The H.B.Williams Memorial Library Sail into Summer Reading programme, Kia Tere Atu ki te Panui i te Raumati, came of age this year.
Beatriz de Smet d’Olbecke from Chile talks to Justine Tyerman about her happy time working on a farm in Gisborne, her beautiful homeland of Patagonia, and how to cook ‘cordero al palo’
The concept of street-side food has caught on around Gisborne and up the Coast
Margaret Thorpe talks about her 28 years representing the Gisborne community, the influences that have shaped her life, and the joy of retirement
Justine Tyerman talks to ‘Uncle Bill’ Aston about his lifetime of community work.
With a combined 73 years of teaching at Gisborne Girls’ High School between them, three wise heads have decided it is time to hang up their mortar boards.
Martin Gibson talks to Bruce and Mary Ford about always learning and never retiring.
Gisborne Youth Council chairwoman Caroline Simmonds is only 21 and already making waves in Gisborne. Leighton Heikell talks to her about her role and her path.
Imagination and innovation made up for a lean makeover budget during the two-year redevelopment of Wairoa Museum
Jenny Harding talks to Justine Tyerman about 45 years as a retailer in Gisborne, and life after Starforme
The number of famous people leading quiet lives under the radar in Gisborne is astounding. Justine Tyerman gets to know the man who wrote many scripts for her favourite childhood television series, Flipper.
Gisborne Aikido Club founder Alan Wade recently celebrated 50 years in the martial art at a grading and seminar hosted in Gisborne. During the two-day event Alan was announced as shihan, “master instructor”.
Pamela Hall’s career path has broadened since returning home from overseas. The interior architect talks about the many hats she now wears in the course of her work.
Practised by millions worldwide, the ancient art of tai chi has long-standing devotees in Gisborne
He's never been slow to speak his mind
‘I love knowledge, I love learning’
Compass takes into account 12 different attributes
Tairawhiti Museum director Eloise Wallace sees the role of the museum as a “third space”, a living room of society that encourages a sense of identity and connection
Commemorations for the 250th anniversary will be different to the Anglocentric bicentenary almost half a century ago
Tahitian navigator Tupaia played a vital role in Lieutenant James Cook’s expedition to New Zealand, yet he has all but been overlooked by history.
'We do not use conventional methods'
Justine Tyerman revises her idea of what constitutes ‘elderly’
It’s about positivity, change and whanau and it’s a movement that is taking over Kaiti
Champion of rural communities Ani Pahuru-Huriwai talks to Justine Tyerman about the life experiences and personal tragedy that prepared her for the role of executive director of Tairawhiti REAP.
From raising kiwifruit to raising Kaiti kids, Billie-Jean Potaka-Ayton had a story or two to tell Herald reporter Kayla Dalrymple.
‘You realise it’s a miracle’
Mahia identity Bill Shortt looks into the colourful history of Nuhaka and Morere, and tells us how they used to be lively, thriving communities
For nearly 40 years, Trevor Freeman has been at the forefront of the fight to preserve the land in what he describes as the ‘soil erosion capital’ of New Zealand.
Many people are fascinated about the famous events and battles which were waged overseas, says Nan Trueman, but they don’t know what happened in their home town.
A trail through Gisborne’s military history is a Historic Places Trust Tairawhiti initiative. Wynsley Wrigley looks at some points of interest along the way.
Gisborne artist Cat Brown was travelling solo in Germany when she was struck by an unexpected and dangerous blood clot in her leg.