Friday, 3 April 2015

Gisborne, New Zealand

A random postcard from New Zealand. I just really like this view, and Aaron was nice enough to send it to me. He told me Gisborne is the first city to see the Sun in the world!

Gisborne (Māori: Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa "Great standing place of Kiwa") is a city in northeastern New Zealand and the largest settlement in the Gisborne District (or Gisborne Region). It has a population of 35,400 (June 2014 estimate). The district council has its headquarters in Whataupoko, in the central city.

The settlement was originally known as Turanga and renamed Gisborne in 1870 in honour of New Zealand Colonial Secretary William Gisborne.

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