUMMER time and the living is easy, as American Porgy and Bess composer Gershwin wrote in the famous blues song — and nothing says summer …

Fond memories of David Bowie tours

January 12, 2016 10:59AM

AMONG the 180 international acts former promoter Hugh Lynn brought to New Zealand was rock legend David Bowie. Bowie died last night after an 18-month …

Prestigous medal for textile expert Laing

January 11, 2016 2:41PM

A LIFE-LONG passion for textiles and fabrics has led to the award of a prestigious medal to former Gisborne woman Raechel Laing. As director of …

Organist complements summer concert

January 7, 2016 2:50PM

LIKE Gisborne’s summer, the first of the 2016 lunchtime concert series at St Andrew’s Church yesterday covered all four seasons. The concert opened with Springtime. …

Champs will be closely fought

January 6, 2016 2:37PM

A SURF lifesaving trophy held by Midway Surf Life Saving Club for the past 16 years will be contested on land and sea by all …

Have-a-go invitation to women to try surfing

January 6, 2016 9:37AM

TWO surfing veterans and an enthusiastic newcomer will take a Women on Waves programme back to basics in January. “It is more about encouraging women …

Heat rises at East Coast Vibes Festival

January 5, 2016 11:48AM

REGGAE with distinctively Pacific flavours dominated the programnme at the East Coast Vibe festival yesterday afternoon. As the day progressed, the crowd grew, the damp …

Christmas parade lights up Tolaga

January 5, 2016 8:15AM

THE roar of a World War 2 fighter plane exploded in the main street of Uawa-Tolaga Bay no New Year's Eve. Mounted on a trailer, …

Fire in the Sky thrills Gisborne crowds

January 2, 2016 10:57AM

THE festive spirit of Rhythm and Vines continued in town last night with the pyrotechnical spectacle, Fire in the Sky. Based at the confluence of …

Snakes alive

December 31, 2015 3:36PM

SURFING brought Leigh Sedley of house music duo Cut Snake to Gisborne when he was a schoolboy. Several decades later, he’s back for Rhythm and …

Day One of fun at Rhythm and Vines

December 30, 2015 11:21AM

IT WAS all about the love on the first day of the 13th Rhythm and Vines festival. Gisborne summer sunshine burned off the morning chill …

Festival spudded in, ready to party

December 29, 2015 12:52PM

EVERYTHING is set for a bumper 13th episode, says Rhythm and Vines festival organiser Hamish Pinkham. “I’m pretty excited,” he said. Festival-goers began packing into …

Man of iron

December 29, 2015 10:28AM

AFTER a punishing four rounds in the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series, and with two more to look forward to on his return next month, …

Top NZ women waka ama paddlers in Gisborne

December 22, 2015 12:26PM

SOME of New Zealand’s top female waka ama paddlers met in Gisborne at the weekend for final selection trials for the Va’a World Sprint Championships. …

Christmas, the gift that keeps giving

December 21, 2015 1:00PM

GISBORNE people’s generosity has the Salvation Army as busy as Santa in his Treble Court grotto this year. A Christmas tree outside the grotto was …

Grand design at Muriwai

December 20, 2015 10:01AM

Mark Peters talks to Victoria University masters student James Durcan and Ngai Tamanuhiri Iwi Trust deputy general manager Jody Toroa about the design and the …

Lifeguards save swimmer at Midway

December 16, 2015 4:05PM

TWO newly-qualified lifeguards did everything right when they rescued a swimmer with severe cramp in both legs at Midway Beach today. The man was caught …

Big day out model will go national

December 15, 2015 3:15PM

CAREERS Industry big day out (IBDO) was so successful here it will be rolled out to the rest of the country, says Careers New Zealand …

Ambassador posting for former Gisborne woman

December 14, 2015 11:11AM

A FORMER Gisborne woman has been appointed New Zealand ambassador to Argentina. After 15 years with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this is …

