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We’re excited about what has been happening in our region! Check it out here!

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Takihoko

Business

Hal Josephson's coming to town!

We're two days out whanau!!
Wednesday, Feb 19 @ 5pm.

Make sure you reserve your spot now!

Providing perspective and insights on new business techniques...

We're two days out whanau!!Trust Tairawhiti is really excited about hosting Hal Josephson here this Wednesday, Feb 19 @ 5pm.

Read More
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Tātau Tātau

Organisation

Forestry Wellness Centre!

The establishment of a Forestry Wellness Centre is now underway and we are stoked at Trust Tairāwhiti to be supporting this kaupapa!

Yesterday (Monday Feb 17) Trust Tairāwhiti pledged to invest $10k that will awhi those affected in the forestry sector by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Read More
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Tātau Tātau

Organisation

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update | Forestry and Farming band together!

Eastland Wood are working with our region's farming community who have extended an offer to help keep Tairāwhiti people in work.

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

The Gisborne Weet-Bix TRYathlon 2020

The Gisborne Sanitarium Weet-Bix TRYathlon took off with a blast on Wednesday, with kids from all over Tairāwhiti challenging themselves through the swim, bike and run, to earn their shining medal at the end.

The Weetbix Try has awarded over 350,000 medals to kids since 1993, and Trust Tairāwhiti are stoked to have supported such an awesome community event.Mayor...

Read More
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Takihoko

Business

Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan (TEAP) Refresh

The Tairawhiti Economic Action Plan (TEAP) refresh is more integrated and inclusive than ever before!

TEAP RefreshThe region’s Economic Action Plan was refreshed in December. There have been lots of changes made and for the first time ever, the aspirations...

Read More
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Takitapuwae

Tourism

Cruise Ships and their visitors

Tairāwhiti has had 10 cruise ships full of excited visitors either dock or successfully tender so far this season, and there's still another seven ships to come!

Around 9,000 passengers have come in on those 10 ships, with some of the more high end cruise ships only carrying 114 passengers when they...

Read More
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Takihoko

Business

Fenglin

Fenglin Wood Industry group from Guangxi, China remain keen to bring their business to Gisborne.

CFO, Bill Wang visited Trust Tairāwhiti Richard Searle and Dr. Mark Smith in January to begin developing the project management process.Mr Wang aimed to identify...

Read More
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Takitapuwae

Tourism

Rhythm and Vines 2019

The Rhythm and Vines festival saw Tairawhiti come alive with thousands of young people from around New Zealand and the globe welcoming the New Year in the first city to see the light.

The music festival at Waiohika Estate had an estimated 23,000 people attend the final night on New Year’s Eve, 2,000 more than last year.

Read More
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Takitapuwae

Tourism

Volleyball Slam

The New Zealand Beach Tour hit the Gisborne sand on December 28th and 29th before the 2019 year ran out.

Trust Tairawhiti are proud to have supported the two-day Volleyball Slam event that included a junior joust competition and a four-star competition where the winners...

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

Pa Wars

The long-awaited Pa Wars was held on January 3, kick-starting 2020 with an inter-marae sports festival that encourages whanaungatanga, healthy lifestyle practices and more.

The 24th year of the festival looked to encourage participation more than competition and was held at the Ngata Memorial College in Ruatoria with the...

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

Kaiti School playground

Kaiti School opened their new playground for senior students on January 28.
Here’s what principal Billie-Jean Potaka-Ayton had to say about the day.

“Kaiti School opened their playground today to start the school year and there were smiles all around from our senior students.

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

Women's Native Trees

The Women’s Native Tree Project (WNTP) donated 3,800 native plants to 29 different community groups in the 2019 planting season.

Seven Tairāwhiti primary schools were among the groups that received trees, two of which are creating rongoa gardens (gardens for growing native plants and trees...

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

Gizzy Kai Rescue

From ambitious beginnings in 2016, Gizzy Kai Rescue (GKR) now has evolved into a booming food rescue organisation that has redirected over 57 tonnes of food and are set to conquer even more with its new manager on board.

GKR are a not-for-profit food rescue organisation that operate as a connection between food growers, producers, vendors and local community groups who redistribute the rescued...

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

Little Sprouts Charitable Trust

Little Sprouts is a nationwide organisation set out to aid and improve the lives of families with new-borns. It has been running for ten years and has received multiple awards recognising its contribution to supporting families and helping build strong communities.

Little Sprouts Gisborne aims to ensure all babies get the best start in life by giving away free baby packs with “everything a new-born baby...

