Record number of Eastland Group tertiary engineering scholarships awarded

Record number of Eastland Group tertiary engineering scholarships awarded

2018 scholarship recipients, L to R: Connor Mitchell, Kelsey Coronno, Izaya Jahnke, Reid Williams, Rangi Moore. Eastland Group has awarded more tertiary engineering scholarships than ever before, due to the exceptionally high calibre of local talent. Each year, Eastland Group offers one or more scholarships to students from the region who are studying civil, mechanical,… Read more »

Electricity line charges to decrease slightly from 1 April 2018

Electricity line charges to decrease slightly from 1 April 2018

Eastland Network today announced its pricing schedule for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. This covers all electricity connections in Gisborne and Wairoa Districts. Eastland Network prices are regulated by the Commerce Commission. Working within regulation means there will be a small decrease in line charges of approximately 0.84% for the average… Read more »

New Eastland Group chairman announced

New Eastland Group chairman announced

Keith Sutton has been appointed chairman of Eastland Group Limited, Eastland Network Limited, Eastland Port Limited and Gisborne Airport Limited. “Eastland Group operates critical infrastructure in the region, supports local economic growth and is tasked with delivering strong returns to our sole shareholder, Eastland Community Trust,” said Mr Sutton today. “The performance of Eastland Group… Read more »

Triathlete eyes the biggest prize

Triathlete eyes the biggest prize

IN October 2017, Josiah Ney marked a year since the accident that could have scuppered his career, breaking his collarbone and scapula in a high-speed cycling crash. He spent three days in hospital and it was three months before he could get back into proper training. But just a month after that, he made a comeback at the New Zealand sprint… Read more »

Eastland Group returns as Expo sponsor

Eastland Group returns as Expo sponsor

East Coast Farming Expo, Wairoa A&P Showgrounds, 11-12 April 2018. The Eastland Group returns as a strategic sponsor of the East Coast Farming Expo this year, and chief executive Matt Todd said the company was excited to be involved. The April 2018 event will again be hosted by the Wairoa A&P Society at the Wairoa… Read more »

High winds cause power outages across the region

High winds cause power outages across the region

Update from Eastland Network: As of 7am this morning, just over 400 customers across the region were experiencing power outages. This included around 300 in the Ruatoria area. Crews were dispatched at first light to investigate and repair the faults. They’re making steady progress, and by 9am just 150 people were still without power. Ruatoria:… Read more »

Christmas comes early for East Coast electric vehicle owners

Christmas comes early for East Coast electric vehicle owners

Eastland Group is opening up the spectacular East Coast region to EV drivers, with the introduction of new high speed charging stations. Wairoa and Matawai each have a 50kW fast charging unit, and both went live today. Tolaga Bay’s 25kW unit will be open soon. EV charging stations are also coming to Putorino, Morere and… Read more »

Impressive backhoe dredger to shift hard material

Impressive backhoe dredger to shift hard material

The towering spuds of a hired backhoe dredge will be visible at Eastland Port this week as maintenance dredging in front of wharf 7 and 8, and in the navigation channel, begins. The 32m high spuds, or anchors, are part of a GPK backhoe dredge hired from Heron Construction. The dredging will begin on Wednesday 6 December 2017 in… Read more »

ECT appoints new directors to Eastland

ECT appoints new directors to Eastland

After an extensive recruitment process, ECT has appointed Keith Sutton and Fiona Mules to the Eastland Group Board of Directors. As Director of Sutton McCarthy Limited, Keith Sutton has built a career providing strategic, financial and treasury advice to a range of clients, specialising in corporate governance and risk management.  His early career was in investment banking and corporate… Read more »

300,000 tonnes of wood in one month not far off

300,000 tonnes of wood in one month not far off

It won’t be long before Eastland Port and its contracted companies shift 300,000 tonnes of wood in one month, says general manager Andrew Gaddum. “Our customers tell us ahead what volumes of wood are coming in to the port. We can see that a record breaking tonnage of 300,000 may not be far away.” The port’s… Read more »