Posts Tagged: Eastland Port

Mystery surrounds piece of port history

Mystery surrounds piece of port history

EASTLAND Port is hoping to solve a maritime mystery that could stretch back over 100 years. The mystery is the origins of a hefty cast steel anchor found during archaeological investigations done while developing the port’s new Wharfside log yard. Archaeologist Lynda Walter believes that, with the historic find having been buried under an old… Read more »

Port’s no-waste policy produces new pasture

Port’s no-waste policy produces new pasture

LOW value bark from Eastland Port has been turned into organic paddock-fill by a cartage contractor and an environmentally conscious farmer. Forward-thinking agricultural and cartage contractor Mark DeCosta and a Muriwai farming family have created a nature-friendly paddock as a solution for getting rid of tens of thousands of tonnes of low-value bark. “The project has allowed… Read more »

Behind the scenes look at history-making Eastland Port

Behind the scenes look at history-making Eastland Port

As Eastland Port registers its biggest export month in its history, it’s giving guardians of our national identify, students, sport fishers, and MPs, unprecedented access behind the scenes. Eastland Port achieved record log tonnage throughput in August, reaching 297,195 tonnes. It’s an increase of 36 percent compared to last August when it reached 219,245 tonnes…. Read more »

East Coast MP Anne Tolley goes port side

East Coast MP Anne Tolley goes port side

CENTRAL government can and should play a role in regional initiatives that support both business and the community, says National Party MP for the East Coast, Anne Tolley. On the day that voting in the 2017 New Zealand general election opened, Mrs Tolley had a packed schedule of visits around Gisborne . . . and,… 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 »

Golden girl is back in black with backing from Eastland Port

Golden girl is back in black with backing from Eastland Port

Ten days ago Gisborne golden girl Olivia Corrin turned 17. Next month she heads to Poland to wear the black shirt in competition with the world’s best. She talks about what drives her and how Eastland Port is giving her a helping hand. A Gisborne teen tipped to possibly be New Zealand’s greatest-ever female surf athlete is “golden” her supporters say, but for… Read more »

Port staffer Murray Michie donates time so kids can enjoy motorsport – with a little help from Eastland Group

Port staffer Murray Michie donates time so kids can enjoy motorsport – with a little help from Eastland Group

EASTLAND Kart Club volunteer Murray Michie is a self-confessed petrol-head who four years ago co-founded Eastland Kart Club so kids could get into motorsport.   A mooring team leading hand for Right Track Moorings and forklift driver for Eastland Port, Murray tried for two years to secure land for a track.   Multiple speed humps nearly quashed his karting dream, but then Eastland Port general… Read more »

Eastland Port’s navigational safety programme continues

Eastland Port’s navigational safety programme continues

THE entrance to Eastland Port lights up like an airport runway with the latest additions to the Port’s navigational safety programme. Last month two mid-channel buoys were put into place – a complex logistical exercise requiring cranes, divers and tugs – bringing the number of new or updated navigational aids around the channel to seven…. Read more »

Eastland Port records another positive month in May

Eastland Port records another positive month in May

WOOD continues to flow across the wharves at Eastland Port fuelled by demand from overseas buyers and stable prices. “Commercial forestry has one of the highest yielding returns of all land based industries in New Zealand. Most logs arriving now are from the first rotation. Land owners are replanting trees as quickly as they cut… Read more »