Gisborne, New Zealand

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OUR SISTER CITY: Gisborne, New Zealand

Gisborne is the most easterly city in the world (and first city to see the light of the new day). Lapped by the South Pacific Ocean, Gisborne is characterized by golden sand beaches, pristine native bush, fertile farmland, a Mediterranean climate and vibrant Maori culture.

Signed: 1978
Population: 45,000
Main Industries: Tourism, Horticulture, Viticulture
(chardonnay capital of New Zealand)
Locale for the movie “Whale Rider”

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