Taheke geothermal project referred for fast tracking

Taheke geothermal project referred for fast tracking

Eastland Generation and The Proprietors of Taheke 8C & Adjoining Blocks Incorporation (Taheke 8C) have reached a major milestone with the Taheke Geothermal Project, after the Minister for the Environment accepted the project’s resource consent application under the COVID-19 Recovery Fast Track Consenting provisions. The application will now be referred to an expert panel to consider. The Taheke geothermal… Read more »

Eastland Generation announces capital raise to fuel development pipeline

Eastland Generation announces capital raise to fuel development pipeline

Eastland Generation seeking a growth partner to help fund a strong pipeline of renewable generation opportunities. Alongside its existing key suppliers, Ormat Technologies and Ngāti Tūwharetoa Geothermal Assets (NTGA), work is underway to build TOPP2, a 49MW geothermal power station in Kawerau. Substantial and well-progressed development pipeline. Eastland Generation has today announced a strategic capital… Read more »

From road to sea and back again

From road to sea and back again

The coastal container route between Eastland Port and Napier Port ended last week after successfully operating for three months supporting local businesses impacted by the closure of State Highway 2 between Napier and Wairoa. During the three-month charter funded by the government, there were 18 voyages and 294 containers moved between the two East Coast… Read more »

Container shipping opportunity for Gisborne

Container shipping opportunity for Gisborne

Eastland Port are working with officials to get container shipping going while the region’s roading network is cut off and in a vulnerable state. Eastland Port Chief Operating Officer Regional Infrastructure Andrew Gaddum said, “Getting containers onto our port would be a game changer for many local businesses whose freight routes have been severely disrupted…. Read more »

Helping communities get back on their feet after Cyclone Gabrielle

Helping communities get back on their feet after Cyclone Gabrielle

Over the last week, Eastland Port has been used as a lifeline utility in our region’s response to the devastating effects caused by Cyclone Gabrielle. Last week the HMNZS Manawanui was seen out in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa where they delivered essential supplies via ribs. They also berthed on Wharf 8 while water was lifted onto the deck… Read more »

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 »