Posts By: Hayley Redpath

Three million tonnes of cargo shifted in a year

Three million tonnes of cargo shifted in a year

IT takes skilled wharf staff and a whole lot of collaboration to shift three million tonnes of cargo at a port short on ship berths and storage space, says Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum. Eastland Port shifted three million tonnes of cargo in the financial year ended 31 March 2018, breaking all previous records for product across… Read more »

Triathlete eyes the biggest prize

Triathlete eyes the biggest prize

IN October 2017, Josiah Ney marked a year since the accident that could have scuppered his career, breaking his collarbone and scapula in a high-speed cycling crash. He spent three days in hospital and it was three months before he could get back into proper training. But just a month after that, he made a comeback at the New Zealand sprint… Read more »

Impressive backhoe dredger to shift hard material

Impressive backhoe dredger to shift hard material

The towering spuds of a hired backhoe dredge will be visible at Eastland Port this week as maintenance dredging in front of wharf 7 and 8, and in the navigation channel, begins. The 32m high spuds, or anchors, are part of a GPK backhoe dredge hired from Heron Construction. The dredging will begin on Wednesday 6 December 2017 in… Read more »

Mystery surrounds piece of port history

Mystery surrounds piece of port history

EASTLAND Port is hoping to solve a maritime mystery that could stretch back over 100 years. The mystery is the origins of a hefty cast steel anchor found during archaeological investigations done while developing the port’s new Wharfside log yard. Archaeologist Lynda Walter believes that, with the historic find having been buried under an old… Read more »

Port’s no-waste policy produces new pasture

Port’s no-waste policy produces new pasture

LOW value bark from Eastland Port has been turned into organic paddock-fill by a cartage contractor and an environmentally conscious farmer. Forward-thinking agricultural and cartage contractor Mark DeCosta and a Muriwai farming family have created a nature-friendly paddock as a solution for getting rid of tens of thousands of tonnes of low-value bark. “The project has allowed… Read more »

Pint-sized port supplying world’s biggest timber importer

Pint-sized port supplying world’s biggest timber importer

PINE trees moving across Gisborne’s port meet an astonishing six percent of China’s total international demand for soft wood, says Eastland Port General Manager Andrew Gaddum. The January to June 2017 figures extracted from online industry newsletter WoodWeek reiterate what a significant player this region is in a global business worth billions. “Six percent may not… Read more »

US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa to speak in Gisborne

US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa to speak in Gisborne

US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa Scott Brown, and The Mind Lab by Unitec General Manager Fee McLeod, have been announced for the Eastland Group speaker series this October. The “Eastland Group presents” speaker series, delivered in partnership with the Gisborne Chamber of Commerce, has brought some of the country’s most innovative leaders to… Read more »

Behind the scenes look at history-making Eastland Port

Behind the scenes look at history-making Eastland Port

As Eastland Port registers its biggest export month in its history, it’s giving guardians of our national identify, students, sport fishers, and MPs, unprecedented access behind the scenes. Eastland Port achieved record log tonnage throughput in August, reaching 297,195 tonnes. It’s an increase of 36 percent compared to last August when it reached 219,245 tonnes…. Read more »