Posts By: Hayley Redpath

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 »

East Coast MP Anne Tolley goes port side

East Coast MP Anne Tolley goes port side

CENTRAL government can and should play a role in regional initiatives that support both business and the community, says National Party MP for the East Coast, Anne Tolley. On the day that voting in the 2017 New Zealand general election opened, Mrs Tolley had a packed schedule of visits around Gisborne . . . and,… Read more »

Eastland Port and its contracted handlers smash throughput records

Eastland Port and its contracted handlers smash throughput records

DESPITE a wave phenomenon that kept ships from the harbour for a week Eastland Port and log marshaling and stevedoring companies ISO and C3 shattered monthly log throughput records this June. A total of 287,349 tonnes of wood was loaded onto 14 log vessels as they berthed one after the other at wharf 8. Eastland Port manager… Read more »

Golden girl is back in black with backing from Eastland Port

Golden girl is back in black with backing from Eastland Port

Ten days ago Gisborne golden girl Olivia Corrin turned 17. Next month she heads to Poland to wear the black shirt in competition with the world’s best. She talks about what drives her and how Eastland Port is giving her a helping hand. A Gisborne teen tipped to possibly be New Zealand’s greatest-ever female surf athlete is “golden” her supporters say, but for… Read more »

Port staffer Murray Michie donates time so kids can enjoy motorsport – with a little help from Eastland Group

Port staffer Murray Michie donates time so kids can enjoy motorsport – with a little help from Eastland Group

EASTLAND Kart Club volunteer Murray Michie is a self-confessed petrol-head who four years ago co-founded Eastland Kart Club so kids could get into motorsport.   A mooring team leading hand for Right Track Moorings and forklift driver for Eastland Port, Murray tried for two years to secure land for a track.   Multiple speed humps nearly quashed his karting dream, but then Eastland Port general… Read more »