Putting her mark on an organisation as large and complex as Gisborne District Council is going to be a big challenge for new chief executive Nedine Thatcher Swann
On the eve of the ‘Colour Run’, Tairawhiti Multicultural Council president Arish Naresh talks to Justine Tyerman about how the accidental wearing of a blue sock with a brown one has spawned a global movement called OWDSOCKS — Opportunities Without Discrimination
Suffering and life go together, because love and loss go together, and that's life, says international speaker and grief therapist Liese Groot-Alberts
An opportunity to develop a prime site in Gisborne brought Brian Johns here in 2000
Shannon Dowsing is finding politics far harder than expected
Sandy Bull, chairman of the Tuahine Point Ecological Trust, wages a tireless campaign against pests and weeds
‘Celebrating our culture, our language, who we are’
. . . by jumping in the deep end
Dr Robin Briant returned to Patutahi after a year in Gaza and the West Bank, working with Médecins Sans Frontières
At 20, Elena Carroll is a bit different to her peers. She receives 500 fan mail messages a day and she pays her weekly expenses and student loan through money she makes on YouTube. Natasha Thompson talks to Elena about her internet fame.
Acting school graduate Te Ao o Hinepehinga tells Natasha Thompson why she is entering into the world of international modelling and how she plans to take Aotearoa’s stories to the world.
The market backed the Kiwi underdogs
'The passion for surfing will never die, until I die'
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