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Doing it in Gizzy (and around the East Coast)


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« on: April 10, 2010, 03:00:18 pm »


Newspaper editor of 29 years steps down

NZPA | 7:10PM - Friday, 09 April 2010

LONG-SERVING EDITOR: Iain Gillies, left, vacates the editor's chair at The Gisborne Herald after 30 years as the paper's leader writer and will be replaced by Jeremy Muir. Gisborne, NZ, Friday, April 09, 2010. — Photo: NZPA/Gisborne Herald/Dave Thomas.
LONG-SERVING EDITOR: Iain Gillies, left, vacates the editor's chair at The Gisborne Herald after 30 years
as the paper's leader writer and will be replaced by Jeremy Muir. Gisborne, NZ, Friday, April 09, 2010.
 — Photo: NZPA/Gisborne Herald/Dave Thomas.


The longest-serving editor of a daily newspaper in New Zealand, Iain Gillies, stepped down as editor of The Gisborne Herald after 29 years today.

But the man whose two great interests have been journalism and football will continue at The Herald as a part-time sports reporter.

Gillies emigrated to New Zealand, when he answered an advertisement in the British soccer press for players interested in moving to Gisborne.

He was well-qualified, having been on the books of Scottish giants Glasgow Celtic and ending his professional career with Crewe Alexandra in England.

After studying history and geography at Edinburgh University, he started his journalism career at the Scottish newspaper company Thompson and Leng.

He joined The Gisborne Herald in 1959 and was made deputy and then chief reporter in 1974, before he was appointed editor in September, 1980.

Gillies has won seven national journalism awards including the Cowan Memorial Prize for historical journalism three times. They were for a 32-page feature on the Cook Bicentenary, a feature on the Williams family to mark the centenary of the Anglican Church in New Zealand, and one on the centenary of local government in Gisborne. He also led a fourth editorial team win of the Cowan award for a publication marking 100 years of the newspaper.

He has also won the Balm Award for sports writing, and on three occasions has won the NZ Football Association Award for feature writing.

Three sons, a sister and niece Amanda Gillies, now Australian correspondent for TV3, all followed him on to the staff of The Gisborne Herald.

Gillies has been a mainstay of the Eastern Union, later Gisborne City, soccer club.

He represented New Zealand at a tournament in New Caledonia and coached both Gisborne City and Thistle.

Arriving in time for the 1959 season, he had success immediately as part of the Poverty Bay team that won the EFA trophy, making them the top provincial team in New Zealand.

He became player-coach in the 1960s, taking the club first into the Central league and then the National league. In the mid-1980s he took Gisborne Thistle into the Central league as player-coach.

He continued to work with Gisborne City in a managerial and coaching role, which he filled with Kevin Fallon and other coaches. The team won the national league in 1984 and the Chatham Cup in 1987.

Gillies is still actively involved in the game and holds a proud record of having coached at some level every year since he arrived in 1959.

• Jeremy Muir, who has been editorial manager of the Herald for the past seven years, will replace Gillies as editor.


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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 06:01:16 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2010, 06:19:11 pm »


Interesting that one of the Muirs is taking over as editor.

The Gisborne Herald is one of the oldest newspapers in NZ (although it was initally known as the Poverty Bay Times back during the 19th century), and it is also one of the few daily newspapers that hasn't been swallowed up by either Fairfax or APN. The Gisborne Herald has mostly been owned by the Muir family for generations. At one point during the late-1960s to the early 1980s, there were other shareholders as well as the Muirs, but in about 1984 (give or take a year or so either side), the Muirs bought out the other shareholders and took over total ownership again. Michael Muir (another Scotsman) is the principle of the company; and his wife Anne Muir (who I know personally) owns one of the best independent bookshops in New Zealand, sharing the same building as The Gisborne Herald. It's kind of a family dynasty in Gizzy.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2010, 06:24:33 pm »

Oops, I retract my last posting. Great to see something like this staying in the family and not being taken over.  I bet the paper is very locally orientated and provides the service that regional papers should provide.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2010, 06:42:45 pm »


You were merely showing your uninformed bias towards Gizzy, eh?  Wink

Sometimes it pays to get to the bottom of things before making a comment like that!  Grin


And it IS a bloody good newspaper. When I was last up there in December, I couldn't help noticing that whereas most other newspapers in NZ are very thin on their content now (including major metropolitan papers such as The New Zealand Herald, The Dominion Post and The Press), the Gisborne Herald is still full of content with pages and pages of local content, as well as national and international news, sport, and all the special interest features that many newspapers used to have, but don't now since rich-prick wankers like Rupert Murdoch and his ilk took over many of them.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 06:08:05 pm »


When tsunami warnings turn bad ...

