Major power cut in Gisborne region

Major power cut in Gisborne region

A major power cut involving the 110kV line into the district from Tuaia has interrupted supply across the whole of the Gisborne area.  Shortly after 9am, electricity supply was lost to Gisborne East Coast region, affecting 20,000 connections which supply the entire population of the area. Eastland Network general manager Brent Stewart said 5000 customers… Read more »

Eastland Group to electrify 75 percent of fleet by 2019

Eastland Group to electrify 75 percent of fleet by 2019

Eastland Group has announced a commitment to ensuring its non-commercial vehicle fleet is 75 percent electric by 2019. Speaking at a customer Christmas function in Gisborne last night, chief executive Matt Todd said the company already owned five electric or hybrid vehicles, has three more fully electric vehicles on order and planned to increase that… Read more »

Red vessell attracting attention at Eastland Port

Red vessell attracting attention at Eastland Port

Keen maritime observers have spotted a familiar visitor: the Westport-based dredger ‘Kawatiri’ is back in the bay. It’s here for a routine three week dredging operation to remove the sediment that builds up in the harbour navigation channel and turning basin. The crew will be working 12 hours a day until the operation is completed…. Read more »

Happy 90th birthday to Eastland Network

Happy 90th birthday to Eastland Network

Bringing power to the people for 90 years   Eastland Network’s job is to keep the power on so that Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast can shine brightly, and on 1 November we’re celebrating 90 years of doing just that! The license to supply electricity in the Poverty Bay district was issued on 1… Read more »

2017 engineering tertiary study scholarship – applications now open

2017 engineering tertiary study scholarship – applications now open

Eastland region university students have until 31 October to apply for Eastland Group’s annual tertiary study scholarship. The scholarship offers $5,000 to students studying engineering, and comes with the possibility of paid holiday work with the company. Group chief executive Matt Todd said a new category of engineering study had been added to the scholarship… Read more »

Drilling completed at Te Ahi O Maui

Drilling completed at Te Ahi O Maui

Drilling of the production well and two injection wells has been completed at the Te Ahi O Maui geothermal project, near Kawerau. Project manager, Ben Gibson, said today that the drill rig and associated equipment have now completely demobilised from site, where they had been working since May. The drilling process targetted known sources of… Read more »

Wild weekend affects power supply in the area

Wild weekend affects power supply in the area

Eastland Network’s 25,000 customers suffered power cuts during the weekend after snow settled on Transpower’s 220kV circuit at Wairakei to Whirinaki (Taupo to Hawkes Bay) and interrupted electricity to the region. Eastland Network’s general manager, Brent Stewart, says as a result the network lost electricity supply on Saturday from 2.45am until 5am, in a widespread… Read more »

Eastland Port says “Bag it, don’t biff it.”

Eastland Port says “Bag it, don’t biff it.”

“Bag it, don’t biff it.” That’s the message Eastland Port is sending to those who use the port, following publicity about rubbish such as forestry tags being found littering the surrounding area. Eastland Port general manager, Andrew Gaddum, says the company has printed biodegradable paper rubbish bags with the message “Bag it, don’t biff it…. Read more »

Gisborne & Wairoa residents urged to prepare for possible power cuts tonight

Gisborne & Wairoa residents urged to prepare for possible power cuts tonight

Eastland Network this afternoon advised residents living in Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast to wrap up warmly and prepare for possible power cuts overnight. Electricity was restored at 11.56am this morning, after snow in Hawke’s Bay caused widespread power cuts affecting all of Gisborne, Wairoa, and the East Coast. Electricity was also interrupted in… Read more »

Eastland Network warns Pokémon hunters to stay safe near electricity

Eastland Network warns Pokémon hunters to stay safe near electricity

Eastland Network has issued a warning to Pokémon hunters as the game grows in popularity across the Gisborne, Wairoa and East Coast region. Pokémon Go encourages players to locate virtual Pokémon hiding in the real world and capture them using their mobile phones. But Eastland Network general manager, Brent Stewart, says players need to stay… Read more »