Earlier this month many of the country’s top freshwater scientists, advocates and thinkers assembled in Uawa/Tolaga Bay for Te Mana o Te Wai Tairawhiti freshwater symposium. Michael Neilson went along to learn about the key challenges facing Tairawhiti, and where to from here.
The bridges of Eastland’s Motu Falls span 140 years of ambition and challenge. Motu Trails advocate Jim Robinson explores their history in a two-part series.
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou chief executive Herewini Te Koha is a big man with a big job
‘So much potential and talent in this little hall’
‘There’s nowhere better in the world to live than Gizzy’
Gisborne man Simon Lawler talks to Justine Tyerman about life in the United States and the joy of introducing his family to his hometown
Former Gizzy girl Michelle Hoani Heihei shares a powerful testimony about how she overcame a lifetime of drug and alcohol addiction
City Watch member Tom Witana is one of three people employed to patrol Gisborne’s central business district
In the lead-up to Anzac Day on Tuesday, World War 2 veteran Ted Dominey talks to Wynsley Wrigley about memories of fighting in Italy in 1944-45
Enormous stigma about men being abused prevents many from coming forward
Gisborne man Peter Holdsworth tells the story behind his ‘baby’, Pultron Composites
Transplanted Christchurch geologist Dr Murry Cave shares his passion for geology and love of wildlife photography
Gisborne born and bred Florrie Brooking talks to Kim Parkinson about her recent appointment as Child, Youth and Family’s site manager.
Teddie Christmas talks to Justine Tyerman about the escapades she and her trainee nursing friends got up to at Cook Hospital during the late 1940s
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