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 »

Strong year for Eastland Port

Strong year for Eastland Port

Eastland Port achieved an annual tonnage throughput of just under 2.9 million tonnes of cargo in the year to March 2019, slightly down on last year’s record-breaking result. “The 12-month period was another very strong year for throughput at Eastland Port with vessels taking this district’s export product to South Korea, Japan, China, and Singapore,”… Read more »

Poverty Bay club to host marathon kayak event

Poverty Bay club to host marathon kayak event

THE meandering bends of the Waimata River have been chosen as the perfect terrain for Canoe Racing New Zealand’s premier long-distance kayaking event. Canoe Racing New Zealand has confirmed that, for the first time ever, Gisborne will host the Eastland Port New Zealand Kayak Marathon Championships on April 13 and 14. And Poverty Bay Kayak Club head coach Alan… Read more »

Captain reunited with favourite tug

Captain reunited with favourite tug

Experienced mariner and Eastland Port marine manager Captain Chris Kaye reckons he had a tear in his eye when he was reunited with the tugboat Daldy last week. Daldy is on charter from Ports of Auckland and will be easing ships into position at Eastland Port this month while Waimata has her first five-yearly slipping,… Read more »

Bringing home the buoys

Bringing home the buoys

An Eastland Port telemetric buoy weighing 300kg and normally attached to the seabed via a two-tonne concrete mooring block was brought in for routine maintenance last week. This pictured buoy captures swell height, direction and period data for the port and public to use. It was recovered using the tug Titirangi and work boat Turanganui…. Read more »

Top triathlete aiming for Oceania qualifier with help from port

Top triathlete aiming for Oceania qualifier with help from port

GETTING “hammered” in training by one of the country’s best triathletes may sound rough but a young Gisborne up-and-comer sees that as a win. A 2019 Eastland Port sponsorship recipient, Josiah Ney recently signed on with Tauranga-based coach Craig Kirkwood. And as part of that he got to undergo six days of training with World-ranked… Read more »