Josh Wharehinga

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We can do better by Titirangi maunga

November 13, 2018 1:00PM

There’s nothing on in council this week so I’m going to write about something that is close to my heart, Titirangi.I think we as a …

Not a passive engagement . . .

October 9, 2018 2:25PM

Firstly, I want to acknowledge the Tuia 250 crew. The weekend was a success. My family enjoyed the MV Takitimu and our time on Te …

Right hospital for my little sister

September 4, 2018 4:38PM

This week I am wearing my Hauora Tairawhiti District Health Board hat in writing this column. Around our table we read a lot of reports …

Eye on local govt remit process

July 10, 2018 12:20PM

There are no council meetings this week, however next week Local Government New Zealand is having its AGM which has prompted me to touch on …

GDC as forester has to take lead

June 25, 2018 2:56PM

This week in council we adopt the long-term plan, set rates, appoint some commissioners and receive Local Government NZ correspondence, amongst other things.The paper I …

Best representation model for us

May 22, 2018 12:07PM

Last week in council we listened to the community about our priorities. We heard submissions on sports parks, rates and roads, but I would like …

Opening of new library extra special

April 16, 2018 1:04PM

Many great things happened here over the weekend. Congratulations to Rangataua o Aotearoa on the success of their event, Te Ihi a Tu, on Saturday …

Open, respectful discussion is healthy

March 12, 2018 11:37AM

There are no council meetings this week, however we do have a Titirangi walk, a Coast trip and a long-term plan to release. On Sunday …

Coast toilets, art, audits and pests

February 5, 2018 11:06AM

What’s on in council this week It was an auspicious occasion yesterday for Te Tairawhiti with Marama Davidson announcing her run for the co-leadership position …

Development charges, action plan

November 13, 2017 10:50AM

What’s on in council this week This past week we saw 57 kapa haka teams from around the nation descend on our piece of paradise …

Facilities and freshwater on agenda

October 9, 2017 11:01AM

Committee meetings this week, and Community Development has quite a lot on its plate. We have an awesome surf sculpture at Roberts Rd on the …

Liquor licensing and sister cities

September 4, 2017 12:05PM

There are no official council meetings this week however being a councillor usually means you are involved in other committees and groups on behalf of …

Biodiversity here in terrible state

July 31, 2017 10:08AM

This is going to be an amazing week for many reasons, but my favourite is the epic showing of Beauty and the Beast at the …

Carparking and roads on agenda

June 26, 2017 11:26AM

Firstly, congratulations to Tim Marshall and the Tauawhi team for the success of the Tairawhiti Men of the Year Awards held on Friday night. I …

Creating better connections

June 6, 2017 1:04PM

It was such an epic weekend for dance. There was strong local representation at the Annual Braemar Competitions here in Gisborne. I saw Creative Stepz …

What’s on in council this week

May 22, 2017 10:21AM

A huge congratulations to all who performed over the weekend at The Smokefree Rockquest. It takes a lot of practice, effort and commitment to make …

Melia trees, landfills, dust issues

May 1, 2017 2:26PM

On Monday I am looking forward to hitting the pavement with our dog control team to get a practical view on what it’s like for …

Where district goes to in future

April 18, 2017 1:48PM

The council’s Future Tairawhiti meeting this Thursday looks like it’s going to be really interesting. We have a paper to endorse Gisborne Holdings Ltd implementing …

East Coast a unique part of NZ

March 13, 2017 11:14AM

The past few weeks have been very auspicious for the East Coast; Hikurangi Pariha made Matatini for the first time in a long time, Whangara …

Need to live within water means

February 7, 2017 11:45AM

Our council committees meet this week and there is a lot on! At Community Development, a decision for Tikitiki to get a playground is on …

Tourism, housing, deep sea oil

November 28, 2016 12:45PM

THIS week in council has an extremely large agenda with some major decisions ahead. There are 19 decision papers and several public deputations to be …

White Guitar reran my childhood

October 7, 2016 11:59AM

The White Guitar wasn’t a show for me, it was a highlight reel of my life. It had all milestones of my life, moving and …

Gratitude motivates me to do my absolute best, learn new things

August 13, 2016 9:44AM

My first term as a councillor has been hard work and full of learning, two things I relish and am familiar with! The paperwork has …

EPR stance should be endorsed

November 18, 2015 12:23PM

CONTRARY to what some may say, Thursday’s sitting at the council should be a relatively uncomplicated affair. There are some things I’m really passionate about …