Stage 1 of Gisborne Airport’s “iconic” new terminal is now open

Stage 1 of Gisborne Airport’s “iconic” new terminal is now open

 At 4.30am on Tuesday 19 November, one of the country’s preeminent Māori artists, Derek Lardelli, led a karakia to bless the first stage of Gisborne Airport’s new terminal. Guests included representatives from Ngāi Tāwhiri, who hold mana whenua over the area, airport operator Eastland Group, their shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti, Mayor Rehette Stoltz and other local… Read more »

Stage 1 of new Gisborne airport terminal opens 19 Nov

Stage 1 of new Gisborne airport terminal opens 19 Nov

Construction of Gisborne Airport’s new terminal building began in late March this year, and now Stage 1 is almost complete. The doors open to the public at 5am on Tuesday 19 November, following a blessing. “This is such an important milestone for the project, and for the region,” said Matt Todd, chief executive of airport… Read more »

Eastland Port office to move

Eastland Port office to move

Eastland Port is optimising space by shifting its own office offsite and into a port-owned building down the road. About 20 port staff will move into the building owned by Eastland Investment Properties Limited at 2 Crawford Road. Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum says the move is about making space on port. “Because of… Read more »

New light towers for Eastland Port

New light towers for Eastland Port

Despite appearances two new red and white towers at Eastland Port do not indicate the seaport is open for haircuts! “We’re replacing old light towers to give staff and contractors working on port more light and visibility,” explains contracts project manager Mark Richards. “The port is a 24-hour operation and so proper lighting is important… Read more »

Track going to be “stunning”

Track going to be “stunning”

The boardwalk section of the new track along the bottom of Titirangi/Kaiti Hill is progressing well as part of the wider Titirangi Restoration project. The track is being paid for and delivered by Eastland Port as part of the overall restoration project managed by Gisborne District Council. “It’s going to be stunning when its finished,”… Read more »

GGHS citizen scientists add to national litter data base

GGHS citizen scientists add to national litter data base

Gisborne Girls High School students are making a hands-on contribution to a three-year national litter data project and Kaiti Beach will be getting a regular spruce up in the process! The enthusiastic eco-warriors are working with charity organisation Sustainable Coastlines on its citizen scientist Litter Project, with sponsorship from Eastland Port. On Thursday [23 May]… Read more »

Pier 4 to be decommissioned

Pier 4 to be decommissioned

Disruptive ocean swells and a tidal surge battered Pier 4 in the Inner Harbour Marina last Tuesday [21 May] causing irreparable damage. No boats were damaged during the swell event which plagued other areas of port operation last week. “The surge on Tuesday morning broke a pile damaging the pier beyond repair and making it… Read more »

Matanuku Mahuika appointed Chairperson of Eastland Group

Matanuku Mahuika appointed Chairperson of Eastland Group

Last week Gisborne-based infrastructure company Eastland Group announced a record-breaking year. Income rose to $97 million, profit increased to $20.1 million, and they paid a record $12.1 million to sole shareholder Eastland Community Trust. At the same time, changes to the board were announced, with directors Mike Glover and Kieran Devine retiring by rotation, and… Read more »

Another record-breaking year for Eastland Group

Another record-breaking year for Eastland Group

$12.1 million paid to shareholder Eastland Community Trust, for the future benefit of the region. Income rose to $97 million. Profit increased to $20.1 million. New geothermal power plant, Te Ahi O Maui, made significant contribution to record-breaking results. Following on from last year’s record results, Eastland Group today announced they’ve broken records once again,… Read more »

Making dirty water cleaner

Making dirty water cleaner

Eastland Port staffers on hand to pick up the Eastland Wood Council Environmental Management Award have so much faith in their stormwater treatment processes they’ve drunk the water. Contracts project manager Mark Richards and project assistant Matt Schmelz have dedicated the past two years to ensure the efficiency of the port’s stormwater treatment system upgrade,… Read more »