Tertiary engineering scholarship 2018: applications close 31 October

Tertiary engineering scholarship 2018: applications close 31 October

Every year, Eastland Group awards one or more scholarships to outstanding students from the region who are studying civil, mechanical, electrical or chemical and process engineering. The scholarship is worth $5,000, and comes with the possibility of paid holiday work with the company. Applications are open now. “2018 is shaping up to be another big… Read more »

Energy champion appointed to Electric Village

Energy champion appointed to Electric Village

Tairāwhiti has its first ever energy champion, with Katherine Evett appointed to the newly created position. Katherine will be based in Electric Village, New Zealand’s first community-focused energy hub. Electric Village is a one-stop-shop for advice, exhibitions and discussions about the future of energy. It will open in Gisborne in the next couple of months,… Read more »

Tony Gray appointed interim chairman of Eastland Group

Tony Gray appointed interim chairman of Eastland Group

After eight years as chairman of Eastland Group – the Gisborne-based infrastructure company that runs Eastland Network, Eastland Port, Gisborne Airport and Eastland Generation – Nelson Cull officially stepped down at the AGM yesterday. At the same time, director Tony Gray formally accepted the position of interim chairman. Eastland Group chief executive Matt Todd thanked… Read more »

Electrifying New Zealand’s Pacific Coast Highway

Electrifying New Zealand’s Pacific Coast Highway

Region-wide network of electric vehicle chargers confirmed after government announces $251,000 in funding Tairāwhiti is driving towards a cleaner, greener future with the government’s announcement that it will co-fund a fast charging electric vehicle network across the region. Several months ago Eastland Group, the regional infrastructure company that owns Eastland Network (the lines company for… Read more »

Eastland Port records solid log throughput for July

Eastland Port records solid log throughput for July

WHILE down on the previous month Eastland Port throughput figures for July remain solid despite weather-related delays in loading one ship. This July, 196,098 tonnes of wood was loaded onto 11 log vessels. It would have been 232,961 tonnes of wood had bad weather not kept one ship out of port as the month clicked… Read more »

Powering Tairawhiti into the future

Powering Tairawhiti into the future

Innovative new ‘energy hub’ to open in Gladstone Road. A community space where everyone can share their ideas for powering the region. Emerging technologies, solar trial learnings and EVs to be showcased. Our region is set to lead the way in emerging technologies, with the establishment of an innovative new community-focused energy hub. A first… Read more »

Eastland Group returns record $9.9 million to ECT

Eastland Group returns record $9.9 million to ECT

Eastland Group announces $14.8 million profit for 2017 Record $9.9 million paid to shareholder Eastland Community Trust Eastland Group is the business behind the businesses that are driving the economic growth of the region. The company recorded another strong business performance in the year to March 2017. Income increased to a record $76.2 million, with… Read more »

Eastland Port and its contracted handlers smash throughput records

Eastland Port and its contracted handlers smash throughput records

DESPITE a wave phenomenon that kept ships from the harbour for a week Eastland Port and log marshaling and stevedoring companies ISO and C3 shattered monthly log throughput records this June. A total of 287,349 tonnes of wood was loaded onto 14 log vessels as they berthed one after the other at wharf 8. Eastland Port manager… Read more »

Eastland Network lines up major project  to help reduce power outages

Eastland Network lines up major project to help reduce power outages

• Two year, $750,000 project to help prevent weather-related power outages on 110kV line from Tuai. • Specialist linesmen have installed 200 interphase spacers along 91.5 kilometres of line. • These are designed to prevent ‘galloping’ and clashing caused by wind and snow. “Our job is to keep the lights on for the region,” is… Read more »