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 Criminal barrister Jonathon Krebs spoke to RNZ about the situation.

Gisborne woman struggles with threats from gang members

She is trying to find a place to live where she feels safe.

Poverty Bay may have a new name soon.

Dual name possible for Poverty Bay

The Geographic Board is considering renaming it Turanganui-a-Kiwa/Poverty Bay.


What Amanda Gillies said that outraged Gisborne

"Her comments are highly offensive to me and other Gisbornites."

A group of scientists are preparing to drill into the Hikurangi subduction zone.

Scientists' pioneering probe into NZ's most dangerous fault line

An 'observatory' will be lowered into a hole to capture the creaks of the Hikurangi subduction zone.

Poverty Bay was once called Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.

Poverty Bay or Tūranganui-a-Kiwa?

Gisborne residents are split between the past and future on the name of their bay.

Between eight and 10 quakes measuring 7.5 or above have struck the Hikurangi subduction zone in the past 7000 years.

Megathrust earthquakes: Scientists drill for the truth

Is there truth to reports 12m waves "will CRUSH New Zealand"?

A beekeeper has been killed after crashing his truck near Gisborne overnight.

Beekeeper killed after crashing truck near Gisborne

Worksafe is investigating the incident.


Super blue blood moon rises

It's been 152 years since the last one and Kiwis are getting ready for the once-in-a-lifetime event.


Gisborne Mayor delivers 'good news' to wood mill workers

Meng Foon is hopeful he'll have replacement work for the 100 JNL employees who may be made redundant.

Talakai Aholelei at his sentencing on Wednesday.

Bus driver sentenced over fatal Christmas Eve crash

Talakai Aholelei received five and a half months' home detention and is disqualified from driving for two years.

Police car

Hitchiker dropped off at police station, spends night in a cell

The woman was trying to get to Napier, but her hosts found she was wanted by the law.

BLACKSBURG, VA - APRIL 19: Virginia Tech student Colin Goddard lies in his hospital bed on April 19, 2007 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Colin was shot three times and was featured in newspapers around the world after being photographed being carried out of Norris Hall, April 16, 2007 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Thirty-three people were killed, including the shooter, on the campus when Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old South Korean undergraduate student in his senior year, went on a shooting rampage with two handguns in a dormitory building and Norris Hall. (Photo by Charles Ommanney/Getty Images)

Suspected norovirus strike at Rhythm and Vines

The vomiting and diarrhoea bug has seen 15 concert-goers admitted to hospital.

Fireworks at the 2016-17 event.

Worst weather misses Rhythm and Vines

Police are urging the big crowd of revellers at Gisborne's already sold out Rhythm and Vines festival to use common sense and party safely.

Beach patrol

Brothers' drownings ominous warning of summer dangers

Paul and Jon Wakelin got caught in a rip off Gisborne's Makarori Beach.

Jacinda Ardern on The AM Show.

Which NZ town will Jacinda Ardern spend Christmas in?

If you're in this spot, you better be on your best behaviour.


Vandals cut brakelines of campers' vehicles

"When we found out, this was done on purpose we were very shocked."

Heavy rain and thunder is set to hit much of the North Island on Monday.

Heavy rain, thunder to hit North Island

Drivers returning home from the long weekend should take care.

Rocket Lab put NZ into the space race.

Rocket Lab flying high at NZ Innovation Awards

Rocket Lab has pioneered a Kiwi space programme from Mahia Peninsula, near Gisborne.


Driver Talakai Aholelei pleads guilty over Christmas Eve crash

The bus was carrying Tongan students when it crashed, killing three.

Gisborne police bomb

Police evacuate after man turns in bomb

Gisborne police said he should have reported it, not brought it in.