Power to the people

Power to the people

Poverty Bay Electric Power Board reunion to celebrate nearly a century of memories Neville Jenkins has retired from Eastland Network now, but he still vividly remembers his “51 years and two months” working in the local electricity industry. He joined Poverty Bay Electric Power Board back in 1964, and spent seven years as the resident… Read more »

Wharf and slipway consent decision welcomed

Wharf and slipway consent decision welcomed

Consent to rebuild wharf 6 and 7 and reshape the slipway is confirmation we’re doing the right thing future proofing the port for forestry, coastal shipping and international trade, says Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum. “We’re unlocking the port’s potential so it’s a source of opportunity for this district and this is one of… Read more »

Tertiary engineering scholarships: apply now!

Tertiary engineering scholarships: apply now!

Open to engineering students from Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast. Eastland Group specialises in regional infrastructure. Our operations include Eastland Port, Gisborne Airport and Eastland Network, along with Eastland Generation, which produces electricity from hydro diesel and geothermal plants. We’re also actively exploring the opportunities offered by emerging technologies in the energy space, and have launched New Zealand’s first community-focused energy hub:… Read more »

Everyday Kiwis helping look after Kaiti Beach

Everyday Kiwis helping look after Kaiti Beach

Eastland Port staff are helping look after Kaiti Beach this Sunday [26 August] as they take part in a nationwide beach litter data collection programme. Staff are working with charity organisation Sustainable Coastlines on its crowd-sourced scientist Litter Project. “We’re everyday Kiwis who love the beach and want to look after it so we’re doing… Read more »

Innovation on display at Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair

Innovation on display at Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair

Young scientists, engineers, experimenters and innovators come together for the Eastland Network Science and Technology Fair this weekend. Going strong for over 40 years in Gisborne, the fair has grown to become one of the largest in New Zealand for the size of our region, as it supports and promotes students’ interest in science and… Read more »

Electrifying the trucking industry

Electrifying the trucking industry

Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund grant goes to Eastland Group for New Zealand-first heavy electric vehicle trial A future where logging trucks and other heavy vehicles are quiet, cheap to run and environmentally friendly? That’s the possibility that Gisborne-based infrastructure company Eastland Group is about to explore, with co-funding from the government. Energy and Resources Minister… Read more »

New mooring investment improves safety

New mooring investment improves safety

Eastland Port has invested $1 million in new technology to reduce wharf-side vessel movement helping ensure the safety of linesmen, shore personnel, the vessel, and the port itself. The new ShoreTension mooring system arrived on July 24 and with the help of experts from the company that made it, was used to moor ships a… Read more »

Saving the stream

Saving the stream

A Tairawhiti Enviroschools project to restore the upper section of Waikanae Stream has entered the planting phase, with more than 1300 native plants donated for improvement of the waterway. The Wai Restoration Programme began earlier in the year with construction of a 270m fence along the edge of the stream in the vicinity of Gisborne… Read more »

Eastland Group Wairoa Community Grants awarded

Eastland Group Wairoa Community Grants awarded

The Wairoa River is the focus of this year’s Eastland Group Wairoa Community Contestable Grants Scheme. Now in its second year, the scheme supports Wairoa-based community-led projects. A total of $15,000 will be donated to five local groups in recognition of their Wairoa River focussed projects. Each organisation is set to receive $3000. The winning projects are,… Read more »

Makaraka students see the light

Makaraka students see the light

BY the time Makaraka School students put in their latest application for a grant from the Enviroschools Eastland Port Action Fund, they had put a huge effort into earning it. The school has in previous years accessed the fund to help create a native garden and story board to share the history of Makaraka and… Read more »