Weather and waves delay log loading during June

Weather and waves delay log loading during June

Troublesome wave patterns interrupted log loading at Eastland Port last month leading to lower than forecast throughput. This June 225,266 tonnes of wood was loaded onto 10 log vessels falling short of the expected 280,000 tonnes. While in port two ships experienced lengthy loading delays, and a third ship was unable to berth. Eastland Port… 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 »

Emerging surf life saver never gives up

Emerging surf life saver never gives up

IF Briana Irving never again does anything in surf life saving, she’s already done her bit. The Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club member was aged just 15 when she and her friends saw three youngsters in trouble at Mahia Beach. “They were only about eight or nine and we could see that they had got caught in a rip and were… Read more »

Marina makeover means better accessibility

Marina makeover means better accessibility

Gisborne’s marina is getting a facelift with better accessibility for cruise passengers and a tailored berth for waka hauora Tairāwhiti. The upgrade, which started on Monday [14 May] in front of wharf three, will see floating pontoons added to the marina, as well as improved moorings and gangways, and extra berths for fishing and pleasure boats…. Read more »

“Iconic” new airport terminal for Tairāwhiti

“Iconic” new airport terminal for Tairāwhiti

Eastland Group, Gisborne District Council, Ngai Tāwhiri and Eastland Community Trust are collaborating on a significant regional project. The region’s ambitions to become a significant player in the national and international tourism market have taken a major step forward, with today’s confirmation of a new terminal for Gisborne Airport. Gisborne District Council, which owns the airport,… Read more »

Eastland Network new sponsor of science and technology fair

Eastland Network new sponsor of science and technology fair

Eastland Network is the new major sponsor of the science and technology fair. Organisers say this year’s fair will be bigger and better than ever with Eastland Group coming on board as the platinum sponsor. “We’re more geared up than ever to fulfil our potential, and we’d like to thank them for their commitment to… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Tairawhiti 2040: A glimpse into the future

Tairawhiti 2040: A glimpse into the future

by Alice Pettigrew, Eastland Group business development manager Eastland Group research has found that the people of our region would collectively be $60 million better off if everyone drove electric vehicles. Within the past few months, Tairawhiti has seen some leaps forward in the emerging technology space. High-speed electric vehicle chargers are going live around… Read more »

We’re tickled pink to support the Colour Run 2018

We’re tickled pink to support the Colour Run 2018

Colour Run to promote diversity and community inclusivity: Gisborne Herald If you want to run and have fun, don’t miss the 2018 Opportunities Without Discrimination (OWD) Colour Run on Sunday. The 2.5km run will set off from the Marina carpark at 10am but it is recommended you arrive earlier for a race briefing and to… Read more »