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 »

Eastland Group and shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti announce sale of  Eastland Network to Firstgas Group, owned by Igneo Infrastructure Partners, for $260 million

Eastland Group and shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti announce sale of Eastland Network to Firstgas Group, owned by Igneo Infrastructure Partners, for $260 million

  Firstgas Group (Firstgas), owned by Igneo Infrastructure Partners (Igneo), will buy 100% of Eastland Network for $260m. The asset book value of Eastland Network as at 31 March 2022 was $185m. Upon settlement, the proceeds will be split between Trust Tairāwhiti and Eastland Group. A special distribution of $80m will be provided to Trust… 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 »

Proposed Eastland Network sale: FAQs

Proposed Eastland Network sale: FAQs

On 23 June 2022, Eastland Group and Trust Tairāwhiti announced a plan to sell Eastland Network. An initial letter was sent to every household in the region to inform Trust beneficiaries about the proposed sale and rationale behind the decision. More information is now available in response to community questions – please see below. Beneficiaries… 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 Group and Trust Tairāwhiti announce plan to sell Eastland Network to fund investment in energy transformation and community wellbeing

Eastland Group and Trust Tairāwhiti announce plan to sell Eastland Network to fund investment in energy transformation and community wellbeing

  Eastland Group and sole shareholder Trust Tairāwhiti say right time to unlock value from the company’s successful growth to transform for the future. Review has identified sale of electricity lines company, Eastland Network as best option to release funds. A successful sale will enable Eastland Group to support region’s move towards a zero-carbon future,… Read more »