Linnae Pohatu makes her way at the Auckland War Memorial Museum

December 13, 2015 10:01AM

FROM sheep shearing on the East Coast to a role as tumuaki director Maori at Auckland War Memorial Museum, former Gisborne and East Coast woman …

Preparing the grotto for the big guy’s arrival

December 10, 2015 3:25PM

In readiness for Santa’s arrival tomorrow, Heart of Gisborne helpers and support elves are busy fitting out the big guy’s grotto in Treble Court. “The …

Lucky escape for kayaker at Tolaga

December 9, 2015 12:33PM

TWO Tolaga Bay lifeguards have treated a visitor who was hit on the back of the head by his kayak as he tumbled down the …

Petrolheads share Christmas spirit

December 8, 2015 2:25PM

CHRISTMAS spirit arrived in the shape of cars, trucks and hot rods over the weekend. On Saturday Gisborne American Car Club enthusiasts picked up a …

Gisborne Fisheries brings the seafood home

December 7, 2015 2:27PM

FROM two fish shops to a fleet of boats and a processing, live lobster storage and distribution plant, Gisborne Fisheries is a family business whose …

Africa to Aotearoa, the longest journey

December 6, 2015 10:09AM

THE results of a study that tracked New Zealanders’ genetic pathway across the Pacific, and reached back through time to Africa, were presented for the …

Feast of musical talent on the lunchtime menu

December 4, 2015 10:43AM

ZOOM Tube was the appropriately-named jazz composition played with exuberance by Gisborne International Music Contest entrant Matthew Lee at a free lunchtime concert yesterday. Written …

Moutohora rail a trip down Memory Line

November 30, 2015 8:41AM

TWO buses were needed to take people on a Historic Places Tairawhiti Inc (HPT) tour of what remains of the Moutohora rail line. “Everyone really …

Toko Toru Tapu Church throws open the doors

November 29, 2015 4:33PM

A SHARED laugh and upbeat hymns lightened the formality of the reconsecration ceremony at Manutuke’s restored Toko Toru Tapu Church today. Restoration work on the …

From fish to man

November 22, 2015 6:21AM

A VACUUM cleaner hose helped provide the eureka moment for Dr William Peters’ discovery of an overlooked dimension in evolution. The former Gisborne man’s hypothesis …

Call to regulate manuka honey ‘theft’

November 28, 2015 9:37AM

UNETHICAL practices by beekeepers who install hives on land in the vicinity of manuka is basically theft, says Victor Goldsmith, chairman of a number of …

Beekeeping course has a new provider

November 25, 2015 2:23PM

A GROUP of future Gisborne beekeepers is abuzz with news that after the collapse last month of its previous provider Training Ltd, another training establishment …

White Ribbon riders deliver message to Lytton High

November 24, 2015 10:39AM

WHITE Ribbon motorcyclists in support of the anti-family violence campaign rode into Lytton High School yesterday to share positive messages about taking responsibilty in relationships …

Coppelia comes to life at War Memorial Theatre

November 19, 2015 8:56AM

THE first Nadine Antoinette School of Dance ballet production since 2011 will glide onto the Gisborne War Memorial Theatre stage with a performance of the …

Circumnavigating New Zealand by kayak

November 18, 2015 8:01AM

RAIN and rough seas saw kayaker Lynn Paterson stop over in Tolaga Bay 16 days into her solo circumnavigation of New Zealand’s more than 5000-kilometre …

Life Ed's Boxing for Life a hit

November 14, 2015 12:28PM

Life Education Trust was the winner at the Fight for Life Ed charity boxing event last night. To support the cause, boxers from red and …

Alan Wilson centre closes but vision stays strong

November 13, 2015 1:58PM

SCIENTISTS and administrators from evolutionary research organisation the Allan Wilson Centre met with Tolaga Bay Area School students and staff yesterday for a formal farewell. …

Happy Birthday EIT Tairawhiti!