The Gisborne Herald | Thursday, 22 April 2010

WHEN the tsunami warning came, Richard Carlson knew he had to get his cannabis stash to higher ground.

So he had nearly eight kilograms of the drug in his car when police spotted his broken tail light and pulled him over.

"These facts, with respect, could only happen on the East Coast," Judge Tony Adeane said in Gisborne District Court yesterday.

The facts lay ‘between irony and farce’, said the judge.

Richard Toihau Carlson, 57, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis for supply and was sentenced to 12 months home detention.

Judge Adeane said Carlson's vehicle was stopped on September 30 on the corner of Te Araroa and Waiomatitini Roads, just south of Te Araroa township, where police found 7.9kg of cannabis in 15 plastic bags.

Carlson said he was moving the cannabis because of a tsunami warning.

The cannabis was mouldy but would have been worth $40,000 in good condition.

Carlson was not a character replete with criminal convictions, as was normally the case in such matters, the judge said.

But the court would not condone such offending or encourage a situation where offending of that nature was lionised.

Carlson's offending was particularly dangerous to young people, said Judge Adeane.

Counsel Doug Rishworth said Carlson was active in the community.

There was a drug culture in the region, which was difficult to reconcile with a man of Carlson's character.

Crown prosecutor Jo Rielly said the cannabis was not in good condition. There was no evidence of sales and police were not looking for Carlson.

It had been a random arrest. Carlson was relocating the cannabis and there was an element of hoarding.

"It defies rational explanation."

Carlson was considered to present a low risk of re-offending, she said.

He was a community man who had placed himself in this predicament.


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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 07:32:00 am »



SFO on failed lender's trail
By Maria Slade
5:30 AM Sunday Jan 30, 2011 

The Serious Fraud Office has uncovered a mysterious $10 million money-go-round involving failed Gisborne finance company Rockforte Finance.

The small local financier only had depositors' funds worth a third of that.

Rockforte was placed in receivership in May, calling on the Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme to repay $3.2 million to 77 mum-and-dad investors.

Receivers Indepth Forensic say the Government will be lucky to recover 10c in the dollar from Rockforte's loan portfolio.

After opening Rockforte's books the receivers filed complaints with the SFO, the Securities Commission and the National Enforcement Unit of the Companies Office over the "apparent misappropriation of investors' funds".

SFO's general manager of financial markets and corporate fraud, Simon McArley, said it had not been possible to pay out some investors.

"There's a small group who didn't receive their money back under the deposit guarantee scheme because they couldn't locate where the money had gone. It's a matter of tracking it down.



"Obviously there's the same money going round and round. It's pretty good for a finance company that only had $3 million, but there you go."

McArley said the SFO was investigating three sets of transactions: the missing deposits; undisclosed related party lending and unauthorised transactions.

The last two accounted for the greater part of the $10 million. "The allegation is that the money ended up in companies related to the directors and there's a whole swag of those we're looking at."

Rockforte's directors are Gisborne accountant Nigel O'Leary, former banker and Rockforte's manager, Colin Simpson, and local car dealer John Gardner.

Indepth Forensic principal Dennis Parsons said the Inland Revenue Department had filed petitions to liquidate a number of companies associated with the directors.

Indepth Forensic was also the liquidator of New Wave, a failed chain of surfwear shops run by O'Leary's daughter and son-in-law and described as "hopelessly insolvent", and of a company that ran the troubled womenswear retail chain Jean Jones. Jean Jones was the subject of an acrimonious ownership battle between its founder, Michael Ward, and O'Leary and Gardner. The O'Leary-Gardner company that took over the Jean Jones assets is also now in receivership.

Many investors outside Rockforte had bought shares in and given loans to some of the related companies. "It's a big deal in Gisborne," Parsons said. "I had three calls [this week] from people who've invested money, who want to know if there's a claim they can make against Rockforte."

