Surf City -Gisborne
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March 4th, 2002 – by: goezi
Gisborne is so far out on the East Coast that it has everything that everyone needs as far as services and shopping goes, even though the city is not very large.
I come here regularly these days for work and I love the weather and the feel of the place.
There is plenty of Maori history in this town as it's one of the first places they landed.
It's also the first landing place of Captain Cook when he arrived. Young Nick's Head is a high point owned by an American now. He still allows people to climb the head and admire the view of the Gisborne coast below if you feel like you want to take a peek.
Gisborne has a busy port. Ships are loaded with export pine logs so the place is bustling with logging trucks. The rail area is slowly being overrun by apartment blocks. Gisborne is a place to come and enjoy the sun, unless you're a farmer and then you just wish it would rain more often!
Some of the best surfing is found out here on the East coast beaches of Gisborne and it's no surprise that many of our best surfers hail from the area.
It's also the home of the Annual "Rhythm and Vines" music festival and the first city in New Zealand to see the sun. What more could you want??
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