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GDC newsletter piece – May 18

Recently council voted to change the make up of councillors in the next election. We voted to reduce the numbers of councillors from thirteen to nine. The mayor would bring the number of our council to ten. We added three community boards; one in the East, one in the West and one in the city. ...

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What’s going on in Council – Apr 18

There were many great things that happened here over the weekend. Congratulations to Rangataua o Aotearoa on the success of their event, Te Ihi a Tū, on Saturday night. The event was run well and everything handled with seriousness and care. I’d like to acknowledge the whānau from Mangatū for their exhibition on Friday, titled ...

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What’s going on in Council – March 18

This week in council we have no council meetings. However we do have a Titirangi walk, a coast trip, a long term plan to release and I’ve managed to get in a couple of ministers ears. On Sunday I attended the Honorary Advisers dinner for the Asia NZ Foundation at Government House. I had the ...

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What’s going on in Council – Nov 17

This past week we saw 57 kapa haka teams from around the nation descend on our piece of paradise for Te Mana Kura Tahi, the primary schools kapa haka nationals. Each team has approximately 40 students with around the same amount of parents, tutors, teachers and caregivers for support. If we include the amount of ...

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What’s going on in Council – Oct 17

This week in council are our committee meetings. Community Development has quite a lot on it’s plate this week. We have an awesome surf sculpture at Roberts Rd on the cards, and the Wainui Lions Junior Cycle Track looking like it was be completed by December, in time for the Christmas holidays. That’s a ‘famous ...

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What’s going on in Council – Sept 17

There are no official council meetings this week however being a councillor usually means you are involved in other committees and groups on behalf of council. In this weeks column I’ll be talking about ___ I am involved in, the District Licensing Committee as Deputy Chair and the Gisborne District Sister Cities Inc. The District ...

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What’s going on in Council – Aug 17

This week is going to be an amazing week for many reasons, but my most favourite reason is the epic showing of Beauty and the Beast at the War Memorial Theatre this week. I have seen some of the costumes and talked to some of the performers and I can assure you that the show ...

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What’s going on in Council – June 17 (bonus)

Firstly, congratulations to Tim Marshall and the Tauawhi team for the success of the Tairawhiti Men’s Awards held on Friday night. I was honoured to be nominated at the first Men’s awards and have enjoyed attending many since. It’s always an amazing occasion. In my opinion, the solid attendance and nominations really affirm the work ...

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What’s going on in Council – June 17

It was such an epic weekend for dance this long weekend. There was strong local representation at the Annual Braemar Competitions here in Gisborne. I saw Creative Stepz and Dancefit Studios to name a few had strong representation. East Coast Dance Crew also took two crews to compete at Project in Tauranga. At it’s essence, ...

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What’s going on in Council – May 17

On Monday I am really looking forward to hitting the pavement with our dog control team to get a practical view on what it’s like for them as staff and see how the service is applied in the community. I’m really vocal on sensible dog control so I was really excited to be invited to ...

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