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Gisborne (gĭzˈbôrn) [key], city (1996 pop. 32,608), East Coast North Island, New Zealand, on Poverty Bay. It is a resort and a port, exporting wool, frozen meat, timber, and fish. Captain Cook made his first New Zealand landing there in 1769.

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