People were owed large amounts - in one case a man had invested $1 million, he said.

Indepth Forensic's complaint to the authorities also related to its concerns about the accuracy of Rockforte's registered prospectus and of the company's books and records.

Rockforte's portfolio was mainly small loans on secondhand Japanese imported vehicles. "Security for loans can generally be described as poor and in some cases non-existent," Indepth Forensic said in its latest receivers' report. Thirty-five loan files could not be located.

It believed Rockforte's figure of $1.1 million in overdue loans was "materially inaccurate" as the company regularly refinanced non-performing loans, effectively removing them from its records.

Its investigations also revealed "material undisclosed related party lending" worth $2 million, it said.

Surfers' dispute

One of the directors of failed Gisborne finance company Rockforte Finance was at the heart of a bitter dispute within the surfing community.

Nigel O'Leary was secretary/treasurer of Surfing New Zealand and a dominant voice in the organisation when efforts by parts of the membership to get new blood at the top ended in the High Court.

In 2008, Surfing Taranaki sought a judicial review of the previous year's board election, arguing that proxy voting had been allowed against SNZ's rules. The court agreed proxy voting was not permitted but stopped short of overturning the election results.

There had been concerns about the way SNZ was being operated, particularly around finances, member John Wilson said.

But SNZ chief executive Greg Townsend said that was "rubbish".

O'Leary, who stepped down in November 2009, was a "fantastic board member. I haven't got a bad word to say about him."

By Maria Slade

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Gisborne shooting arrests

By SHANE COWLISHAW - The Dominion Post | 11:16AM - Sunday, 06 November 2011

GISBORNE POLICE have cordoned off Cobden Street after shots were fired in a possible gang-related incident early this morning.

Detective Sergeant Steve Smith said two groups of people started fighting outside the Shell station on Gladstone Road at about 1.45am.

They then moved to Cobden Street and at least one shot was fired, he said.

"No-one's been hurt and everyone has sort of fled from there."

Two people were arrested and are in custody. Police are still looking for other people who were involved.

A scene investigation would be undertaken today and charges were likely to be laid, he said.


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Campaign 2011 - Video diary from Gisborne
John Key from Gisborne on events of the day and the major Law and Order policy released today - see
http://www.johnkey.co.nz/archives/1336-Campaign-2011-Video-diary-from-Gisborne.html
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Campaign 2011 - Video diary from Gisborne
John Key from Gisborne on events of the day and the major Law and Order policy released today - see
http://www.johnkey.co.nz/archives/1336-Campaign-2011-Video-diary-from-Gisborne.html




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Campaign 2011 - Video diary from Gisborne
John Key from Gisborne on events of the day and the major Law and Order policy released today - see
http://www.johnkey.co.nz/archives/1336-Campaign-2011-Video-diary-from-Gisborne.html







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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2011, 11:51:32 pm »

Thanks for that, very imformative......good to see that John Key and National have made improvments to law and order over  the state Labour had left it in...they are doing a great job...well done....praise where its due eh Buccie...could you tell me what the best policies of your Munta Party are??
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2011, 02:20:33 pm »


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Sometimes, all you hear is the faint sound of a flea-fart.

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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2011, 02:20:49 pm »


Classic Kiwi campground for sale

Love the beach and have a spare $1.4m?

By CATHERINE HARRIS - The Dominion Post | 11:52AM - Friday, 30 December 2011

PARADISE: The Tatapouri by the Sea camp ground, just north of Gisborne, is on the market.
PARADISE: The Tatapouri by the Sea camp ground, just north of Gisborne, is on the market.

ENJOY YOUR CAMPING HOLIDAY? A business opportunity in Gisborne is offering people the chance to make it a lifestyle choice.

The Tatapouri by the Sea campground, about 13 kilometres north of Gisborne, has been put up for sale.

Popular for its fishing and nearby surf breaks, the campground can take up to 180 campers.

The property is being marketed by Bayleys Gisborne agents Greg Robertson and former world lifesaving Ironman champion Cory Hutchings.

Mr Robertson said in its hey-day in the 1970s and 80s, the Tatapouri settlement was a magnet for the local surfing community and free campers.

With few camping grounds on the market, he said there had already been widespread interest.

