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Gisborne city is the capital of the east coast region also known as Eastland, East Coast or Tairawhiti.
The Gisborne region is so close to the edge that we are the birth place of the sun making us the first city in the world to see the light of the new day. The people who live here nurture the sun and share their warmth with the rest of New Zealand and the world. The Gisborne Region covers a land area of 8,265 square kilometres on the eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. This is approximately 4.9% of New Zealand's total land area. The region stretches from just north of Morere thermal springs andMahia Peninsular in the south to include the East Cape and Potaka township to the east of Opotiki. Our neighbouring regions are Hawkes Bay to the south and the Bay of Plenty to the north west.
The people of the Gisborne District.
Around 45% of the population are of Maori descent, giving Gisborne District the highest proportion of persons of Maori descent anywhere in New Zealand. Gisborne and the East Coast are among the few places in the country where Maori is commonly spoken as an everyday language. There are throughout the district over 100 Marae (meeting area of a Hapu, sub-tribe or family group, including a meeting house).
Around 53% of the population describe themselves as being of European descent, and 2% are of other nationalities.
Gisborne is a relatively young district: 27% of it's people are under 15 years of age.
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