|Territorial authority||Gisborne District|
|- Mayor||Meng Foon|
|- Terretorial||8,355 km² (3,225. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island The region is the top tier of Local government in New Zealand. Territorial authorities are the second tier of Local government in New Zealand, below regional councils. Meng Liu Foon is the current mayor of Gisborne New Zealand. He is one of a handful of people of Chinese descent to have become a mayor in New Zealand Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 9 sq mi)|
|Population (2006 census)|
|- Density||5. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 3/km² (13. 8/sq mi)|
Gisborne (Māori: Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa) is the name of a unitary authority in New Zealand, being both a region and a district. A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island The region is the top tier of Local government in New Zealand. Gisborne is also the name of the largest settlement within the Gisborne Region.
Gisborne is named for an early Colonial Secretary William Gisborne. William Gisborne ( 13 August 1825 - 7 January 1898) was Colonial Secretary of New Zealand 1869-1872 and Minister of Public Works 1870-1871 The council is located in the town of Gisborne (locally referred to as the City of Gisborne). State Highway 2 passes through Gisborne and Gisborne is the northern terminus of the Palmerston North - Gisborne Line railway, which opened in 1942. State Highway 2 is one of New Zealand 's eight national highways. Construction The PNGL was constructed in two distinct phases The southern portion between Napier and Palmerston North was built between 1872 and 1891 while the northern portion "Railroad" and "Railway" both redirect here For other uses see Railroad (disambiguation. Passenger services were provided until 1988, when the Endeavour express was cancelled north of Napier. The Endeavour was a long-distance passenger train service between Wellington and Napier (and for part of its history Gisborne) in the North Island Napier ( Ahuriri in Māori) is a port city in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Today, the railway carries solely freight.
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. The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. For other uses see East Cape (disambiguation. East Cape ( is the easternmost point of the main islands of New Zealand. 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. Tolaga Bay is both a bay and small town on the East Coast of New Zealand 's North Island. 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. The town of Ruatoria is located in the East Coast region of New Zealand 's 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. Te Urewera National Kaingaroa Forest is the largest forest in the North Island of New Zealand, and the largest plantation in the southern hemisphere 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). This article discusses the Māori people of New Zealand For their language see Māori language, and for other meanings see Māori (disambiguation.
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. In New Zealand society iwi (iwi form the largest everyday Social units in Māori populations. A marae (in New Zealand Māori, Cook Islands Maori, Tahitian) malae (in Tongan) malae (in Samoan and The predominant iwi in the region are Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Ngai Tamanuhiri, Te Aitanga a Mahaki. Ngāti Porou is a Māori Iwi traditionally located in the East Cape and Gisborne regions on the North Island of New Zealand
The city of Gisborne is located at the north end of Poverty Bay. Poverty Bay is the largest of several small bays on the east coast of New Zealand 's North Island to the north of Hawke Bay. The white cliff headland of Young Nick's Head at the other end of the bay is visible from the city. Young Nick's Head is a headland at the southern end of Poverty Bay in New Zealand 's North Island. The cliffs can be seen in the left hand side of the sat photo.
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. Captain James Cook FRS RN ( – 14 February 1779) was an English Explorer, Navigator and Construction The Endeavour was originally a merchant collier named Earl of Pembroke, launched in June 1764 from the coal and whaling port of Whitby in A memorial to Cook stands on the foreshore, marking the point where he first stepped ashore in New Zealand on October 8, 1769. Events 314 - Roman Emperor Licinius is defeated by his colleague Constantine I at the Battle of Cibalae, and loses Year 1769 ( MDCCLXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a
On the right hand side of the sat photo at the other end of the bay, known as Poverty Bay, is Kaiti Hill. Kaiti Hill is an ancestral site of the Ngati Oneone hapu (sub-tribe in Gisborne New Zealand. This hill overlooks the town and magnificent views can be obtained by driving or walking to the summit.
The city maintains a rural charm and is a popular holiday spot. Local industries include agriculture, horticulture, farming and forestry. Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture Horticulture is the art and science of plant cultivation Horticulturists (or horticuluralists) work and conduct research in the fields of Plant propagation Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture Forestry is the Art and Science of managing forests tree Plantations and related Natural resources. Wine production is also valuable to the local economy. Wine is an Alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of Grape juice It is sometimes known as the City of Rivers as the centre of town is the convergence of three different rivers.
Gisborne City has four main high (secondary) schools: Gisborne Boys' High, Gisborne Girls' High, Lytton High and Campion College. Gisborne Boys' High School is a boys' Secondary school situated in Gisborne, New Zealand that was originally founded as a Co-Ed school in 1909 and 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.
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 Nukuʻalofa, Tonga, are closer to the International Date Line and therefore would seem more likely candidates for this title. Suva is the Capital and largest city of Fiji. It is located on the southeast coast of the island of Viti Levu, in the Central Fiji (Matanitu ko Viti फ़िजी officially the Republic of the Fiji Islands (Matanitu Tu-Vaka-i-koya ko Viti फ़िजी द्वीप समूह गणराज्य Nukualofa, population 22400 ( 1996) is the Capital, chief Port and largest city of Tonga. The Kingdom of Tonga is an Archipelago in the south Pacific Ocean comprising 169 islands 36 of them inhabited stretching over a distance of about 800 kilometres (500 miles 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. Dunedin (dəˈneɪdɪn) Ōtepoti in Maori is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of 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 Record label based in Papatoetoe, South Auckland, New Zealand. Hip hop is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latinos. Rhythm and Vines is a New Years Eve music festival held in Waiohika Estate vineyard ten minutes from Gisborne city New Year's Eve is on December 31, the final day of the Gregorian year and the day before New Year's Day. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island A vineyard is a Plantation of Grape -bearing Vines grown mainly for Winemaking, but also Raisins Table grapes and non-alcoholic
Gisborne had three sister cities in the Sister Cities International Program, two are in the United Kingdom (one in Wales and Scotland), the third being Palm Desert, California in the US. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Palm Desert is a city in Riverside County, California, in the Coachella Valley, approximately east of Palm Springs. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The town of Gisborne 50 kilometes north-west of Melbourne, Australia is now also twinned with it. For other uses of Gisborne see Gisborne (disambiguation Gisborne (ˈgɪzbən is a town located approximately 55 Kilometres north Melbourne ( is the second most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 3 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics.
At 8. The December 2007 Gisborne earthquake was an Earthquake of magnitude 6 55pm (NZDT) on 20 December 2007, the Gisborne region was hit by an earthquake of Richter Magnitude 6. Events 69 - Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Richter magnitude scale, or more correctly local magnitude M L scale assigns a single number to quantify the amount of seismic energy released 8, centred in the Hikurangi Trench, 50Km southeast of Gisborne at a depth of 40km.  Intensities of 7 - 8 were experienced, with three buildings substantially collapsed in the CBD and others experiencing some structural damage. The Mercalli intensity scale is a scale used for measuring the intensity of an Earthquake. One death was reported (a heart attack of an elderly woman, sustained during the quake) plus minor injuries. 
In the surroundings are two important arboreta: