Posts By: Hayley Redpath

Strong year for Eastland Port

Strong year for Eastland Port

Eastland Port achieved an annual tonnage throughput of just under 2.9 million tonnes of cargo in the year to March 2019, slightly down on last year’s record-breaking result. “The 12-month period was another very strong year for throughput at Eastland Port with vessels taking this district’s export product to South Korea, Japan, China, and Singapore,”… Read more »

Poverty Bay club to host marathon kayak event

Poverty Bay club to host marathon kayak event

THE meandering bends of the Waimata River have been chosen as the perfect terrain for Canoe Racing New Zealand’s premier long-distance kayaking event. Canoe Racing New Zealand has confirmed that, for the first time ever, Gisborne will host the Eastland Port New Zealand Kayak Marathon Championships on April 13 and 14. And Poverty Bay Kayak Club head coach Alan… Read more »

Captain reunited with favourite tug

Captain reunited with favourite tug

Experienced mariner and Eastland Port marine manager Captain Chris Kaye reckons he had a tear in his eye when he was reunited with the tugboat Daldy last week. Daldy is on charter from Ports of Auckland and will be easing ships into position at Eastland Port this month while Waimata has her first five-yearly slipping,… Read more »

Bringing home the buoys

Bringing home the buoys

An Eastland Port telemetric buoy weighing 300kg and normally attached to the seabed via a two-tonne concrete mooring block was brought in for routine maintenance last week. This pictured buoy captures swell height, direction and period data for the port and public to use. It was recovered using the tug Titirangi and work boat Turanganui…. Read more »

Top triathlete aiming for Oceania qualifier with help from port

Top triathlete aiming for Oceania qualifier with help from port

GETTING “hammered” in training by one of the country’s best triathletes may sound rough but a young Gisborne up-and-comer sees that as a win. A 2019 Eastland Port sponsorship recipient, Josiah Ney recently signed on with Tauranga-based coach Craig Kirkwood. And as part of that he got to undergo six days of training with World-ranked… Read more »

Emerging star already a world champ

Emerging star already a world champ

LANDING at Adelaide Airport, surf lifesaver Briana Irving realised she was there to race against the best in the world and then “the nerves hit”. The next day, the storm hit. “They said it was a one-in-50-year storm, so it was pretty wild,” says the 16-year-old Gisborne athlete, who flew to Australia courtesy of her Eastland Port… Read more »

Cruise ship season managed seamlessly around export ships

Cruise ship season managed seamlessly around export ships

As Gisborne’s busiest cruise ship season gets underway Eastland Port marine staff must juggle the needs of the tourism sector with the export forestry industry. In November 11 log ships took away 284,312 tonnes of logs, two fertiliser ships dropped off 1600 tonnes of fertiliser, and one cruise ship anchored in the bay. A second… Read more »

New track for Titirangi Kaiti Hill

New track for Titirangi Kaiti Hill

Creation of a new track on Titirangi Kaiti Hill started this week with Eastland Port footing the bill and its staff doing some of the work. Eastland Port is giving Gisborne District Council a hand with the Titirangi restoration project by building a new track around the base of the hill to Kaiti Beach. Eastland… Read more »

Seven Seas Mariner visit marked by sweet traditional gift exchange

Seven Seas Mariner visit marked by sweet traditional gift exchange

A pot of locally produced manuka honey was hurriedly transported to the Seven Seas Mariner on Sunday after its captain made an unusual request. The sweet twist to the traditional gift exchange with a cruise ship making its maiden call happened while Gisborne Deputy Mayor Rehette Stoltz was on board. “Captain Ubaldo was a lovely man… Read more »

Pier Three brings vibrancy to Inner Harbour with waka and cruise tender berth

Pier Three brings vibrancy to Inner Harbour with waka and cruise tender berth

Gisborne harbour’s new-look waterfront will inject vibrancy into the area, says Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum ahead of Friday’s Pier Three blessing. [Friday 14 Sept]. The marina has had a facelift with the development of the area now called Pier Three. It includes better accessibility for cruise passengers and a tailored berth for waka… Read more »