Supporting our community

By sharing our time and resources with others, we help grow and nurture the community we are a part of.

Sponsorships range from financial or in-kind support for activities that deliver ongoing benefits through to specific support for projects, events and initiatives.


Eastland Port backs local athletes

We are delighted to have six successful athletes of our water sports sponsorship fund.
We are really proud to get behind these local rangatahi that are role models on and off the water. 
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From left to right: Casey Dewes – Surfing Jake Millar – Sailing Jordan Tuhaka – Waka ama Maxwell Kennedy - Kayak/Canoe Sprints From left to right inserted Kane Soto – Waka ama Lucy Millar – Sailing

Engineering Scholarships

Away from the water, we're part of the Eastland Group Tertiary Engineering Scholarships, which offer up to $5,000 a year to students from Tairāwhiti who are studying engineering. Each summer, one or more of the scholarship recipients join our team for some hands-on work experience.

Ben McCosh (pictured on the right) is one of the recipients and joined our team over the summer to work towards his 800 hours of work experience he needs for his Mechanical Engineering degree. During his time with us, he designed a new water treatment plant for our southern log yard - the largest of three plants on port! 

Supporting our people 

Whether it's supporting a staff member with a sports competition, or providing corporate sponsorship for a school event, we're proud to get behind our people.

Eastland Port Protection Officer, Don Kennedy (pictured with the cap on) travelled to New Plymouth with his team mates for a squash tournament and needed assistance with travel. We sponsored their team van rental and Don and his team mates came home with a big gold trophy for their division. Ka mau te wehi! 

Mulch donations

Each year we support a number of community planting days by donating mulch from our debarking plant. We deliver by the trailer load and is used around native trees and in gardens across the region.

Some projects we have donated to are the Waikanae Stream restoration, Kopuawhakapata Stream restoration, Tautua Village, Enviroschools and much more!  

Wharf Wheels

Whenever possible, we hold unique events so that people can experience the port in new and unusual ways.

We've held two Wharf Wheels events for the opening of the Wharfside Log Yard in 2019 and more recently for the Wharf 7 rebuild.

At the Wharf 7 Wharf Wheels we had over 1400 people attend the event and zoom around the new wharf on their bikes, scooters and roller skates. Watch this epic highlight video of the day.