'Two beautiful boys in life, now together in death'

MORE than 1000 mourners gathered inside and outside Campion College hall yesterday to farewell two “real neat kids”...


The last train: Taken in February 2012, this is thought to be the last excursion train from Napier to Gisborne. The train is stationary for a photo opportunity. A plan for the railway line between Gisborne and Napier to be restored has hit a wall, with early findings of an investigation that says the section from Gisborne to Wairoa is not viable. The investigation is now focusing into the line from Wairoa to Napier. Picture by Mark Peters, Hawke’s Bay
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MORE than 95 percent of ratepayers will not face a nasty surprise when they get their first bill if a rating option is adopted for the region...
THE development contribution that could raise $8 million over the next 10 years was questioned by some councillors at yesterday’s Future Tairawhiti...
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FIVE bands for five bucks at Gisborne’s iconic pub, Smash Palace tonight — what’s not to love?...
AN exhibition created using a fascinating medium, by seemingly contradictory artist American Sam Koss, has opened at Verve Cafe...
Should Gisborne District Council extend its property development levy to rural areas, consider remissions, change its fee structure . . . or should...
It is no surprise that a consultant investigating the business case for a short-haul rail operation on the Gisborne to Napier rail line has sought...
Author Eleanor Catton has been both lambasted and lauded for her strong criticisms of New Zealand attitudes and politicians at a literary festival in...
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AS a small child, my greatest wish was to have a bicycle of my very own...
IN response to Mr Handford’s letter, Jan 22...
Some ratepayers may see the fact the council is set to reap $18 million from trees as a windfall for the council coffers. They are wrong. This money...
Re: Sad to hear celebrated author is uncomfortable representing us, Jan 29...
Oh dear, another UFO report, accompanied by a shaky enlarged photo. Hoho!!...
Justine Tyerman overcomes her fear of solo travel and revises her ideas about coach tours . . ...
Sandra Walsh writes about visiting the seven wonders of the inland waterways of the UK. Husband Barry Teutenberg took the pictures...
Sandra Walsh writes about visiting the seven wonders of the inland waterways of the UK. Husband Barry Teutenberg took the pictures...
A dragon’s tail sideswiped me as I was standing inside the Taoist temple among hundreds of zealous worshippers with their offerings to the Goddess...
Gisborne Boys’ High School TO be at this preliminary stage before adulthood: this time of growth and discovery, this time of aligning ourselves with...
NEGATIVE comments about Gisborne from Gisborne youth, have prevailed throughout the years. Although the beaches are amazing and the scenery...
THE majority of the world’s population enjoys music. If you feel like music is your life, but you haven’t ever played an instrument yourself — you can...

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Should Gisborne District Council continue to charge a property development levy in the city, extend it to rural areas as well, or drop it altogether?


See also: Land development fee is under scrutiny again

Keep levy in city areas only only
Extend levy to rural areas as well
Discontinue the levy
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