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Hall Street footbridge closed for repairs
4 Aug 2010
From 8am on Monday 9 August  any one that normally uses the footbridge at the end of Hall Street to get to and from the city will have to find an alternative. The deck and rails on the footbridge are in need of repair. The bridge will be closed for 4 weeks from Monday 9 August. Read more >>
Olympic pool heated by local wood chips
4 Aug 2010
A wood chip boiler installed at the Olympic Pool in June has started to pay dividends. The old gas heater was 30 years old and cost $150,000 per year in energy costs. From 1 July the new emissions trading scheme on all fossil burning fuels would have added $7000 to that cost this year. Read more >>
Customers rate our service as excellent
3 Aug 2010
Satisfaction with the service provided by council has increased significantly over the last couple of months. Council surveys 10% of all people who request a service from council to identify how satisfied they were with what was provided. ‘Excellent’ was how 80% of those surveyed said the response time, quality of service and feedback received in June this year was. Read more >>
Streamside planting day a success
3 Aug 2010
Waikanae Stream is looking more attractive after 320 native trees and shrubs were planted on its banks last week. Two successful planting days were held on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 July. The result is a stunning selection of plants on along the stream each side of Stanley Road. The planting days were a partnership between Gisborne District Council, Department of Conservation (DOC), Awapuni School and the community.  Council’s water conservator Paul Murphy said it was a great example of what can be achieved with minimal budgets when groups work together. Read more >>
Community planting day for Waikanae Stream
27 Jul 2010
The Waikanae Stream will get a makeover this week.  A community planting day is to be held on Saturday 21 July along the streamside behind Awapuni School.  Council and Department of Conservation (DOC) are asking the local community to support the day by volunteering 2 hours to start beautifying the banks of the stream. Awapuni School is already on board. Council staff have been talking to classes about keeping streams healthy and helping them to prepare for their own streamside planting day on Friday. Read more >>

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