Posts Tagged: Gisborne

Electrifying the trucking industry

Electrifying the trucking industry

Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund grant goes to Eastland Group for New Zealand-first heavy electric vehicle trial A future where logging trucks and other heavy vehicles are quiet, cheap to run and environmentally friendly? That’s the possibility that Gisborne-based infrastructure company Eastland Group is about to explore, with co-funding from the government. Energy and Resources Minister… Read more »

Eastland Group announces record-breaking year

Eastland Group announces record-breaking year

$10.1 million paid to shareholder Eastland Community Trust Profit increased to $17.6 million Income rose to $84.7 million Assets now worth $547.3 million Capital investment in Tairāwhiti was $30.8 million Eastland Group announced today that the year to 31 March 2018 was the most successful in its history. Income was a record $84.7 million with… Read more »

“Iconic” new airport terminal for Tairāwhiti

“Iconic” new airport terminal for Tairāwhiti

Eastland Group, Gisborne District Council, Ngai Tāwhiri and Eastland Community Trust are collaborating on a significant regional project. The region’s ambitions to become a significant player in the national and international tourism market have taken a major step forward, with today’s confirmation of a new terminal for Gisborne Airport. Gisborne District Council, which owns the airport,… Read more »

Tairawhiti 2040: A glimpse into the future

Tairawhiti 2040: A glimpse into the future

by Alice Pettigrew, Eastland Group business development manager Eastland Group research has found that the people of our region would collectively be $60 million better off if everyone drove electric vehicles. Within the past few months, Tairawhiti has seen some leaps forward in the emerging technology space. High-speed electric vehicle chargers are going live around… Read more »

We’re tickled pink to support the Colour Run 2018

We’re tickled pink to support the Colour Run 2018

Colour Run to promote diversity and community inclusivity: Gisborne Herald If you want to run and have fun, don’t miss the 2018 Opportunities Without Discrimination (OWD) Colour Run on Sunday. The 2.5km run will set off from the Marina carpark at 10am but it is recommended you arrive earlier for a race briefing and to… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »