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 »

Eastland Port invests in region’s economic growth

Eastland Port invests in region’s economic growth

Forestry is a regional success story and as a result Eastland Port needs moderate expansion to keep up, says General Manager Andrew Gaddum. “We can handle 2.9 million tonnes of wood per year but with a predicted 5 million tonnes of wood coming by 2024, we need to make some changes.” Eastland Port is sharing… Read more »

Scholarship an added bonus for top accounting students

Scholarship an added bonus for top accounting students

Bayley Taylor-Law and Ashley Haddad. Photo: The Gisborne Herald. Eastland Group is proud to help make it happen for the careers of local students. Two young Gisborne accounting students – Ashley Haddad and Bayley Taylor-Law – have been awarded Gisborne/East Coast Financial Assistance Fund scholarships for 2017. They are entitled to financial assistance worth up… Read more »

An Olympian, a cyclone, and Eastland Port, help kayakers go for gold!

An Olympian, a cyclone, and Eastland Port, help kayakers go for gold!

THE level of the churning water is getting higher and the sky has turned black. Just about the whole of the North Island is on lock-down as the highly-anticipated Cyclone Cook makes landfall – and members of Poverty Bay Kayak Club are just launching their boats! “Training and discipline” is a mantra oft-repeated by the… Read more »

Book now for a night of inspiration and adventure

Book now for a night of inspiration and adventure

• Eastland Group presents a night of inspiration and adventure • 1 May at the War Memorial Theatre • Special performance by kapa haka champions Whangara Mai Tawhiti • Internationally acclaimed guest speaker: adventurer and author Jeremy Scott • Book online at gisborne.org.nz Over the past six years, the popular Eastland Group Innovation and Inspiration… Read more »

Eastland Port breaks annual record

Eastland Port breaks annual record

EASTLAND Port has broken another annual record moving 2.5 million tonnes of product across its wharves for the financial year ending 31 March. Port General Manager Andrew Gaddum says this is an 8.49% increase compared with last year and reflects the increased volume of export logs coming out of East Coast forests. “With the ever increasing demand from Asia – the… Read more »

10.30am: power restored to 300 homes; work continues on 800 more

10.30am: power restored to 300 homes; work continues on 800 more

Since our update earlier this morning, around 300 customers have had their power restored. In total, approximately 800 customers are still affected. Our teams started work again at first light, investigating and repairing faults. In a number of locations, there are multiple faults that need to be repaired before power can be restored. Along Mata… Read more »

Cyclone Cook causes ongoing power cuts in Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast

Cyclone Cook causes ongoing power cuts in Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast

• Power still out in areas across the Tairawhiti region • Approximately 1,100 customers affected • Surface flooding, slips and fallen trees affecting access to remote locations • Power may not be restored to all customers today At 7.30am this morning, Brent Stewart, General Manager Networks, confirmed the Tairawhiti region was still experiencing multiple network… Read more »