November 13, 2015 11:15AM

FORTY years of higher education in Gisborne and the East Coast were celebrated this week with two birthday cakes, formalities and the launch of a …

Armistice Day 1918 remembered

November 13, 2015 10:00AM

ONE of the newest residents and oldest war veterans at Te Wiremu House, Ray Fraser, was acknowledged at an Armistice Day ceremony at the Waiapu …

Fight for Life ready to rrrrumble

November 11, 2015 10:51AM

THE countdown is on for the popular community boxing fundraiser Fight for Life on Friday night. Boxers are ready to rrrrrumble for a good cause, …

How the Grinch stole Christmas! in Gisborne

November 11, 2015 10:28AM

A GREEN, hairy, anti-Christmas grouch with a heart “two sizes too small” steals Christmas-themed items from the homes of the nearby town Whoville, in the …

‘Oh yes it is’ . . . a school panto

November 11, 2015 8:06AM

THE Christmas pantomime is not as familiar a tradition in New Zealand as it is in the UK but Cobham School teacher Mel Lee is …

EIT’s rich history remembered in anniversary book

November 9, 2015 9:53AM

For its 40th anniversary on Wednesday, EIT Tairawhiti has arranged a birthday cake and a reunion of staff and students, old and new, but the …

NZDF safety award to former Gisborne man

November 9, 2015 9:33AM

For his commitment to ensuring the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s Ohakea air base is a safe working environment, Warrant Officer Mike Heikell, formerly of …

Remembering the Chinese Anzacs

November 8, 2015 3:26PM

THE unveiling of an honours board and the launch of a history of Chinese Anzacs made up the second part of Combined Services Day commemorations …

Combined Services remember the fallen

November 8, 2015 3:20PM

A FLY-past of a biplane and fixed-wing aircraft marked the opening of a combined military services commemoration service at the Gisborne RSA today. Held on …

MAR to be trialled here for first time

November 6, 2015 4:51PM

A managed recharge is planned for the Makauri aquifer, which is in decline, says Gisborne District Council water conservation team leader Dennis Crone. Managed aquifer …

High water mark at Grey Street gardens

November 6, 2015 1:07PM

THE sunken water treatment system known as rain gardens at the bottom of Grey Street is working as it should, says Gisborne District Council project …

No sweet spot for Gisborne apiculture students

November 6, 2015 10:16AM

DISMAY and disappointment are all that Gisborne beekeeping tutors and trainees are left with since the collapse of provider Agribusiness Training Ltd last month. Agribusiness …

More accolades for Keri Kaa’s book

October 30, 2015 2:10PM

MARKETING a self-published book is a challenge at the best of times — especially a children’s book written entirely in dialectic te reo. Or so …

Artworks engage young people with first contact

October 30, 2015 11:31AM

EDUCATION Minister Hekia Parata opened an exhibition of mixed media works by 12 young “art warriors” at Tairawhiti Museum yesterday. The mixed media works by …

Enjoying corporate citizenship

October 28, 2015 5:00PM

A percentage of money from the sale of every Mazda vehicle goes into the company’s charitable fund, said Mazda Foundation chairman Andrew Clearwater in Gisborne …

Training camp has world champs in view

October 23, 2015 5:09PM

An elite waka ama training camp being held in Gisborne this weekend is geared towards the International Va’a (waka) Federation’s introduction of an elite category …

Mahia reloads for anniversary of practice landing

October 20, 2015 2:46PM

THE 72nd anniversary of the US 2nd Marine Division exercises at Mahia will be commemorated at this year’s Marines @ Mahia Reload event over Labour …

Choral society has something special

October 20, 2015 1:54PM

CONDUCTOR Gavin Maclean’s baton had barely stopped smouldering from the Gisborne Choral Society’s scorching performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, before it was back in …

Hutchings, Hickey promote Games

October 19, 2015 4:46PM

A SPORTS challenge between Gisborne man Cory Hutchings and former All White striker Noah Hickey gave both athletes a taste of what competitors will face …

Down to the wire as fencing makes a return to the Show

October 19, 2015 4:16PM

The lost A&P Show tradition of fencing was reintroduced this year. In teams of two, competitors were required to build a 30-metre, five-wire electric fence …

