Posts By: Kathy McVey

Spotlight on solar

Spotlight on solar

Following a longterm study, our guide to residential solar PV systems will be released online in the coming week. Please email hello@eastland.nz and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.

Stage 1 of Gisborne Airport’s “iconic” new terminal is now open

Stage 1 of Gisborne Airport’s “iconic” new terminal is now open

 At 4.30am on Tuesday 19 November, one of the country’s preeminent Māori artists, Derek Lardelli, led a karakia to bless the first stage of Gisborne Airport’s new terminal. Guests included representatives from Ngāi Tāwhiri, who hold mana whenua over the area, airport operator Eastland Group, their shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti, Mayor Rehette Stoltz and other local… Read more »

Stage 1 of new Gisborne airport terminal opens 19 Nov

Stage 1 of new Gisborne airport terminal opens 19 Nov

Construction of Gisborne Airport’s new terminal building began in late March this year, and now Stage 1 is almost complete. The doors open to the public at 5am on Tuesday 19 November, following a blessing. “This is such an important milestone for the project, and for the region,” said Matt Todd, chief executive of airport… Read more »

Power shut down confirmed for Gisborne and the East Coast: Sunday 18 December, 6am-2pm

Power shut down confirmed for Gisborne and the East Coast: Sunday 18 December, 6am-2pm

  By the end of this weekend, Gisborne and the East Coast should be operating at full power once again. Eastland Network general manager, Brent Stewart, has confirmed that the electricity will be turned off from 6am until around 2pm this Sunday, 18 December. This is to complete final repairs to the high voltage lines… Read more »

Power restored to Gisborne region at 6.50pm today

Power restored to Gisborne region at 6.50pm today

Eastland Network general manager Brent Stewart has confirmed electricity was fully restored to the Gisborne and East Coast region by 6.50pm this evening. Most of the Tairawhiti region lost power at 8.57am yesterday, when a topdressing plane crashed into high voltage powerlines near Hangaroa. More than 40,000 residents have been without electricity since then, and line… Read more »

Power to be restored from 5.30pm – Gisborne and the East Coast

Power to be restored from 5.30pm – Gisborne and the East Coast

Gisborne and East Coast residents can look forward to hot showers and home-cooked meals very soon, as Eastland Network begins the process of restoring power to more than 20,000 homes and business across the Tairawhiti region. The network’s general manager Brent Stewart says line mechanics working in the remote Hangaroa region have completed repairs to… Read more »

Repairs to high voltage lines near Gisborne progressing well

Repairs to high voltage lines near Gisborne progressing well

Repairs to the damaged high voltage lines near Gisborne are progressing well, says Eastland Network general manager Brent Stewart. The 110kV lines were struck by a light fixed wing plane at about 9am yesterday morning, and most homes and businesses in Gisborne and the East Coast have been without electricity ever since. As Gisborne residents… Read more »

Gisborne & East Coast still without power

Gisborne & East Coast still without power

About 40,000 people are still without power this morning but Eastland Network crews continue to work on high voltage lines near Hangaroa, south of Gisborne, after a light plane crash interrupted electricity supply to the entire East Coast yesterday. General manager Brent Stewart says crews worked during the night but had to stand down briefly as… Read more »