Gisborne

Lyttelton historian and Antarctic adventurer farewelled

Lyttelton will today farewell a renowned local historian, polar adventurer and recipient of the Antarctic Medal. Baden Nolan Norris died in Christchurch on Wednesday August the 8th, aged 91. Lizzie Meek of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust...... Read More

Elderly man attacked in Hastings supermarket carpark

An 87-year-old man is recovering after what the police are describing as a brazen and cowardly attack in broad daylight in Hastings. Detective Sarah Williams said the man was approached in the Countdown carpark on the corner of Queen Street West and...... Read More

Student dies at primary school in Tokomaru Bay

A student has died at a primary school north of Gisborne. St John Ambulance said it got a call just after 11am this morning and attended an incident at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tokomaru, in Tokomaru Bay. Two ambulances, a helicopter and a local fire...... Read More

Calls for input on ’unpredictable’ gorge

Gisborne Chamber of Commerce's chief executive is calling on people to have their say about the Waioeka Gorge. "Our road network is vulnerable in many places and this has massive consequences for the region," says Terry Sheldrake. "No...... Read More

Tolaga Bay flooding damage may take two years to fix

The Gisborne District Council says the damage done by last month's flooding could take more than two years to fix. An estimated one million tonnes of forestry slash was washed from hillsides onto roads, farms and other properties in the Tolaga...... Read More

$500,000 celebration for two Lotto players

Two Lotto players will be enjoying a midweek windfall tonight after each winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division in tonight's live Lotto draw. The winning tickets were sold at Ideal Four Square in Gisborne and Countdown Timaru, Timaru. Powerball...... Read More

Gisborne player through to darts masters

Tahuna Irwin will make his big stage debut at the Auckland Darts Masters, presented by TAB & Burger King, next month after winning through Monday's first qualifier in Invercargill. Emerging New Zealander Irwin was the winner in the first of three...... Read More