No shortage of Knowles at the chopping blocks

October 19, 2015 3:21PM

ONE of the most familiar faces of the A&P Show’s wood chopping competition was not at the popular event this year. Organiser Hoot Knowles was …

Scouring the port for fanworm

October 15, 2015 4:05PM

A MARINE pest prevention programme brought the Bay of Plenty Regional Council marine pest dive team back to Gisborne port yesterday. The dive team returned …

Juvenile leopard seal buried on the beach

October 14, 2015 1:38PM

THE juvenile leopard seal that spent its last days on Wainui Beach died on Friday afternoon. Several people contacted The Gisborne Herald with concerns about …

Follow-up check for fanworm

October 13, 2015 3:05PM

A second search will be made by divers for a marine pest known as Mediterranean fanworm in Gisborne Port. A team of marine biosecurity divers …

Leopard a rare visitor

October 8, 2015 12:26PM

A JUVENILE leopard seal seen at various Wainui Beach locations has been around for about two weeks, says Department of Conservation ranger Jamie Quirk. Leopard …

Successful careers initiative

October 7, 2015 4:03PM

An EIT Tairawhiti careers initiative that brought together graduates and business people was a great success, says campus director Jan Mogford. “It seemed to me …

Masterclass for promising pianists

October 7, 2015 2:34PM

ACCLAIMED pianist and teacher Rae de Lisle will run a workshop with some of this region’s promising young pianists, which will be a complement to …

Cory Taylor ready to battle

October 2, 2015 2:56PM

THE last time Gisborne surf lifesaving top gun Cory Taylor was back home was in March when he competed in the national championships at Midway …

A world apart

June 13, 2015 12:01PM

HIS role in the mid-1960s as a horse racing results teleprinter operator could seem at odds with his role as school chaplain, but Richard Rangihuna …

The future of Gisborne's CBD

September 28, 2015 3:09PM

AN emporium along Lowe Street towards the river to showcase the Gisborne region’s wines, cheeses, fruit, meat and other fine produce was one of several …

Tomorrow arrived last weekend

September 28, 2015 11:44AM

The side-by-side woodwork and metalwork rooms at Lytton High School are exactly where they have stood for more than 50 years — but last Sunday, …

Parents inspired a nursing career

September 17, 2015 4:11PM

THE compassion Laura Pepere's parents showed as they cared for their terminally ill uncle inspired Laura to follow her vocation as a nurse. For her …

Divine madness

September 25, 2014 12:01PM

Paralysis and ancient songs helped get Uawa-Tolaga Bay man Bruce Morris back into his art. The 58-year-old Toihoukura Maori art and design school graduate broke …

Stories aplenty of politics and the arts

September 14, 2015 3:34PM

After talking with Harry Smith for a couple of hours, the wonder is why he hasn’t written a book before now. As a natural raconteur, …

Wills delivers eclectic performance

September 14, 2015 3:02PM

Works by 19th century Spanish classical guitarist Francisco Tarrega, along with compositions by Swiss-born classical guitarist Giulio Regondi and Paraguan classical guitarist Agustin Barrios featured …

Sunday auditions for Shirley Valentine

September 11, 2015 4:59PM

The stripped-back nature of black box theatre is perfectly suited to a one-character play such as Willy Russell’s award-winning comedy Shirley Valentine, says Unity Theatre …

Heading for the top of the world

September 9, 2015 4:51PM

MORE than 30 Ovation workers and 10 children are in training to climb Mount Everest but they will not have to go to Nepal to …

Business not dyed in the wool

September 7, 2015 4:09PM

A bullet hole in a Fred Tate Wools’ window suggests the wool broker and possum fur trade in New Zealand is both a commercial anachronism …

Letters written under Turkish fire

August 31, 2015 5:08PM

WHEN Gisborne minister William Grant was killed at Gallipoli 100 years ago, he was tending to wounded Turkish soldiers, one of his descendants at a …

H for H ReStore open for business

August 31, 2015 4:42PM

They have built affordable rent-to-buy homes in Gisborne for disadvantaged families and now not-for-profit organisation Habitat for Humanity has opened a second-hand store to help …

Wartime prayer book travels in time

August 28, 2015 2:25PM

PAGES from the Gisborne Herald have served as wrapping paper with good news inside for the family of a World War 2 US marine veteran. …

More tea, vicar?