"The enquiry has been as far out as the UK and Australia, and we've also had Timaru, Tauranga as well as Gisborne people looking at it."

The campground has been split into two titles and Mr Robertson thought the properties might go for $600,000 to $700,000 each.

During New Zealand's property boom last decade, many campgrounds around New Zealand were put up for sale.

Rising coastal land prices and mixed commercial success saw six per cent of New Zealand's campgrounds disappear in the five years to 2006, according to a Department of Conservation report on family-friendly camping options.

The sale of Mahia's Blue Bay motor camp in 2010 ended in disaster when it was turned into a subdivision which got caught up in the Lombard Finance receivership.

The 44-lot subdivision, bought by Wellington developer Craig Nisbet for $2million in 2004, had been a campground for more than 60 years.

Recent reports show camping in New Zealand is getting more expensive with some holiday parks charging $500 a week for a beachside site.

Figures collected for Statistics New Zealand's Consumer Price Index show prices at camp grounds and holiday parks grew several times faster than prices of hotels and motels during the five years from June 2006 to June 2011.


Related story: Camping with children

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« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2012, 03:30:05 pm »


Rhythm but no blues

By MICHELLE DUFF - The Dominion Post | 5:00AM - Monday, 02 January 2012

FIELD OF FANS: Spotlights illuminate the crowd at Rhythm and Vines. More than 29,000 tickets were sold for the New Year festival. — Photo: PAUL HOLDEN.
FIELD OF FANS: Spotlights illuminate the crowd at Rhythm and Vines. More than 29,000 tickets
were sold for the New Year festival. — Photo: PAUL HOLDEN.


GISBORNE's Rhythm and Vines festival is the juggernaut of the New Year party scene.

It's three nights long, where most of the other pretenders are one-night affairs. It's set on a sprawling, hilly stretch of farmland with two massive stages and a handful of smaller ones. And it keeps growing every year: 2011's version was the biggest yet, drawing 29,000 people on New Year's Eve.

For the average Kiwi youngster it's close to a rite of passage. The appeal has crossed the Tasman too — we kept running into Aussies who'd trekked across the ditch to ring in 2012 in Gisborne.

"It's so well-organised," said one, a young lady in a tiger outfit on one of the packed buses that shuttle punters to the venue.

She was mostly right — the organisers had spent up on everything from a magnetic payment system, to an epic new year fireworks display, to impressive AV and sound systems. (Other aspects were not so fantastic, such as making people print out tickets then wait for hours in the heat to swap them for armbands.)

On night one, an amped-up, early evening crowd rocked out to Grandmaster Flash, the DJ, producer, and key figure in early hip-hop.

Despite a couple of technical issues, the crowd in the huge amphitheatre setting didn't care, and by the time night fell the scene had been set for some serious partying.

Night two was equal to the first, with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris putting on upbeat fare ideal for frenzied festival dancing.

By the final night three days of rain had transformed the vineyard into a mud pit, with Kate Moss-style festival wear and gumboots donned by many of the revellers.

"Timmy, whose jandals are those?" one punter said to his mate, who was stumbling through the mud in footwear at least three sizes too small. "I don't know," the hapless Timmy mumbled back.

UK rapper Example and DJ Wire had the midnight crowd pumping, and when the call came for the countdown the skies had opened again. So it was in the pouring rain that thousands saw in the new year in the first place in New Zealand to see the sun.


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Rail line left hanging after slips

By MARTY SHARPE - The Gisborne Herald | 7:26AM - Wednesday, 28 March 2012

ON THE RAILS: Track damage in the Wharerata ranges.
ON THE RAILS: Track damage in the Wharerata ranges.

MAJOR STORM DAMAGE to the Gisborne-Napier railway line could spell the end of the little-used track, which was already facing an uncertain future.

A storm early last week caused three big washouts — one of which measured about 100 metres and another about 40m — along a three-kilometre stretch of the line between Gisborne and Wairoa.

KiwiRail chief executive Jim Quinn said the section of track through the Wharerata Range just south of Beach loop was hardest hit, and staff were now "assessing reinstatement options".

"Parts of the line are so difficult to reach that it wasn't until Friday that our teams were able to access it and see just what damage had occurred."

It would take some time to complete the necessary evaluation of options for the track, he said.

