Eastland Group continues to pull out all the stops to repair Waihi dam

Eastland Group continues to pull out all the stops to repair Waihi dam

Damage to Waihi dam sluice gates resulted from an extreme weather event in September 2015 Urgent repairs commenced immediately and a subsequent resource consent has now been given to enable the team to restore the dam to full operation Eastland Group chief executive, Matt Todd, has reiterated today that the company is doing everything possible, with… Read more »

Work continues to repair gates at Waihi Dam

Work continues to repair gates at Waihi Dam

Following yesterday’s media reports that Wairoa District Council would seek compensation from Eastland Group for damaged caused to the Waihi River, the company’s chief executive, Matt Todd, says he has not yet received any detailed claims. “If we do receive any such claims then we will deal with them responsibly. Right now we are working… Read more »

Amphibious excavator starts work at Waihi Dam

Amphibious excavator starts work at Waihi Dam

As planned, a specialist amphibious excavator from Extreme Excavators in Whakatane has been operating on site at Waihi Dam today. Eastland Group chief executive Matt Todd says he believes the company has managed the Waihi Dam appropriately and effectively. “We are doing all we can to repair three sluice gates which were damaged by extreme weather last… Read more »

Repair work underway at Waihi dam

Repair work underway at Waihi dam

Earlier this week Eastland Group received resource consent from Hawke’s Bay Regional Council to carry out works to repair damaged sluice gates at Waihi dam, near Wairoa. Initial work has started on the accessible parts of the damaged gates. The company’s 5MW hydroelectricity station on the Waihi River has been out of operation since December,… Read more »

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 »