February 10, 2013 12:01PM

A black-masked choir-mistress in a black bra and black boots brandishes a whip before a huddle of anxious choristers in a witty painting on Petra …

Endless summer

January 2, 2013 12:01PM

No need to be alarmed. It is only surfing coach and Spanish teacher Frank Russell sending a learner surfer off on a wave. A 40-HOUR-a-week …

Sharing their pa stories

July 20, 2015 2:29PM

ALMOST every inch of Te Poho o Rawari marae’s wharenui, the big meeting house, is intricately carved, lined with woven panels, and painted in flowing …

It was 60 years ago today

August 8, 2015 12:01PM

UNDERWATER! “The spectacular film of a million thrills” shot in Superscope, and starring Hollywood sex symbol Jane Russell, screened at the Kings Theatre on August …

A kind of evolution

July 20, 2015 3:01PM

THE spin of a coin decided molecular scientist turned ministry chief executive Paul Reynolds’ career path. For a man who is inclined to considered, rational …

Green green grass of home for Vietnam vets

August 17, 2015 3:21PM

One of the last returned Vietnam war servicemen from this region to have served with New Zealand and Australian soldiers during the battle of Long …

Answering the call of the wild

August 11, 2015 2:17PM

HE spent 600 days walking around New Zealand’s coastline, survived three near-death experiences and yesterday he visited Gisborne (by car) to deliver a prize to …

Daring to develop better life choices

August 6, 2015 4:21PM

A 12-week life skills programme ended yesterday for a group of Year 10 Gisborne Boys’ High students with a training session in mixed martial arts, …

Hands-on careers day with the health sector

August 7, 2015 2:25PM

STUDENTS from East Coast and Gisborne schools visited Tairawhiti District Health, the Eastland rescue helicopter hangar and Turanga Health as part of a careers pathway …

Taught by best in surfboard business

November 3, 2013 12:01PM

EXPANDED polystyrene could be in Tommy Dalton’s blood. His father, surfing veteran Ray Dalton, launched Surfboards Gisborne in the 1970s, then bought Natural Flight and …

Shaping boards in their DNA

March 11, 2013 12:01PM

"IN it for life”, is Surf Lifesaving New Zealand’s motto but it could just as well apply to Sonic NZ co-owner Matt Sutton’s involvement with …

The business of eco-restoration

“FROM here we save the world,” says Robyn Wilkie of her and husband Steve Sawyer’s Ecoworks HQ at Makaraka. Ecoworks is a privately-owned business with …

Gene hunter for NZ horticulture

September 9, 2013 12:01PM

TUCKED away behind a dusty truck yard and buildings along the Awapuni Road industrial strip, Gisborne-based gene scientist and entrepreneur John Mackay’s laboratory is almost …

Art as it intersects with business

March 10, 2014 12:01PM

The art world is subject to booms and busts like any other market, and when times are hard art dealers have to create new markets …

New tests to identify bee pathogens

July 28, 2015 4:08PM

GISBORNE company dnature diagnostics & research Ltd has developed the new diagnostics tests used to discover the presence of a pathogen threatening bees. The company …

Assembling Maori vets’ war stories

July 24, 2015 4:51PM

TAIRAWHITI Maori war veterans’ stories were heard this week by Auckland lawyer David Stone, who has genealogical connections with Muriwai and Manutuke. As part of …

Church restoration nearly complete

July 21, 2015 2:56PM

A five-year mission to restore the Toko Toru Tapu Church at Manutuke is now only six to eight weeks from completion, says restoration architect James …

Finding the right funding

July 6, 2015 12:56PM

REPRESENTATIVES from the Eastland Community Trust, Internal Affairs, Eastern and Central Community Trust, JR McKenzie Trust, JN Williams Memorial Trust and Gisborne District Council talked …

