Gisborne

A statue of British explorer Captain James Cook in Gisborne.

Statue of James Cook to be removed in Gisborne

The statue was erected in 1969 without iwi consultation and has been the subject of protests, vandalism and graffiti in recent years.

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The original name was given to the area by Captain James Cook after arriving in New Zealand in 1769.

Poverty Bay name change to include Tūranganui a Kiwa, one step closer

The Zealand Geographical Board has reportedly announced a plan to give Poverty Bay a dual name.

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Grieving father says family let down by council, WorkSafe after daughter killed by refuse truck

Carla Neems died after being struck by a truck in Gisborne in May last year.

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Police name man killed in crash near Gisborne on Friday

Waylon Rerekura, a 34-year-old local man, died at the scene after the crash between the car and truck.

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Man dies in overnight crash near Gisborne

Police were called to the crash, involving a car and truck, around 9pm near Makarori Beach Road.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

Auckland’s median house price increases for the first time in six months

Excluding Auckland, the media house price went up 6.2 per cent annually with three regions breaking records.

Man enters woman's Gisborne home late at night, assaults her and steals her car

Police are still looking man, who was not known to the woman, following the incident on Friday night.

PM Jacinda Ardern gave a clever response to her minister at the launch of the renamed forestry service.

East Coast region gets $152.7 million Government cash injection for roads, tourism, airport

It is a "significant boost" for the Tairāwhiti region, says Jacinda Ardern.

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TVNZ weather presenter Dan Corbett gives the latest update.

Risk of flooding, severe gales as heavy rain expected across parts of the North Island

Heavy rain and strong winds have been forecast for parts of the North Island tonight and early tomorrow.

One dead after serious crash near Gisborne

A second person has been taken to hospital.

Logging truck rolls north of Gisborne, injuring two and blocking SH2

One person has serious injuries and another minor injuries after the crash.

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All going to plan, bananas from the region could hit shelves in two years’ time.

Gisborne going bananas over new taxpayer-funded horticulture venture - 'Grow like topsy'

Locals have been growing bananas for decades, but now $100,000 in funding has been granted to turn it into big business.

There are claims forestry operations made the situation worse.

Tolaga Bay locals unhappy forestry industry not offering to help pay for flood clean up

Concerned locals turned out at a meeting last night after 36 homes were affected by flooding and slash.

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One dead following serious crash involving a car and logging truck near Gisborne

Part of State Highway 35 has been closed as investigations begin.

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Cost of vegetables could rise because of flooding in Gisborne and Hawke's Bay, supplier warns

Grower Leaderbrand, which supplies the big supermarkets, saw significant crop losses and is warning of a supply shortage.

Hundreds of homes still without power on North Island's East Coast after storms

Heavy rain lashed parts of the country overnight causing slips that took out power lines.

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Fruit is on the ground and logging leftovers have reached the beach after last night's heavy rain and strong winds.

Watch: Orchards swamped, logging debris washed down by Gisborne region's second deluge in barely a week

Fruit is on the ground and logging leftovers have reached the beach after last night's heavy rain and strong winds.

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Widespread flooding has left a large swath of farmland under water this morning.

Watch: Flooding in Gisborne region shows farmland turned into murky ocean

Widespread flooding has left a large swath of farmland under water.

Photos: Farmland, roads and houses under water, sheep stranded as flooding hits Gisborne region

A second deluge in a week has laid already soaked farmland under several feet of water.

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Two people seriously injured in Gisborne kitchen fire

Police say the patients were burnt by oil while cooking.

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Tua got the rescue he deserved, having spent a couple of lonely nights at the family home.

Watch: Touching moment ecstatic dog is reunited with owner after being left behind in helicopter rescue from Tolaga Bay floods

Toa got the rescue he deserved, having spent a couple of lonely nights at the family home.

Logging companies in Tolaga Bay may be investigated after debris strewn everywhere during floods

Residents have been warning for years about forestry mismanagement.

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