NZ’s newest geothermal power plant is full steam ahead

NZ’s newest geothermal power plant is full steam ahead

Te Ahi O Maui, in Kawerau, has entered the commissioning phase. Once fully operational, Te Ahi O Maui will generate around 25MW of baseload renewable energy. It will deliver long term benefits for local communities. After securing resource consent in July 2014, then getting the green light in September 2015 to begin construction, New Zealand’s… Read more »

Pier Three brings vibrancy to Inner Harbour with waka and cruise tender berth

Pier Three brings vibrancy to Inner Harbour with waka and cruise tender berth

Gisborne harbour’s new-look waterfront will inject vibrancy into the area, says Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum ahead of Friday’s Pier Three blessing. [Friday 14 Sept]. The marina has had a facelift with the development of the area now called Pier Three. It includes better accessibility for cruise passengers and a tailored berth for waka… Read more »

Details of ‘iconic’ new Gisborne Airport terminal announced

Details of ‘iconic’ new Gisborne Airport terminal announced

Terminal will celebrate region’s unique culture and heritage, and be built to global sustainability standards. Model is on display at airport and the community is invited to share their feedback. On September 7th, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced Provincial Growth Fund support of $5.5 million towards the Gisborne Airport terminal redevelopment. Along with… Read more »

Port consent promotes social and economic benefits

Port consent promotes social and economic benefits

Plans to protect common rock lobster artificial habitats As the forestry industry celebrates a record-breaking month for regional wood export, Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum is disappointed that a consent to rebuild aging port infrastructure is being challenged. The decision to issue consent was made on behalf of Gisborne District Council by three highly… Read more »

Power to the people

Power to the people

Poverty Bay Electric Power Board reunion to celebrate nearly a century of memories Neville Jenkins has retired from Eastland Network now, but he still vividly remembers his “51 years and two months” working in the local electricity industry. He joined Poverty Bay Electric Power Board back in 1964, and spent seven years as the resident… Read more »

Wharf and slipway consent decision welcomed

Wharf and slipway consent decision welcomed

Consent to rebuild wharf 6 and 7 and reshape the slipway is confirmation we’re doing the right thing future proofing the port for forestry, coastal shipping and international trade, says Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum. “We’re unlocking the port’s potential so it’s a source of opportunity for this district and this is one of… Read more »

Tertiary engineering scholarships: apply now!

Tertiary engineering scholarships: apply now!

Open to engineering students from Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast. Eastland Group specialises in regional infrastructure. Our operations include Eastland Port, Gisborne Airport and Eastland Network, along with Eastland Generation, which produces electricity from hydro diesel and geothermal plants. We’re also actively exploring the opportunities offered by emerging technologies in the energy space, and have launched New Zealand’s first community-focused energy hub:… Read more »

Everyday Kiwis helping look after Kaiti Beach

Everyday Kiwis helping look after Kaiti Beach

Eastland Port staff are helping look after Kaiti Beach this Sunday [26 August] as they take part in a nationwide beach litter data collection programme. Staff are working with charity organisation Sustainable Coastlines on its crowd-sourced scientist Litter Project. “We’re everyday Kiwis who love the beach and want to look after it so we’re doing… Read more »

Innovation on display at Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair

Innovation on display at Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair

Young scientists, engineers, experimenters and innovators come together for the Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair this weekend. Going strong for over 40 years in Gisborne, the fair has grown to become one of the largest in New Zealand for the size of our region, as it supports and promotes students’ interest in science and… Read more »

Electrifying the trucking industry

Electrifying the trucking industry

Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund grant goes to Eastland Group for New Zealand-first heavy electric vehicle trial A future where logging trucks and other heavy vehicles are quiet, cheap to run and environmentally friendly? That’s the possibility that Gisborne-based infrastructure company Eastland Group is about to explore, with co-funding from the government. Energy and Resources Minister… Read more »