Gisborne


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Gisborne

(ˈɡɪzbən)
n
(Placename) a port in N New Zealand, on E North Island on Poverty Bay. Pop: 44 900 (2004 est)
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I dwell by dale and down," quoth he, "And Robin to take I'm sworn; And when I am called by my right name, I am Guy of good Gisborne.
Now there was a certain Guy of Gisborne, a hireling knight of the King's army, who heard of Robin and of the price upon his head.
And he set about giving orders, while Guy of Gisborne sallied forth disguised.
One swift lunge, and Sir Guy of Gisborne staggered backward with a deep groan, Robin's sword through his throat.
Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne had a fight; and he that wears Robin's cloak lies under the covert yonder.
Give Sir Guy of Gisborne your horse; while others of you bury that dog of an outlaw where he lies.
But now that I have slain the master, let me put an end to the man; so it shall be said that Guy of Gisborne despatched the two greatest outlaws of England in one day.
The project will see a team of international scientists spending the next eight weeks aboard the scientific drilling ship, JOIDES Resolution, probing the seafloor east of Gisborne to find out more about New Zealands largest earthquake and tsunami hazard.
But a long hiatus followed, and Rangihuna, 40, only found his way back to writing nine years ago when he moved from Gisborne to Auckland.
1 quake struck 169km (105 miles) north-east of Gisborne on the North Island in September, sparking a tsunami warning.
It was centred off the north-eastern coast of the North Island, some 166 kilometres from the city of Gisborne.
The statue at Cook Plaza in the city of Gisborne has been vandalised, while another statue at The Cut has also been targeted.