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Encyclopedia > Gisborne, New Zealand
Gisborne
Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa
Country: New Zealand
Unitary Authority
Name: Gisborne District Council
Mayor: Meng Foon
Population: Urban area: 32,700
(June 2006 estimate)
Region: 44,500
(June 2006 estimate)[1]
Extent: Puninga to Hicks Bay;
west to Matawai
Land Area: 8,355km²
Website: http://www.gdc.govt.nz
Cities and Towns
Cities: Gisborne
Towns: Ruatoria, Tolaga Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Waipiro Bay, Hicks Bay, Tikitiki
For other uses of Gisborne see Gisborne (disambiguation).

Gisborne (Māori: Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa) is the name of a unitary authority in New Zealand, being both a region and a district. Gisborne is named for an early Colonial Secretary William Gisborne. The council is located in the city of Gisborne. This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Meng Liu Foon is the current mayor of Gisborne, New Zealand. ... Gisborne is a surname orginating in the East Midlands/North of England. ... Māori or Te Reo Māori, commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) is an official language of New Zealand. ... Region is the formal term for the top tier of local government in New Zealand. ... William Gisborne (13th August 1825 - 7th January 1898) was New Zealand Colonial Secretary 1869-1872 and Minister of Public Works 1870-1871. ...


State Highway 2 passes through Gisborne and Gisborne is the terminus of the Palmerston North - Gisborne railway.

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Gisborne or East Coast region

The region is located in the northeastern corner of the North Island and is also referred to as the East Cape or East Coast or Eastland region. It is a sparsely inhabited and isolated region, with small settlements mainly clinging to small bays along the eastern shore including Tokomaru Bay and Tolaga Bay. The population of the region is about 45,000, with almost three quarters of those living in the city of Gisborne. No other settlement has a population of over 1000. The largest other settlements are the towns of Tolaga Bay and Ruatoria, each with populations of over 800 in 2001. North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... East Cape is the easternmost point of the main islands of New Zealand. ... Tokomaru Bay is a bay and town located in the remote East Cape (Gisborne) region of New Zealand’s North Island, 100 km (60 miles) northeast of Gisborne city and close to Mount Hikurangi. ... Tolaga Bay wharf - New Zealands longest wharf Tolaga Bay is the name attributed by Captain Cook to the local area known as Uawa. It is both a bay and small town on the East Coast of New Zealands North Island. ... The town of Ruatoria is located in the East Coast region of New Zealands North Island. ...


Inland, the land is rough, predominantly forested, hill country. Te Urewera National Park is located in the west of the region, and the Kaingaroa Forest is located further west of that. A spine of rough ridges dominates the centre of the region, culminating in the impressive bulk of the 1620 metre Mount Hikurangi in the region's northeast. This mountain is the fifth highest mountain in the North Island, and the highest that is not a volcano. Regarded as sacred by the Māori, there is some justification to the claims that this is the first mountain to see the sun in summer (see note below under Gisborne City). Te Urewera National Park consists of a total land area of 2,127 km² and is situated in the East Coast region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Kaingaroa Forest is the largest forest in the North Island of New Zealand, and the largest plantation in the southern hemisphere. ... There are two prominent mountains in New Zealand called Mount Hikurangi. ... This article is about the Māori people of New Zealand. ...


The region's population has higher than the national average proportion of Māori - over 50% in some areas - and still maintains strong ties to both Māori tradition and the iwi and marae structure. The predominant iwi in the region are Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Ngai Tamanuhiri, Te Aitanga a Mahaki. Iwi (pronounced ee-wee) are the largest everyday social units in Māori society. ... A Maori word now common in New Zealand English, marae refers an area of land where the Wharenui or meeting house (literally big house) sits. ... The Ngati Porou iwi is among the top ten tribes of New Zealand by population. ...


City of Gisborne

NASA satellite photo of Gisborne

The city of Gisborne is located at the north end of Poverty Bay. The white cliff headland of Young Nick's Head at the other end of the bay is visible from the city. The cliffs can be seen in the left hand side of the sat photo. Download high resolution version (1280x948, 138 KB)NASA World Wind composite landsat-7 satellite image of Gisborne, New Zealand File links The following pages link to this file: Gisborne Categories: NASA images ... Download high resolution version (1280x948, 138 KB)NASA World Wind composite landsat-7 satellite image of Gisborne, New Zealand File links The following pages link to this file: Gisborne Categories: NASA images ... File links The following pages link to this file: Gisborne ... File links The following pages link to this file: Gisborne ... Location of Poverty Bay Poverty Bay is the largest of several small bays on the east coast of New Zealands North Island to the north of Hawke Bay. ... Young Nicks Head is a headland at the southern end of Poverty Bay in New Zealands North Island. ...


This prominence was the first part of New Zealand sighted by the crew of Captain James Cook's ship Endeavour, and was named for the crew member who first saw it. A memorial to Cook stands on the foreshore, marking the point where he first stepped ashore in New Zealand on October 8, 1769. This article is about the British explorer. ... HMB Endeavour was a small 18th century British sailing ship, famous for being the vessel commanded by Lt. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


On the right hand side of the sat photo at the other end of the bay, known as Poverty Bay, is Kaiti Hill. This hill overlooks the town and magnificent views can be obtained by driving or walking to the summit. Kaiti Hill is an ancestral site of the Ngati Oneone hapu (sub-tribe) in Gisborne, New Zealand. ...

