Gisborne

Gisborne District Council
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Gisborne is lucky enough to occupy a beautiful and remote part of New Zealand.  Its isolation perched out on the most easterly edge of the country has shaped the town and its charming coastal character. The city is compact, easy to navigate and surrounded by world class surf beaches, quality vineyards, groves of citrus, magnificent trees and wild rivers that meander towards empty beaches.

Rich in history, Gisborne has played a crucial role in the story of Aotearoa/New Zealand's origins.  It’s where the Maori migratory waka Horouta and Takitimu first landed over 800 year ago, and where Captain James Cook made his first New Zealand landfall in 1769 making Gisborne the birthplace of the nation.

Gisborne is the most easterly city in the world.  As you watch the sun rise out of the Pacific Ocean you can be certain that you are one of the first people in the world to greet the new day.  Only a few minutes’ drive from the city centre, you catch the first sunrise at Wainui Beach.

Council Phone # 06 867 2049

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Interislander Summer Festival 2018

Tuesday 26 December 2017 – Sunday 18 February 2018 Nationwide

There is something for everyone to enjoy - young families, teenagers, groups of friends or punters! The kids will be spoilt for choice, with the More FM Kids Go Racing team providing plenty of free entertainment for under 12s.

If you want to get organised, book your spot and food in advance, or pack a picnic and we’ll see you on the day – it’s your holiday, you make the rules!

Visit the many MHF towns featuring Interislander Summer Festivals 'Family Fun at the Races'

Full Details; https://www.theraces.co.nz/festival/interislander-summer-festival

 

 

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Gisborne the birthplace of the Nation

Rich in history, Gisborne has played a crucial role in the story of Aotearoa/New Zealand's origins.  It’s where the Maori migratory waka Horouta and Takitimu first landed over 800 year ago, and where Captain James Cook made his first New Zealand landfall in 1769 making Gisborne the birthplace of the nation.

Photo courtesy of Tourism Eastland

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