Who we are

Eastland Network is the electricity lines company for Tairāwhiti and Wairoa.

We own and maintain the poles, wires and underground cabling used by electricity retailers to supply customers with electricity. We also own the region’s high voltage electricity transmission network (the steel poles and towers that connect our region to the national grid).

We’re a team of people who, with our contractors, are responsible for keeping the lights on across 12,000 square kilometres of the East Coast.

We have a strong focus on sustainability. This includes installing a regionwide network of electric vehicle chargers; planning for new energy opportunities; and ensuring we can continue delivering a reliable service as the way people use electricity changes and grows.

Eastland Network is part of Eastland Group, the regional infrastructure company headquartered in Gisborne, Tairāwhiti. Locally, Eastland Group also runs Eastland Port and Gisborne Airport. The Eastland Generation sector includes the hydro scheme near Wairoa and three geothermal power plants in the Bay of Plenty.

Together, we return millions of dollars every year to our shareholder, Trust Tairāwhiti, for the benefit of our local communities.

Read our annual reports and meet our directors.

In 2021

We delivered 284.3 GWh of power

To over 20,200 domestic customers

And 5,500 non-domestic customers

Across 12,000 square kilometres

Eastland Network coverage map