George Moore's

Located in the centre of Gisborne, George Moore's is a reloved store with an emphasis on the practical. Located in the centre of Gisborne George Moore’s is a reloved store with an emphasis on the practical.

Though we hope you see something fun in store, we focus on offering garments you can wear. Crockery you can serve food on. Rugs you can sink your toes into. Our philosophy is respecting the past while acknowledging the requirements of modern living. Hence our mantra: “Reclaimed. Reloved. For a new era”

Operating as usual



These beautiful vintage beach umbrellas are currently getting made, fabric is premium recycled polyester made from plastic bottles. They have been designed by us (including the fabric) and will be available to purchase in a few weeks. We also have bean bag covers, swing beach chairs and cooler bags coming in this print, also made from recycled material.
Love the creative process and excited for them to arrive!
Ready for long relaxing beach days 🏖

Photos from Gisborne Artists' Society's post 15/09/2020



Howdy strangers! George HAS been busy, but finally found time to set up a page for the Friends Of Tairawhiti Museum. You might already be “friends” with the museum, now you can also be “friends” with the “friends” of the museum for a far less professional take on what's happening both at our beloved house of arts and history, and elsewhere around town. Nau mae, haere mai . . . join us!


And George is cleared, clean, and over and out. Thanks loves, you’ve been lovely. And the best news is that Gertie Possum has a welcoming new home where she can continue to attract the care and attention she so deserves. 😊❤️


GEORGE PSA: Due to a number of factors — Covid-19 among them — George has decided to stay in lockdown for, oh, ever. It’s been a blast! The people, the stories, and lots (and lots!) of lovely things. Thank you all. You’ve been the best! 😊❤️



We have two new cases of COVID-19 in Tairāwhiti.

One is a male in his 50s, the other is a woman in her 40s.
The two cases are unrelated to each other or last week’s repatriation flight.

The origin of the virus is known for the woman. We have already been in touch with her close contacts and they are self-isolating.

Public health will be investigating the man's contacts during incubation to identify the source of the virus. The man has been in self-isolation staying within his small bubble. He has had no close contacts outside of his bubble since lockdown.

He was swabbed at the War Memorial Theatre Assessment Centre late last week.
The man is in quarantine at home and is well.
Please respect these people’s privacy. Receiving a diagnosis like this is stressful for them and those in their bubble. Please take heed of the Prime Minister’s advice. Be kind, have kind thoughts, kia kaha.

461 Tairāwhiti people have been tested for COVID-19.

Nationally there are 17 new cases of COVID-19 since yesterday (8 confirmed and 9 probable). A total of 1366 New Zealanders have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 628 have recovered. Our condolences to the whānau of the four people diagnosed with COVID-19 who passed away overnight.


RIP Denis 😕

It has been 50 years since Denis Irwin launched Matawhero Wines and while he no longer owns the label, he lives just up the way on Tiniroto Road. He’s at number 747, in fact, hence the name (747) on the label of his new wines. And 50 years be damned . . . tonight George caught up with Denis as he offered tastings at Liquorland. He’s a classic!


George’s favourite daily update 😊

Day 6 of lockdown bit of boredom and cabin fever setting in so I got busy planted some of my vegetable seeds. Did some washing and cleaned out some drawers took me til lunch time. Hubby made some yummy cheese muffins. Then off into my sewing area to create FINISHED off this wallhañging I started 18 months ago pretty happy how it turned out. Wishing everyone who has coronovirous all the best and a speedy recovery. Keep your chins up we are all in this together and we got this more tomorrow. Would love to hear everyone's coping strategies


Never mind all the socialising that’s been going on up the maunga, right? 😉

❌ Titirangi (Kaiti Hill) has been closed to prevent illegal rubbish dumping.
Since the lockdown has come into effect there have been numerous reports of household rubbish being dumped on the maunga.
Council chief executive Nedine Thatcher Swann says stopping vehicle access should stop it occurring.
“Vehicle travel over Titirangi is non-essential and people shouldn’t be driving up there in the first place. Our rubbish and recycling collections are still continuing so it is disappointing some people choose to do this,” she said.

