Monthly Archives: March 2017

Gritty sense of purpose impresses seasoned mariner

Gritty sense of purpose impresses seasoned mariner

Like the tugboats they’re working on, the newest members of Eastland Port’s tight-knit marine team exude a sense of gritty purpose, and their boss couldn’t be happier. “We respect people that can tie knots and splice ropes – we couldn’t care less what you can do on your PlayStation,” says Eastland Port Marine Manager Capt… Read more »

Eastland Group showcasing new energy innovations at East Coast Farming Expo

Eastland Group showcasing new energy innovations at East Coast Farming Expo

East Coast Farming Expo Wairoa A&P Showgrounds, Wednesday 5 – Thursday 6 April, 2017 Early next month, farmers from around the region have a unique opportunity to explore the latest agricultural innovations and technology at the East Coast Farming Expo. Eastland Group is one of the lead sponsors of the expo, and will be holding… Read more »

Free (car) parking at Gisborne Airport while new system is installed

Free (car) parking at Gisborne Airport while new system is installed

The current car parking payment system at Gisborne Airport is going the way of the five cent coin, and being retired from service. Next week, the old system will be decommissioned and replaced with a new state-of-the-art SKIDATA system. “The current system was introduced in 2006 and is now out of date, having reached the… Read more »

Team effort to land the big one

Team effort to land the big one

Working together was the key to success says Eastland Debarking team leader Chris Spurr who with an Eastland Port sponsored team scooped the prizes at this year’s Durapanel 90 Mile Beach Snapper Bonanza surfcasting competition. Spurr’s fish was the smallest snapper to win the competition in the past seven years but size doesn’t matter and… Read more »

Understanding the harbour after heavy rain

Understanding the harbour after heavy rain

“Eastland Port water testing proves last month’s discoloured harbour water was unrelated to port activity,” says Eastland Port General Manager Andrew Gaddum. The testing showed Kopuwhakapata Stream, upstream from Eastland Port’s discharge site, was experiencing increased suspended solids following heavy rain in February. “And increased suspended solids in that stream means dark water in the harbour”… Read more »