Read More
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Tātau Tātau

Organisation

Forestry Wellness Centre!

The establishment of a Forestry Wellness Centre is now underway and we are stoked at Trust Tairāwhiti to be supporting this kaupapa!

Yesterday (Monday Feb 17) Trust Tairāwhiti pledged to invest $10k that will awhi those affected in the forestry sector by the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Read More
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Tātau Tātau

Organisation

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update | Forestry and Farming band together!

Eastland Wood are working with our region's farming community who have extended an offer to help keep Tairāwhiti people in work.

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

The Gisborne Weet-Bix TRYathlon 2020

The Gisborne Sanitarium Weet-Bix TRYathlon took off with a blast on Wednesday, with kids from all over Tairāwhiti challenging themselves through the swim, bike and run, to earn their shining medal at the end.

The Weetbix Try has awarded over 350,000 medals to kids since 1993, and Trust Tairāwhiti are stoked to have supported such an awesome community event.Mayor...

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

Pa Wars

The long-awaited Pa Wars was held on January 3, kick-starting 2020 with an inter-marae sports festival that encourages whanaungatanga, healthy lifestyle practices and more.

The 24th year of the festival looked to encourage participation more than competition and was held at the Ngata Memorial College in Ruatoria with the...

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

Kaiti School playground

Kaiti School opened their new playground for senior students on January 28.
Here’s what principal Billie-Jean Potaka-Ayton had to say about the day.

“Kaiti School opened their playground today to start the school year and there were smiles all around from our senior students.

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

Women's Native Trees

The Women’s Native Tree Project (WNTP) donated 3,800 native plants to 29 different community groups in the 2019 planting season.

Seven Tairāwhiti primary schools were among the groups that received trees, two of which are creating rongoa gardens (gardens for growing native plants and trees...

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

Gizzy Kai Rescue

From ambitious beginnings in 2016, Gizzy Kai Rescue (GKR) now has evolved into a booming food rescue organisation that has redirected over 57 tonnes of food and are set to conquer even more with its new manager on board.

GKR are a not-for-profit food rescue organisation that operate as a connection between food growers, producers, vendors and local community groups who redistribute the rescued...

Read More
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Takitoru

Communities

Little Sprouts Charitable Trust

Little Sprouts is a nationwide organisation set out to aid and improve the lives of families with new-borns. It has been running for ten years and has received multiple awards recognising its contribution to supporting families and helping build strong communities.

Little Sprouts Gisborne aims to ensure all babies get the best start in life by giving away free baby packs with “everything a new-born baby...

Read More
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Takihoko

Business

Hal Josephson's coming to town!

We're two days out whanau!!
Wednesday, Feb 19 @ 5pm.

Make sure you reserve your spot now!

Providing perspective and insights on new business techniques...

We're two days out whanau!!Trust Tairawhiti is really excited about hosting Hal Josephson here this Wednesday, Feb 19 @ 5pm.

Read More
placeholder

Takihoko

Business

Fenglin

Fenglin Wood Industry group from Guangxi, China remain keen to bring their business to Gisborne.

CFO, Bill Wang visited Trust Tairāwhiti Richard Searle and Dr. Mark Smith in January to begin developing the project management process.Mr Wang aimed to identify...

Read More
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Takihoko

Business

Tairāwhiti Economic Action Plan (TEAP) Refresh

The Tairawhiti Economic Action Plan (TEAP) refresh is more integrated and inclusive than ever before!

TEAP RefreshThe region’s Economic Action Plan was refreshed in December. There have been lots of changes made and for the first time ever, the aspirations...

Read More
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Takitapuwae

Tourism

Cruise Ships and their visitors

Tairāwhiti has had 10 cruise ships full of excited visitors either dock or successfully tender so far this season, and there's still another seven ships to come!

Around 9,000 passengers have come in on those 10 ships, with some of the more high end cruise ships only carrying 114 passengers when they...

Read More
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Takitapuwae

Tourism

Rhythm and Vines 2019

The Rhythm and Vines festival saw Tairawhiti come alive with thousands of young people from around New Zealand and the globe welcoming the New Year in the first city to see the light.

The music festival at Waiohika Estate had an estimated 23,000 people attend the final night on New Year’s Eve, 2,000 more than last year.

Read More
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Takitapuwae

Tourism

Volleyball Slam

The New Zealand Beach Tour hit the Gisborne sand on December 28th and 29th before the 2019 year ran out.

Trust Tairawhiti are proud to have supported the two-day Volleyball Slam event that included a junior joust competition and a four-star competition where the winners...

Read More