Posts By: Suzanne Winterflood

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 »

Electrifying New Zealand’s Pacific Coast Highway

Electrifying New Zealand’s Pacific Coast Highway

Region-wide network of electric vehicle chargers confirmed after government announces $251,000 in funding Tairāwhiti is driving towards a cleaner, greener future with the government’s announcement that it will co-fund a fast charging electric vehicle network across the region. Several months ago Eastland Group, the regional infrastructure company that owns Eastland Network (the lines company for… Read more »

Powering Tairawhiti into the future

Powering Tairawhiti into the future

Innovative new ‘energy hub’ to open in Gladstone Road. A community space where everyone can share their ideas for powering the region. Emerging technologies, solar trial learnings and EVs to be showcased. Our region is set to lead the way in emerging technologies, with the establishment of an innovative new community-focused energy hub. A first… Read more »

Eastland Group returns record $9.9 million to ECT

Eastland Group returns record $9.9 million to ECT

Eastland Group announces $14.8 million profit for 2017 Record $9.9 million paid to shareholder Eastland Community Trust Eastland Group is the business behind the businesses that are driving the economic growth of the region. The company recorded another strong business performance in the year to March 2017. Income increased to a record $76.2 million, with… Read more »

After the storm:  Trees cause “significant” damage to  electricity network in southern Wairoa area

After the storm: Trees cause “significant” damage to electricity network in southern Wairoa area

While Gisborne and the East Coast avoided the worst of last week’s storm, the Wairoa region suffered significant damage. Driving along the roads, the multiple slips and fallen trees are obvious reminders of the storm’s ferocity. What’s not immediately clear is just how extensively the electricity network was affected by the extreme winds and intense… Read more »

Eastland Network lines up major project  to help reduce power outages

Eastland Network lines up major project to help reduce power outages

• Two year, $750,000 project to help prevent weather-related power outages on 110kV line from Tuai. • Specialist linesmen have installed 200 interphase spacers along 91.5 kilometres of line. • These are designed to prevent ‘galloping’ and clashing caused by wind and snow. “Our job is to keep the lights on for the region,” is… Read more »

Eastland Group Wairoa Community Fund launched

Eastland Group Wairoa Community Fund launched

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little and Eastland Group Chief Executive Matt Todd have announced the launch of a new partnership fund to support community projects in Wairoa. The Eastland Group Wairoa Community Fund will contribute $15,000 a year towards Wairoa-focused events and activities, for the next 10 years. The total sponsorship is worth $150,000, and is… Read more »

Region’s first EV fast charging station is on the way

Region’s first EV fast charging station is on the way

Gisborne is about to get its very first EV (electric vehicle) fast charging station, with current and future local EV drivers, businesses and the wider tourism industry expected to benefit. Eastland Group has announced that it’s installing a new Terra 53 charging station in Gladstone Road, between Eastland’s head office and the Emerald Hotel. Electrinet… Read more »

Eastland Group chairman to step down after eight years 

Eastland Group chairman to step down after eight years 

After heading up the Eastland Group board since 2009, chairman Nelson Cull has decided not to seek reappointment for another term. He will officially step down at the AGM in August.   “It has been a privilege to be chairman during a period of strong, sustained development and growth for the region’s infrastructure company,” said… Read more »