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 »

Eastland Port’s navigational safety programme continues

Eastland Port’s navigational safety programme continues

THE entrance to Eastland Port lights up like an airport runway with the latest additions to the Port’s navigational safety programme. Last month two mid-channel buoys were put into place – a complex logistical exercise requiring cranes, divers and tugs – bringing the number of new or updated navigational aids around the channel to seven…. Read more »

Region’s first EV fast charging station is on the way

Region’s first EV fast charging station is on the way

Gisborne is about to get its very first EV (electric vehicle) fast charging station, with current and future local EV drivers, businesses and the wider tourism industry expected to benefit. Eastland Group has announced that it’s installing a new Terra 53 charging station in Gladstone Road, between Eastland’s head office and the Emerald Hotel. Electrinet… Read more »

Leading light of the power industry retires

Leading light of the power industry retires

For the last 37 years, Bruce Easton has played a vital role in keeping the lights on in our region. During this time, he’s had several roles at Eastland Network, which is part of Eastland Group – most recently as business service manager. Now he’s hanging up his calculator and retiring, after a career that… Read more »

Eastland Port records another positive month in May

Eastland Port records another positive month in May

WOOD continues to flow across the wharves at Eastland Port fuelled by demand from overseas buyers and stable prices. “Commercial forestry has one of the highest yielding returns of all land based industries in New Zealand. Most logs arriving now are from the first rotation. Land owners are replanting trees as quickly as they cut… Read more »

Eastland Group chairman to step down after eight years 

Eastland Group chairman to step down after eight years 

After heading up the Eastland Group board since 2009, chairman Nelson Cull has decided not to seek reappointment for another term. He will officially step down at the AGM in August.   “It has been a privilege to be chairman during a period of strong, sustained development and growth for the region’s infrastructure company,” said… Read more »

Gisborne Airport announces dedicated fire service

Gisborne Airport announces dedicated fire service

An increase in size and frequency of flights drives the need for a first response fire service on site. Visitors to Gisborne Airport may have noticed a big fluorescent green addition to the usual line up of planes and helicopters: a new fire truck. This fire appliance is stationed permanently on site and represents an… Read more »

Challenging operation to lift ill crewman from ship

Challenging operation to lift ill crewman from ship

From The Gisborne Herald: ‘Heroic effort’ got ill crewman to hospital despite decent swell. THE crew of Eastland Port’s pilot boat Turanganui braved big seas and strong winds on Saturday night to get help to a crewman on a log ship at anchor in Poverty Bay who developed a medical condition. The alarm was raised… Read more »

Eastland Port breaks April record

Eastland Port breaks April record

Eastland Port recorded a hearty start to its financial year moving more tonne of product last month than any other April on record. General Manager Andrew Gaddum said forestry’s strong prices have driven the record volume of wood across the wharf. “Timber is a prime source of construction material worldwide and demand is unyielding at… Read more »