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Eastland Port backing local athletes

Eastland Port backing local athletes

Eastland Port is delighted to have announced six successful athletes of their water sports sponsorship fund. Eastland Group Chief Operating Officer Regional Infrastructure Andrew Gaddum said, “We had 35 applications from the region and were thrilled to see a variety of sports represented, including kayaking, waka ama, sailing, surfing, surf lifesaving and swimming. “As participants,… Read more »

Matt Kemp and Think Water Gisborne helping the primary sector grow

Matt Kemp and Think Water Gisborne helping the primary sector grow

Think Water Gisborne staff are proud to be helping local farmers, fruit producers, and foresters grow their products and businesses, says company owner Matt Kemp. “Those industries are the backbone of this region. If farmers and foresters are making money, then we’re all benefiting through more work and jobs, and the local economy is good.”… Read more »

Vision of respect

Vision of respect

Earthmoving contractor Kevin Jones says he prefers working with companies that share his vision of respect for the environment and the earliest inhabitants of te Tairāwhiti. “What I see now are leaders taking on board everyone’s point of view before they move forward. That’s important to me personally and to me as a business.” Jones,… Read more »

By local for local

By local for local

When Boss Blackbee’s Ruatoria-based civil contracting company won a Gisborne District Council roading maintenance contract this year, he was euphoric. “In all my years in roading, I’ve never known a tier 3 company to hold a contract like that on the Coast.” In Tairawhiti, it’s more likely for tier 3 companies to work as sub-contractors… Read more »

Expansion key to grower’s success

Expansion key to grower’s success

Mark De Costa’s relationship with Eastland Port goes back a long way -16 years in fact when his business De Costa Enterprises used to cart bark out of Eastland Port. He has enjoyed watching the port grow while his own business has expanded and evolved over the last two decades. It all began when Mark… Read more »

Eastland Port submits final Twin Berth resource consent

Eastland Port submits final Twin Berth resource consent

Today Eastland Port have submitted their Twin Berth Stage Two application with the Gisborne District Council. Eastland Port Infrastructure Manager Marty Bayley said, “This is a significant milestone for Eastland Port and Tairāwhiti, and one we are very proud to present.” The application will cover the extension of wharf 8; one hectare of reclamation; dredging… Read more »

Creating a protected coastal habitat for kororā

Creating a protected coastal habitat for kororā

A kororā conservation management plan covering the Seawall and immediate surroundings at Kaiti Beach is now in place. Eastland Port engaged local ecologist, Steve Sawyer to develop the penguin management plan after several kororā were discovered during the rebuild of the Seawall last year. Local iwi and hapū, Whaia Titirangi, Department of Conservation, Gisborne District… Read more »

Eastland Port close to submitting resource consent for Twin Berth project

Eastland Port close to submitting resource consent for Twin Berth project

After five years in the planning, the Twin Berth stage two application is just weeks away from being submitted. The application will cover the extension of wharf 8; one hectare of reclamation; dredging the channel and harbour; and rebuilding the outer breakwater. It will also include upgrading the last of the port’s log yards with… Read more »

Eastland Port signs Wharf 7 rebuild contract

Eastland Port signs Wharf 7 rebuild contract

Eastland Port have signed a contract with McConnell Dowell to rebuild Wharf 7 into a vital and resilient lifeline asset that will support Tairāwhiti’s growing exports. Eastland Port Infrastructure Manager Marty Bayley said, “McConnell Dowell were awarded the contract because they are specialists in construction projects that are challenging and require creative thinking and engineering.”… Read more »