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

Weather conditions to close Waioeka Gorge

The NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists to stay up to date with road conditions between Opotiki and Gisborne on State Highway 2 as heavy rain in the forecast hits the area. The forecast will likely require the closure of the road through the Waioeka...... Read More

Tolaga Bay locals seek solution over slash damage

More than 100 Tolaga Bay locals have turned out to a meeting to discuss recent flooding and the damage caused by the leftovers from forestry operations. Slash - or offcuts from forestry harvesting - washed down from forestry plots and blocked rivers...... Read More

Forestry companies to attend meeting on debris damage

Three forestry companies appear to have had a change of heart over their attendance at a community meeting in Gisborne. In a recent letter issued to landowners, Eastland Wood Council chief executive Kim Hollands said Ernslaw One, PF Olsen and Hikurangi...... Read More

Council report warned of damage from forest debris

Gisborne District Council was warned in a report more than seven months ago that forestry debris was likely to cause huge damage in another big storm. The council commissioned the report after Cyclone Cook last year swept logs and slash down rivers....... Read More

Civil defence on alert for flooded Gisborne

The bad weather in Gisborne is easing but the already sodden region is bracing for more rain, the mayor says. A severe heavy rain warning remains in place for the Gisborne area after heavy rains and wind, and mayor Meng Foon said Civil Defence was...... Read More

East Coast: Officials on high alert for rising river levels

Officials are closely watching river levels in the Gisborne region, with ground still saturated from last week's rain particularly in the Tolaga Bay area. Heavy rain is expected to last until Tuesday afternoon. Late last night, Tolaga Bay 29 properties...... Read More