Posts Tagged: Eastland Port

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 »

An Olympian, a cyclone, and Eastland Port, help kayakers go for gold!

An Olympian, a cyclone, and Eastland Port, help kayakers go for gold!

THE level of the churning water is getting higher and the sky has turned black. Just about the whole of the North Island is on lock-down as the highly-anticipated Cyclone Cook makes landfall – and members of Poverty Bay Kayak Club are just launching their boats! “Training and discipline” is a mantra oft-repeated by the… Read more »

Eastland Port breaks annual record

Eastland Port breaks annual record

EASTLAND Port has broken another annual record moving 2.5 million tonnes of product across its wharves for the financial year ending 31 March. Port General Manager Andrew Gaddum says this is an 8.49% increase compared with last year and reflects the increased volume of export logs coming out of East Coast forests. “With the ever increasing demand from Asia – the… Read more »

Gritty sense of purpose impresses seasoned mariner

Gritty sense of purpose impresses seasoned mariner

Like the tugboats they’re working on, the newest members of Eastland Port’s tight-knit marine team exude a sense of gritty purpose, and their boss couldn’t be happier. “We respect people that can tie knots and splice ropes – we couldn’t care less what you can do on your PlayStation,” says Eastland Port Marine Manager Capt… Read more »

Understanding the harbour after heavy rain

Understanding the harbour after heavy rain

“Eastland Port water testing proves last month’s discoloured harbour water was unrelated to port activity,” says Eastland Port General Manager Andrew Gaddum. The testing showed Kopuwhakapata Stream, upstream from Eastland Port’s discharge site, was experiencing increased suspended solids following heavy rain in February. “And increased suspended solids in that stream means dark water in the harbour”… Read more »