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    Waikanae Beach

    by amyLbrown2002 Written Aug 15, 2006

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    This is one of the main beaches in Gisboren, and is easily reachable from the town centre. On a hot sunny day you will find most Gisbornites here swimming, sunbathing and eating icecreams.

    Right by the beach is Captain Morgan's cafe, where they sell some of the biggest ice cream cones in Gizzy!

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    Makorori Beach

    by amyLbrown2002 Written Aug 15, 2006

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    I love this beach, my Aunt used to own a beach house here and every Christmas Day we'd have BBQ dinner.

    But you don't want to know about that, sorry I digress ....

    This beach is about a 15-20 minute drive out of Gisborne, it's lovely. Up one end there is great surfing, but I'm not a surfer so I would go there for the beach itself. At the opposite end of the surfer's beach is a little lagoon with still water for swimming. There are also rocks, so when it is low tide, you can head out and explore what the sea has left behind!

    I always loved to park my car and walk along the beach with my feet in the surf.

    This is from the lookout at the top of Makorori Another pick from the lookout
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  • First Light Festival

    by hollyday Written May 15, 2004

    Because Gisborne is the most easterly city, it is also the first city to see the sunrise everyday. This attracts quite a few visitors to the area around New Year .

    Around this time the city puts on all sorts of activities for the thousands of visitors that pour into the city for the glorious summer weather.

    The main street is closed in places to create a pedestrian mall, street performers come to town to entertain the crowds and the atmosphere is fun and festive.

    On jan 1st ( or is it the 2nd?), there is a bit of a celebration held on the river ( a sort of river parade) . This is actually quite entertaining and is becoming very popular.

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    Whangara

    by alice_l Written Nov 15, 2004

    This is the place where the film 'Whale Rider' was filmed - you can see the waka (canoe) used in the film plus the original marae of Paikea.

    The marae at Whangara used in
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    young Nick

    by margaretvn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Young Nick’s statue commemorates the fact that Nicholas Young, on board Captain Cook’s ship the Endeavour, was the first crewman to sight New Zealand.

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