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Top 5 reasons to consider living in Tairāwhiti Gisborne

There are a thousand good reasons to consider moving to Tairāwhiti Gisborne.

The beaches, the sunny climate, the open skies and warm, friendly community. And the fact that while Aucklanders sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic, people here are walking, biking or surfing before the workday has even started.


Growth in our economy means that we need more workers. A survey of employers recently found that in the next five years more than 2,000 new jobs will be generated in forestry, tourism, agriculture and horticulture. You want to work? We need you! 


We’ve all heard about Auckland’s housing crisis. Have you heard about our boom? The median house price in Tairāwhiti Gisborne rose almost 16 per cent in the year to August 2016, to reach $260,500. Nevertheless, housing remains incredibly affordable by Auckland and Wellington standards.

Growing economy

Recent surveys show that our regional economic growth is second to our neighbour, the Bay of Plenty. Perhaps it’s got something to do with that Pacific Coast climate! What’s more, job ads, car registrations and tourism guest nights are all up on previous years. We don’t want to use the word booming, but things are on the up!

People, people, people

A home is nothing without a heart, and the heart of Tairāwhiti Gisborne is our people. We don’t have any official studies to prove it, but we reckon there’s no other region offering a warmer welcome. Our sense of whānau is strong and our whakapapa runs deep. We have strong ties with land, sea and sky and a commitment to building community. Some of that’s reflected in our strong national rankings in education, cultural performance and sport. If you’re tired of living in an impersonal city, then come to Tairāwhiti Gisborne. Come home!