Gisborne to host first NZ chardonnay symposium

July 16, 2015 4:26PM

GISBORNE will host New Zealand’s first chardonnay and sparkling wine symposium early next year. The concept proposed by Gisborne wine growers has beaten other regions …

New lifesaving facility ready for summer

July 13, 2015 4:51PM

THE build might not necessarily be complete by then but the club will be ready for action in time for the summer season. With 460 …

Celebration at city pa before rebuild

July 13, 2015 3:50PM

TO celebrate the historic pa before it is closed for major rebuild and restoration work, a range of speakers delivered histories that have made up …

Orchestral manoeuvres

June 22, 2015 11:36AM

AMONG them is flute player Jill Garrett. “When I first joined the orchestra 15 years ago, Gordon Gregory was at the helm. It was a …

Easing the cost of desexing pets

July 6, 2015 4:34PM

FORMERLY known as Mutts and Moggies, the charitable trust’s cat desexing initiative takes the financial burden of such operations from owners who cannot afford it. …

Stop signs going back

July 3, 2015 3:01PM

COUNCIL members also agreed to other improvements to enhance road safety outside the school. The meeting centred on a contentious road safety improvement programme that …

Students learn benefits of healthy eating

June 29, 2015 4:37PM

TAUTOKO provides a supportive environment for 16-to-18-year-olds who are not in school and come from low socio-economic backgrounds. The course, which involved 14 workshops, was …

Wairoa school's winning design

June 25, 2015 2:25PM

THE original cream and red-roofed prefabs of total immersion te reo Maori school Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngati Kahungunu o Te Wairoa were deemed …

Hospital house to go

June 24, 2015 2:55PM

THE building is used by patients and their supporters as accommodation while at Waikato Hospital. It is separate to the lodge that cancer patients stay …

Performances from the heart

June 18, 2015 3:10PM

THE intimate venue was a suitable location for the personal stories acted out by the Te Wananga o Aotearoa students. Georgina Marino performed a slow …

Many plots to new cemetery book

June 19, 2015 2:40PM

THE pursuit did not stop there and a new Makaraka Cemetery chronicle, compiled by Mrs McCulloch and her team, was launched last night. Mrs McCulloch, …

Theatre a showcase of local talent

June 22, 2015 3:13PM

SEVEN acts from Gisborne and the East Coast who have appeared on the international stage performed in what was both a public celebration of the …

Birthday health check the key

June 9, 2015 4:29PM

HE is 74, he dances whenever he can at the Cosmopolitan Club or RSA (“they have some good bands there”), He is pleased to see …

Learn to strum up a storm at Taranaki Tony’s sessions

June 11, 2015 11:50AM

THE opportunity to explore ukelele happiness is now available to all. Gisborne Ukulele Underground and Ukes on Utes have arranged to bring Taranaki music teacher …

Women's Institute launches wearable magazines

June 10, 2015 11:48AM

WITH a brief to create entries from recycled materials, the outfit was designed for the New Zealand Federation of Women’s Institutes Trash-a-Ganza fashion parade. The …

New fabric product from waste launched to world

May 21, 2015 2:16PM

FOLLOWING their company mantra of “transforming industrial and agricultural waste into beautiful fabrics,” their quest to create another sustainable yarn eventually took them to Italy. …

Multi-horse sleigh

December 24, 2014 9:28AM

by Mark Peters HOT-RODS such as Mike Treloar’s modified, sleigh-red 1927 Ford Model-T were among the range of statement vehicles welcomed at the last American …

Between worlds

May 25, 2015 4:57PM

THE London-based soprano recently stepped off the stage at London’s Barbican Theatre having performed in the challenging new work, Between Worlds. Composed by Tansy Davies, …

White pointer makes waves

May 6, 2015 3:59PM

HE had some experience in the boat industry and a track-record of successful experimentation . . . but he did not research the market or …