"At this stage we are continuing to focus on gathering the facts which will form the basis for a decision to be made on how best to proceed."

"However, from what can plainly be seen, the damage is extensive and any repairs would take considerable time to complete."


ON THE RAILS: Track damage in the Wharerata ranges.
ON THE RAILS: Track damage in the Wharerata ranges.

The future of the line has been in question for some time. KiwiRail said last year that it would make a decision on its future later this year, with mothballing or closure possible options.

Mr Quinn said he did not know how long the line would be out of action and he would not comment on whether the damage would have any bearing on its future.

The line usually has one or two train services a week. This was increased to three a week in January.

The line runs at a loss of about $2.4 million a year, but hopes were raised late last year when Gisborne transport company Weatherall Transport became KiwiRail's "retail provider" and put additional business on rail.


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Mining may save line from being mothballed

By MARTY SHARPE - The Dominion Post | 5:00AM - Tuesday, 22 May 2012

ON THE RAILS: Track damage in the Wharerata ranges.
ON THE RAILS: Track damage in the Wharerata ranges.

THE FUTURE OF the Napier-Gisborne railway line is bright, particularly if fracking goes ahead on the East Coast, a report on the line's future says.

KiwiRail chief executive Jim Quinn is addressing Gisborne District Council today about the line's future after a washout swept away a section of line between Wairoa and Gisborne in March.

A decision on whether to repair about $4 million of damage is expected to be made next month.

The report by the council finds that, based on conservative estimates of freight volumes, "not only would the short-term viability of the rail line to Napier be assured, but that the medium and long-term viability of the line is also strong".

The report bases its findings on estimates provided by the companies using the line until the washout.

KiwiRail said last year that the line was running at a loss and threatened to mothball it if freight loadings did not increase this year. Loadings had been improving until March.

The report, which will also be discussed today, considers international studies from Canada, Ireland and the United States, where the closure of railway lines had been linked to various social and environmental impacts, including more road accidents and a population decrease.

It says Gisborne's economy is based on primary produce, with large volumes needing to be sent out of the district.

"Further large-volume commodities may need to be exported from the district if tentative plans to mine mineral resources ... come to fruition. If hydraulic fracturing [fracking] processes were to be used for this, there may be a need to move considerable volumes of water mixed with fracking fluid as well."

Using projected figures based on recent usage, the study says the 212-kilometre line could carry enough freight to exceed the amount required to break even by 500 tonnes.

Mr Quinn said yesterday that KiwiRail had been gathering information "from a range of stakeholders to make the decision on repairing the line".

"Clearly our main focus is the commercial operation of the rail line, but it is important to have these wider community reviews to include in the thinking. We expect to be in a position to make a recommendation to the Government shortly."


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Three killed in Gisborne car crash

The Gisborne Herald | Sunday, 15 July 2012

THREE PEOPLE are dead in Gisborne from a crash where a car hit a power pole minutes after police ended a short chase through city streets.

The deceased are two males aged 27 and 28 and one 24-year-old female. A second female aged 25 survived the crash and is in Gisborne Hospital.

The crashed white Mitsibushi car was found by police at 9.45pm last night on a bend in Nelson Road near Cameron Road, said Senior Sergeant Maui Aben.

Minutes before the accident, police signalled the driver of the car to stop near Wipere Street.

The driver fled along Stout Street at speeds well in excess of the speed limit in the 50 km/hr speed limit area.

Police followed for just over 90 seconds losing sight of the fleeing vehicle near the roundabout at the intersection of Lytton and Nelson Roads.

Senior Sergeant Aben said police stopped to speak to a man near the Nelson Road bridge and two minutes later discovered the fatal crash. They want to talk to this man to help with the investigation.

Police also want to hear from anyone who saw the White Mitsubishi car in either Wipere Road, Stout Street or Nelson Road between 9.30pm and 9.45pm yesterday.

The deceased will not be named until police have notified next of kin.


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« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2012, 07:18:23 pm »

It's the copses fault, it always is. If the copses wasn't chasing them they wouldn't have crashed on theys car eh?

