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 »

Eastland Group announces record-breaking year

Eastland Group announces record-breaking year

$10.1 million paid to shareholder Eastland Community Trust Profit increased to $17.6 million Income rose to $84.7 million Assets now worth $547.3 million Capital investment in Tairāwhiti was $30.8 million Eastland Group announced today that the year to 31 March 2018 was the most successful in its history. Income was a record $84.7 million with… Read more »

Weather and waves delay log loading during June

Weather and waves delay log loading during June

Troublesome wave patterns interrupted log loading at Eastland Port last month leading to lower than forecast throughput. This June 225,266 tonnes of wood was loaded onto 10 log vessels falling short of the expected 280,000 tonnes. While in port two ships experienced lengthy loading delays, and a third ship was unable to berth. Eastland Port… Read more »

Emerging surf life saver never gives up

Emerging surf life saver never gives up

IF Briana Irving never again does anything in surf life saving, she’s already done her bit. The Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club member was aged just 15 when she and her friends saw three youngsters in trouble at Mahia Beach. “They were only about eight or nine and we could see that they had got caught in a rip and were… Read more »

Marina makeover means better accessibility

Marina makeover means better accessibility

Gisborne’s marina is getting a facelift with better accessibility for cruise passengers and a tailored berth for waka hauora Tairāwhiti. The upgrade, which started on Monday [14 May] in front of wharf three, will see floating pontoons added to the marina, as well as improved moorings and gangways, and extra berths for fishing and pleasure boats…. Read more »

“Iconic” new airport terminal for Tairāwhiti

“Iconic” new airport terminal for Tairāwhiti

Eastland Group, Gisborne District Council, Ngai Tāwhiri and Eastland Community Trust are collaborating on a significant regional project. The region’s ambitions to become a significant player in the national and international tourism market have taken a major step forward, with today’s confirmation of a new terminal for Gisborne Airport. Gisborne District Council, which owns the airport,… Read more »