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Gisborne District A-Z Photo Notebook

Gisborne city, New Zealand

Gisborne is an idyllic place to relax, enjoy, to live or spend your holidays. As the centre of the spectacular East Coast surrounded by contrasts of rugged mountain ranges, undulating rivers, the vast Pacific Ocean and the Poverty Bay plains.

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A  -  ARMY - C Company Memorial  B  -  BEACH C  -  CHURCH D  -  DAWN
       
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E  - EASTWOODHILL  F  -  FARMING G  -  GISBORNE  H  -  HARBOUR
       
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I  -  I-SITE J  -  JODY F MILLENIUM K  -  KAITI HILL L  -  LOGGING
       
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 M  -  MUSEUM N  -  NORFOLK PINES O  -  ORANGES -  POVERTY BAY
       
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Q  -  QUACK R  -  RIVERS S  -  SURFING T  -  TRAIN
       
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 U  -  UP in SNAFU  V  -  VINEYARD  W  -  WALKWAY  -  XMAS
       
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B  -  BEACH: Only 5 minutes walk from Gisborne’s main street there are the clear blue waters and white sands of Waikanae Beach. Here you can enjoy swimming, wind-surfing, surf-skiing or simply roll, loll, oil and bake in the sunshine. #GisborneCity 
 
D  -  DAWN:
 Gisborne City is known as the ‘first to see the light’ of the new day sun... This photo was taken from Waikanae Beach on 1 January and demonstrates the beautiful moment. Gisborne is located on the sunny East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The Maori name for the district is Tairawhiti which means “The coast upon which the sun shines across the water.”
 

F  -  FARMING: 
Lambs are just part of the agriculture scene throughout the region. Agriculture here is dominated by combined sheep and beef cattle farms with most properties averaging 40% cattle and 60% sheep. Romney, Coopworth and Perendales are the main sheep breeds in the area, raised both for wool and meat markets. Angus and Hereford cattle are also bred specifically for export.
 

H  -  HARBOUR 
Situated at the foot of Kaiti (Titirangi) Hill the Port of Gisborne is host to both local and overseas vessels. The port is a fascinating place for you to visit, with cafes and restaurants where you can relax and enjoy a coffee or fine cuisine.
 

J  -  JODY F MILLENNIUM:
A never to be forgotten day in the life of Gisborne residents was when they awoke on 6 February (Waitangi Day) 2002 to the news that the Jody F Millennium had foundered during the night on their beloved Waikanae Beach. The event became a sightseeing must for thousands - as the drama of refloating took many weeks to accomplish. Today the beach is back to it’s beautiful scenic self, and you can relax and enjoy the beauty of this seaside resort.
 

K  -  KAITI HILL:
Titirangi Domain / Kaiti Hill: Provides great views of the city and Poverty Bay. Hike up the walkways to make the most of Titirangi Recreational Reserve’s native trees, picnic areas, and fitness trail. The name Poverty Bay was proclaimed by British explorer Captain James Cook when he was unable to obtain the supplies he wanted from local Maori upon arriving here in 1769, and although today there have been occassional attempts to change the name it lingers on.
 

L  -  LOGGING: Details to follow soon...
 

N  -  NORFOLK PINES:
These majestic Norfolk Pines stand along the length of Waikanae and Midway Beaches. Young Nicks Head situated in the background makes a pictorial post-card to photograph and send to friend or relative.
 

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P  -  POVERTY BAY:
Poverty Bay flats with Young Nicks Head in the distance. The region is a veritable patchwork of vineyards and orchards. Land uses here are so varied because of the highly fertile soil and moderate climate making so many forms of agriculture and horticulture financially viable.
 

Q  -  QUACK:
Feeding the ducks at the Botanical Gardens remains a perennial favourite. For young and old alike, this simple act of kindness has lasting benefits as new found feathered friends are drawn by your generousity... even if it is, in reality, only cupboard love... LOL.
 

R  -  RIVERS:
Beside the Gazebo on Reads Quay stands the plaque that marks the site of Captain Read’s Store and Jetty. Captain Read was the well-known trader responsible for much of Turanga’s (now known as Gisborne) development from 1852 until the 1870s. During this period most commercial trading centered on this river site. From here you can observe the confluence of the Waimata, Taruheru and the shortest river in the Southern Hempisphere - the Turanganui River (1200 metres).
 

S  -  SURFING:
Surfing in Gisborne is great fun for young and old. Most days you can find novice to grommit to international legends - all enjoying the surf and looking for that perfect wave. The only  answer for a day at the beach
 

U  -  UP:
1940 Vintage Tiger Moth ZK-BAL was built at Hatfield, England for the R.A.F. as a trainer. After World War 11, it was imported to Gisbome and converted into an agricultural topdresser and sprayer. ZK-BAL did her last agricultural job in 1958 and was left tied to a fence, minus its engine, until July 1962. In 1982 owner Mr. Wayne Greaves fully restored ZK-BAL. In 1997, the Darton Field Flying Syndicate purchased ZK-BAL. The aircraft is housed in the Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society hangar and is affectionately called ‘SNAFU’.
 

V  -  VINEYARD:
Wine lovers revere Gisborne as the “Chardonnay Capital” of New Zealand due to the predominance of this variety. Gisborne has a broad varietal mix and diversity of wine styles reflecting the different soil types and mesoclimates of the region. Also a celebrated reputation for Gewürztraminer, and recently some fine Semillon and Chenin Blanc wines have been produced, as well as Pinot Gris and Viognier as varieties with a promising future. Today, Gisborne is one of New Zealand’s most important grape growing regions, the third largest in the country.
 

W  -  WALKWAY: Details to follow soon...
 

X  -  XMAS:
Gisborne is an idyllic place to relax and enjoy your Xmas holiday. As the centre of the spectacular East Coast surrounded by contrasts of rugged mountain ranges, undulating rivers, the vast Pacific Ocean and the Poverty Bay plains, Gisborne is one of the best and most scenic cities in New Zealand. Only 5 minutes walk from Gisborne’s main street there are the clear blue waters and white sands of Waikanae Beach. Here you can enjoy swimming, wind-surfing, surf-skiing or simply roll, loll, oil and bake in the sunshine.
 

Y  -  YOUNG NICKS HEAD:
Young Nick’s Head is on the right hand side of this photo, with the cruise liner ‘The World’ anchored in Poverty Bay during the liner’s first visit to Gisborne District. The white cliffs of Young Nick’s Head are named after Nicholas Young (cabin boy), who was the first of the Endeavour crew to sight land.