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 »

After the storm:  Trees cause “significant” damage to  electricity network in southern Wairoa area

After the storm: Trees cause “significant” damage to electricity network in southern Wairoa area

While Gisborne and the East Coast avoided the worst of last week’s storm, the Wairoa region suffered significant damage. Driving along the roads, the multiple slips and fallen trees are obvious reminders of the storm’s ferocity. What’s not immediately clear is just how extensively the electricity network was affected by the extreme winds and intense… Read more »

Eastland Port and its contracted handlers smash throughput records

Eastland Port and its contracted handlers smash throughput records

DESPITE a wave phenomenon that kept ships from the harbour for a week Eastland Port and log marshaling and stevedoring companies ISO and C3 shattered monthly log throughput records this June. A total of 287,349 tonnes of wood was loaded onto 14 log vessels as they berthed one after the other at wharf 8. Eastland Port manager… Read more »

Eastland Network lines up major project  to help reduce power outages

Eastland Network lines up major project to help reduce power outages

• Two year, $750,000 project to help prevent weather-related power outages on 110kV line from Tuai. • Specialist linesmen have installed 200 interphase spacers along 91.5 kilometres of line. • These are designed to prevent ‘galloping’ and clashing caused by wind and snow. “Our job is to keep the lights on for the region,” is… Read more »

Eastland Group Wairoa Community Fund launched

Eastland Group Wairoa Community Fund launched

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little and Eastland Group Chief Executive Matt Todd have announced the launch of a new partnership fund to support community projects in Wairoa. The Eastland Group Wairoa Community Fund will contribute $15,000 a year towards Wairoa-focused events and activities, for the next 10 years. The total sponsorship is worth $150,000, and is… Read more »

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 »