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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2012, 07:52:56 pm »

The good thing is, that no innocent motorist or pedestrian was killed while these lackwits were ironing themselves out of the human race.
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Three killed in smash as driver flees

The Gisborne Herald | Monday, 16 July 2012

CRASH SITE: A new power pole stands in place of the one a fleeing driver smashed into on Nelson Road on Saturday night, killing three of the four occupants of a Mitsubishi. — Photo: PAUL RICKARD.
CRASH SITE: A new power pole stands in place of the
one a fleeing driver smashed into on Nelson Road on
Saturday night, killing three of the four occupants
of a Mitsubishi. — Photo: PAUL RICKARD.


POLICE have named the three people killed in a car crash in Gisborne on Saturday night.

They are Dylan Kingi, 28, Holly Gunn, 25 and 27-year-old Peter Bunyan, all from Gisborne.

The car was reported to be destroyed after smashing through trees and fences before hitting a power-pole.

Emergency services say it is a miracle the only survivor, 25-year-old Claire Badger, walked away from the accident.

The car was said to be “still live” after making contact with the electric wires carried by the pole.

Firefighters had to make the scene safe before they could do anything.

Miss Badger, a trainee nurse, is said to be in a stable condition in ICU today but St John operations team manager Shane Clapperton says she is lucky to be alive.

“It’s a miracle she is still with us.”

“I don’t understand, and I’ll never understand how she was able to get out of that car.”

“But she was able to communicate with us at the scene of the crash before being taken to hospital.”

Police say the driver of the white Mitsubishi car drove off after officers tried to stop it near Wi Pere Street. The driver fled along Stout Street at speeds “well in excess” of the 50km/h limit.

After chasing the car for about 90 seconds, police say they lost sight of it at the intersection of Lytton and Nelson roads.

After speaking to witnesses, police say they continued to search for the car and found it crashed into the power pole on a bend in the road about two minutes later.

The car was first noticed by an officer when it was driven at speed in the opposite direction at about 9.40pm, said acting area commander Senior Sergeant Maui Aben.

“He turned and started his blue and red flashing lights but the car did not stop.”

Due to the driver’s speed, police lost sight of it.

Police continued to look for the car and spoke to several witnesses before coming across the wreckage a short time later.

It was not known why the car driver fled from police, said Senior Sergeant Aben.

A Nelson Road resident said the car was travelling “at high speed down Nelson Road”.

“The car couldn’t wind up any more ... the revs were so high.”

She said when police drove past, they “were not chasing the car”.

Police Minister Anne Tolley described the accident as “tragic”.

However, as there were separate police and Independent Police Conduct Authority investigations into the crash and circumstances surrounding it, she would not comment further.

Attention now turned to the welfare of the families affected by the deaths, as well as members of the emergency services who attended the scene, said Senior Sergeant Mick Lander.

“Police understand the obvious grief that will be involved and there are victim support services available to the immediate families,” he said.

“Our own staff can also be deeply affected by incidents like this and are offered support through internal welfare systems.”

Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon said the driver of the car made “a wrong decision” when he decided to flee police.

“I’m sorry to the families for their sad loss. I have three children of my own and my thoughts are with you.”


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Rhythm & Vines sound truck crashes

By MATTHEW THEUNISSEN, KIRSTINE WALSH and MURRAY ROBERTSON of the Gisborne Herald - APNZ | 12 NOON - Friday, December 28, 2012

The truck and equipment belonged to a contractor, which was organising the retrieval of the vehicle and its contents from the gorge. — Photo: Sheryl Sefton.
The truck and equipment belonged to a contractor, which was organising
the retrieval of the vehicle and its contents from the gorge.
 — Photo: Sheryl Sefton.


THE DRIVER of a 16-wheeler truck that went over a cliff while carrying sound and visual equipment to the Rhythm & Vines music festival in Gisborne walked away unhurt.

The incident occurred about 8.30am on Waioeka Rd in the Waioeka Gorge, about 50km north of the festival site at Waiohika Estate in Gisborne.

Festival spokeswoman Sara Cairney said the truck was carrying equipment for the Rhythm Stage, which was to host artists including Kimbra and Mark Ronson — the headline act for New Year's Eve.

"It should have pretty low impact, although we don't actually know the extent of the damage to equipment yet," Ms Cairney said.

"The issue is really, even if a lot of the equipment is fine a lot of the electrical stuff is quite sensitive. It could be good but we are looking at contingencies of where we could get other equipment from."

