Working together to solve congestion

Working together to solve congestion

An emergency meeting was held on Monday with industry stakeholders to help solve the shipping congestion in the bay. As of Tuesday afternoon, there were 14 vessels waiting their turn to load – an unprecedented number. Eastland Port, Eastland Wood Council, ISO Limited, log exporters and forest managers are working together to clear the backlog… Read more »

Seawall creates new community space

Seawall creates new community space

A massive transformation of the Waikahua Seawall is set to commence this month. The seawall located around Eastland Port’s southern log yard will be made stronger to prevent erosion and improve its overall appearance and performance. Eastland Group chief operating officer Andrew Gaddum said, “The seawall is up to seven metres high and is a… Read more »

Eastland Group and Trust Tairāwhiti take action on climate change

Eastland Group and Trust Tairāwhiti take action on climate change

         – Organisations complete their first greenhouse gases inventory          – Set target to reduce emissions by 21 percent by 2025   In July 2019, Tairāwhiti-based infrastructure company Eastland Group and their sole shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti signed up to the Climate Leaders Coalition. “Climate change is a real, pressing and complex challenge,” said Eastland Group… Read more »

Giving Kopuawhakapata a new lease of life

Giving Kopuawhakapata a new lease of life

Pouring rain didn’t stop Eastland Port staff and Ngati Oneone from getting their hands dirty at the Kopuawhakapata stream restoration project in September. The eager group planted 937 native plants around the Kopuawhakapata stream catchment area. This is the start of an ambitious collaborative effort between Ngati Oneone and Eastland Port, to begin the overall… Read more »

Supporting sustainability in schools

Supporting sustainability in schools

Enviroschools is an environmental action-based programme where young people are empowered to design and lead sustainability projects in their schools, neighbourhoods and communities. Over the years, the programme has helped thousands of students from 27 Tairāwhiti schools to think and act sustainably, and care for the environment. Eastland Port is proud to be a longtime… Read more »

Spotlight on solar

Spotlight on solar

Following a longterm study, our guide to residential solar PV systems will be released online in the coming week. Please email hello@eastland.nz and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.

Stage 1 of Gisborne Airport’s “iconic” new terminal is now open

Stage 1 of Gisborne Airport’s “iconic” new terminal is now open

 At 4.30am on Tuesday 19 November, one of the country’s preeminent Māori artists, Derek Lardelli, led a karakia to bless the first stage of Gisborne Airport’s new terminal. Guests included representatives from Ngāi Tāwhiri, who hold mana whenua over the area, airport operator Eastland Group, their shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti, Mayor Rehette Stoltz and other local… Read more »

Stage 1 of new Gisborne airport terminal opens 19 Nov

Stage 1 of new Gisborne airport terminal opens 19 Nov

Construction of Gisborne Airport’s new terminal building began in late March this year, and now Stage 1 is almost complete. The doors open to the public at 5am on Tuesday 19 November, following a blessing. “This is such an important milestone for the project, and for the region,” said Matt Todd, chief executive of airport… Read more »

Eastland Port office to move

Eastland Port office to move

Eastland Port is optimising space by shifting its own office offsite and into a port-owned building down the road. About 20 port staff will move into the building owned by Eastland Investment Properties Limited at 2 Crawford Road. Eastland Port general manager Andrew Gaddum says the move is about making space on port. “Because of… Read more »