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This coastal city is laced with centuries of Maori culture, offering incredible beaches and outstanding local wine.

Gisborne is a city in northeastern New Zealand and the largest settlement in the Gisborne District (or Gisborne Region)ץ Gisborne's Kaiti Beach is the place where British navigator Captain James Cook made his first landing in New Zealand upon the Endeavour. Cook had earlier set off from Plymouth, England in August 1768 on a mission bound for Tahiti. Once he had concluded his duties in Tahiti, Cook continued south to look for a large landmass or continent. Young Nick's Head was thought to be the first piece of New Zealand land sighted by Cook's party, and so named because it was first observed by cabin boy Nicholas Young on 6 October 1769.
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