The truck and equipment belonged to a contractor, which was organising the retrieval of the vehicle and its contents from the gorge.

More than 25,000 people are expected at the festival. The camping ground opens today and the first act is scheduled for 5pm tomorrow.

Festival managing director Scott Witters said the show would go on.

"The driver is fine and from what we understand the gear is in good condition."

"We have five stages to run and a whole lot of equipment to manage, so we wouldn't have let this interrupt us in any case."

The gear was being carted in a solid — rather than curtain-sided — truck and was professionally packed in road cases designed to be bumped around, he added.

"This stuff is on the road for a couple of hundred days every year so it has to be pretty robust."

"Anything that happens is pretty much par for the course when you are putting a festival together and we just deal with things to make sure the show goes on. That is what we are here to do."

But if the crash was the bad news, the good news was a weather forecast for the region that tipped clear skies and temperatures in the mid- to late-20s from tomorrow into the New Year.

"It is absolutely brilliant ... Gisborne is definitely going to be the best place in the country to be," Mr Witters said.

This morning's accident in the Waioeka Gorge followed yesterday's crash when three Hamilton men believed to be travelling to Gisborne for R&V rolled down a bank in the early hours of the morning.

In that incident — also at the Opotiki end of the gorge — the people in the crashed car were taken to Gisborne Hospital in other vehicles they had been travelling in convoy with.

The 19 and 20-year-olds were treated in the hospital's Accident and Emergency department and discharged.

A witness said it had appeared that the vehicle rolled several times before coming to rest on its wheels.


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looks like the truck just hit a "rock n rolled "  Grin
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from The Gisborne Herald....

War plane over Gisborne

By MARK PETERS | Tuesday, June 04, 2013

A MEETING OF ERAS: New Zealand's only operational Grumman Avenger World War 2 dive bomber waits for the Wa165 to pass as it crosses the runway at Gisborne Airport. — Photo: Paul Rickard.
A MEETING OF ERAS: New Zealand's only operational
Grumman Avenger World War 2 dive bomber waits
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EXHAUST FUMES coughed from the World War 2 Grumman Avenger’s 2000-horsepower engine as pilot Guy Stevenson prepared for a fly-over at Gisborne airport on Saturday.

Owner Brendon Deere and Mr Stevenson flew the restored dive bomber from Ohakea to Gisborne to commemorate the 70th anniversary of 30 squadron.

“The squadron was formed here on May 28, 1943,” said Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society (GAPS) committee member Paul Corrin.

“Most, if not all, of this squadron’s members have gone now. They used to have reunion dinners here until there were too few of them to continue.”

The fly-over was timed to coincide with a wreath-laying ceremony at the flagpole in front of the Aviation Museum.

Sunlight flashed on the war plane’s underbelly as it turned above the airfield.

At the moment of the wreath-laying, the Avenger thundered low over the hangar.

“It’s a beautiful sound,” said one bystander.

The war plane landed and taxied back down the airfield. Its wings dropped, then folded back along the fuselage like a bird at rest.

This feature is unique to Grumman designs, said Mr Deere, who brought the American-built plane in Australia.

Last year he and Mr Stevenson flew it across the Tasman to the Biggin Hill hangar at RNZAF Ohakea.

“That flight was quite an experience,” he said.

“You got a sense of what it would be like to fly across the ocean into the Pacific war zone.”

Mr Deere has also experienced sitting in the confined space of the bubble-like machine-gun turret during flight.

“There’s not much room in there. It’s pretty spooky. The turret gunner was also the bombardier. They were pretty exposed. A lot of them were lost to attacks by Japanese Zeros.”

The Grumman Avenger was originally designed as a carrier-based torpedo bomber for the United States Navy. Mr Deere’s aircraft was built in 1945 and served with US Navy units, including carrier-based operations.

“The original of this aircraft was shot down in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, and the crew were lost,” said Mr Deere.

His Avenger is the only operational aircraft of its kind in New Zealand.

Mr Deere repainted his Avenger in Royal New Zealand Air Force colours. On the fuselage is a picture of a winged, beer-spouting barrel called Plonky.

“We painted that up in honour of pilot Fred Ladd,” said Mr Deere.

“He was a teetotaller so he thought it would be funny to have a barrel spouting beer on the enemy.”


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