• Sunset from Titirangi-Kaiti Hill. Picture by Damon Meade

First to See the Light

November 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

New arrivals to Gisborne are awestruck by the little beachfront city on the east coast of the North Island, encircled by a half moon of green hills. Travellers are also discovering the place. They are amazed and delighted to have discovered a place of such prosperity, peace and space, where there is a joie de [...]

  • Picnic at Rere Falls. Photo Ray Sheldrake

The Freedom of Rere

January 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you enjoy the energy and flow of tumbling water, put Rere Falls Trail on your plans. Meanings of ‘rere’ include: waterfall, to escape, and, to fly. All seem apt descriptors for this journey deep into the magnificence of Eastland. Under Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail, Rere Falls Trail is a Heartland Ride. [...]

  • Toromiro Station on the Kanakanaia Road

Toromiro Gisborne – Shear Hard Work

October 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kevin Williams wasn’t very happy with his wife Donna when she entered the Westpac Business Excellence 
Awards. “He doesn’t like the limelight,” says Donna, his partner in the K Williams Shearing partnership, which ended up winning the Māori Business Excellence Award, much to Kevin’s horror. “Kevin would rather put on his gumboots and go to [...]