Recreational Services began working in partnership with Gisborne District Council on 1st July 2017, to provide all maintenance services for recreation and community amenities within Gisborne and surrounding areas.

The Gisborne district is located in the north-eastern corner of the central North Island and is also referred to as the East Cape, East Coast, Eastland region and Tairāwhiti. Gisborne is the easternmost city in New Zealand. It is the largest district council in the North Island, covering 8386 square kilometres of land with 1855 kilometres of local roads. The population of the Gisborne region is 43,000.

Titirangi (Kaiti Hill) overlooks the city, Poverty Bay and the surrounding rural areas. The white cliff headland of Young Nick’s Head is also visible from the city. The Māori name for the cliffs is Te Kurī-a-Pāoa, meaning 'the dog of Pāoa'.

Gisborne is also known as the city of rivers. The Taruheru and Waimata Rivers join to form the 1200 metre-long Turanganui River—the shortest river in the country. Mount Hikurangi is the fifth-highest mountain in the North Island, but the highest non-volcanic peak. Mount Hikurangi is the first mountain in the world to see the sun.

Services We Provide

Maintenance services had previously been carried out through various formal and informal contracts. These contracts have been combined to enable clearer expectations on performance and quality improvement of the services delivered to the community. Our team looks after many services in Gisborne, as well as localised areas, and provides other specialist services to sports grounds across the whole district.

Our service delivery includes mowing reserves and sports grounds; turf maintenance and specialist turf advisory services; tree inspection and maintenance; playground inspections and maintenance; public toilet cleaning and repairs; furniture, fixtures and fence maintenance; BBQ and water feature maintenance; litter bin management; buildings, monuments, art and structures maintenance; CBD (includes flags, pavement washing and litter pick-up); beach clean-up and pond cleaning; maintaining pontoons, jetties and car parks; lighting, mechanical and electrical services; tracks, walkways and drains; and camping operations.