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New roading contract announced
6 Aug 2015
A new contract for managing the Gisborne roading network will foster continued improvement and innovative approaches, and devote additional resources to communities such as Ruatoria. Read more >>
More pine tree felling on Titirangi
6 Aug 2015
Tree felling on the port side of Titirangi and an area at the summit will start this weekend with some road closures in place. Resource consent has been approved to fell some of the remaining Pine on other parts of Titirangi Reserve. Read more >>
Parking's free before morning tea
3 Aug 2015
Parking your car in the city centre is free before 10.30am Monday - Friday for the month of August.  Councillors voted at the Future Tairawhiti meeting on 16 July to trial a free parking initiative to see if it would attract more shoppers into town. “The trial is intended to help attract customers to the CBD in the quieter month of August. The trial runs alongside the Heart of Gisborne 'win a car' competition in the same month,” says enforcement manager Jim Single. A survey will be completed to assess any increase of shoppers. “We are in the process of surveying parking numbers right now to use as a base line for comparison next month. “The trial isn't intended to be a solution but will help inform a full parking policy that will be developed next year.” “This will involve a full analysis of parking fees, numbers of required parks and time restricted parking.” All other time limits and rules apply during the free parking period from 8.30am – 10.30am Monday to Friday. Read more >>
Our bid for rural broadband
20 Jul 2015
We submitted an initial registration of interest for the Government’s next round of broadband and mobile black spot funding last Thursday. The submission includes requests for broadband to be extended in several areas in the district as well as coverage for key tourism sites across the region where there is no 3G mobile coverage from any provider. “Gisborne has already had investment in the government’s first roll out of Ultra-Fast fibre connection in the city and Rural Broadband to townships and communities,” says strategic policy manager David Wilson, “But we know there are gaps in connectivity.” Maps provided by broadband and mobile providers such as Chorus and Vodafone identified areas where there was coverage. “They have told us they are indicative only and accuracy is not 100%.” During the first rural roll out (RBI1) Chorus has laid fibre connecting many schools and many of the remaining areas and schools are serviced by wireless networks. “There appears to be reasonable coverage in many rural areas of Gisborne,” says Mr Wilson. “But there are a small number of communities in valleys and pockets who do not have broadband access so we’ve prioritised those for extensions. “We’re also asking for existing wireless networks to be strengthened to get better speed and capacity.” The government has allocated an additional $100m for Rural Broadband extension (RBI2) funding and $210m for Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB2) extension. “Makaraka was not included in the UFB1 allocation for Gisborne so we are asking for this to be included this time around. “There’s a strong business case for Makaraka in terms of population density and projected growth, current internet connectivity levels and mix of business and residential areas.” As part of the extensions the government wants to know areas where there is no mobile phone coverage from any provider and where there may be road safety and tourism issues from lack of coverage. “We have identified the blackspot areas with information from phone providers. “Based on the criteria we’ve prioritised site such as Motu Trails, Rere Falls and Rockslide, Matawai and Waioeka, along state highway 35 and out to the East Cape Lighthouse.” Central government’s extension of funding for the 3 programmes is aimed at achieving world leading internet speeds provided to more of our population. Applications from all over New Zealand will be assessed to identify projects and call for proposals from companies who can provide the broadband infrastructure. “There’s also another stage that we have to complete called a Digital Enablement Plan, due in September. “We’ll draw on the strategy that was created for the Gigatown competition outlining the key actions we can take to improve digital literacy and maximise the business, education, health, social and cultural benefits of broadband.” There will be opportunities for community to be engaged in discussions over the next three months about future broadband and mobile connectivity in our District. Watch our website and Facebook page for details and if you're keen to be involved please email to connect@gdc.govt.nz with your name. Read more >>
Motorists reminded: closed means closed
10 Jul 2015
Motorists who attempt to get through closed roads including state highways are reminded that “closed means closed” by Tairawhiti Roads journey manager Helen Harris.  Read more >>

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