“The whole country is in lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and dumping rubbish in public spaces goes completely against that. If anyone sees illegal dumping taking place, please let us know using the GDC Fixit app or by contacting customer service.”

People using tracks on the maunga are reminded to maintain social distancing and ensure they are 2 metres apart.

Check the Council website for constantly updated information on services and information For government information go to (external link).


Also in the news, Hauora Tairawhiti says that while there are no new cases of Covid-19 in the region, the one person already diagnosed here was yesterday admitted to Gisborne Hospital, where he is in complete isolation and staff caring for him are wearing full Personal Protective Equipment. He is in a stable condition so here’s hoping for a happy(ish) outcome. 🤞

Region Asks For Help From The Highest Level 30/03/2020

Region Asks For Help From The Highest Level

In the news . . .

Region Asks For Help From The Highest Level   Talks will be ongoing between local leaders and Government in an effort to have them deploy both personnel and other resources to Tairāwhiti to support regional measures to contain COVID-19. Mayor Rehette Stoltz, Gisborne District Council ...


GEORGE WONDERS: If we’ll ever again see the likes of this sort of gathering. 🤔


We want to reassure the public about safety.
There is no evidence that the virus is circulating in the community. The case is not one of community transmission and the person has shown excellent compliance with the requirements to self-isolate.
The person with COVID-19 remains well enough to stay at home and has not exposed anybody to the virus apart from close contacts who are self-isolating.

Please join with us in respecting their privacy.

Everyone who is a contact has been followed up by the public health unit contact tracing team. All relevant information about the case will be published by the Ministry of Health, on this website tomorrow morning -

We ask everyone to be kind. The way to suffocate this virus is literally in our hands. We control its destiny. If we don't pass it on, it will die. Stay at home and show you are united against COVID-19.

Tairawhiti has it's first confirmed case of COVID-19.

A male in his 50's, who recently returned from overseas travel in America. He has been in self-isolation since returning to New Zealand. This is not a case of community transmission. The man is in quarantine at home and is recovering well. Please rest assured health services across the region have been preparing for this day for some time. Please continue to stay home.

- If you have to leave your home, stand at least two metres away from
anyone else.
- Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds. Then dry. This kills the
virus by bursting it's protective bubble.
- If you are sick and you have any of these symptoms: a fever, cough,
shortness of breath or a runny nose THEN call your GP, before you visit.
If you do not have a GP call Healthline (for free) on 0800 358 5453.

Click this link for more information:



Have you noticed the Bright St road closure between Childers Rd and Kahutia St? That’s because the War Memorial Theatre is now a city-based assessment centre. The assessment centre is strictly for people with respiratory conditions who have been referred there by their own GP. Local Mayor Rehette Stoltz toured the centre yesterday before it opened and commended health staff around the district for the united response to the threat of COVID-19. Dr Fergus Aitcheson says the centre has been created to protect people who still need to attend their normal medical centre for their conditions. We need to ensure that we can keep regular medical centres going for normal things like diabetes and blood pressure issues. One way of protecting those people and medical centre staff is to shift the risk of assessing people with possible respiratory illness away from general practices and into this new centre. Read more at


There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tairawhiti. There are no probable cases of COVID-19 in Tairawhiti. Lots of people are being tested and results are returned the next day. All results are negative.
If there was a positive result it would be announced by Ashley Bloomfield - Director General of Health at 1pm each day in his media conference. We would put the information on our page and website.
Stay home everyone

Coronavirus: What stores and services are still open during lockdown? 24/03/2020

Coronavirus: What stores and services are still open during lockdown?

No Warehouse. No Bunnings. No problem. -

Coronavirus: What stores and services are still open during lockdown? You can go for a walk, but not camp overnight. You can buy groceries, but not a takeaway. Here's what we know on the lockdown rules.


EDIT: Due to our desire to hold on to our elderly and immunity-light whanau members, the door is now shut. Unite! ❤️

Bevause George could run a social distancing masterclass at the best of times, the door is open for today. That could change as we all move in unison with this moveable feast. 😳❤️


Hygiene buckets and free ‘flu jabs at home for our oldies. Too much, Tama! 👍


Where else in the world would a government message start with the words “be kind”? ❤️


Apparently the government’s Tairāwhiti support package to be announced tomorrow will release $100 million for local projects, in an effort to help counter the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s fab that there will be continued job opportunities for locals, but remember . . .