Central Gisborne viewed from Kaiti hill
Central Gisborne viewed from Kaiti hill

The city maintains a rural charm and is a popular holiday spot. Local industries include agriculture, horticulture, farming and forestry. Wine production is also valuable to the local economy. It is sometimes known as the City of Rivers as the centre of town is the convergence of three different rivers. Download high resolution version (900x675, 132 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (900x675, 132 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Horticulture (Latin: hortus (garden plant) + cultura (culture)) is classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ...


Gisborne City has four main high (secondary) schools: Gisborne Boys' High, Gisborne Girls' High, Lytton High and Campion College. Gisborne Girls High School is a girls secondary school situated in Gisborne, Tairāwhiti, New Zealand. ...


The harbour was host to many ships in the past. A meat works was sited beside the harbour and meat and wool was shipped from here. Now the harbour is the home of many smaller fishing boats as well as ships loading logs for export.

Coastal suburbs of Gisborne viewed from Kaiti hill
Coastal suburbs of Gisborne viewed from Kaiti hill

Gisborne boasts being the first city in the world to greet the sun each day. Technically, however, this is only true for part of the year. Both Suva, Fiji, and Nuku'alofa, Tonga, are closer to the International Date Line and therefore would seem more likely candidates for this title. Due to the earth's tilt on its axis, however, Gisborne does overtake their claim as New Zealand summer days grow longer. In the longest days of summer, though, it again loses the title to the hillier suburbs of Dunedin in the South Island. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 172 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 172 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Suva is the capital city of Fiji. ... Busy Talamahu market in Nukualofa Nukualofa, population 22400 (1996), is the capital of Tonga. ... The International Date Line around 180° This article is about the line dividing time zones; see Dateline (disambiguation) for other meanings, including the television program. ... Dunedin (Ōtepoti in Maori) is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of Otago. ... The South Island The South Island is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the more populous North Island. ...


The city has the benefit of being very close to the white sand beaches of Waikanae and Midway. A short distance from the city is the surf beach of Wainui.


Two major annual events are the Dawn Raid Beach Day Out, which is an outdoor concert featuring many of the Dawn Raid Hip-hop stars held in January, and the Rhythm & Vines concert held every New Years' Eve which features a huge concert featuring well-known New Zealand bands performing in a vineyard. Dawn Raid Entertainment is a major record label, based in Papatoetoe in Auckland, New Zealand and has signed many New Zealand hip-hop and RnB artists such as Savage, Ill Semantics and The Deceptikonz. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Hip hop (disambiguation). ... Rhythm and Vines is a New Years Eve music festival held in Waiohika Estate vineyard, ten minutes from Gisborne city. ... New Years Eve is December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year, and the day before New Years Day, New Years Eve is a separate observance from the observance of New Years Day. ... A common vineyard. ...


Gisborne had three sister cities in the Sister Cities International Program, two are in the United Kingdom (one in Wales and Scotland), and the latter is Palm Desert, California in the US. The town of Gisborne 50 kilometes north-west of Melbourne, Australia is now also twinned with it. This article is about the country. ... This article is about the country. ... Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area), approximately 11 miles east of Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Gisborne is a nice town 55 KM north of Melbourne. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ...


Born in Gisborne

Kelly Graeme Evernden (born September 21, 1962 in Gisborne) is a former professional tennis player from New Zealand, who turned professional in 1985. ... Graham William Sligo (born December 24, 1954 in Gisborne, New Zealand) is a former field hockey player from New Zealand, who was a member of the national team that finished seventh at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. ... Kiri Te Kanawa Dame Kiri Te Kanawa ONZ DBE AO (March 6, 1944), is a well-known New Zealander opera singer of Maori ancestry. ... Rico Gear (born 26 February 1978 in Gisborne) is a New Zealand rugby union player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ian Andrew Kirkpatrick (born 24 May 1946 in Gisborne) is a New Zealand rugby union player, who was captain of the All Blacks. ... Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki (c. ...

Suburbs in Gisborne

  • Awapuni
  • Elgin
  • Gaddums Hill
  • Kaiti
  • Manutuke
  • Mangapapa
  • Riverdale
 
  • Riverside
  • Riverview
  • Sponge Bay
  • Tamarau
  • Te Hapara
 
  • Te Wharau
  • Waikanae
  • Waikirikiri
  • Wainui Beach
  • Whataupoko
  • Heatherlea

References

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See also

Coordinates: 38°39′S, 178°00′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Gisborne, New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (794 words)
Gisborne is the name of a unitary authority (in this case, a region and district) in New Zealand, named after an early Colonial Secretary William Gisborne.
The city of Gisborne is located at the north end of Poverty Bay.
This prominence was the first part of New Zealand sighted by the crew of Captain James Cook's ship Endeavour, and was named for the crew member who first saw it.
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