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Gisborne Grows Up

Gisborne will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the arrival of Captain James Cook in October, which locals hope will bring global attention to their thriving coastal town.

With a population of 37,000 the Tairawhiti (Gisborne’s Maori name, which means “the coast upon which the sun shines across the water”) Gisborne region found on the east coast of the North Island is known for it’s surfing, vineyards, forestry, horticulture and a growing tourism industry.