Posts By: Suzanne Winterflood

Eastland Group and Trust Tairāwhiti take action on climate change

Eastland Group and Trust Tairāwhiti take action on climate change

         – Organisations complete their first greenhouse gases inventory          – Set target to reduce emissions by 21 percent by 2025   In July 2019, Tairāwhiti-based infrastructure company Eastland Group and their sole shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti signed up to the Climate Leaders Coalition. “Climate change is a real, pressing and complex challenge,” said Eastland Group… Read more »

Eastland Port preparing for most significant infrastructure developments in 100 years

Eastland Port preparing for most significant infrastructure developments in 100 years

Resource consents for Stage 1 now approved “Significant milestone for Tairāwhiti”   Eastland Port in Gisborne is preparing for its most extensive infrastructure developments in more than a century. After years in the planning, the port has received the official go ahead to proceed with two major infrastructure projects. On December 2, the Environment Court… Read more »

Giving Kopuawhakapata a new lease of life

Giving Kopuawhakapata a new lease of life

Pouring rain didn’t stop Eastland Port staff and Ngati Oneone from getting their hands dirty at the Kopuawhakapata stream restoration project in September. The eager group planted 937 native plants around the Kopuawhakapata stream catchment area. This is the start of an ambitious collaborative effort between Ngati Oneone and Eastland Port, to begin the overall… Read more »

Supporting sustainability in schools

Supporting sustainability in schools

Enviroschools is an environmental action-based programme where young people are empowered to design and lead sustainability projects in their schools, neighbourhoods and communities. Over the years, the programme has helped thousands of students from 27 Tairāwhiti schools to think and act sustainably, and care for the environment. Eastland Port is proud to be a longtime… Read more »

East Coast forestry and electricity lines companies  partner up to protect power supply

East Coast forestry and electricity lines companies partner up to protect power supply

Trees are the number one cause of unplanned power outages across Tairāwhiti and Wairoa, and right across New Zealand. During a storm, trees and branches that touch or fall through power lines cause widespread cuts to the electricity supply. And, they often require expensive and extensive repairs. Eastland Network has partnered with forestry company Grandy… Read more »

Inspiring mural to welcome library visitors

Inspiring mural to welcome library visitors

Eastland Network, Gisborne District Council and Project Ataahua are collaborating on a new mural that will welcome visitors to the Bright Street entrance of the HB Williams Memorial Library. The mural is part of Project Ataahua. This award-winning team of Gisborne Girl’s High School students is taking part in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme… Read more »

Record number of Eastland Group tertiary engineering scholarships awarded

Record number of Eastland Group tertiary engineering scholarships awarded

2018 scholarship recipients, L to R: Connor Mitchell, Kelsey Coronno, Izaya Jahnke, Reid Williams, Rangi Moore. Eastland Group has awarded more tertiary engineering scholarships than ever before, due to the exceptionally high calibre of local talent. Each year, Eastland Group offers one or more scholarships to students from the region who are studying civil, mechanical,… Read more »

New Eastland Group chairman announced

New Eastland Group chairman announced

Keith Sutton has been appointed chairman of Eastland Group Limited, Eastland Network Limited, Eastland Port Limited and Gisborne Airport Limited. “Eastland Group operates critical infrastructure in the region, supports local economic growth and is tasked with delivering strong returns to our sole shareholder, Eastland Community Trust,” said Mr Sutton today. “The performance of Eastland Group… Read more »

High winds cause power outages across the region

High winds cause power outages across the region

Update from Eastland Network: As of 7am this morning, just over 400 customers across the region were experiencing power outages. This included around 300 in the Ruatoria area. Crews were dispatched at first light to investigate and repair the faults. They’re making steady progress, and by 9am just 150 people were still without power. Ruatoria:… Read more »

Christmas comes early for East Coast electric vehicle owners

Christmas comes early for East Coast electric vehicle owners

Eastland Group is opening up the spectacular East Coast region to EV drivers, with the introduction of new high speed charging stations. Wairoa and Matawai each have a 50kW fast charging unit, and both went live today. Tolaga Bay’s 25kW unit will be open soon. EV charging stations are also coming to Putorino, Morere and… Read more »