A to Z Challenge – Gisborne – Town in New Zealand


Photo Credits  Coastal suburbs of Gisborne viewed from Kaiti Hill.

Friday, April 8  G – Gisborne

Gisborne is a city in the north eastern part of the north island in New Zealand.

It has a population of 35,700 (June 2015 estimate)

The harbour was host to many ships in the past and had developed as a river port to provide a more secure location for shipping compared with the open roadstead of Poverty Bay which can be exposed to southerly swells.

Meat works were sited beside the harbour and meat and wool was shipped from there.

Now the harbour is the home of many smaller fishing boats as well as ships loading logs for export.

Local industries include agriculture, horticulture, farming and forestry.

Wine production is also valuable to the local economy.


Gisborne Botanical Gardens is a public garden that dates back to 1874, it is 5.1 hectares.

There are still many trees remaining from the early period.

If you would like to know more about Gisborne


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