Gisborne woman Vanessa Hayes has been researching the best varieties of the macadamia nut and importing them to Torere Orchard, which she owns with partner Rod Husband on the East Coast.
Greg Mackle is stepping down after 21 years as principal of Gisborne Boys’ High School. He talks to Kim Parkinson about his time in the school’s top job.
Around the world on Saturday, people commemorated Armistice Day and remembered men and women killed in war. Author Jane Tolerton examines the story of Katarina Rangikawhiti Pitt
A dance teacher helps students find the song in their heart, the beat in their feet and a passion for life
Culture is blooming in Tairawhiti, where iwi and communities are creating innovative ways of revisiting their histories, language and art
A Gisborne mum-of-three is realising her aspirations for coastal marine aquaculture thanks to Whanua Ora
Leighton Evans looks back over seven years as general manager of Eastland Community Trust as he heads to Christchurch to take the helm at the Rata Foundation
From being struck by lightning, to being throttled, eye-gouged and nearly drowned, there have been few dull moments in the 33 years Martin Williams has worked as a fishery officer
Tokomaru Bay mental health worker Claudena Maaka has a dream to prevent suicide in coastal communities
‘Gisborne is a special place in New Zealand’s history’
Rongowhakaata’s kahui kaumatua (council of elders) former chairwoman Hineiromia Whaanga explains the journey of the Rongowhakaata exhibition
With Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori wrapped up for another year and Mahuru Maori into its final week, we acknowledge one of the district’s te reo champions
Did you attend Camp Kaitawa? Past attendees who want to relive their summer days having fun can revisit the camp next month.
Barry Kingi-Thomas divides his time between his job as a fulltime firefighter and as martial arts instructor
In celebration of Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, reporter Shaan Te Kani spoke to Ruth Smith, a young leader of Tairawhiti, who is a linguist, educator, composer, performer and above all, a whanau member of her marae, hapu and iwi.
Wolfgang Kanz has to balance community and cultural issues with technical ones
The Collis sisters Michelle, Claudette and Fiona talk to Justine Tyerman about their beloved ‘Nan’, the late Madeleine Tangohau, who taught them to weave when they were young girls growing up in Tolaga Bay
Vintage cars worth $3 million also part of show
As the country grapples with a fresh water crisis it could do well to learn from a catchment on the Mahia Peninsula, where a community has banded together to improve their waterways
For Louise Kingi of Waihirere, kapa haka is not just something she does, it's a way of life.
From the beginning of time, Maori history and knowledge has been handed down through oral traditions, also known as ‘korero tuku iho’.
Dunedin-born, Gisborne-raised human rights advocate and economist Anne-Marie Brook has been made a Fellow of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship
Rongomaiwahine kuia Pauline Tangiora will be presented with the prestigious International Bremen Peace Award in Germany in November
After seven years as Sport Gisborne-Tairawhiti chief executive Brent Sheldrake is taking on a new role
After more than a decade in some of the world’s hotspots former Gisborne man John Dyer and his wife Julie have moved back to New Zealand and settled on the Kapiti coast
The country is in election mode, as parties vie for at least a slice of power. Garth Hibbert experienced MMP at close quarters from the start. John Gillies reports.
Otipi Road is an adventurer’s dream
A lifetime interest in vintage cars has been a ‘hell of a lot of fun’ for Gisborne man Joe Webber
The Orphans’ Club has nothing to do with forlorn, parentless children as Justine Tyerman discovers when she chats to the vice chief of the Gisborne club, Phil Newdick
Joe Hogan won croquet’s inaugural world title in 1979 and for more than a decade he was in the top rank of international players
Taonga are a link to the past that carry stories about our history and whakapapa