Posts Tagged: Eastland Port

GGHS citizen scientists add to national litter data base

GGHS citizen scientists add to national litter data base

Gisborne Girls High School students are making a hands-on contribution to a three-year national litter data project and Kaiti Beach will be getting a regular spruce up in the process! The enthusiastic eco-warriors are working with charity organisation Sustainable Coastlines on its citizen scientist Litter Project, with sponsorship from Eastland Port. On Thursday [23 May]… Read more »

Pier 4 to be decommissioned

Pier 4 to be decommissioned

Disruptive ocean swells and a tidal surge battered Pier 4 in the Inner Harbour Marina last Tuesday [21 May] causing irreparable damage. No boats were damaged during the swell event which plagued other areas of port operation last week. “The surge on Tuesday morning broke a pile damaging the pier beyond repair and making it… Read more »

Another record-breaking year for Eastland Group

Another record-breaking year for Eastland Group

$12.1 million paid to shareholder Eastland Community Trust, for the future benefit of the region. Income rose to $97 million. Profit increased to $20.1 million. New geothermal power plant, Te Ahi O Maui, made significant contribution to record-breaking results. Following on from last year’s record results, Eastland Group today announced they’ve broken records once again,… Read more »

Strong year for Eastland Port

Strong year for Eastland Port

Eastland Port achieved an annual tonnage throughput of just under 2.9 million tonnes of cargo in the year to March 2019, slightly down on last year’s record-breaking result. “The 12-month period was another very strong year for throughput at Eastland Port with vessels taking this district’s export product to South Korea, Japan, China, and Singapore,”… Read more »

Captain reunited with favourite tug

Captain reunited with favourite tug

Experienced mariner and Eastland Port marine manager Captain Chris Kaye reckons he had a tear in his eye when he was reunited with the tugboat Daldy last week. Daldy is on charter from Ports of Auckland and will be easing ships into position at Eastland Port this month while Waimata has her first five-yearly slipping,… Read more »

Bringing home the buoys

Bringing home the buoys

An Eastland Port telemetric buoy weighing 300kg and normally attached to the seabed via a two-tonne concrete mooring block was brought in for routine maintenance last week. This pictured buoy captures swell height, direction and period data for the port and public to use. It was recovered using the tug Titirangi and work boat Turanganui…. Read more »

Top triathlete aiming for Oceania qualifier with help from port

Top triathlete aiming for Oceania qualifier with help from port

GETTING “hammered” in training by one of the country’s best triathletes may sound rough but a young Gisborne up-and-comer sees that as a win. A 2019 Eastland Port sponsorship recipient, Josiah Ney recently signed on with Tauranga-based coach Craig Kirkwood. And as part of that he got to undergo six days of training with World-ranked… Read more »

Cruise ship season managed seamlessly around export ships

Cruise ship season managed seamlessly around export ships

As Gisborne’s busiest cruise ship season gets underway Eastland Port marine staff must juggle the needs of the tourism sector with the export forestry industry. In November 11 log ships took away 284,312 tonnes of logs, two fertiliser ships dropped off 1600 tonnes of fertiliser, and one cruise ship anchored in the bay. A second… Read more »

New track for Titirangi Kaiti Hill

New track for Titirangi Kaiti Hill

Creation of a new track on Titirangi Kaiti Hill started this week with Eastland Port footing the bill and its staff doing some of the work. Eastland Port is giving Gisborne District Council a hand with the Titirangi restoration project by building a new track around the base of the hill to Kaiti Beach. Eastland… Read more »

Seven Seas Mariner visit marked by sweet traditional gift exchange

Seven Seas Mariner visit marked by sweet traditional gift exchange

A pot of locally produced manuka honey was hurriedly transported to the Seven Seas Mariner on Sunday after its captain made an unusual request. The sweet twist to the traditional gift exchange with a cruise ship making its maiden call happened while Gisborne Deputy Mayor Rehette Stoltz was on board. “Captain Ubaldo was a lovely man… Read more »