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 »

Tertiary engineering scholarship 2018: applications close 31 October

Tertiary engineering scholarship 2018: applications close 31 October

Every year, Eastland Group awards one or more scholarships to outstanding students from the region who are studying civil, mechanical, electrical or chemical and process engineering. The scholarship is worth $5,000, and comes with the possibility of paid holiday work with the company. Applications are open now. “2018 is shaping up to be another big… Read more »

Energy champion appointed to Electric Village

Energy champion appointed to Electric Village

Tairāwhiti has its first ever energy champion, with Katherine Evett appointed to the newly created position. Katherine will be based in Electric Village, New Zealand’s first community-focused energy hub. Electric Village is a one-stop-shop for advice, exhibitions and discussions about the future of energy. It will open in Gisborne in the next couple of months,… Read more »

Tony Gray appointed interim chairman of Eastland Group

Tony Gray appointed interim chairman of Eastland Group

After eight years as chairman of Eastland Group – the Gisborne-based infrastructure company that runs Eastland Network, Eastland Port, Gisborne Airport and Eastland Generation – Nelson Cull officially stepped down at the AGM yesterday. At the same time, director Tony Gray formally accepted the position of interim chairman. Eastland Group chief executive Matt Todd thanked… Read more »

Electrifying New Zealand’s Pacific Coast Highway

Electrifying New Zealand’s Pacific Coast Highway

Region-wide network of electric vehicle chargers confirmed after government announces $251,000 in funding Tairāwhiti is driving towards a cleaner, greener future with the government’s announcement that it will co-fund a fast charging electric vehicle network across the region. Several months ago Eastland Group, the regional infrastructure company that owns Eastland Network (the lines company for… Read more »

Eastland Port records solid log throughput for July

Eastland Port records solid log throughput for July

WHILE down on the previous month Eastland Port throughput figures for July remain solid despite weather-related delays in loading one ship. This July, 196,098 tonnes of wood was loaded onto 11 log vessels. It would have been 232,961 tonnes of wood had bad weather not kept one ship out of port as the month clicked… Read more »

Powering Tairawhiti into the future

Powering Tairawhiti into the future

Innovative new ‘energy hub’ to open in Gladstone Road. A community space where everyone can share their ideas for powering the region. Emerging technologies, solar trial learnings and EVs to be showcased. Our region is set to lead the way in emerging technologies, with the establishment of an innovative new community-focused energy hub. A first… Read more »

Eastland Group returns record $9.9 million to ECT

Eastland Group returns record $9.9 million to ECT

Eastland Group announces $14.8 million profit for 2017 Record $9.9 million paid to shareholder Eastland Community Trust Eastland Group is the business behind the businesses that are driving the economic growth of the region. The company recorded another strong business performance in the year to March 2017. Income increased to a record $76.2 million, with… Read more »