Jacinda Ardern demonstrates the East Coast wave



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The great contemporary art road trip 21/02/2020

The great contemporary art road trip

Oooo, look! Gisborne’s own Paul Nache Gallery features in The Great Contemporary Art Road Trip. 😊

The great contemporary art road trip Yes, it’s still summer and, en route to that final festival or beach bolt-hole, the season of the road trip. Here Spinoff Art co-editor Mark Amery runs down some of the best North Island contemporary art stopovers, and the mavericks behind them. We cross the Cook Strait next year, promise. Back i


Testing out orange TimTams in the orange capital of NZ


GEORGE LOVES: Not just the Kiri Nathan dress Chelsea Winstanley wore to the Oscars, but also the fact that she is writing/directing her feature debut, The Appeal, about Gisborne-based Samoan lawyer Tiana Epati who defended a former gang member in a case that “challenged prejudices within the criminal justice system and highlighted racial bias against Māori”. 😀❤️


New year, new skill! 😀

Just what you’ve been waiting for!!!!! News of upcoming courses. There are 2 on offer!!!! Wheel throwing (using the potters wheel) and handbuilding (creating using your hands as the main tool!)
The Wheel course will be held over 2 days at our Lysnar house Pottery rooms Saturday 22 and Sunday 23rd February 10am-4pm with Seymour May as your wheel throwing tutor. $180 will cover all your pottery costs such as wheel use, clay, tools, tutor fee, firing etc. Just bring along your lunch!! For more info or to book ring Seymour on 8673071. Because each potter needs their own Potters wheel spots on this weekend course will be strictly limited, secure your spot!!!!

Seymour is also running a 6 week handbuilding class MONDAY nights from 7-9pm starting on 24th February, going through until Monday 30th March. Everything you need for each class will be supplied including all clay, tools, glazing and firing etc. Interested???? 6 weeks of learning and fun... $180. Give him a ring on 8673071. Better be quick!!!



Not sure of the details but a car has hit a tree on Childers Rd.

- Something to be aware of if you are driving/parking/walking along Childers Rd today


Weak? Didn’t feel that weak to George! 😳
Earthquake Details

When Tue Feb 4 2020 10:47 PM
Where 35 km east of Tauranga
Shaking Weak
Magnitude 5.2
Depth 259 km
Quality preliminary


Timeline photos 01/02/2020



This truck roll on in Muriwai was CLEARED last night at 8:40pm and all lane are currently OPEN.

Thank you for your patience.


The road remains down to one lane near Williams Rd. Please continue to take extra care and follow directions of emergency services on-site.

This post will not be updated until the morning. For any further updates overnight, please see our Traffic Map here:


This truck roll is blocking a lane near Williams Rd. Please take extra care while passing and follow directions of emergency services on site.

6:30PM, SAT 1 FEB

We have reports of a truck roll BLOCKING the road near Williams Rd. Emergency services and contractors are en route.

Please avoid the area or consider delaying travel if possible. An update will be provided once more info is available. ^CR

NZ might reach 40C in the next few days! 31/01/2020

NZ might reach 40C in the next few days!

Clean the pooool!

NZ might reach 40C in the next few days! Yesterday Gisborne reached 38.2C and the Australian heatwave hasn't even reached our shores yet. There is a chance 40C could be reached somewhere in the east says Latest reliable f


George’s excuse for early home time. 😉

JUST IN: 38.2 degrees in Gisborne, the town's hottest temperature on record (since 1940) and New Zealand's hottest temperature this summer 🌡️

This is the warmest temperature in NZ this summer and provisionally the 19th-hottest temperature observed in New Zealand on record AND the 5th-hottest January temperature observed in New Zealand on record.

As of 4:00 pm, the temperature was still climbing...



Look out Mahia! Rocket lab plans to launch its latest electron, Birds of a Feather, some time after 1pm today. 🚀

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38 Peel Street

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Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5pm
Friday 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday 9:30am - 1pm

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