Major upgrades for historic inner breakwater

Major upgrades for historic inner breakwater

BREAKWATER BUILD: The 220 metre inner breakwater was built in the 1880s using large concrete blocks put in place by crane. The new repairs focus on a 125 metre section. Photo credit: Tairāwhiti Museum   The repairs and rebuild of the inner breakwater at Eastland Port start this week, and will reinforce a structure that was… Read more »

Price Path contravention

Price Path contravention

Eastland Network is the supplier of electricity lines services across Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast. It is subject to regulation under Part 4 of the Commerce Act 1986, including the Price Path imposed on it under section 52P. For the year ending 31 March 2020, Eastland Network mistakenly included pass-through prices in the calculation for… Read more »

Eastland Port level 4 update

Eastland Port level 4 update

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has given clearance for Eastland Port, and a number of other ports around New Zealand, to continue loading ships during the Level 4 Lockdown. Eastland Group chief operating officer Andrew Gaddum said, “This means we will be bringing in wood from our off site storage. This wood… Read more »

Eastland Port commits to concrete recycling programme

Eastland Port commits to concrete recycling programme

Eastland Port has invested in an excavator and crushing head which is being used to crush concrete as part of a recycling programme that will save tonnes of material going to landfill. The programme involves concrete being crushed and turned into construction materials that will be used back at the port, making good use of… Read more »

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 »