Kayaker's paddle power

April 29, 2015 4:56PM

In 2011, the invention was nominated the most innovative product at a world Advanced New Technology symposium in Canada. Then a year later, the high-tech …

Joyful graduation for EIT students

May 4, 2015 2:01PM

EIT COUNCIL chairman David Pearson said that this was the character of EIT Tairawhiti graduation ceremonies administrators look forward to. After the presentation of certificates …

Plan to envision 'our place'

May 5, 2015 3:52PM

THE CMS is a 10-year plan that will put forward a vision for special places to the community in our region. The CMS will then …

Cyclone Pam donations on way soon

May 1, 2015 12:21PM

THE container will be sent to Tauranga ready for shipment to the South Pacific archipelago on Monday. “The heart of Gisborne has been awesome,” says …

EIT Tairawhiti graduate numbers increase

May 1, 2015 11:56AM

Organisers expect a full house of more than 500 to attend the annual event. The number of 2013 to 2014 business graduates has increased by …

Gisborne designer changes AFL rules

April 14, 2015 2:36PM

WHEN AFL club St Kilda burst into Wellington’s Westpac Stadium on Anzac Day, players will wear team tops co-designed by Gisborne woman Harmony Repia. In …

Remembering Galipoli in Turkey

April 24, 2015 4:56PM

MR SENER has lived in Gisborne for 21 years, and he says New Zealanders and Australians are well-respected in Turkey. He ran a backpackers hostel …

Innnovation in Pultron's DNA

September 8, 2015 12:01PM

picture_caption_marker PULTRON has expanded its Gisborne plant, is among 43 high-tech companies able to access a new $70 million R&D fund, and is targeting major …

A place in the Sunshine

April 23, 2015 4:31PM

NEW Sunshine Brewery owners Martin Jakicevich, Spade Oak Wines co-owner Steve Voysey, Vintners NZ Ltd owner Mark Young and Philip Shepherd quickly introduced strategies to …

Soldier returns in time for Anzac Day

April 13, 2015 3:16PM

THE sculpture of a World War 1 New Zealand soldier was lifted by crane and returned to its rightful place on top of Gisborne’s Cenotaph …

Conservation priorities in East Coast-Hawke’s Bay

April 14, 2015 2:11PM

RESIDENTS have been invited to offer feedback about conservation sites surrounding Gisborne. A preliminary consultation process for the East Coast Hawke’s Bay Conservation Management Strategy …

Toko marae wins 20th ‘Pa Wars’

January 16, 2015 2:56PM

TOKOMARU Bay’s Pakirikiri Marae reigned supreme at the Ngati Porou Inter Marae Sports Festival, otherwise known as Pa Wars, on Saturday. For the 20th anniversary …

Quiet time for lifeguards on busy beaches so far

January 16, 2015 2:56PM

REGIONAL lifeguards at Midway and Waikanae beaches have had a quiet summer so far, says head lifeguard Jessie Burke. Fine weather means Gisborne’s three main …

Sealord fish unloaded here for processing

January 16, 2015 2:56PM

ONE of the biggest commercial fishing vessels to visit Gisborne in the past 20 years signals the beginning of what Ngati Porou Seafood hopes is …

‘Tie-breaker’ to 15-year winning sprees hits surf

January 16, 2015 2:56PM

AFTER weeks of blazing summer sun, cold southerly winds added to the drama for the surf ski and canoe events that launched the Gisborne senior …

Eleventh-hour action wins a Gallipoli spot

January 16, 2015 2:56PM

THE ballot deadline for applications to attend the Anzac commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings was only hours away when former Gisborne …

Boy rescued from rip at Wainui

January 16, 2015 2:56PM

THE arrival of swell in the past week has stirred up a rip at Wainui Beach that yesterday saw regional head lifeguard Frazer Thompson-Hewitt make …

‘An honour for me . . . an honour for my whanau’

April 29, 2013 9:19AM

FROM learning how to study again to the completion of a 5000-word research paper, Guy Baker graduated from Gisborne’s Te Wananga o Aotearoa not just …