Electricity line charges to rise slightly from 1 April 2016

Electricity line charges to rise slightly from 1 April 2016

Gisborne, East Coast and Wairoa households will pay slightly more for their electricity from 1 April, due to an increase in line charges from Eastland Network. The company, which is part of the ECT-owned Eastland Group of companies, today announced its pricing schedule for the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. Eastland Network… Read more »

Gissy appeal attracts big lifesaver numbers

Gissy appeal attracts big lifesaver numbers

Gisborne has been given a firm tick of approval, as some of the best junior surf lifesavers in the country prepare to arrive in the city. The 2016 Eastland Port Eastern Region junior championships at Midway Beach have attracted nearly 450 under-14 athletes from 15 clubs. The championships are being rotated around the Eastern Region… Read more »

Eastland Port makes it happen for district’s young lifesavers

Eastland Port makes it happen for district’s young lifesavers

Eastland Port today announced its naming rights sponsorship of next weekend’s Eastern Regional Junior Championships to be held in Gisborne for the first time on 12 and 13 February. “As a vibrant central city port, our focus for sponsorship has been on supporting our region’s young athletes,” said Eastland Port general manager, Andrew Gaddum. “The… Read more »

Eastland Group reassures councils of urgency for Waihi dam fix

Eastland Group reassures councils of urgency for Waihi dam fix

Eastland Group chairman Nelson Cull has reassured both Wairoa District Council and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council that the company is working with “real urgency and commitment” to get the damaged sluice gates at Waihi dam closed and operational. The 11GWh hydroelectricity station on the Waihi River has been out of operation for about eight weeks,… Read more »

Meeting to discuss draft engineering report on Waihi Dam

Meeting to discuss draft engineering report on Waihi Dam

Eastland Group and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council met today to discuss the draft engineering report about issues at the Waihi hydro electricity scheme located at Lake Ruapapa on the Waihi River 26km north west of Wairoa. The dam, built in 1986 and owned by Eastland Group since 1999, had its three sluice gates damaged during… Read more »

Action underway to mitigate silt flow from Waihi Dam

Action underway to mitigate silt flow from Waihi Dam

Eastland Group and Hawkes Bay Regional Council representatives met yesterday to discuss Eastland Group’s options for mitigating the inflow of silt into the Waiau River, which has been occurring since gates on the Waihi Dam were damaged in November last year. “The meeting was pragmatic and constructive,” said Liz Lambert, HBRC interim chief executive. “The… Read more »

Eastland Group investment to support Flick’s rapid rise

Eastland Group investment to support Flick’s rapid rise

Gisborne-based Eastland Group has invested $2.2 million in high-growth electricity business Flick Electric Co. for a shareholding of 11 percent. Eastland Group chief executive Matt Todd said the company was attracted to Flick’s technology-driven model, disruptive potential and strong customer engagement. “We’ve invested in Flick as a way to gain a foothold in the electricity… Read more »

Time running out to apply for 2016 tertiary engineering scholarships

Time running out to apply for 2016 tertiary engineering scholarships

There are just a few days left for Eastland region university students 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 details of the scholarship were on the company’s… Read more »

Eastland Port opens new log yard to the community

Eastland Port opens new log yard to the community

Eastland Port is opening its brand new log yard to Tairawhiti residents on Saturday (26 September) and is encouraging people to bring skateboards, scooters and bikes to its family open day. The port’s $12 million makeover of the upper log yard was the culmination of seven years of consultation and planning, said Eastland Group chief… Read more »

Eastland Group gets green light for next geothermal power station

Eastland Group gets green light for next geothermal power station

Eastland Group chief executive Matt Todd says the timing is right for development of its Te Ahi O Maui geothermal generation project near Kawerau. Yesterday’s formal approval of the project by Eastland Group’s sole shareholder, the Eastland Community Trust, gives the company the green light for the next step of the project. The project is… Read more »