GisborneGisborne District Council
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.
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