About Gisborne

Gisborne (M?ori: T?ranga-nui-a-Kiwa, "The place where Kiwa - of the T?kitimu waka - stood") is a city in northeastern New Zealand and the largest settlement in the Gisborne Region. It has a population of 34,300. The district council has its headquarters in Whataupoko, in the central city. Gisborne is named after an early Colonial Secretary William Gisborne